Advanced Search

Book of Vile MathClick to magnify
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Book of Vile Math


This nefarious tome contains puzzles, traps, and tricks mercilessly harvested from the darkest corners of mathematical hell. Brace yourself, for this knowledge is far too powerful for any mere dungeon master to possess.

Prepare to be plunged into a maelstrom of numerical wickedness, where reason trembles and logic quivers. Each chapter unveils a new circle of mathematical agony, a treacherous spiral of conundrums that threaten to tear apart the very fabric of rationality. Follow Dante through the nine circles of mathematical hell, and watch as your players are faced with their true nightmare:  being called on in math class.

This title includes:

  • Nine chapters of puzzles with influences from combinatorics, geometry, logic, physics, and computer science, all designed to fit seamlessly into a dungeon or adventure.

  • Detailed explanations and examples of actual cryptography techniques that you can use to hide secret messages in your campaign.

  • Difficulty levels to match puzzles for groups from novices to seasoned players.  Alternatives and customizations are included so that puzzles can be made difficult for even the smartest of math nerd players.

  • Bonus items and monsters incorporating mathematical concepts!

  • Never before seen excerpts of Dante’s voyage through the nine circles of mathematical hell.

Whether for after-school activities, math-infused gaming sessions, or challenging academically inclined players, the "Book of Vile Math" is chock full of  thrilling and intellectually stimulating puzzles and traps.

However, we implore you to heed this warning! This infernal tome has ensnared many high-level wizards, reducing them to mere hermits scribbling obscure conjectures alone in their high towers and muttering about homomorphisms. This dark temptation of this book’s power leads down the depths of numerical madness. Preserve your sanity, and swiftly return this book to the restricted section of the library from whence it came.

Note: The publishers of the "Book of Vile Math" absolve themselves of all responsibility for any newfound mathematical passions or unanticipated bursts of number-crunching enthusiasm. We shall not reimburse for any loss of characters or materials resulting from mathematically induced rage. Proceed with caution, for the forbidden allure of the "Book of Vile Math" can awaken a primal obsession with numbers that may prove both thrilling and perilous.

 More from this Title's Contributors
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (1)
Discussions (3)
Customer avatar
Mark N June 01, 2023 9:09 pm UTC
I enjoy rpg. I also enjoy puzzles. I struggle to see how these puzzles could possibly enhance a role playing game.
Customer avatar
Jimmy F May 26, 2023 3:54 pm UTC
Hi! Your product is featured in my latest YouTube video. Feel free to use quotes from it or even the timestamp link as the video on your catalog page if you want. Also please signal boost (share) the video if you can (and haven't already).
Customer avatar
Jimmy F May 24, 2023 10:53 am UTC
Your full-size preview is broken. You might need to go to the "Manage Previews for My Titles", disable it, save, then re-enable and wait for 15 minutes or so for it to refresh.
Customer avatar
Doug S May 24, 2023 2:13 pm UTC
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. It should be working now! (I accidentally set the preview to use the plain text file instead of the PDF.)
Browse Categories
$ to $
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Community Content
Rules Edition(s)
Original electronic Click for more information
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.
File Last Updated:
June 08, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on May 23, 2023.