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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
The seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author soon to be a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss Samira Wiley and Joseph Fiennes Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because in an age of declining births Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable Offred can remember the days before when she lived and made love with her husband Luke when she played with and protected her daughter when she had a job money of her own and access to knowledge But all of that is gone now Funny unexpected horrifying and altogether convincing The Handmaid s Tale is at once scathing satire dire warning and literary tour de force
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this definitive novel readers will follow Thrawn s rise to power uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising The Last Command and beyond But Thrawn s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious Now in Star Wars Thrawn Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power and infamy
Introducing an instant classic master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction Now he turns his attention back to the source presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales In Norse Mythology Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon Odin the highest of the high wise daring and cunning Thor Odin s son incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods and Loki son of a giant blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities dwarfs and giants Once when Thor s hammer is stolen Thor must disguise himself as a woman difficult with his beard and huge appetite to steal it back More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir the most sagacious of gods is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry The work culminates in Ragnarok the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people Through Gaiman s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely... competitive natures their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again more
Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40 year history of Dungeons Dragons Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed The seeds of these stories now rest in your hands D D s most storied dungeons are now part of your modern repertoire of adventures Enjoy and remember to keep a few spare character sheets handy DREAD TALES TOLD IN THE DEAD OF NIGHTWhen the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms and even from other worlds spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan the barkeep of the Yawning Portal are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D D multiverse and these tales have been collected into a single volume For use with the fifth edition Player s Handbook Monster Manual and Dungeon Master s Guide this book provides fans with adventures magic items and deadly monsters all of which have been updated to the fifth edition rules Explore seven deadly dungeons in this adventure supplement for the world s greatest... roleplaying game Tales from the Yawning Portal Includes the Following Adventures Against the GiantsDead in ThayForge of FuryHidden Shrine of TamoachanSunless CitadelTomb of HorrorsWhite Plume Mountainmore
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
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 worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K VAUGHAN The War for Phang is an epic self-contained SAGA event Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families combat and the refugee experience Collects issues 37 through 42
Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle the world s most powerful internet company she feels she s been given the opportunity of a lifetime The Circle run out of a sprawling California campus links users personal emails social media banking and purchasing with their universal operating system resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces the towering glass dining facilities the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work she is thrilled with the company s modernity and activity There are parties that last through the night there are famous musicians playing on the lawn there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO Mae can t believe her luck her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world even as life beyond the campus grows distant even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public What... begins as the captivating story of one woman s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense raising questions about memory history privacy democracy and the limits of human knowledge more
Immerse yourself in monster lore in this supplement for the world s greatest roleplaying game This is NOT just another Monster Manual Volo s Guide to Monsters provides something exciting for players and Dungeon Masters everywhere A deep dive into the lore behind some of D D s most popular and iconic monsters Dozens of monsters new to the fifth edition to include in your epic adventures New playable races to allow you to build characters to fit nearly any type of story in your D D game The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and he s written a fantastical dissertation covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms Unfortunately the Sage of Shadowdale himself Elminster doesn t believe Volo gets some of the important details quite right Don t miss out as Volo and Elminster square off academically speaking of course to illuminate the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure Uncover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society what is the origin of the bizarre froghemoth or how to avoid participating in the ghastly reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille Dungeon Masters and players will get some much-needed guidance as you plan your next venture traipsing about some dusty old ruin in... search of treasure lore and let s not forget dangerous creatures whose horns claws fangs heads or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room If you survive Research has never been so dangerous more
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