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Dungeon Master's Design Kit is a 96-page sourcebook for [missing data] released in September 1988.

Official synopsis[]

As any good Dungeon Master knows, preparation is the key to a great adventure. The more work done in advance, the smoother the play session will go. And nothing turns players off faster than a DM fumbling for the right piece of information in the middle of a fast-paced session.

That's where the Dungeon Master's Design Kit comes in. Inside its 96 time-saving pages are scores of organizational ideas, refereeing hints, and ready-to-use materials that will make you a better-prepared, better-organized, and just plain better Dungeon Master - without spending a lot of extra time you don't have!

The Dungeon Master's Design Kit includes a 32-page book of forms, designed to keep important information together and at your fingertips. A number of difficult refereeing situations are covered, including the chase scene, one of the toughest AD&D game situations to judge. Another 32-page book contains the "DM's Cookbook," full of ready-to-go ingredients that you can combine in a flash to spice up your campaign. The last book puts the package all together, including loads of practical advice on becoming a better DM.

So pick up the Dungeon Master's Design Kit, harried DM - and watch your AD&D campaign take off!

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Aaron Allston and Harold Johnson. Art was provided by Keith Parkinson and George Barr.

Release[]

Dungeon Master's Design Kit was released by TSR in September 1988 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On May 16, 2017, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Dungeon Master's Design Kit reached the rank of Gold seller on DriveThruRPG.

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