Game Development & Writing Resources

Game development is an art onto itself. Be it a simple game made up on the spot or a complex communication game, there is a splendor to following a mechanical process to achieve a multitude of results. Developing your own game for publication is a beast of a whole other design. 

In developing my own game, and later an entire gaming curriculum for students, these are a few of the resources I used to achieve my own goals.

Games and Rules


Make Your Own Board Game


Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design


The Everything Tabletop Games Book


Fantasy Towns




Strictly Fantasy, The Cultural Roots of Tabletop Role Playing Games


Tabletop Role-playing Games and the Experience of Imagined Worlds


Tabletop RPG Design in Theory and Practice at the Forge


Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction


Writing Fantasy Heroes


The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction


Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy - Asimov


Horror Writer's Block: 100 Science Fiction Writing Prompts


The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells


Frankenstein's Daughters: Women Writing Science Fiction


Writing Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror


Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction


Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction


Worlds of Wonder: On Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy


How to Write Adventure Modules that Don't Suck


How to Write Action Adventure Novels


Terra Incognito: A Guide to Building the Worlds of Your Imagination


Kobold Guide to Board Game Design


Role-Playing Game Studies: A Transmedia Approach


The Functions of Role-Playing Games: How participants create community, solve problemsand explore identity


The Game Inventor's Guidebook


The Monsters Know What They're Doing