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Free 16-page Preview of Never Unprepared: The GM’s Guide to Prep

Posted By Martin Ralya On May 30, 2012 @ 1:05 am In Gnome Gnews,Tools for GMs | 7 Comments

We’ll be opening preorders for our newest book, Phil Vecchione’s Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Session Prep, on June 4th — which means it’s time for our final preview.

Today’s preview is a sample from the near-final PDF (we’re doing one last pass for typos and checking over the index right now):

This preview includes the table of contents, the introduction, How to Use this Book, part of Chapter 2: The Phases of Prep, Part of Chapter 9: Your Creative Cycle, and part of Chapter 10: Your Personal Prep Templates, as well as the cover and samples of the book’s interior artwork. The book is 128 pages, digest-sized (6×9), and includes a comprehensive index — as well as a whole lot more than we can include in this sample!

If you’re hungry for more info on the book, you can check out its product page, the original announcement, the cover preview, and the interior artwork preview.

This has been a long, fun road for the Never Unprepared team — especially Phil — and I can’t wait to share the outcome with you!

About  Martin Ralya

A father, husband, writer, small-press publisher, former RPG industry freelancer, and lifelong geek, Martin has been gaming since 1987 and GMing since 1989. He lives in Utah with his amazing wife Alysia and their awesome daughter Lark in a house full of books and games.




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7 Comments To "Free 16-page Preview of Never Unprepared: The GM’s Guide to Prep"

#1 Comment By danroth On May 30, 2012 @ 10:51 am

Looks really helpful–I’ll definitely pick up a copy when I have some spare cash.

In your final proofread, check out page 86, the 1st word of the 2nd paragraph

#2 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 30, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

Thank you! I believe I stopped on 75 last night, so I hadn’t gotten there yet. (I sure wish I’d caught it before the preview went up, though!)

#3 Comment By drow On May 30, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

does it include plans and specifications for building your own time machine? because i’d totally buy that. i’ll buy it anyway, but you know…

#4 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 30, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

@drow – No luck on the time machine, but there’s a whole chapter on honestly assessing your free time, mapping it out, and making realistic decisions based on how much of it you have.

#5 Comment By Alton On May 31, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

I could not see anything indicating price. I was just wondering and interested in it. Looks great.

#6 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 31, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

@Alton – $19.95 print+PDF, $9.95 PDF. :-)

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