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Transit to Perdition. Yes, I know I worked on that product, by OMG, it packs so...

Transit to Perdition. Yes, I know I worked on that product, by OMG, it packs so much of everything I want in a ‘next gen’ module. #RPGaDay
August 18, 2014 Comments

It all depends on the setting and genre. For pulp and action, definitely Savage...

It all depends on the setting and genre. For pulp and action, definitely Savage Worlds. For character-driven story games, the Apocalypse Engine works a treat. For crunchy games, either d20 or the Universal Game System (eg. RuneQuest). #RPGaDay Join the Discussion!
August 17, 2014 Comments

Deniable - specifically, the series we called “The Ice Cream Chronicles.” #RPGaD...

Deniable - specifically, the series we called “The Ice Cream Chronicles.” #RPGaDay Join the Discussion!
August 16, 2014 Comments

Firefly leather bound limited edition. #RPGaDay Join the Discussion!

Firefly leather bound limited edition. #RPGaDay Join the Discussion!
August 15, 2014 Comments

Oh god. Too many to choose from. Probably the ‘Starwars Easter Special’ game I...

Oh god. Too many to choose from. Probably the ‘Starwars Easter Special’ game I played using the PrimeTime Adventures rules. The xeonophobic, Nazi Jaja Binks was much more enjoyable than the one in the movies. #RPGaDay
August 14, 2014 Comments

Fasa’s Dr Who, First Ed. Whoorahhaaa… whooorahha… Tardis noises all round! #RPG...

Fasa’s Dr Who, First Ed. Whoorahhaaa… whooorahha… Tardis noises all round! #RPGaDay
August 13, 2014 Comments

My ship mechanic from a game of Rapture. After accidentally killing one of his s...

My ship mechanic from a game of Rapture. After accidentally killing one of his shipmates (never hit someone in the head with a massive spanner in a horror game unless you really, really mean it) he fled from the ...

RuneQuest. And anything by Judges Guild. #RPGaDay Join the Discussion!

RuneQuest. And anything by Judges Guild. #RPGaDay Join the Discussion!

HOL. A truly awful game, but an exposition in strangeness. #RPGaDay

HOL. A truly awful game, but an exposition in strangeness. #RPGaDay

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G'day!  StoryWeaver creates off-the-wall role-playing games and modules for popular titles such as Savage Worlds and Rapture: The End of Days. All of our game designers and writers have been gamers for too many years now, as our long-suffering families will tell you. This means we know what makes a great game – action and adventure are not enough. You need plot quirks, and funky characters with lashings of emotional intrigue. And that’s what we deliver.


We are committed to gaming excellence.  


And we are committed to the gaming community. 


We want you to have as much fun playing games as we do.  So come on in and check out our titles and join in the fun.

Best regards,

Joseph Sweeney Grandmaster 
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Laurels

  • HAEL

    "HAEL isn't just another ho-hum fantasy setting – it’s a journey into the heart of war, ambition, and drama! The Orcs won the war against the filthy humans and have mighty Empires. In the wilderness  the untamed Humans, Halflings, and Kirene endure a daily life-and-death struggle to survive. Now add invaders from the stars with exotic technologies and you've got one of most original - and politically complex - settings we've seen for a long time."

  • Rapture: The End of Days

    "I like this book. It feels very much like a theological sci-fi horror, so it achieves everything it sets out to... The system for "Extras" is one of the most interesting ways I've seen to reward players for followers while making them both incredibly useful and expendable."


  • High-Space

    “If you are looking for a game that delivers epic, galaxy-spanning space opera, with rules that keep the action coming at light-speed, then look no further. High Space blends the very best sci-fi tropes with Savage Worlds, giving you freedom to play humans, robots, aliens… even starships!  And the transonic vehicle and space battle rules are simply brilliant.”


Game Reviews

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:42:09 AM
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Card Game Review: apocalypZe Card Game (2014)
Playtest Review by Shannon Appelcline (3/1): An zombie card game that's unfortunately an amateur production with all the problems you'd expect from a take-that game designed in the '80s.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:39:38 AM
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RPG Review: 13th Age Bestiary (2014)
Playtest Review by Jonathan Hicks (4/5): Well written, well presented and well realised, the 13th Age Bestiary is an invaluable resource for any and all 13th Age GMs
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:36:55 AM
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Miniature Review: Secret Weapon Washes: Soft Body Black
Playtest Review by Cedric Chin (4/5): As a tabletop painter, I find Secret Weapon wash Soft Body Black to be an inexpensive and effective, way to quickly paint miniatures. I primarily use it for pre-inking and blacklining.
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Monday, August 11, 2014 3:34:47 AM
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Book/Nonfiction Review: Designers & Dragons: The '70s (2014)
Capsule Review by Antonios S (4/4): The seriously improved and expanded Designers & Dragons, a work on the history of the English-speaking role-playing games industry is now on kickstarter until the 10th of September 2014. This review is about the pdf of 'Designers & Dragons: The '70s', the finalised first volume. The verdict? A must-have.
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Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:31:42 AM
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RPG Review: The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding (2012)
Capsule Review by Martin Kallies (4/5): Easily the best book ever written on the subject by far.
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Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:31:42 AM
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RPG Review: XP1: The Spider-God's Bride and Other Tales of Sword & Sorcery (2008)
Capsule Review by Martin Kallies (3/2): Lot's of style, but sadly lacking in substance. The passion is clearly there, but why does it have to be so dull?
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Thursday, August 07, 2014 3:31:02 AM
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Board/Tactical Game Review: Damage Report (2014)
Playtest Review by Shannon Appelcline (4/5): An exciting and very enjoyable real-time co-op game that's simple to play but hard to win.
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Monday, August 04, 2014 10:28:35 AM
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RPG Review: D&D Starter Set (2014)
Playtest Review by Phill Calle (3/4): A fun but flawed starter set. The rules needed a little more development, but the mini-campaign was fun, and the characters were tied into it very well.
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Saturday, August 02, 2014 10:26:32 AM
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Magazine Review: Dungeon Magazine Issue #1 (1986)
Capsule Review by Adam Perdona (2/3): A number of adventures that potential or have great ideas, but dont follow through with the exciting prospects initially addressed in their DM Notes. Assault on Eddistone Point and The Elven Home (a Side Trek) are standouts.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:23:56 AM
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RPG Review: Never Unprepared (2012)
Playtest Review by Lev Lafayette (4/3): Well organised and attractive book on session preparation. Useful for those who are relatively new to session preparation, less useful to others with some omissions and not a good content-to-page-count ratio.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:23:56 AM
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RPG Review: Odyssey : The Complete Game Master's Guide to Campaign Management (2013)
Playtest Review by Lev Lafayette (4/4): Well-structured and logical text for campaign management with good insights from project management, covering in-game and real-world situations, improvements, and concerns.
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Friday, July 25, 2014 10:18:18 AM
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RPG Review: Fear the Living (Beta version)
Capsule Review by Bill Edmunds (3/4): A clean, imaginative, and improvisational zombie RPG that captures any variant of the genre with style. Currently being funded via Kickstarter.
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Friday, July 25, 2014 10:18:18 AM
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Book/Fiction Review: Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West (2014)
Capsule Review by Jonathan Hicks (4/4): Its a cracking book and I imagine its an anthology that Ill come back to more than once.
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Friday, July 25, 2014 10:18:18 AM
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Card Game Review: Jane Austen's Matchmaker (2014)
Playtest Review by Andrew Peregrine (4/5): This masterful game is simple enough for casual gamers to enjoy and tactical enough for hard core gamers to get into as well. It will appeal to Jane Austen fans as much as gamers, but you need not know the books to enjoy it. It is rare to find a game that ticks every box as well as this one.
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Friday, July 25, 2014 10:18:18 AM
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RPG Review: Blade of the Iron Throne (2013)
Playtest Review by Kevin H. (3/5): A gritty Swords & Sorcery game that sets a high standard.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:16:39 AM
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RPG Review: Inverse World Accelerated (2014)
Capsule Review by Jussi Marttila (5/4): Jacob Randolph's, Paul Matijevic's and Brandon Schmelz's Excellent Adventure. Inverse World Accelerated is a game setting unlike any other and has an excellent presentation of Fate rules.
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:01:07 AM
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Board/Tactical Game Review: Hot Tin Roof (2014)
Playtest Review by Shannon Appelcline (3/3): A light Colovini game that's enjoyable for casual or family play.
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:00:28 AM
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RPG Review: D&D Basic Rules (2014)
Capsule Review by Mike Thorn (4/4): A free version of the new edition of D&D that aims to be simple and quick to play. Some neat mechanical touches serve to support a "theatre-of-the-mind" approach to roleplaying.
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Friday, July 04, 2014 9:57:02 AM
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RPG Review: Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (5th Ed.) (2014)
Capsule Review by DDogwood (4/5): A very well-done starter set - not as flashy as some, but solid, cost-effective and accessible for new players.
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014 9:55:26 AM
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Comic Review: Death Sentence
Playtest Review by Lisa Hicks (5/5): I thought that at 36 I was never able to blush again. This book made this happen.
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Friday, June 27, 2014 9:51:46 AM
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RPG Review: Trollbabe (2008)
Playtest Review by R. Bailey (5/5): Trollbabe is a simple game mixing underground comix and barbarian fantasy, and one of my very favorites.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:50:37 AM
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RPG Review: A Druid's Lament (2014)
Capsule Review by pookie (3/3): A decently done, if straightforward, wilderness and dungeon fantasy adventure
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:50:37 AM
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RPG Review: Cosmic Patrol Quick-Start Rules: The Continuance Contingency (2014)
Capsule Review by pookie (3/3): Solid introduction to riles-light Science Fiction adventure in a different age.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:50:37 AM
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RPG Review: Goodman Games Free RPG Day '14 (2014)
Capsule Review by pookie (3/4): A good showcase for both Dungeon Crawl Classics Roleplaying Game and Maximum Xcrawl.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:50:37 AM
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RPG Review: Make Your Own Luck (2014)
Capsule Review by pookie (3/4): Entertaining scenario which shows you how 13th Age works and gets the players involved. All in readiness for the forthcoming Eyes of the Stone Thief campaign.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:50:37 AM
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RPG Review: Risen from the Sands (2014)
Capsule Review by pookie (4/3): Serviceable fantasy adventure with an Egyptian theme
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:50:37 AM
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RPG Review: The Godsfall (2014)
Capsule Review by pookie (2/2): As an introduction to a new RPG, The Godsfall fails to deliver on the intriguing promises made by the publishers about their game.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:50:37 AM
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RPG Review: Valiant Universe RPG Quick Start Rules - Experience the Harbinger Wars (2014)
Capsule Review by pookie (4/4): Solid introduction to the Valiant Universe RPG supported by a detailed scenario.
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Friday, June 20, 2014 9:46:14 AM
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RPG Review: Thunderscape: The World of Aden (2013)
Capsule Review by Jere Manninen (4/5): An excellent and rich fantasy world, where knights, sorcerers and mechamagical golems fight against nightmarish hordes spawned by the Darkfall using Pathfinder Roleplaying System.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:44:33 AM
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Book/Fiction Review: Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion
Playtest Review by Jonathan Hicks (3/4): Plenty of stories covering plenty of different ideas, styles and moods so there's a lot of material that'll suit most fans of the steampunk genre.
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 Twitter is the world of witty one liners – since it can only fit 160 characters. It’s ADHD at its finest! Perfect for gamers. It’s great for constantly reminding you that we’re busy weaving up some great products.




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