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Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Player s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons Dragons roleplayer It contains rules for character creation and advancement backgrounds and skills exploration and combat equipment spells and much more Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D D races and classes Dungeons Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions The world needs heroes Will you answer the call
For the first time all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumental cycle A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST OF CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS One of the best series in the history of fantasy Los Angeles Times Winter is coming Such is the stern motto of House Stark the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King s Landing There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert s name There his family dwells in peace and comfort his proud wife Catelyn his sons Robb Brandon and Rickon his daughters Sansa and Arya and his bastard son Jon Snow Far to the north behind the towering Wall lie savage Wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south where Jon Arryn the Hand of the King has died under mysterious circumstances Now... Robert is riding north to Winterfell bringing his queen the lovely but cold Cersei his son the cruel vainglorious Prince Joffrey and the queen s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister the first a swordsman without equal the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms Meanwhile across the Narrow Sea Prince Viserys heir of the fallen House Targaryen which once ruled all of Westeros schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him his beautiful yet innocent sister Daenerys Long live George Martin a literary dervish enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers The New York Timesmore
Multiple award winning 1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle captivate haunt and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things which includes a never-before published American Gods story Black Dog written exclusively for this volume In this new anthology Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic shadowy world that lies beneath Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction stories verse and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013 as well Black Dog a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods exclusive to this collection Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories science fiction and fairy tales fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion In Adventure Story a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die His social media experience A Calendar of Tales are short takes... inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year stories of pirates and the March winds an igloo made of books and a Mother s Day card that portends disturbances in the universe Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey And Click-Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we re all alone in the darkness A sophisticated writer whose creative genius is unparalleled Gaiman entrances with his literary alchemy transporting us deep into the realm of imagination where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent Full of wonder and terror surprises and amusements Trigger Warning is a treasury of delights that engage the mind stir the heart and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day more
Six days ago astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars Now he s sure he ll be the first person to die there After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he s alive and even if he could get word out his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive Chances are though he won t have time to starve to death The damaged machinery unforgiving environment or plain-old human error are much more likely to kill him first But Mark isn t ready to give up yet Drawing on his ingenuity his engineering skills and a relentless dogged refusal to quit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him
A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons Dragons creatures including dragons giants mind flayers and beholders a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures The monsters contained herein are culled from the D D game s illustrious history with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment Dungeons Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry digital as well as analog This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide The second of three core rulebooks this book details all manner of creatures that characters might encounter over the course of their adventures An essential resource for Dungeon Masters to use in populating any type of challenge they might contrive for their players Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game
From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased Axl and Beatrice a couple of elderly Britons decide that now is the time finally for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years the son they can scarcely remember They know they will face many hazards some strange and otherworldly but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior his orphan charge and a knight each of them like Axl and Beatrice lost in some way to his own past but drawn inexorably toward the comfort and the burden of the fullness of a life s memories Sometimes savage sometimes mysterious always intensely moving Kazuo Ishiguro s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory a resonant tale of love vengeance and war
Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Dungeon Master s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy Inside you ll find world-building tools tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures optional game rules hundreds of classic D D magic items and much more The third of three core rulebooks this book contains tools a Dungeon Master needs to provide captivating stories and game play An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to engage in both adventure and world creation with rules guidelines and sage advice from the game s experts Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game
I did have fantastic hearing mostly by virtue of being blind But that couldn t actually mean that he s trying to tell me I have super powers right Because that would be ridiculous It wasn t the sex talk he expected Phillip Sallinger s dad has told him he s a custodian--a guardian--and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis He ll learn to move objects with his mind Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he s assigned to a special ed class for disabled empowered kids he suddenly feels like an outsider Bullied threatened and betrayed Phillip struggles even as he and his friends--calling themselves the Ables--find ways to maximize their powers to overcome their disabilities and are the first to identify the growing evil threatening humanity As vital custodians disappear and the custodian leadership is mired in indecision a mysterious and powerful figure taunts Phillip and the enemy is poised to strike But what if the next one who does all the multi-gifted custodian predicted to come is one of the Ables The Ables is a fast-paced captivating debut novel from Jeremy Scott a bold new voice in fantasy and sci-fi and already a widely popular storyteller as co-creator and narrator of CinemaSins a YouTube channel... that has amassed more than 3 8 million subscribers in under two years more
Now in paperback the international bestselling romantic comedy bursting with warmth emotional depth and humor Entertainment Weekly featuring the oddly charming socially challenged genetics professor Don as he seeks true love The art of love is never a science Meet Don Tillman a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics who s decided it s time he found a wife In the orderly evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner a sixteen-page scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers the smokers the late arrivers Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project even if she is quite intelligent for a barmaid But Don is intrigued by Rosie s own quest to identify her biological father When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie and the realization that despite your best scientific efforts you don t find love it finds you Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional Graeme Simsion s distinctive debut navigates the choppy waters of adult relationships both romantic and platonic with a fresh... take USA TODAY Filled with humor and plenty of heart The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us no matter how we re wired just want to fit in Chicago Tribune more
Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art the full history of Hyrule the official chronology of the games and much more Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong Mario and The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link s adventures from the creators themselves As a bonus The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga Akira Himekawa
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