Review: “The Game Master’s Book of Non-Player Characters”
Have you ever thought to yourself, “How do I manage to play non-player characters in tabletop role-playing games (TTRPG)?” Well, Topix Media Lab came out with a book just for you titled The Game Master’s Book of Non-Player Characters! This book has everything you need to get the ideas to play various non-player characters (NPCs) in campaigns with your friends.
The table of contents has characters from all sorts of settings, such as Big City Denizens, Small Town Tenants, Outskirts & Outposts, and Underdwellers. This book gives you some one-shot adventures as well as side-quest and random character generators.
While flipping through the pages, you’ll see the first and last names of NPCs and a brief bio about them. It also includes “Wants & Needs,” “Secret or Obstacle,” and “Carrying” information as well as game stats to help guide you on your GM duties during a TTRPG. I cannot wait to use some of these ideas for future campaigns that I will run with friends.
In the forward, Jasmine Bhullar (@ThatBronzeGirl) discusses the impact that some NPCs can have on adventurers. After flipping through the pages and reading this book, I think it would pair well with Topix’s other book, The Game Master’s Book of Random Encounters.
The Game Master’s Book of Non-Player Characters is available on Amazon for $23.99 now. Go get your hands on this excellent resource to organize your TTRPG!
The Game Master’s Book of Non-Player Characters was sent to MuggleNet by Topix Media Lab. All opinions belong to the reviewer.