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valadaar
January 28, 2015
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Skill Tabs    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Expertise on a tab? Of course! Sign me up!

CrazyF1r3f0x
November 13, 2013
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 12
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The Tome of the Mad Lich    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Within the pages of this ancient and dusty tomb are the blueprints of the mad creations of a powerful Lich.

Gossamer
September 3, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
What Is A Dwarf    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A miserable little pile of secrets? No, where did you get that idea? Join the scholar Matteus Carter as he unveils the secrets of an ancient dwarven poem.

Chaosmark
February 4, 2012
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
30 Steampunk Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

30 books to be found within a steampunk setting. Manuals, tomes, and blueprints galore!

Kuseru Satsujin
June 6, 2009
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.291667
30 Medical Texts    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Treasured texts of the infamous Doctor Alcomb.

manfred
January 26, 2009
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 2
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
Roleplaying books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

If you know books, you know what they can do with you.

CaptainPenguin
February 20, 2008
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
The Taxiad: History of the Wars against the Taxians    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The famous chronicle of Laaman of Dreva, this is a comprehensive history of the wars against the Taxians in the Great Southern Conflict.

Kinslayer
January 25, 2008
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
Concise Compendium of Codices    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Though several copies are known to exist, ultimately this is the title of a singular book.  It sits in the office of The Librarian—the Demon that oversees the Library of Citadel.  The Concise Compendium of Codices contains a listing of every known book ever printed.

Kinslayer
January 24, 2008
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Prophecies of Aeriolaineus the Sage    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This millennia-old book is one of the most famous books of prophecy in all of the realms, second only to the Book of the Cannon itself, and takes the front seat in the minds of most as the quintessential book foretelling the future.

But all is not as it seems

Dragonlordmax
October 11, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Elkarion's Tome of Mental Rejuvenation    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Because the Mind is a Muscle, too.

MoonHunter
September 9, 2007
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.916667
PADD    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

PADD is an acronym for Personal Access Display Device, a hand-held computer interface. This is a science fiction "common item", found in a variety of milieus.

the Wanderer
January 7, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 6
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Midwife's Book of Cures    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A book of unique and interesting recipes for health.

Iain
November 14, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Annalia    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Written by Konelis Larach, 26th Abbot of Zarant, the Annalia was the first work to firmly establish and codify the doctrinal basis, scriptural support and philosophical underpinning of the Order of Silence.

Scrasamax
September 7, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.625000
30 Manuscripts    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A collection of 30 scrolls, manuscripts, and codices sampled from the library of Atal, the Wise Councilor.

Murometz
September 2, 2006
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.531250
30 Tomes    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Hot off the Press! These are not your eldritch manuals or ancient folios of doom. These are random books, a GM can use whenever a PC reaches for a shelf, which usually happens when said GM is least expecting it. These can be found in most libraries, many private homes, and anywhere else one could expect to find a book. More than a few have some built-in plot hooklings as well, while others, like many books of our age, are plain drivel.

Murometz
June 3, 2006
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.666667
The Lingonberry Report    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

TOP SECRET! A Pickled Herring

Scrasamax
May 18, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.708333
The Vocran Palimpsest    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A palimpsest is a manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible.

CaptainPenguin
November 24, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Subeya    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

“When I was ten-and-eight years old, I went south to the land of Emhutz, which is near the Holy Land, and I went before the wisest of all God’s creatures but the Prophet, Najaug, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise, who in this time did dwell there, and him I asked five-score questions.”
-The Subeya, “First Song: Going Before the Prophet”

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
On Flesh and Regrowth    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Fifth element is that of Spirit, and thus the providence of PrayerCrafters. As Spirit moves, so does the other elements, as there is a connection between them. One is the shadow of the other. When there is a connection, it is always two way. Thus we can manipulate the spirit through the use of the other elements, and obtain healing through the use of non proscribed magic.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
The Way of the Magical Hand    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Hand is the most important tool in magic. It can be used to trace symbols, focus attention and concentration, and allow for easier manipulation of mystical flows by tying certain actions to similar hand gestures. It is the ultimate tool of civilization.

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Nomadic Library

       By: Murometz

Saril had a dream. To open a library in the windswept wastes of Naarish, so that the people of the many villages and towns spread over the hundreds of leagues of desert could discover the joys of his books. For a whole year he kept his library open, but alas, almost no one came.

That is when Saril came up with his new idea. If people didn't travel to read his books, he would travel to them! Saril closed his library, hired a team of twelve camels, loaded up the beasts with all of his books and proceeded to invent the first nomadic library.

Now children and adults alike, looked forward to hearing the bells of Saril's camels as he entered their villages, as he tirelessly traversed the deserts in a long circuitous route, visiting every village and town he came across, in turn. It came to pas that Saril's traveling library came to some fame, and that is how the folk of Naarish became literate.

A word of warning though. Naarish has only six thousand volumes. He deals with those that lose or steal his tomes quite "harshly", by bypassing the town or village which was responsible for losing one of his books for that calendar year.

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