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Do you want to publish your RPG work?

Written by Expy - Published on August 23, 2009

Gamer Lifestyle: part-time and full-time income strategies in the RPG industry

Every gamer dreams, or has dreamed of working in the RPG industry. It is easier said than done, but year in and year out, some gamers do it – they make money (sometimes just a little, sometimes it’s a full-time job income) from their hobby.

A few months ago, Johnn Four (RoleplayingTips.com, CampaignMastery.com) and I were discussing the likelihood of making a living from roleplaying games. We compared strategies, ideas, and processes, and found out that our projects had a lot in common.

We thought we could help aspiring writers to break into the industry and started working on the Gamer Lifestyle Project. We wrote a PDF ebook and we’re giving it away for free – a must-read if you ever considered a part-time or full-time career in gaming.

You only have to subscribe to the Gamer Lifestyle newsletter to download your copy of the ebook.

Gamer Lifestyle Strategies ebook

The Gamer Lifestyle ebook

The ebook is packed with tips and suggestions on publishing your own RPG material and make it worth your while, from outlining product ideas to choosing an online sales solution. It is a quicker read than the page count suggests (72 pages, but only 15,000 words – it’s formatted for on-screen reading).

For those of you who are skeptical, I make the earnings of DungeonMastering.com websites public on the Gamer Lifestyle Blog (June 09 earnings, July 09 earnings).

Download the Gamer Lifestyle Strategies ebook »

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Meet Expy The Red Dragon

Expy is the mascot for DungeonMastering.com and the real mastermind behind Expy Games. He likes to hoard treasure, terrorize neighbors, burn down villages, and tell white dragon jokes..

No matter how fearful the legends claim dragons are, they always end up being defeated in 5 rounds by adventuring parties they encounter. That’s what dragons are – experience points for the heroes in your Dungeons & Dragon party. And this mascot is no different, hence the name Expy.

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10 Responses to “Do you want to publish your RPG work?”
  1. Swordgleam says:

    As one of the first members of Gamer Lifestyle, let me just say that it’s totally worth it. There’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes from having a couple of professionals to throw your ideas at and ask, “Does that make any sense?”

  2. Yax says:

    Thanks Swordgleam!

  3. DandDGuy says:

    I have joined and downloaded the free E book I also have an Idea for a game based on a novel call Arian their are four books in that set the only thing is copyright permission The books were pretty good and I believe that I could be setting on a gold mine. Their is a lot of work that needs to be done before any of that can though.

  4. WhitDnD says:

    Currently at work but i’ll be Downloading this first thing tonight. Looking forward to it.

  5. Yax says:

    Cool. We had 400 downloads today.

  6. WhitDnD says:

    @ Yax
    Damn I was hoping only a handful of people had found out about this. I don’t want that much competition!

    Seriously though, this is a great read even if you don’t want to work in the industry. It’s an eye opening insight and has some really interesting information even for the casual gamer.


  7. Yax says:

    @WhitDnD: Thanks! We slaved over that book for weeks. I’m glad you and others think it’s interesting.

  8. Totte Alm says:

    This was great reading.
    As a person with much more creativity than business in my veins, this was really good reading, and applicable to most anything creative, like game or software design.
    I’ve been trying to slowly make my way back into the world of RPGs, (co authored two swedish RPG modules back in the mid 80s), but started again last year by publishing adventures for free, to make myself a name, seems to be to right approach.

    Now, I’m running a little series on my website about adventure creation, with the emphasis on making in scale battle maps, even if you are like me, can’t draw a smiley without getting laughed at.

    // Totte

  9. Yax says:

    @Totte: Thanks! I’m glad it helps people out there.

  10. WharfMaste says:

    Cant wait to read this book, I have a world (literally) of content that me and a couple buddies have been dying to release. I think im going to hit this program up because what im lacking is a structured foundation on which to publish my work. Hopefully you guys have everything I need :D

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