About four weeks ago, I was writing about (and gave a preview of) The Fattest Goblin's latest endeavour, The Gamemaster's Worldbuilding Journal. In the month or so since then, it's sold amazingly well and we've started to expand it into a full line of books from Fat Goblin Games:
| Welcome to The Gamemaster’s Allies and Adversaries Journal created by Fat Goblin Games. This product is designed as a blank journal for you to catalog all the various non-player characters you’ve created for your campaign world. The book is broken down into 6 chapters:
Major Non-player Characters is for those important NPCs. World-shaking villains, emperors and kings, and mighty wizards. These are the types of characters that shape the lands and it’s people for good or bad.
Minor Non-player Characters are important, but typically on a more personal level. They can be allies and family to the player characters, local adversaries and royalty, or just the local innkeeper.
General Non-player Characters are characters that are minor in your campaign, but the players will often meet more than once. These can be travelling merchants, town guards, woodland hermits, talking animals, and so forth.
Simple Non-player Characters are typically one-time encounters or spare personalities you can use in a pinch. Store owners, travellers at the inn, citizens of a village, and anything else you might have created or think you might need one game.
Guilds & Organizations is a catch all for any groups that several NPCs might belong, such as thieves guilds, royal families, adventuring parties, tribes, etc.
The Family Tree section provides several blank forms for characters and NPCs that have important family ties to others in the setting. These are Simple, but space is given to expand.
Thank you for picking up this book and we hope you enjoy.
So you can clearly see what each of these sections include, Major NPCs are given a two-page spread...
... with Minor NPCs having basically the same categories, but only one-page to fit it all in,...
... with general NPCs being two entries to a page,...
... and for those quick and dirty Simple NPCs you have the following:
The Guilds & Organizations have fewer pages, but a similar Major - Minor - Standard - Simple design, but the Family Tree is the fun "extra" that I think is especially neat in this book!
The book is currently only available in a few, simple PDF formats, but we're just waiting for the print-proofs and for The Janitor to get the form-fillable version 100% and we'll be offering those with what other PDFs we have now!
But What's Next?
In the next week or two, The Fattest of All Goblins should be getting his The Gamemaster's Monster Memoir ready for release. It will be a full bestiary journal for gamemasters to chronicle their own monstrous creations.
And by the end of the month, we should have The Gamemaster's Galactic Record, our space/sci-fi version of the Worldbuilders Journal covering the cosmos.
After that, we have 'ideas" but nothing is settled. What we'd really to know is what YOU, the customer, would like? Let us know here or on Facebook or any number of ways!