A Brief History of Gnolls: Anthropophagy and Emeralds from Wales to Wisconsin and Beyond traces the history of the title fantasy creatures in literature and gaming, from when they were first introduced nearly a century ago up through the present. Features of this unique and entertaining volume include two entertaining quasi-academic essays by writer Paul Haynie that examine the literary history... [click here for more]
The Mythos Society Guide to New England is an expansive universal sourcebook by veteran game designer Clint Staples that can be used to enhance any horror, mystery, or adventure roleplaying scenarios set in New England. It is particularly suited for Mythos-oriented games like Call of Cthulhu and Cthulhu Live. It is also a fun and provocative read... [click here for more]
Famous as the author of such great works of literature as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was also a dedicated war gamer. Stevenson at Play, one of the lesser-known works of this “Grandfather of Modern Wargaming,” describes a complex strategic wargame that the author and his stepson, Samuel Lloyd... [click here for more]
This lighthearted and humorous fantasy short story describes what happens when a young woman takes over her deceased father’s business as a consulting magician and how she deals with troublesome clients, unreliable retainers, and devious rivals. It includes appearances by numerous nonhuman creatures, including giants, gnomes, hippogriffs, ghosts, and hobgoblins.
“The Magician’s... [click here for more]
"North Sea, in the 22nd year of the reign of blessed Honorius, Imperator Romanorum ..."
Set on the cusp of civilization during the final years of the Roman Empire and the onset of the Dark Ages, "Their Blood Is the Sea" explores the horrors encountered by the crew and passengers of a vessel that runs aground on a hostile shore. It was written by game developer and historian Clint Staples, who has... [click here for more]