Dresden Files RPG


At the moment, Desirée Lee and I are reading the 2-volume set of the RPG based on Jim Butcher’s New York Times bestselling series “The Dresden Files”. The RPG volumes are titled “Volume 1: Your Story”, and “Volume 2: Our World”. Both of us are fans of the series. Both of us are interested in RPGs. That’s why we’re reading these books.

However, we’ve discovered another excellent reason for reading these—they are an outstanding resource for writers in general. These books share a wealth of information on setting up plots, and twists in a story.

Even if you aren’t a fan of Mr. Butcher’s work—if that’s the case, what is wrong with you, I must ask!—and/or have no interest at all in RPGs, I still highly recommend reading these books. Again, they’re a great resource for writers in general in the form of plotting tutorials.

Two catches:

1) The books are out of print. It was a chore for Desirée and I to track down copies.

2) If you haven’t read “The Dresden Files”, but plan to, do so before reading these RPG books. At least as far as “Small Favor”, which was the current novel in “The Dresden Files” series at the time of these RPG books’ release. There are a lot of spoilers for the novels in these RPG volumes.

Scott Harper


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