I will often bring my players into studies, libraries, and other book-filled rooms, and the question inevitably is, “What kind of books do I find?” Sometimes, it’s easy to make something up on the fly, but, more often than not, it results in me spluttering and stuttering, unable to think of any plausibly entertaining or logical title. That’s why I was so excited to find Star Shine’s The Grand Library.
The Grand Library is a DnD 5e supplement that contains over 100 different books, their titles, summaries, and (in some cases) magical effects. The document is wonderfully organized with a table of contents, alphabetical and random tables, and distinct categories for the books. Categories include stories and fiction, music and songs, cookbooks and recipes, and so much more. There is also a separate document of book “cards” that you can print out and cut up. That way, when a player chooses or finds a book, you can simply hand them the corresponding card with all the book’s information on it.
I‘ve used this supplement many times with my players, and they’re always really excited by what I can give them. One of my personal favorite items is the book What To Do When You’re the Fairest in the Land, which contains the word “Die!” and casts a sleep spell on whomever opens it. It’s sheer perfection.
So I absolutely do recommend you buy this supplement! It’s a little expensive at just under $5.00, but it’s absolutely worth it. There are dozens of books, each of them with a summary and explanation, and tons of different ways you can use the books and tables. I would definitely buy this if I were you.