Welcome to Dancing Lights Press

Dancing Lights Press is an independent small press publisher that specializes in helping people to discover and explore their own creativity. Our mission is to provide the world with simple and effective processes and techniques that encourage people to try their hand at telling stories, and to help all types of story tellers become better at their craft.


All of our titles can be purchased at DriveThruRPG, the largest RPG download store! Electronic titles are available for download in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle formats. Select books will be available as print-on-demand.

Lighthouse Roleplaying System

Easy to learn and simple to play, the Lighthouse system was designed for people who are more interested in collaborating with friends to tell a story than arguing tactics and memorizing rules. Lighthouse uses polyhedral dice, but no charts or tables — roll a d20, add modifiers, and determine whether the result is high or low, even or odd, and narrate the outcome from there. All Dancing Lights Press games are built around this system. Read more here!

The Foragers Guild Series

Because you asked for it, a new line of character, worldbuilding, and adventure creation aids from Dancing Lights Press! In the spirit of our best-selling titles for both creative writers and tabletop roleplayers, the Foragers Guild is a series of supplements useful with all popular fantasy games including Dungeons & Dragons, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Dungeon World, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Tunnels & Trolls, and more. Read more here!

For Writers and Roleplayers

There’s a notorious overlap between tabletop roleplayers and creative writers. A lot of modern genre authors started out chucking dice and fighting monsters. Others roleplayers enjoy writing stories just for fun. Some of us just want our tabletop experiences to be as cool as the books we read. The For Writers and Roleplayers line from Dancing Lights Press is for those people that enjoy telling stories and want to improve their craft. Read more here!

Previews & Freebies

A collection of sneak-peeks, samples, and other useful information for tabletop roleplayers and creative storytellers! This is an assortment of PDFs with excerpts from various Dancing Lights Press titles. It will be updated periodically to include special offers, samples of new releases, and sneak-peaks at upcoming games! Download the collection here!


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