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KOBOLD Guide to Roleplaying


Lights, Action.... Dice!

There’s a reason it’s called a tabletop ROLEplaying game. Taking on the personae of different characters in the story brings a richness and depth to the experience and can make your game sessions exciting and memorable. But how can the poor, harried Game Master wrangle a whole slew of unique personalities on top of all the other work that goes into preparing each week?

The Kobold Guide to Roleplaying has the answers you seek. Inside, find over 120 pages of ideas and suggestions for bringing out all the exceptional dispositions, temperaments, emotions, and quirks of every NPC the player characters meet. Gain insight into:

  • Getting into the minds of your villains
  • Developing and roleplaying a character arc
  • Using roleplaying as a storytelling device
  • Roleplaying high or low ability scores
  • Game mastering more theatrically
  •  Creating in-character connections at the table

The Kobold Guide to Roleplaying includes thoughtful and practical essays from seasoned RPG writers such as Michael E. Shea, Keith Ammann, Shanna Germain, and Luke Gygax, along with roleplaying influencers including Ginny Di, B. Dave Walters, Bob World Builder, and Clint McElroy, plus several more.

Set the stage and bring down the lights. The curtain is going up!

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Simon ? January 27, 2024 1:02 pm UTC
Would buy, but not as PDF.
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Julius F January 24, 2024 11:18 pm UTC
This really needs to be a Print on Demand book or something physical. I am tired of PDFs it strains my eyes. I am not prepared to pay double the price just for Shipping from Kobold Press website. It is not that hard to find printers in Europe.
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Sven H January 20, 2024 8:11 pm UTC
Are there plans for an ebook version? I want to read this on a mobile device and pdf is extremely inconvenient.
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April 23, 2024 11:15 pm UTC
This is available as both an audiobook and a Kindle ebook.
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Benjamin W January 17, 2024 11:59 pm UTC
Are there any plans to make this a physical book?
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Jason L January 18, 2024 5:11 am UTC
The print version is available on their website, so a retail release shouldn't be too far off.
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Renato G January 17, 2024 10:12 am UTC
Very well put together with great insight into roleplaying. the key take away for me was the reminder that roleplaying is meant to be a fun, engaging and positive experience - it is playing after all.
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