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Do you like traps? 

Do you wish there were Grimtooth's books for 5th Edition? 

So did we.

That's why we made one.

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Fresh from the archives of Bregan d'Aerthe, Jarlaxle's Guide to Traps is a collection of vicious traps, maddening hazards, terrifying hauntings, and general lethal nastiness intended to turn greedy dungeon delvers into puree. 

Created by R P Davis, Jeromy Schulz-Arnold, Ken Carcas, D W Dagon, Justin Handlin, Bryan Holmes, Hal Howard, Noel Proulx, you're sure to find something devious and deadly in this book that will make your players despair. 

Check out the images below for full-sized samples!

Buy the print book or we'll trap your bed. Buy the PDF and we'll trap your bed.

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Disclaimer: Many foolish, greedy delvers were sliced, incinerated, impaled, squished, and maimed during the making of this book. I had to make sure these contraptions worked, and anyway they had it coming. If any of them were your relatives, I’d like to say I’m sorry, but I’m really not. I regret nothing.
- Jarlaxle
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Randy S October 29, 2019 9:57 pm UTC
Quick Preview doesn't load and several imgur links are broken. It would be nice to see this one.
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R P D October 30, 2019 6:34 am UTC
Hello, Randy! R P Davis, lead designer, here.

Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do about the samples and previews. I've set them correctly. The website just refuses to display them.

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