This book - breath, breath, it'll be okay - fuck it, THIS BOOK IS FRAKKING AMAZING! For most people that know me, they know that I love anything that has to do with woodlands, forests, and exploring the wilderness - and Amarune's Almanac: Forest of the Realms hits home in the heart. My grandfather is a lumberjack and had his own sawmill for 30 years and my dad is a forester: both have taught me to love, respect, and honor the woods - to treat it as its own being. This is another allstar project with Steve at the head of this massive timber trireme tour-de-forest, and it is absolutely stunning. It feels alive and breaths with so much gusto and life, and you can feel Amarune's heart and soul in this as she writes to you from within the High Forest, the Lurkwood, or the Jungles of Chult. While this book offers so much mechanically, it made me feel like a little kid out in the woods walking around with my Spiderwick Chronicles sprite guidebook trying to find all the sprites and properly identify them. It brought me back to a simpler time in my life, and for that, I am immensely thankful. And it is also why I am pleased to give Amarune's Almanac: Forests of the Realms the Comics, Clerics, & Controllers Golden d20 Badge. Thank you, Steve and company, for taking me back in time.
[5 of 5 Stars!]