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Minimal GM Companion Pack

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This is my ongoing attempt to make the average GMs life a lot easier! This consolidates the most common info into one convenient booklet, with some handy minimal handouts to give to players. Please provide feedback, suggestions, and reviews here or on the Dungeon World Discord server (discord.me/page/dungeonworld) (@Sentinel Greg)

included - 

- GM Companion booklet: an 8 page minimal booklet containing GM principles, moves, damage info, basic moves, special moves, tags, weapon & gear info, hireling info, and NPC creation tools (names, knacks, and instincts)

Player Handouts: Answer their questions before they need to ask them! Tags, gear & weapon info, basic and special moves!

Minimal Mapping: B&W map printouts with both Hexgrid and dot matrix layouts.

  - GM Workbook: A foldable minimal notebook with space for - Player notes, World and Location notes, NPC & Monster notes, 2 Fronts with 2 Dangers apiece, space for 7 monsters / NPCs and stats / moves, 1 page of dot-matrix grid, which can be used for many purposes (one favorite of mine: outline squares equal to a monsters HP. Damage gets colored in, giving a quick visual reference and keeping it quantifiable) I plan to heavily update this in the future based on your feedback! Please let me know how you use it / don't use it.

Character Creation HandoutsThese are meant to be printed, double sided, then cut in half and passed around. I scoured the DW & RPG community for Name, Look, Drive, Flag, Bond, and Background suggestions, then consolidated them into these handouts! This is somewhat of an experiment, so if you use these, please please report back to me on the pros, cons, and any other observations!

I plan to keep updating this with tweaks and new content! Here are some potential ideas (let me know if any strike you! Note that some of these may get a seperate release, so no promises that they will be included in this pack)

- Perilous Wilds: Travel, Steading, Discovery, and Follower minimal Cheatsheet

- Revamped Monster Creation

- Adding Steading rules and creation to workbook

- Popular community made Custom moves

- Booklet of GM FAQs and Advice

- Alternate Rulesets for Damage, HP, etc.

- Revamped Loot Tables (I’m probably going to replace the one here, cuz it’s a little boring)

If you like this product, check out my other stuff!

Minimal Core Playbooks

Minimal Alternate Playbooks

Minimal Compendium Classes

(My general philosophy is to provide content Pay What you want, as long as it is simply re-formatting others work! I do think these are helpful improvements, and they take time to do well, so I appreciate payment for whatever you feel that these are worth! The Minimal Core and Alternate Playbooks are based heavily off of others work, so I match their price point to not undercut their sales :)

 
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ar E August 02, 2017 3:34 pm UTC
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Steading, you say? As in homestead? As in I can hold land and protect it from bandits, rival warlords and marauding monsters?

If that goes in here, I'll throw $10 at you AND commit to getting Dungeon World, finally. (I've been on the fence for months, and found this as part of my continued back-and-forth on whether or not to get it. :P)
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Greg S August 02, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
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Dungeon World and Perilous Wilds (a supplement for Dungeon World) already have steadings! I was just mentioning that I might adapt them to this minimal style.
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ar E August 02, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
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Excellent to know! Then it may indeed be time to commit, and I'll certainly grab this as well. :) I also just plain like your style, and think I'll grab your other Dungeon World-related products!)
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Greg S August 18, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
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Thank you very much! I appreciate the support :)
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alexander M July 03, 2017 7:26 pm UTC
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overall, I love the theme of printer-friendly B/W and attention to maximizing each page.

layout:
minCharCreation-v10.pdf needs a layout fix -- every even page is at 1/4th scale of the odd ones.

minGM-workbook-v10.pdf's monsters/npcs blocks aren't worth using by a non-artist like me; dedicating 1/6th of the reference card to a "sketch" means I might as well build my own. (I believe there's enough GMs who for one reason or another would prefer a different ref card, or I'd have skipped this as too niche.)

content:
The "Flags" idea is a great mechanic; it has that DW-worthy clarity and focus on getting a table behavior.
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Christoph F July 03, 2017 12:45 pm UTC
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Awesome booklets! 8D I plan to use the Chracter Handouts for other systems too .. they are simply great and universal (Names, Backgrounds, ..)

But could you please also provide PDFs with one side per page instead of the booklet-format? It's really hard to get the printing right or print only the pages you need.
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Greg S July 04, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Glad you enjoy them! As for the one-sided pdfs, are there any sections giving you trouble in particular? I do understand that printing correctly, double sided can be tricky. See the readme for some tips! I will explore one sided for sure.
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Timothy M June 28, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
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Looks like the level up section has half of the parley section in it (in the Player Moves Reference in the handout section and gm companion)
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Greg S June 29, 2017 9:08 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Fixed in the newest update!
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