The GOLD Guide to Competitive Gaming is a collection of gaming essays aimed at giving GMs and players of many different games an array of perspectives on being a good GM or player, tips on world-building and scenario writing, ideas for using pre-generated adventures and campaign settings, and how RPGs and acting or screenwriting can intersect. The contributors touch on a number of genres, and even different types of gaming—including LARPs and table-top miniature games.
In addition to their essay, each contributor will also be supplying 2 to 4 adventure seeds that can be used in a variety of genres and game systems, making the book useful at the game table as well.
The GOLD Guide is a joint effort between 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming and GOLD. If you haven't seen GOLD season 1 or Night of the Zombie King then we strongly encourage you to visit the website and watch the series. GOLD is to tabletop RPGs as The Guild is to MMORPGs. As a collaborative effort, we wanted the guide to have an "in universe" feel to it, and as such, there will be two essays included that are attributed to two characters from the series—Jonathan Drake and Richard Wright.
Ben Dobyns - executive producer of JourneyQuest for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment
Chris Hussey - fear the boot podcast
Chris Kluwe - punter for the Minnesota Vikings
David Nett - producer/writer/actor for GOLD
Ed Greenwood - creator of the Forgotten Realms
Jay Peters - ENnies judge in 2010
Jeff Greiner - Host of The Tome Show
Jennifer Brozek - 2011 ENnie winner for Shanghai Vampocalypse
Matthew Mercer - voice actor, including Tygra in the new ThunderCats
Mike Bourke - blogger, CampaignMastery.com
Monte Cook - co-creator of D&D 3.0
Rick Robinson - actor in GOLD
Ryan Costello, Jr. - Host of Know Direction podcast
The Secret DM - blogger, thesecretdm.com
Tracy Hurley - blogger, sarahdarkmagic.com
And several more!
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