Here we are looking at pdf and book titles for Fantasy RPGs on Drive Thru RPG.
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Well Fantasy is a pretty broad topic, but here we are.
We're specifically not looking at D&D, which will have it's own guide. But most of these titles could be used in a Fantasy Setting.
Fantasy covers existing worlds such as Glorantha, Middle Earth and Westeros. Your own homebrews plus dungeon delves, hex crawls and fantasy soap opera. Using tools such as Pathfinder, D&D, Savage Worlds, OSR, Ironsworn, Warhammer or whatever takes your fantasy.
My most recent experiences have been Warlock!, Savage Worlds, Knave and D&D.
There is no specific Fantasy tools guide but many of the Tools Guides are fantasy based.
Some PDFs are much larger and comprehensive.
- From Dicegeeks there is the Great Book of Random Tables, combining 5 previous books of random tables. More focused is the Book of Random Tables: Quests.
- The Tome of Adventure Design (revised) from Mythmere Games has over 500 pages of tables and guidance for various fantasy adventures. If you have the older version you don't need the updated one as it's mostly a formatting update.
- Ken Wickham has something different with Grammar Fuel: Fantasy, giving 73 d100 lists of nouns, adjectives and adverbs for fantasy.
- GM's Miscellany: the Thingonomicon is from Raging Swan Press has pdf and book versions. It contains many lists grouped around 26 themes such as "Bustling Marketplace", "Looting the Body", "Smugglers' Lair" and "Wilderness Camping".
- GM Gems from Goodman Games is System Neutral and contains 80 pages of d100 random tables split into three broad sections. These are The Urban Experience, Getting There is Half the Fun and The Dungeon
Free and Pay What You Want Options
If you like pdfs and random tables then there are some options. And where you find one you might find more...
- Never Engine has several highly rated PWYW Encounter Generators including Fantasy Wilderness, Urban (Rough), Urban (Safe) and Civilised Countryside
- Winter Tree Software has a wide variety of random tables with 5 lots of 10 entries in 1001 Things Sampler #1, 1001 Things Sampler #2 and 1001 Things Sampler #3
- 1d50 Tiered Encounters is from Atelier Clandestin, with 50 encounters that each have different levels of danger.
To find more related titles by a particular publisher the "Customers Who Bought This Title also Purchased" bar at the bottom of product description is useful.
- 100 Low Fantasy Followers from Atelier Clandestin
- 100 Riddles for Fantasy from Grinning Skull Studios
- Cave Generator (one of several generators) from Pink Dice Bag Publishing
Things that don't fit in the other categories.
- At 300 pages of tables for a dollar (last time I checked), the Fantasy Tome of Lists from JEN Games doesn't fit in Free / PWYW. It's tables are hit and miss, so it doesn't quite belong in Major Titles either. There is also a Fantasy Tome of Lists 2.
- The d30 DM Companion from New Big Dragon Games Unlimited is designed with OSR (Old-School Revival) games in mind using the rare 30-sided die (or d30). It has many compact tables for dungeons, encounters, quick character creation, traps, treasure and magic items.
This will get updated in the future, but leave a comment with other titles if you have one to share.