Want to develop your original tabletop roleplaying gaming setting, but don't know where to start?

Start with this course!

This course will guide you through creating a 20-30 page PDF for your homebrew world for publication under the Open Gaming License using the 5E Systems Reference Document. At the end of this course, you’ll be ready to share your setting with the world and have a plan for pursuing a more ambitious book!

This is a self-paced, activity-based course

Here's an overview of the curriculum

  • 1

    About This Course

    • Welcome to "Publishing Your Campaign Setting"

    • Course Content

    • Help & Support

  • 2

    Lesson 1

    • Lesson 1: Themes/North Star, Global Narratives, Scope, and Using the OGL

    • Lesson 1: Homework

  • 3

    Lesson 2

    • Lesson 2: Primer Outline and Planning

    • Lesson 2: Homework

  • 4

    Lesson 3

    • Lesson 3: Primer Copy Development

    • Lesson 3: Homework

  • 5

    Lesson 4

    • Lesson 4: Finishing the PDF and Product Copy

    • Lesson 4: Homework

  • 6

    Lesson 5

    • Lesson 5: Going the Distance - Making a Book

Plus, your registration includes:

  • Weekly office hours with instructor Mike Myler

  • Access to a private Discord channel

  • Indefinite access to the course and any future course updates

  • Support, encouragement, and accountability from the StoCo community

What our students have to say:

An approachable course for beginners!

Azra Hawthorne

"The Publishing Your Campaign Setting: A Primer course is a great crash course into beginning to fit the pieces together for a campaign setting. Everything is broken up and done with the ease of access as well as made not to overwhelm you all at once. Taking the course has really set me on the path to building the foundation for the larger work of creating a campaign setting by giving people an introduction to it. I personally do not have much experience as a writer professionally and am a novice there. While I have played TTRPGs for over half my life actually building and running them is something new to me. I found the course extremely approachable and personable with great instruction highlighting my own level in the field. If you have something already brewed or are just starting to build up the foundation this course will set you on track to bring your setting to life and fruition."

About the Instructor

Instructor

Mike Myler

Mike Myler is an award-winning game designer and editor of the EN5ider Patreon. He has in excess of 150 credits that include N.O.W. at EN Publishing, the opportunity to work on the Warhammer 40k RPG from Fantasy Flight games, and contributions to books from Paizo Publishing as well as scores of smaller publishers. Most importantly here are his campaign settings (https://mikemyler.com/campaign-settings/), all of which have been funded through Kickstarters.

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