RPG publisher

Founded in 2009

Engine Publishing is dedicated to creating insanely good gaming products. We're part of Bits & Mortar, so all print books include a DRM-free digital copy.

Our products

Over 23,000 copies sold

We've sold over 3,000 books through our online store, and over 20,000 more online and at retail stores worldwide. Happy gaming!

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You can reach Engine Publishing via email at martin (at) enginepublishing (dot) com. We're also on Google+ and Twitter (@enginepub).

 

Focal Point: The Complete GM’s Guide to Running Extraordinary Sessions — Preorders Open July 7

Preorders for our latest system-neutral GMing advice book, Focal Point: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Running Extraordinary Sessions, will open July 7 in our online store.

The heart of roleplaying is the gaming session, that point when everyone is gathered around the gaming table — and exactly when so many of your GMing skills are most needed. To the best of our knowledge, there’s never been a system-neutral book focused on running great sessions. Until now. Focal Point is that book.

Written by award-winning authors Phil Vecchione, Walt Ciechanowski, and John Arcadian, Focal Point is the third volume in Engine Publishing’s “accidental trilogy” of GMing advice books, which began with Never Unprepared and continued in Odyssey. You don’t need those books to enjoy and make use of this one, although they do complement each other well (and we offer a special bundle price for the trilogy).

As always, all preorders include both the print and DRM-free digital edition, and you can check out a free 19-page PDF preview of the book.

Over 23,000 Copies Sold

Since Engine Publishing released our first book in mid-2010, we’ve sold over 23,000 copies of our books. Given our modest initial sales goals, that’s one hell of a humbling figure. Many thanks to everyone who has bought a copy of one of our books!

Awards and Nominations

Engine Publishing books have won and been nominated for several awards over the years — many thanks to everyone who has supported us and our books!

Awards:

Nominations:

  • ENnie Award nominee for Best Aid/Accessory — Odyssey: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Campaign Management (2014)
  • ENnie Award nominee for Fans’ Favorite Publisher — Engine Publishing (2014)
  • Golden Geek Award nominee for Best Supplement — Odyssey: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Campaign Management (2014)
  • ENnie Award nominee for Best Writing — Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Session Prep (2013)
  • ENnie Award nominee for Fans’ Favorite Publisher (2013)
  • Origins Award nominee for Best Game-Related Publication — Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Session Prep (2013)
  • Golden Geek Award Nominee for Best Supplement — Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Session Prep (2012)
  • Golden Geek Award Nominee for Best Supplement — Masks: 1,000 Memorable NPCs for Any Roleplaying Game (2012)
  • Golden Geek Award nominee for Best Supplement — Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters (2010)

Our PDF Guarantee

We believe that all print books should come with a digital version, and we don’t believe that you should have to pay for content twice, so Engine Publishing offers a PDF guarantee for all of our books:

If you buy an Engine Publishing book in print (new), we’ll give you the PDF for free.

All books ordered from our online store automatically come with a free copy of the PDF version, but it doesn’t end there. When you buy one of our books from a retail store, at a convention, or anywhere else that doesn’t automatically provide you with a free PDF copy, just email a photo or scan of your receipt to martin (at) enginepublishing (dot) com and we’ll send you a copy of the PDF version for free.

Our PDFs are fully bookmarked and hyperlinked, DRM-free, and come with EPUB, MOBI, and plain text versions, as well — all included for the same price, and all free when you buy one of our books in print.

Where to Buy Our Products

Engine Publishing products are available in our online store, in retail game stores worldwide, and from these and other online retailers: