Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bookface Lives! Inspirational Reading for the Inner Gamemaster

Bookface has been quiet for a very long time. But he now emerges to recommend some inspirational reading. . .



The best sourcebook on gnomes money can buy. Get it here. 



Shrooms are funny until your gnome eats one and dies. Get it here.



All you really need to know about fantasy tropes, circa 1967. Get it here.



All you really need to know about fantasy tropes, circa 2006. Get it here.



Space & shit, circa 1986. Get it here.



Space & shit, circa 1998. Get it here.



Your hedge witch's big book o' cures & cantrips. Get it here.



Pliny the Elder's first edition Monster Manual, by way of the Middle Ages. Get it here.



A contemporary cryptid collection, organized by continent. Best monster? Troll Monkey. TROLL. MONKEY. Get it here

This book is actually pretty cool, but it came out a few years after DiTerlizzi's Spiderwick Chronicle tie-in field guide (which I also recommend but is not in my office at the moment). The author blogged about his struggles with the publisher in getting this published over here back in 2013.



The only gazetteer you really need. Get it here.