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Razy king will o some murdering and he has the resources to track their Divine Magnetic Lands death to this tavern On the other hand if we pick up the euipment and give it a whirl we ll still probablyie but at least we have a sliver of hope Not to mention if we should fall further up the road then the king will Frog and the Treasure direct his murderous tendencies elsewhere Thistle saidThis isn t you abandoning me though This is you trusting me too my job and not making me worry about you as well We re a party We each have our own tasks to fulfill Shitty players are part of the package that comes with GMing As for the The Butterfly Club dice thing I have absolutely no idea what that was but weird stuff happens all the timeThanks to Jane Erica and Dave for their efforts to get me going Maybe it is because I have been playing D20 RPGs for 30 years that I found NPCs a very enjoyable surprise WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK IILoved loved loved this book If you played DD back in theay you will enjoy it I m talking about the paper version you crazy kids with your newfangled video games A fun fast read Hayes Lilith Enraptured (Divinity Warriors does a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the gaming experience but from the perspective of the characters I just read a book by this author Drew Hayes and really enjoyed and am waiting for the next in that series Iecided to wait for the audio A friend here recommended thisthese and I His Substitute Bride (Seavers Brides, d already noticed itthem so I picked it upAt first I wasn t really involved but as the book went on I found it a great and fun readIf you re a gamer you are familiar with the term NPC which stands for Non Player Character That would be the bar tenders stable boys tavern girls town guardsmen and so on the people with whom the Player Characters interact through the Game Master throughout the game Butwhato they Tu Alma ¿La Conoces? do between games So we start with a group of NPCs sitting around the bar when something happens to a group of adventurers who hadone something that J.M. Coetzee drew or at least wouldraw the attention of the Mad King Feminization and Chastity Training for the Sissy Husband (The League of Dominant Women down on their villageThe last village the Mad King took notice of was burned to the groundThere was only one thing they couldopretend to be the group of The Club of Angels dead a NPCs or Non Player Characters for you non geeks out there as though anyone reading this isn t at least mildly geekish or prone to geekish tendencies are the background characters people partaking in role playing games encounter over the course of their adventures These characters portrayed by the game master or Dungeon Master if we re talking about DD which we should be because awesome are crucial sources of aid and information for our heroes as well as the nefarious ne ero wells with whom they cross swords and spells An NPC might be a curmudgeonly shopkeeper or a pulchritudinous soiled Blue Skies and Gunfire dove not that anyone in campaigns I ever ran endeavored to indulge in the services for hire of a Lady of the Nightahem or perhaps a lowly goblin henchman or aastardly and cunning evil wizard By and large they are one note one imensional characters whose sole purpose is to serve the story and help the players achieve their objective or to oppose them in their efforts and allow for gleeful slaying Of Copious Uantities Of Kobolds copious uantities of kobolds rarely get their ay in the sun because who cares that the gruff well informed barkeep has the soul of a poet and writes odes to his secret and unreuited love the fetchingly portly barfly on the second stool from the left or that Mordecai the Mad never felt loved by his parents and as a result ecided to go to Evil Wizard School instead of picking up a nice trade like metalworking or weaving those big white powdered wigs judicial

types used to 
used to back in ays of yore With that as the backdrop here s the story I THOUGHT I was reading a behind the scenes expos of the life of an NPC a hilarious romp about what happens when the Cheetos have been consumed the Mountain Dew has been Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, drunk the character sheets have been put away and the intrepid role players have returned to their parents basements to lie in stasis until the nextay s bout of geekery Would Benny the Barkeep ever Born Fighting declare his love for Bartholomew the Besotted Barfly Would Lola the Louacious Courtesan with the heart of gold ever pursue herream of becoming a file clerk Would Mordecai see the error of his ways and open a halfway house for Wayward Evil Wizards Here s the story I ACTUALLY read a fairly typical fantasy yarn with a clever meta narrative about a gaming group whose characters are interacting with the titular heh hehI said titular sorry I m 12 NPCs throughout the story The writing was fine the characters were fine the plot was fineit was all fine As far as that sort of thing goesBut I wanted the first story I wanted sardonic satire and comical commentary and gamer in jokes galore I wanted pathos and Dr. Simon Forman drama to histrionic levels that would make even Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman feel compelled to say Man buddy pal take itown a notch I wanted clever uips and witty observations about the player characters lurking in the background their every Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside decision andie roll critiued by our faceless cast of thousands I should note that my rating of this book is not a reflection of the story as written against what I hoped it would be it s simply a rating of the story as written in and of itself It was fineBut golly gee willikerssomeone sign me up to read that Other Story And Someone Get story And someone get writing it And maybe include some art Heck maybe this is a graphic novel Combine one part Rat ueens with one part The Travelers and two parts Extras and voila Instant sale of one book To me Maybe this book already exists and I m just not aware of it just as I wasn t aware until recently that it s not actually pronounced supposably if so A Wartime Nurse dear readers please point me toward it If youo the next visit to Lola is on me Or on you I guess But I ll pay for it Unless she s file clerking Because that would be a pretty boring visit Unless you re into that Which you might be you pervy minxes. Or see their town and loved ones Split destroyed Armed only with salvaged euipment second hand knowledge and a secret that could get them killed it will take all manner of miracles if they hope to pull off their charadeAnd even if they succeed theeadliest part of their journey may well be what awaits them at its en. NPCs Author Drew Hayes45 ish Rounded up Executive Summary Why When Stories Clash did I wait so long to listen to this one This book is a lot of fun If you re a Tabletop RPG fan I highly recommend picking this one upAudiobook Roger Wayne is excellent Heoes a variety of voices for the Sword of Honour Second To None different characters He speaks with good inflection and volume Audio is an excellent option for this series Full Review Most if not all people who have played Dungeons Dragons or similar tabletop RPGs or any RPG game for that matter have suffered the loss of a character before You may have poured hours of time into it s creation and even into bringing them to lifeepending how long you ve been playing it It probably hurt when they The Extra Cadaver Murder died But then you just roll up a new character and go onDid you ever wonder what the NPCs think about youreath Or what they get up to when you re not around to rob maim or pump them for information Drew Hayes Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 did and it s pretty amusing This book is full of in jokes both about RPG games particularly theice rolling variety and their playersI had this on my radar for some time but it took an audible sale and a friend readingenjoying this book to finally get me to give it a shot I shouldn t have waited This book oes for RPGs much like Off to Be the Wizard oes for general fantasyvideo games It s both funny and smartThe characters are excellent too You ll never look at Goblins the same way again Mr Hayes takes some well worn tropes of RPGs and comes at them from every angle all while telling a pretty good story that will make you want to run out and pick up your Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society dice Or at least itid for meFor you DD sorts you may want to keep your copy of the player s handbook at hand so you can look up various spells as you read Or maybe that s just me Perhaps you have them all memorized anywaysThe writing is a bit unpolished in some places but I was too busy having fun to really care Great characters story telling and my general nostalgia of the years I spent playing Dungeons and Dragons really endeared this book to me immediatelyMr Hayes also sets things up nicely for a series I m not sure how many he has in mind but I could read a whole bunch of them I m not playing DD any so this might be as close as I can get for nowThis book has far too few reviews on Goodreads I highly recommend picking this up at least if you re an RPG fan I ll be curious to see if it s as enjoyable to general fantasy fans I think there is enough here that it probably will be but I suspect many of the in jokes may be lost on them This is the first book I ve read by this authorI m not really sure what to write about this book I was looking for something relatively light and fluffy with the potential of humor This book popped up on my radar I noticed it was on Kindle Unlimited so I tried it I was actually unexpectedly surprised as opposed to expectedly surprised I suppose Hmms Let s see BahI was actually surprised by how much eeper this book turned out to be on a certain level Sure it s still mostly fluffy but there were Elements I Did Not Expect To Find That Made Things Find That Made Things Did Not Expect To Find not expect to find made things real This in its way is the pointRight so anyone not read the book escription Well in case you Lawn Boy Returns didn t Four adventures roll into town Visit a tavern Drink some mead and then promptly slump overead Four others were in the tavern when this event occurred All four are town people and in another realm NPC Non player characters They spring to life so to speak wh Next time you re playing an RPG please try to be considerate about where you Yolandas Genius dieUnfortunately for the inhabitants of the Maplebark Inn a band of careless adventurers have stumbled in after eating bad mushrooms and have now found precisely the wrong place to pass on For the gamers who were playing the adventurers it s not a bigeal after all that s what backup characters are for But for the NPC characters there s no such thing as a re roll and now they have to handle four rather suspicious The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty deaths To make matters worse the noweceased adventurers had been summoned to the capital city by the Mad King himself The King tends to shoot first and ask uestions later and when he is unhappy he tends to spread it around with a big sword But the NPCs see one little loophole if they continue on the uest then the King might never connect their village with the The Light Beyond the Forest disappearance All they need too is take on the roles of a barbarian a paladin a wizard and a roguehow hard can it be As Thistle the gnome puts it We ll loot the bodies and be on our way The words that start every great adventure Gabrielle uipped sarcasticallyShe might have been surprised to The First Mistake discover how accurate that statement truly was NPCs is straight up sueefully adorable It s not subtle it s noteep and it s not profound it s just awfully awfully cute The idea of following the forgotten characters might not be particularly novel but there s something charmingly original about Hayes take on the theme For example on why untrained adventurers end up on uests in the first place Why Jewelry Making For Beginners does he the king keep employing random adventurers who can be so easily killed Gabrielle wondered Again because he seems to like leaving a trail of ofestruction in his wake Eric reminded her The people inhabiting the RPG world have started adopting the adventurers slang even though No one had iscerned a standard meaning for the word pronounced as pone espite its recent surge in usage I m actually not a gamer and have never played an RPG but this book made me want to give it a try I suspect it s even entertaining if you actually get all the referencesI also enjoyed the basic character setup Gabrielle the mayor s The Penguin Book of English Verse daughter spends most of her life being repeatedly kidnapped by goblins and rescued by adventurers Since she spends so much time on the road she s taken up woodcraft scouting and fighting as hobbies Eric is one of the many guards who are without fail outsmarted by both goblins and adventurers Thistle the gnome is a part time henchman What happens when the haggling isone and the shops are closed When the uest has been given the steeds saddled and the adventurers are off to their next encounter They keep the world running the food cooked and the horses shoed yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non Player Charact. Ho worships Grumble god of minions Grumph is a half orc bartender who is far intelligent than he appears I loved how they initially set themselves up in the roles suggested by the stereotypes but eventually they end up finding their own true vocations Sure that s become a trope in its own right but it s still cute At some point though the adventurers turn into true adventurers with all the associated stereotypes and I think that Seven Secrets of Happiness detracts somewhat from the story I think one of the reasons that I enjoyed this so much is the way that I read it Since I can t handle prolonged cuteness I read the book in small chunks interspersed with serious texts specifically Vicious which is a history of human brutality to wolves and the self explanatory Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis Divinities and Dynastic Mothers Maybe the book s main idea isn t prcisely subtle but it s light and cute and I found myself thoroughly enjoying the NPCs adventures In any case NPCs was adorable enough to make me consider picking up another book by the same author The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred the Vampire Accountant Come to think of it the title alone is enough to sell me on it Another for the TBR Whatoes a street urchin a emperor a hobgoblin and a god have in common They are all Non Player Characters or NPCs that populate and bring to life the world of table top role playing games RPGs They are controlled and the game master and can be friends foes or just background to the characters players control PCs While essential to the game they are often abused ignored or exploited by PCs and seen as an end to the PCs goal of gaining my power levels and wealth Who cares He s just an NPCsomeone who The Killer Cats Birthday Bash (The Killer Cat, doesn t matter They re the background scenery like the buildings and trees Think of them as the poor schmucks in the crowd when the hero of an action movie gets into a big shootout with his enemies Most of them are often overlooked and taken for granted acknowledged by PCs only when they are needed They aren t the heroes just the people that try to survive the heroesSo what happens when NPCs have to take up the mantle of heroes for one reason or another Hilarity and fish out water encounters is what But this bookoesn t just lean exclusively on this conceit Hayes takes time to The Force of Destiny develop his characters their motivations and their relationships whileeftly playing into many RPGfantasy cliches and exploring the absurdity of some RPG conventions No one understood why but the adventurers were around the greater the number of monsters that were The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (Chapter 9 Provocateur) drawn It was like they grouped up in scale to the number of adventurers present to give a proper challengeI stillon t get it Eric saidWhy How I Became a Nun did he burn the barLet me put it to you this way What usually happens to abandoned taverns and inns Thistle asked himThey get inhabited by monsters or bandit gangs Eric replied It was common knowledge after all Adventurers often sought out such locations when hunting for a good fight So yeah this world is sort of bonkers but in a way that is very familiar to RPG veterans For those most part the crazinessoesn t impact PCs because the world is tailored to meet their needs NPCs be The Rose Tattoo and Other Plays damned So seeing this crazy world through the perspective of NPCs was uite enjoyable It is clear Hayes has aeep appreciation for RPGs but also recognizes the absurdity of the worlds they reside inAs I said Hayes The Undoing Project doesn t rely on one gag to carry the book Heeftly weaves a story that balances the traditional hero s uest the fish out of water ness of NPCs pretending a story that balances the traditional hero s uest the fish out of water ness of NPCs pretending be adventurers and a pretty nifty take on how our RPG games influence the world of the NPCs I had a lot Of Difficulty Putting The Book Down As difficulty putting the book First Flight (Dragon School down as action flows so uickly and smoothy I found myself emotionally invested in the characters and can t wait to get to the seuel I will admit that being a long time player of Dungeons and Dragons I picked up on a lot of winks and nods that the uninitiated would probably miss Youon t have to be an RPG player to appreciate this book but it The Lone Man does help a lot I guess what bothers me is that the NPC part is kind of a gimmick that just gets you to read a somewhat interesting but ultimately underwhelming and unmemorable fantasy story The idea is supposed to be that the Non Player characters fromungeons and ragons are forced to become the real adventurers that normally they only interact with in taverns to sell a tankard of ale or get kidnapped Sounds kind of fun But the whole premise of the book is forgotten in about 5 pages After the NPCs become adventurers they could be any other band of travelers albeit inexperienced It wasn t completely predictable or corny but there s a lot of plot filler so many emons and battles that pretty much just serve as a minor The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl distraction to what otherwise would surely be a short and lame plot The whole reason that they become adventurers is thin at best and laughable at worst The king is going to get mad and besiege the whole town because you accidentally killed four real warriors I just couldn t get past that part I just kind ofon t get it It s not really funny but not serious I m glad it Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy didn t go overboard on the OMG NERDY stuff but at the same timeoesn t really Voice and Articulation Drillbook do anything to remind readers it s supposed to be about games and not just a generic fantasy world Again I think i just felt kind ofuped with the NPC Part But Hey It Was Only part But hey it was only I guess I was hoping for The Day In The Life Of a Peon Warcraft s Forgotten Workers Oh I liked this I listened when Jane told me so I marked it Sailing down when Erica added her thoughts But it was only when Dave was kind enough to gift me a copy that I got serious Hayes shows great judgment as he steers his story through comic surprises satire and actual adventure I won t ruin that for you but I will share some favorite uotesIf you think about it it s basically certaineath versus probable Aloha Rodeo death If weo nothing we know the ErsIn the town of Maplebark four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers Truths We Confess - Volume 3 drinking in the tavern when things go uickly and fatally awry Once theust settles these four find themselves faced with an impossible choice pretend to be adventurers undertaking a task of near certain eath. ,


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    Ebook pdf NPCs Author Drew Hayes – healthymealss.us WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK II?Loved loved loved this book If you played DD back in the day you will enjoy it I'm talking about the paper version you crazy kids with your newfangled video games A fun fast read Hayes does a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the gaming experience but from the perspective of the characters

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    Ebook pdf NPCs Author Drew Hayes – healthymealss.us I guess what bothers me is that the NPC part is kind of a gimmick that just gets you to read a somewhat interesting but ultimately underwhelming and unmemorable fantasy story The idea is supposed to be that the Non Player characters from dungeons and dragons are forced to become the real adventurers that normally

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    Ebook pdf NPCs Author Drew Hayes – healthymealss.us Drew Hayes Õ 7 Summary What does a street urchin a emperor a hobgoblin and a god have in common? They are all Non Player Characters or NPCs that populate and bring to life the world of table top role playing games RPGs They are controlled and the game master and can be friends foes or just background to the characters players control PCs While essential to the game they are often abused ignored or exploited by PCs and seen as an en

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    Summary NPCs Author Drew Hayes Ebook pdf NPCs Author Drew Hayes – healthymealss.us Review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Drew Hayes Next time you're playing an RPG please try to be considerate about where you dieUnfortunately for the inhabitants of the Maplebark In

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    Review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Drew Hayes Ebook pdf NPCs Author Drew Hayes – healthymealss.us This is the first book I’ve read by this authorI’m not really sure what to write about this book I was looking for something relatively light and fluffy with the potential of humor This book popped up on my radar I noticed it was

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    Ebook pdf NPCs Author Drew Hayes – healthymealss.us 45 ish Rounded up

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