13th Age Game Master’s Screen and Resource Book

pack shot

The 13th Age GM’s Screen and Resource Book features incredible new art from 13th Age lead artists Aaron McConnell and Lee Moyer, a 64-page resource book, and a fold out map of the Dragon Empire.

The Gamemaster Screen

The screen is three-ply and portrait-oriented, with the essential information a GM needs to run the game:

  • Skill Check DCs, Trap Obstacle Attacks & Impromptu Damage by Environment
  • Conditions
  • Chum the Adventure (d20 roll when you wish to be entertained)
  • Intercepting and Disengaging
  • Baseline Stats for Monsters, Monster Equivalents, Customizing a Monster, and Leveling a Monster
  • GP Per Full Heal-Up, and Optional No Math System
  • Item Chakras and Default Bonuses
  • Consumables Costs
  • GM Stuff to Remember
  • Rule Recaps for: Ambush & Surprise, Death & Dying, Fight in Spirit, Flee, Grabbed (new rules), Invisibility, No Recoveries, Ongoing Damage, Rally, Resistance, Shooting into Melee, Temporary Hit Points, Unarmed Attacks

13th Age GM Book NPC sampleThe Resource Book

The resource book includes advice, guidance and rules for:

  • Using icon relationship rolls, with variations on the icon roll mechanic and examples of how benefits and complications can work in play
  • Creating 13th Age adventures on the spot, with zero preparation
  • Running montages (introduced in Organized Play, and expanded here)
  • Incorporating terrain into battles, including creating environments and locations for different tiers of play
  • Building better battles
  • Helping players craft useful and interesting backgrounds, with advice on handling backgrounds that seem too powerful or too weak
  • Creating memorable NPCs, with a sampling of icon-related NPCs—each with a brief description, Three Things that bring them to life in player’s minds, and suggested monster roles and initiative to guide GMs in building them out using the DIY monster rules
  • And more!



Stock #: PEL13A10 Lead Designers: Cal Moore and Wade Rockett

Art Director and Developer: Rob Heinsoo

Screen artists: Aaron McConnell, Lee Moyer Type: GM screen and 64-page resource guide


Buy now

20 Responses to “13th Age Game Master’s Screen and Resource Book”

  1. Kaemaril says:

    Looks superb, and sounds like the content is going to be just as fantastic too. Just a couple of quick questions …

    1) What size will the poster map be?
    2) What’s the probable ETA on this? This year? Six months? This time next year?

    Many thanks!

  2. G. says:

    So, is this a “package” or two products? I’m not interested in the Portrait Screen, but the resource book sounds nice.

  3. Jefferson Dunlap says:

    any idea of an ETA? Early or late next year?

  4. John says:

    What kind of information will be contained on the screen?

  5. Clark says:

    Is the resource guide 32 or 64 pages? (The post above says both.)

  6. Mikhail says:

    Will it be possible to buy just the pdf? I’ve never found much use for GM screens.

  7. […] é in prevendita la guida per il master di cui avevamo già accennato, che uscirà insieme allo schermo del master e alla mappa dell’impero dei draghi. Il manuale presenterà idee e consigli per gestire le icone, suggerimenti per costruire le avventure e per aiutare i giocatori a creare background interessanti, oltre a suggerimenti per gestire gli scontri, costruire png interessanti, etc. Qui potete scaricare una preview. […]

  8. chris says:

    Here’s another vote for being able to purchase the PDF on its own. I don’t play 13th age, but am using some of the tools from it in my D&D 5e campaign (one unique thing, icons, etc) – so the GM screen is of no value, the PDF of great value.

  9. psp says:

    I don’t need the gm screen.
    But, I want to the resource book.
    Can I purchase the pdf only version?

  10. […] 13th Age Game Master’s Screen and Resource Book (Pelgrane Press) […]

  11. […] sheets online to help the GM. In fact, just several months ago Pelgrane Press released a GM screen which comes with a nifty resource book (seriously the resource book is an amazing gaming aid even […]

Leave a Reply