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valadaar
October 29, 2007
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Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Parasiticon    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

A vast tome of knowlege that literally gives you the creeps…

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.

epsilon
July 8, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Unic Horn    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

The Unic Horn can be used to utter audible spells by blowing through the horns and bone resonator.

Wulfhere
June 18, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Rituals of Purification    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Legacy of the sorcerous Shetam Kham, these complex rites allow even the most evil of accursed items to be reclaimed.

Scrasamax
May 27, 2007
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.722222
Hexakosioihexekontahexacron    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

A standard book of evil.

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.

Wulfhere
October 24, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.100000
Ye Zoldering Grimoire    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)

This ancient text is the legacy of one of the greatest mages of all time, but using it can be quite a challenge!

valadaar
October 11, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
Book of Transcription    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

They say the walls have ears.  Here we have a book that does….

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.

Pariah
August 29, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
Samahhi; Sama's Word    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

Always wary of the minions of the Lying Ones, for they revel in aberrant actions, and seek only to undo your works and subvert your thoughts. - Excerpt from the Samahhi

Fearghus
August 18, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.650000
Tablatura Ni' Shockra, the Book of Surprises    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Combat)

Nerundill caught hints, snippets of conversation. The rumors surrounded a book, a book of magnificent power. A book that contained the knowledge of the ancients. With every new tantalizing bit of information he heard, his resolve to possess this book increased.

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.

necromancer
March 1, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.000000
The scroll of secrets    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

This scroll contains secrets and conspiricies that would shock the most frequent schemers. Compiled by an order of ‘scholars’ that compiled dirt and furtive information of kings and emperors to use in order to control powerful people. However they eventually paid with the lives of the entire order, but their secrets live on. Secrets that could destroy an empire.

manfred
February 12, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
The Book of the Dead    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a name referring to a set of ancient mortuary spells written on sheets of papyrus. Incidentally, it is also a good example of a campaign defining piece.

zebbin
February 7, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Book of the Storm    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

An (un)holy book written in ink created from a Shard of the Storm.

wildcorn
January 30, 2006
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Book Called Regret    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)

A sinister book that forces the reader to relive painful memories by presenting idealized versions of their outcomes.

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Man-Eating Grapes

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes.

The grapes literally eat their victims from the inside out, via cell death, melting and destroying the organs in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, of the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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