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Robin D. Laws

Forfatter af Dungeon Master's Guide II

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Robin Laws, Robin D. Law, Robin D. Laws, Robin D. Laws

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Værker af Robin D. Laws

Dungeon Master's Guide II (2005) 272 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Trail of Cthulhu (2007) — Forfatter — 148 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Feng Shui: Action Movie Roleplaying (1996) 145 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering (2002) — Forfatter — 115 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Jack Vance's The Dying Earth Roleplaying Game (2001) 78 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Worldwound Gambit (2011) 71 eksemplarer
Hamlet's Hit Points (2010) 63 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
House of Tremere (2000) 52 eksemplarer
The Esoterrorists (2006) 47 eksemplarer
Stunning Eldritch Tales (2008) 47 eksemplarer
Blood of the City (2012) 45 eksemplarer
Shotguns v. Cthulhu (2013) — Editor, Contributor — 41 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Armitage Files (2010) 40 eksemplarer
Honour of the Grave (2003) 40 eksemplarer
Fear Itself (2007) 38 eksemplarer
Feng Shui 2nd Edition (2015) 36 eksemplarer
Pantheon and Other Roleplaying Games (2000) 35 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Ashen Stars (2011) 34 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Sacred Flesh (2004) 30 eksemplarer
Liar's Peak (2005) 29 eksemplarer
Weather The Cuckoo Likes (1994) 28 eksemplarer
Pierced Heart (1996) 28 eksemplarer
Rune (2001) 28 eksemplarer
Mutant City Blues (2008) 28 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Wildest Dreams (1993) 27 eksemplarer
New Tales of the Yellow Sign (2012) 26 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
HeroQuest (2nd Edition) (2009) 25 eksemplarer
Horrors: An Earthdawn Sourcebook (1995) 25 eksemplarer
The Kaiin Players Guide (1656) 24 eksemplarer
The Theran Empire (Earthdawn) (1997) 23 eksemplarer
40 Years of Gen Con (2007) 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Heart of Chaos (2001) 21 eksemplarer
The Myth of Self (1995) 19 eksemplarer
Seven Strongholds (2002) — Forfatter — 19 eksemplarer
Narrator's Book (2000) 19 eksemplarer
Dreamhounds of Paris (1656) 17 eksemplarer
Burning Shaolin (Feng Shui/D20) (2001) 17 eksemplarer
Turjan's Tome Of Beaty And Horror (2003) 17 eksemplarer
Four Bastards (2000) 16 eksemplarer
The Esoterrorists RPG 2nd Edition (2013) 15 eksemplarer
Cthulhu Confidential (2017) 15 eksemplarer
Le Livre Des Fourmis (2014) 14 eksemplarer
The Gaean Reach (2014) 14 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Out of Space (Trail of Cthulhu RPG) (2013) — Forfatter — 14 eksemplarer
Skulduggery 13 eksemplarer
The New Hero: Every Age Needs Its Heroes (2013) — Redaktør — 13 eksemplarer
The New Hero: New Heroes for a New Age (2013) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Redaktør — 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Rhialto's Book of Marvels (2006) 12 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Blowing Up the Movies (2015) 11 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Ways and Means (Underground RPG) (1996) 11 eksemplarer
The Missing And The Lost 11 eksemplarer
Schemers: Betrayal Knows No Boundaries (2013) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer
Ralios (2009) 7 eksemplarer
The Strangling Sea (2018) 7 eksemplarer
Nations of Barsaive Volume One: Throal (Earthdawn) (2010) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
Fear Itself 2nd Edition RPG (2016) 6 eksemplarer
The Fleischer Omnibus (2013) 5 eksemplarer
Pathfinder Tales: Plague of Light (2011) 5 eksemplarer
The Birds 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Black Star Magic 4 eksemplarer
The Ironroot Deception (2020) 4 eksemplarer
The Rough and the Smooth (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Burning Shaolin Redux 2 eksemplarer
Hamlet's Hit Points (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Meat & Bone 2 eksemplarer
See Page XX Vol 1 (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Iron Man (1998) #72 1 eksemplar
Iron Man (1998) #71 1 eksemplar
Iron Man (1998) #70 1 eksemplar
Iron Man (1998) #69 1 eksemplar
Iron Man (1998) #68 1 eksemplar
Iron Man (1998) #67 1 eksemplar
The Final Equation 1 eksemplar
The Forgotten Man 1 eksemplar
Die Great Maze (2012) 1 eksemplar
The Star Makers 1 eksemplar
Fifth Imperative 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Adventure Crucible 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Dungeon Master's Guide (2014) — Bidragyder — 1,627 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Don't Read This Book: 13 Forbidden Tales from the Mad City (2012) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Pathfinder Adventure Path #56: Raiders of the Fever Sea (2012) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Extreme Zombies (2012) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Madness on the Orient Express: 16 Lovecraftian Tales of an Unforgettable Journey (2014) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Pathfinder Adventure Path #41: The Thousand Fangs Below (2011) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Letters to Lovecraft: Eighteen Whispers to the Darkness (1600) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Pathfinder Adventure Path #42: Sanctum of the Serpent God (2011) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Wars and Death (1997) — Forfatter — 25 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Pathfinder Adventure Path #76: The Midnight Isles (2013) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Nexus the Infinite City (Realities on the Edge) (1994) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (2015) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Path of the Just (2003) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
World War Cthulhu (2013) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Prince Valiant Episode Book — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Laws, Robin D.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
game designer
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Diana Jones Award Finalist (2002)



Another solid anthology product from Stoneskin Press. If you haven't been reading of their collections, I strongly recommend you do so.
This particular collection consists of modern retellings of a variety of myth/folk/fairy tales and fables. I admit, I was not as engaged as I expected to be, in part because I expected something maybe a little more along the lines that Yolen, McKinley, and others have done in retelling fairy tales as short stories or even novellas/novels. This is not that. These are much more in the vein of fables, being only one to five pages in length each, often with explicitly stated morals. It is very clear which fables or stories some of these are drawn from, some are more mysterious in their origins. We also get a nice mixture of retellings of non-european fables, with some Native American, African, Asian, and Pacific Islander fables getting equal treatment here.
As in any collection, I felt some entries were stronger than others. Particular personal favourites were: The Wolf and Death, The Very Rude Salmon, The Loquacious Cadaver, The Fox & the Quantum Physicist, The Scientist and the Zen Master, Three Zombies & the Crypt Keeper, The Squirrel and the Pigeons, The Muskrat & the Deadline, The Clan of the Crzy Babies, and The Coyote & the High Density Feed Lot.
While some of these may be a little 'mature' in theme, I think their overall morals and length make them, like their forebears, well suited to be read and discussed with children. I would consider reading a lot of these to my own god-children who are quite young, but can also see using these with my high school English classes as well.
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jdavidhacker | Aug 4, 2023 |
The war is over. The gates to Carcosa are closed again, and the Castaigne dynasty is out of power. Many of the upper-level collaborators have been caught and tried for their crimes; others are still on the lam; some are staying in place, waiting for the new government to get organized so it can be exploited for their own personal power and profit.

Our hero (?), The Technician, former revolutionary soldier and now a People’s Deputy, has been convinced to run for one of New York’s two new democratically elected senate seats, with the goal (for him) to have the Government Lethality Chambers (suicide booths) that he maintained decommissioned permanently. During the first debate, an assassination attempt on one of the other candidates kills an innocent woman instead of its target. Unwilling—on unable—to leave the investigation to the police, T and his crew suspect a parageometrical cause, and they work with and around the NYPD and the Feds to solve the crime, unearth the hoodoo-doers, and keep the campaign moving ahead.

Along the way, we get lots of sneaky action, complaints about politics and politicians, interactions with various sketchy individuals, and more toxic Carcosan leftovers than anyone would want.
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cmc | Aug 2, 2023 |
An intriguing way of analyzing stories by breaking them down into different kinds of "beats," of which the most important are "procedural" beats (where protagonists try to accomplish some task) and "dramatic" beats (where characters seek emotional concessions from each other). After outlining his model, Laws spends most of the book putting it into practice by analyzing three stories for their beats: "Hamlet," "Dr. No" and "Casablanca." Laws, a prominent designer of tabletop roleplaying games, offers this analysis as a way for gamers to improve their roleplaying (and would later write a new game, "Hillfolk," based around the principles in this book), but most of the book would be helpful for anyone hoping to understand ideas of drama and narrative construction. Not a life-changing read, but an intriguing one.… (mere)
dhmontgomery | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 13, 2020 |
Good critical analysis from a gaming (Feng Shui in particular) perspective of various action films, from Hong Kong and the west, along with a bunch of great film recommendations. Definitely worth picking up.
Count_Zero | Jul 7, 2020 |



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