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Aramax
October 29, 2014
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Book of Memorization (a Tale of Mysantia)    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

From 1985

The book all wizards use to aid in memorization

Re-worked per PoisonA's suggestions

Murometz
November 28, 2013
Hits: 469
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
No votes
Excerpt from Lockwhistle’s Adventurer’s Companion for Beginners    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Lizard-bulls and Bull-lizards; a quick comparison for all those who still don’t get it.

CrazyF1r3f0x
November 13, 2013
Hits: 811
Comments: 1
Ideas: 12
No votes
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
Hits: 348
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
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: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.272727
30 Medical Texts    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Treasured texts of the infamous Doctor Alcomb.

manfred
January 26, 2009
Hits: 1724
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
Hits: 1975
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: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
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: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.642857
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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Comments: 5
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.

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       By: Ancient Gamer

The air had grown chill the minute they descended into the strange valley, which was unmarked on any of their maps. It was so strange here, devoid of animal life and completely silent. The horses were nervous the entire journey through the vale. As they set about to collect firewood for the campfire they could hear their own voices as dim echoes through the eerie silence.

The food didn't taste anything that evening and their sleep was cold and troubled by nightmares. While they are clearing camp the next morning, one of them stumbles over a piece of stone jutting out of the ground nearby the horses. On closer inspection there seems to be runes engraved into the polished surface. The symbols true meaning is no more known among mere mortals and if they decide to dig deeper, they will discover that it is an ancient altar buried within the soil.

Any historically oriented party member will recognize the largest symbol to be the insignia of the powerful warlock who ruled this realm several centuries ago. At their departure from the area, something will seem amiss with one of the party members and all will remember the stories of the warlock's thousand curses.

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