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The Book of Holding

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"Seriously, how many books does he have?"

This book appears a large, well-worn leather covered book. Random text titles in a myriad of languages adorn its exterior.

Magical Properties


Text Melding

When you place a book flat down on a page of the book and deliberately push it down, the work is absorbed into the book. The book itself does not get physically larger, but all of the pages of the added book are added into its own chapter. By opening the book to the correct chapter, all of the remaining pages of the book map to those of the added book. A melded book can be removed from the book by tearing out the first page of the chapter - the loose page transforms back into the original. The book never runs out of pages this way.

Book Hiding

By dropping a book into the open pages of this book, the new book is stored in extra dimensional space, The book should be of reasonable size and must be a real, readable book, not some random object with some book-like properties. To obtain the stored book, one must visualize it while shaking the Book of Holding upside down.



The big difference between Text Melding and Book Hiding is that you can read the merged works while you cannot read hidden works. It is possible for both types of storage to be used concurrently.

The book itself is very tough but not indestructible. If seriously damaged, all of its stored books will burst out of it and be scattered about. Storing powerful, sentient or otherwise magical tomes within is not advised - there could be some very unusual side effects to this. Spellbooks should be okay, but few mages would risk their precious tombs to this item.



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valadaar
October 28, 2016, 13:02
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Update: Inspired by http://library.leeds.ac.uk/multimedia/imu/13922/tour-large-treasures-travelling-library-900x674.jpg
Voted axlerowes
November 2, 2016, 11:22
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That is fun and clear
Voted Murometz
November 2, 2016, 11:23
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This is cool! Can see this used in a scenario where the PCs seek out the "The Travelling Library of (insert NPCs name)", which turns out to be one old man and this book of books.

+1/2 for the awesome image!
Voted Cheka Man
November 2, 2016, 22:07
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I want one of these. It would make my flat much more tidy. 5/5
Voted Dozus
November 2, 2016, 22:41
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Neat! I like the bit about having to physically shake the book to get the copy you want out. It's a fun image, but also a practical physical spell component.
Dozus
November 3, 2016, 7:03
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It also reminds me of this meta trend in children's books where they ask you to physically interact with the book like its images are real. "Don't Push the Button," "This Book Just Ate My Dog!," "We Are In a Book!," etc.
Voted Skull
November 5, 2016, 8:23
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I like this. Definitely fun. I'm with Murometz on the idea of this book being a plot hook of some kind. Good stuff.
Voted Mageek
November 6, 2016, 12:44
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Love it! Sweet, simple, new, and opens a lot of possibilities. A novel novel.
Voted Aramax
January 27, 2017, 12:59
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4.5/5 Really Neat Idea here Val, love D&D wiz's so DEF see me handing this out!
Voted Mourngrymn
April 7, 2017, 18:39
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Val, this is a prime and perfect example of how you can get ideas from the real world. I love it and plan on implementing this into my game as soon as I hit submit. Amazing


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