Hi, my name is Johnn Four and this is my fourth ebook. This one is about helping tabletop roleplaying gamers find other players to game with. It is a super reference full of links and tips and advice, written in a succinct but friendly style.
I run roleplayingtips.com, a website that helps dungeon masters run better roleplaying game nights for their friends. The keystone of the site is the Roleplaying Tips newsletter that is packed full of dungeon master advice.
About 30,000 people currently subscribe to the newsletter or read it via RSS or the website.
The main purpose of my website and newsletter is to keep the RPG hobby thriving and to serve those who are the glue for it - dungeon masters. A secondary mission is to keep people with busy and stressful lives playing games with friends and family to help live more balanced lives and maintain healthy and positive social connections. Life is too short to work all the time.
The ebook is for people who play roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons in person or online. Gameplay style and preferences often make finding the perfect player or group tricky. Fortunately, squirreled away on the internet are a bunch of gamer finder websites, and owners of the ebook will get all these links along with ratings and data about each player finder service.
The second half of the book covers tips, techniques and advice for over 25 ways to find fellow RPG enthusiasts other than gamer finder websites. There are many ways to find and meet great people who play RPGs, and the ebook tells you how.
So, this ebook is aimed at people who play pen & paper style RPGs (i.e. Dungeons & Dragons) but not MMO (i.e. not online games like world of Warcraft) who are looking for a new player for their group, or who are looking for a new group in their area to join.
I need a cover for my ebook.
Title: Filling the Empty Chair
Sub-Title: How to find nearby people to game with
Must include my logo (attached)
The eBook is landscape orientation, 11" wide by 8.5" tall, full colour with black and white print-friendly version
The idea behind the title is most face-to-face gaming takes place at a table. When a player drops out or must leave the group, that leaves an empty chair at the table to be filled.
This is an information product, but I would like to see some RPG trappings to attract gamers who might need this ebook. Some examples of RPG iconic images:
* dungeon master - the storyteller of the game
* dungeon master's screen
* dice with odd numbers of sides, like 8 sides, 4 sides and 20 sides
* character sheets
* pens and pencils
* snack food
* wall posters and art
* miniature figurines of monsters, elves, dwarves, etc.
* More info and ideas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeo…26_Dragons
I would like the cover image to convey the promise of professional, high quality and useful information, but also be friendly and approachable.
I am open to ideas for cover content, but one thought I had was a game table with dungeon master and players at it, with an obvious empty chair to be filled.
This is my first 99designs contest, so please ask questions if I've missed anything or been unclear.
The winner will send me a Photoshop file.