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The Magic of Books

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Gold is great and magic items are wondrous, but few things entice an adventurer’s eye more than a mysterious book. Such a work, be it a tome, scroll, or spellbook, promises adventure, mystery, and a glimpse into your world’s darkest secrets.

The Magic of Books provides an easy-to-use system for quickly generating details and backstory about any book or scroll. With a few die rolls, you can turn an ordinary book into something unique with its own personality and character. Whether you need to create part of a treasure hoard or seed your campaign with adventure hooks, this system has your back!

 Also, make sure to check out our other products on DMs Guild, including:

 • The Stitched: A Player Character Race

The Revenant: A Player Character Race

Mad Scientist: The Reanimator: A Player Character Class

The Old Curiosity Shop: An adventure for 3rd-level characters

• For new monster powers and abilities, take a look at The Monster's Arsenal.


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Chris B December 22, 2016 3:58 pm UTC
Hi! I thought you might want to know that I've once again included you in my roundup of the best of the DM's Guild for December over on I'm a big fan of your work, keep it up!
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Mark H January 03, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
Thanks so much for the kind words and the wonderful review--most appreciated!

On the subject of creative efforts, your map talent and artistry are fantastic. Your maps are clear, concise, and yet evocative all at the same time.
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Chris B January 03, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
Thanks Mark, that means a lot!
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Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
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December 14, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on December 14, 2016.