Hamlet’s Hit Points is a game-mastering advice book for the seriously-minded story-teller. Actually, it’s not what you would normally think of as game-mastering advice. Rather, in it Robin Laws presents a system for analyzing the emotional ups and downs of a story, and then applies that method to Hamlet, Casablanca, and Dr. No. The idea is that understanding how a reader is drawn in to a good story will help the game-master craft more engaging adventures.