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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
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
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
Get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the first two seasons of Outlander with this official fully illustrated companion to the hit Starz television series based on the bestselling novels It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon s bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser have eagerly followed Now the must-watch drama has inspired this must-have guide which reveals that it takes a village or perhaps a Scottish isle to bring the breathtaking world of Outlander to life in front of our eyes Spanning the first two seasons of the Starz network sensation The Making of Outlander leads readers behind the scenes and straight into the action as cast members writers producers musicians costume designers set decorators technicians and more share the many adventures and challenges they face to make this sweeping saga come alive on the screen In exclusive interviews the show s stars including Caitriona Balfe Claire Sam Heughan Jamie and Tobias Menzies Frank Randall Black Jack Randall discuss the daunting task of embodying some of fiction s most beloved characters and satisfying the high expectations of... devoted Outlander readers Executive producer and showrunner Ronald D Moore looks at the inner workings of the writers room shares his crew s travels to the authentic overseas locations and chronicles the brainstorming building breakneck pacing and boundless energy that make everything from the show s architecture to its outfits period-perfect In addition the book examines all the Outlander episodes through exclusive interviews with their writers and directors providing fascinating facts into the making of each hour Best of all The Making of Outlander offers a veritable feast of lavish photographs including an array of images spotlighting the stars in all their characters grandeur and up-close personal portraits Featuring an introduction by Diana Gabaldon herself this magnificent insider s look at the world of the Outlander TV series is the companion all fans will want by their side more
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 FOR 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
View our feature on George Orwell s 1984 Written in 1948 1984 was George Orwell s chilling prophecy about the future And while 1984 has come and gone Orwell s narrative is timelier than ever 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish No one can deny the power of this novel its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers or the resiliency of its admonitions a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time
Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R R Martin s landmark series this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones featuring gorgeous full-page artwork as well as black-and-white illustrations in every chapter revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon And now the mystery intrigue romance and adventure of this magnificent saga come to life as never before A GAME OF THRONES A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE BOOK ONE With a special foreword by John Hodgman Winter is coming and in the frozen wastes to the North sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom s protective Wall At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to Sweeping from a region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty here is a tale rife with plots and counterplots tragedy and betrayal victory and terror as each faction endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts the game of thrones
In the year 2044 reality is an ugly place The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS Wade s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world s digital confines puzzles that are based on their creator s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize The race is on and if Wade s going to survive he ll have to win and confront the real world he s always been so desperate to escape
In her twenty-fifth adventure vampire hunter and necromancer Anita Blake learns that evil is in the eye of the beholder Anita has never seen Damian her vampire servant in such a state The rising sun doesn t usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs Instead he s being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats And now with Damian at his most vulnerable Anita needs him the most The vampire who created him who subjected him to centuries of torture might be losing control allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind s few strict taboos Some say love is a great motivator but hatred gets the job done too And when Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage Damian will be at their side even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from a place that couldn t be less welcoming to a vampire an assassin and a necromancer Ireland