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Worldbuilder’s Toolkits x2

Worldbuilder’s Toolkits x2

by Tuesday 19 November 2019
In November 2019 we presented two offers of gamemastering ebooks and world creation tools in the Bundle of Holding’s most popular series: the all-new Worldbuilder’s Toolkit 6 and the revived December 2015 Worldbuilder’s Toolkit 3.

1. WORLDBUILDER’S TOOLKIT 6

Along with many gamemastering .PDF ebooks from Absolute Tabletop, Dicegeeks, and Kenzer & Company, this Toolkit 6 lineup featured Hex Kit, Cecil Howe’s award-winning desktop software (for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux) that lets you quickly and easily create hex maps for your RPG worlds.

There were seven DRM-free titles in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $40): Those who paid more than this offer’s threshold (average) price¬†also got this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with nine more titles worth an additional $67:

2. WORLDBUILDER’S TOOLKIT 3
[from Dec 2015]

The revived Toolkit 3 presented ebooks that help you create entire roleplaying settings from scratch, prepare play sessions, and improvise when players hare off in new directions.

There were three titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $40): Never Unprepared, where Gnome Stew‘s Phil Vecchione shows how to prepare games faster, avoid pitfalls, and have a more relaxed kind of fun; and two volumes in the Magical Society series from Expeditious Retreat Press — Ecology and Culture (map your world using tectonics, ecological conflict, and historical patterns of cultural development) and Silk Road (next, develop realistic overland trade routes and a trade system with over 1,000 goods).

This offer’s entire Bonus Collection added five more titles worth an additional $52.50:
  • Unframed – The Art of Improvisation for Gamemasters: Improvise like a — like a — uh, well, like someone who thinks really fast with these essays from Jason Morningstar, Emily Care Boss, Robin D. Laws, and others.
  • Gamemastering Secrets: This treatise on becoming an amazing GM covers everything from choosing a game system to closing out a long-running campaign. Featuring articles by Matt Forbeck, Kenneth Hite, and other star designers, with Dork Tower comic strips by John Kovalic.
  • An Echo, Resounding: Kevin Crawford (Stars Without Number) gives practical tools to create empires, run mass combats, and transform ordinary adventurers into monarchs.
  • GM Mastery: NPC Essentials: Johnn Four of RoleplayingTips.com shows how to inject life into your nonplayer characters.
  • On the Naming of Places: Another treatise in the Magical Society series.
Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to these two Toolkit offers’ designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.