"Go to the sign of Marvel's Axe, a dubious inn on the edge of the Thieves Quarter, in the City of Greyhawk, and look to your own wrist. If you perceive a bracelet and dangling dice, watch for the next throw in the war between Law and Chaos and be prepared to follow the compelling geas." -Signal

Monday, March 13, 2023

Monster Manual (AD&D 1e) (1977) - Third Printing

From the front cover:

"An illustrated compendium of monsters: Aerial Servant to Zombie"

From the back cover:"OVER 350 MONSTERS
This book provides a complete alphabetical listing of all 'monsters' encountered in the various works which comprise the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game system. It is an invaluable aid to players and dungeon masters alike!


Sunday, March 12, 2023

C5: The Bane of Llywelyn (1985)

From the publisher:

"Excitement and unrest grip the land of Pellham. Two hundred years ago, the royal line of kings was deposed and replaced by a High Council. The current council is well-meaning but hopelessly incompetent. Everyone agrees that a drastic change is needed for the kingdom to survive.

The ancient Prophecy of Brie foretells that in Pellham's darkest hour, a king from the past will return to restore the kingdom. The time of the prophecy is now.

All is in readiness: the symbols of the ancient kings have been recovered, the keys to the royal tomb are in hand, powerful magics to revive the long-dead king have been secured at great cost. Only one problem remains...no one knows where the king is buried!

The Bane of Llywelyn concludes the epic adventure of the Prophecy of Brie - can you insure that the quest will be a success?"


Saturday, March 11, 2023

Faces of Evil: The Fiends (1997)

From the web:

I've seen it happen too many times. A berk finds out how much damage it takes to kill a fiend and figures that's all he needs. Then he heads off to the Lower Planes - and is never heard from again. When will these leatherheads learn? The fiends aren't just lists of numbers. They're creatures that think, eat, dream, breed, struggle, and evolve - in short, creatures that live. They're part of a larger society of political treachery and desperate survival, a culture of disturbing aesthetics and violent beliefs. And only a blood who studies it all has a hope of ducking the fiends, defeating them - or just understanding them.

This 96-page PLANESCAPE accessory, written for players and Dungeon Masters of all levels, is the ultimate guide to the fiends of the Lower Planes - the malevolent monsters that wage the Blood War, terrorize mortals, and befoul the multiverse. But whereas other guides focus on statistics and combat, Faces of Evil delves into the physiology of the fiends, exploring the dark forces that shape every detail of their lives. How are they born? What do they eat? How do they deal with others? And just what makes them so - well fiendish?

Faces of Evil is a must for any AD&D campaign that features these vile creatures of death and destruction.


Friday, March 10, 2023

GURPS CthulhuPunk (1995)


From publisher blurb:

"Ancient Horror Crawls Into the Dark Future"

The classic horror of the Cthulhu Mythos meets the dark future of cyberpunk . . . CthulhuPunk! The investigators now have supercomputers, cyborged bodies, and deadly new hand weapons – but the breakdown of society has given the malevolent entities of the Mythos new breeding grounds for corruption and decay.

Produced in cooperation with Chaosium, Inc., GURPS CthulhuPunk provides a complete game world, as well as all the important entities, monsters, spells and malevolent tomes from Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu, converted into GURPS terms.

From the web:

"Abort, Retry, Fhtagn? Life in the One-and-Twenty just got a lot more complicated. If you're smart and fast, you might survive . . . for a little while. GURPS CthulhuPunk adds a horrifying new dimension to the chrome-and-sweat battleground of GURPS Cyberworld. As if intelligent computers and razor-clawed cyborgs weren't enough . . . Great Cthulhu is coming. Produced by permission of Chaosium, Inc., the chilling world of GURPS CthulhuPunk combines cyberpunk with the classic Cthulhu Mythos. In a corrupt and decaying world, the Mythos spawns horrors beyond imagining - and the technology of the 21st century offers new tools to mankind in its fight for life . . . and sanity. Within these pages, discover: GURPS statistics for the major creatures, spells, and books of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Cthulhoid magic . . . and new cyberwear with the taint of the Elder Gods. The GURPS Cyberworld background, as seen through the lens of the Mythos. Why has the weather gotten so deadly? Why has the Bamboo Curtain closed again? And just what really happened to everyone in Australia? Rules for converting Call of Cthulhu characters and creatures to GURPS - use all the great books from Chaosium. Plus adventure seeds, to help launch a CthulhuPunk campaign!"


Thursday, March 9, 2023

T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil (1985)

From the back cover:

A sinister force, long thought destroyed, stirs from the black hole that spawned it. Like an ebony darkness it prowls the land and safety is but an illusion, for it watches from every shadow and ponders possibilities.

What began years ago with the introduction of the players to the quiet village of Hommlet and the amazing lands of Greyhawk, at last is complete. Here is the long awaited campaign adventure featuring the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil! Evil broods and grows beneath those blasted stones. This is your chance to drive it back and scatter its forces again.

This product includes the village of Hommlet, the filthy shire of Nulb, and reveals the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil and the labyrinths that lie beneath, a warren of darkness. And beyond these ruins, even more is revealed. For the first time this product provides a complete campaign adventure which will take beginning characters from 1st all the way to 8th level and possibly beyond. Hours of adventuring await you!


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

PHBR15: The Complete Ninja's Handbook (1995) copy 2

From the Back of the Book:

Superhuman feats of skill and daring are the stock in trade of the fearless warriors known as ninja. This 128-page accessory gives you all the information you need to role-play exotic ninja, lone wolf operatives, and other character types--new character kits, special rules, and descriptions of the ninja's unique weapons and equipment. The Complete Ninja's Handbook brings life to these shadowy figures of myth and legend.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

CGR1: The Complete Spacefarer's Handbook (1992)

From the back cover:

Out of the depths of wildspace come astonishing new ideas for SPELLJAMMER campaigns. Now you can create player characters from the nonhuman races of the giff, dracons, scro, grommams, and more. Equip your characters with kits like the Corsair, War Mage, and Aperusa. Then add some new space-oriented proficiencies and equipment, enlist your character in a spacefaring organization, and head off into the Void.

Monday, March 6, 2023

The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook (1994)

From the back cover:

Discover the secrets of the sha'irs, who counsel and cavort with genies. Unravel the mysteries of elemental mages, who bend flame and sand to their will! This magical tome holds a wealth of new information about Zakhara's exotic wizards and their dazzling enchantments. Within you'll find new kits, from clockwork mages to spell slayers. Here too are new spells and proficiencies, plus clandestine and nefarious societies--exposed at last! A must-have for all Dungeon Masters and wizard players in the AL-QADIM(R) campaign.


Sunday, March 5, 2023

Tome and Blood: A Guidebook to Wizards and Sorcerers (2001)

From the web:

This book includes:

- New feats, spells, and magic items.
- New prestige classes, including the dragon disciple, fatespinner, and pale apprentice.
- Information about special organizatinos such as the Broken Wands and the Arcane Order.
- Maps of a mages'guildhall and a home that a sorcerer and a wizard share.


Saturday, March 4, 2023

PHBR15: The Complete Ninja's Handbook (1995)

 From the Back of the Book:

Superhuman feats of skill and daring are the stock in trade of the fearless warriors known as ninja. This 128-page accessory gives you all the information you need to role-play exotic ninja, lone wolf operatives, and other character types--new character kits, special rules, and descriptions of the ninja's unique weapons and equipment. The Complete Ninja's Handbook brings life to these shadowy figures of myth and legend.

Friday, March 3, 2023

PHBR14: The Complete Barbarian's Handbook (1995)

From the Back of the Book:

In savage wastes that would chill a civilized adventurer, the barbarian thrives. Marvel at the barbarian's mystic talismans, rough equipment, and uncanny survival proficiencies. Choose from new character kits like the forest lord, mage killer, dreamwalker, ravager, and the ever-popular brute. Is barbarism the natural state of humankind? The Complete Barbarian's Handbook can help you find out.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Garden of the Plantmaster (1987)

From the back cover:

"On an alien world there is a city. Dead. And in that city is a Garden, quite alive. In that garden is its former architect, the Plantmaster, now a captive of the garden's new master, Lamash, the Demon of Wood. The Plantmaster, like all the garden inhabitants, is mutated; and it is only a matter of time before he finally relents and gives his tormentor the key words for unlocking the garden's doors, which prevent Lamash from entering... YOUR WORLD!

The Garden of the Plantmaster comes complete with an adventure for Advanced FRP players, Skill Levels 6-12. Among the various source material presented herein is:

  • An essay on How to Create and Stock a Fantasy Garden
  • Over 20 new monsters!
  • Over 60 pregenerated wandering encounters!
  • Extensive GM Information
  • Four appendices, including Garden Dressing

This is the adventure that GMs and players have been waiting for! This is THE source book for creating and stocking fantastic gardens and forests."


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