You've been running 4th Edition D&D games for a while now. Your group battled through the heroic tier and defeated the kingdom-wide threats in the paragon tier. They've acquired vast wealth and the magical powers of the immortals. Their eyes gleam as they stare into the depths of the very Abyss itself. Now what the hell are you going to do?
Running epic tier D&D games is no easy task. Your players demand more from your story. They require a challenge far beyond the gnolls and orcs you've been throwing at them thus far. They carry enough firepower to burn a hole through a Tarrasque and chain-stun Vecna until his other eye pops out. Running epic games is hard but this book is here to help.
Sly Flourish's Running Epic Tier D&D Games is your guide to running fast, fun, and challenging epic tier adventures. You'll learn how to build epic stories, deal with the power of epic tier PCs, and keep your group always coming back for more.
This is a short book (52 pages in PDF, 70 pages in print) designed to get you right into the tips and topics that will help you run a great epic tier D&D game. It's written in the same style as Sly Flourish's Dungeon Master Tips so if you liked that one, you'll like this one.
Not sure this book is for you? The full text of the book is released under a Creative Commons license so you can read it, copy it, share it, and use it however it best suits your game.
The full text of the book is available for free under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. You're free to read, download, copy, share, distribute, and transform the work as long as you do so under this same license, give credit to Mike Shea at Sly Flourish (with a link back to the homepage) and do so for non-commercial use. If you like what you read and you want give back, you can purchase one of the ebook packages below.
The easiest way to buy this book is to buy the PDF and eBook package through Paypal. When you complete your purchase through Paypal, click the "Return to Merchant" link on the confirmation page so you can download the zip file containing two PDF copies and the ePub copy of the book. The link is not sent in email automatically although I will send it once I see the message which might be up to 12 hours from your purchase.
This package includes two different PDF versions, one for small displays like the iPad and Kindle, and one for larger displays like screens. The larger PDF can be printed out on 8.5" x 11" paper.
This package also includes the ePub, mobi, and HTML versions of the book for use on a variety of ebook and computer platforms.
You can also purchase Sly Flourish's Running Epic Tier D&D Games at the Kindle Marketplace. This lets you display the book on your PC or Mac, on your Kindle, and on your iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, or Android devices through their Kindle readers.
If you prefer to have a copy you can fold up and stick into your back pocket, you can pick up a hardcopy version through Lulu.com. While certainly not the best deal (paying for shipping is a pain, I know), it is a copy you can bury in the mud in your back yard so your ancestors can learn about in-battle skill challenges in the year 3123. Think of this as the luxury collector's version. If you expect a value, this isn't the place to get it. Stick to the ebook package above.
In an Enworld Review, Neuroglyph Games states:
I would have to consider Running Epic Tier D&D Games a must-have for any serious D&D 4E Dungeon Master to read and refer to as they advance their campaigns from Heroic to Paragon and into the Epic Tier. The author's writing style is fresh and enthusiastic about the material presented, and his exuberance for the topic at hand is practically contagious, and will make you want to run out and try your hand at an Epic Tier game by the time you've read the last page!
Even though its main focus is Epic Tier play, there are still plenty of tips which are readly applicable to lower Tiers of D&D campaigning. And at such a modest price, there is no excuse not to have a copy of Running Epic Tier D&D Games on your virtual bookshelf of sagely DM tomes.
I own both the 2e and 3e epic level D&D guides, and now SlyFlourish's guide for 4e. Definitely pick it up. It quotes me early on, so you know it has to be good!
Jonathan Westmoreland says:
Read through Sly Flourish's book yesterday and I have but one comment. Buy this book asap. It is so very, very good!
A Franchini says:
Bought Your running epic games last night. It has already been worth $. Keep it up!
If I had buy just one of Sly Flourish's books on Epic Tier DM'ing, it would probably be this one, I guess.
How can you beat reviews like those?
Pick up your copy today!