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 15,000 copies sold

We've sold over 3,000 books through our online store, and over 12,000 more online and at retail stores worldwide. Happy gaming!

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Email, Google+, Twitter

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

 

Unframed: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters — Now Available!

Engine Publishing’s fifth system-neutral book for GMs, Unframed: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters, is now available in our online store and on DriveThruRPG! Unframed is a Gold bestseller on DriveThruRPG (top 1% out of over 40,000 products), and hit #3 on DTRPG’s Top 100 list and #1 on their Hottest Small Press list.

An anthology of 23 essays by a diverse group of award-winning authors, designers, and experienced game masters, Unframed gives you the tools and inspiration to improvise better, “wing it” without hesitation, and get killer results.

Inside you’ll find advice on improvising dialogue scenes by Robin D. Laws (Hillfolk, Ashen Stars), a look at “Just In Time” improvisation from Jennell Jaquays (Caverns of Thracia, Dark Tower), advice on listening to your players by Jason Morningstar (Fiasco, Durance), tricks for handling curveballs from Jess Hartley (Changeling: The Lost, Geist: The Sin-Eaters), tips on improv in horror games from Kenneth Hite (Trail of Cthulhu, GURPS Horror), insightful essays by the authors of the ENnie Award-winning game mastering blog Gnome Stew, and many more.

As always, when you order Unframed in print you’ll immediately receive the digital edition of the book. The digital edition includes PDF, EPUB, MOBI, and text versions of the book, all DRM-free.

Over 15,000 Copies Sold

Since Engine Publishing released our first book in mid-2010, we’ve sold over 15,000 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: