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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
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
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
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
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
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
Take a stand against the giants in this adventure for the world s greatest roleplaying game Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur s Gate Where is the storm giant King Hekaton who is tasked with keeping order among the giants The humans dwarves elves and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic the giants weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants own power against them To defeat giants you need to be giant
Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English Chicago TribuneAldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century and Brave New World is his masterpiece From the author of The Doors of Perception Island and countless other works of fiction non-fiction philosophy and poetry comes this powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations Brave New World remains absolutely relevant to this day as both a cautionary dystopian tale in the vein of the George Orwell classic 1984 and as thought-provoking thoroughly satisfying entertainment
New York Times Bestseller Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope Jerusalem is the tale of everything told from a vanished gutter In the epic novel Jerusalem Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton UK In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England s Saxon capital eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects Embedded in the grubby amber of the district s narrative among its saints kings prostitutes and derelicts a different kind of human time is happening a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrol-colored puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them Employing a kaleidoscope of literary forms and styles that ranges from brutal social realism to extravagant children s fantasy from the modern stage drama to the extremes of science fiction Jerusalem s dizzyingly rich cast of characters includes the living the dead the celestial and the infernal in an intricately woven tapestry that presents a vision of an absolute and timeless human reality in all of its exquisite comical and heartbreaking splendor In... these pages lurk demons from the second-century Book of Tobit and angels with golden blood who reduce fate to a snooker tournament Vagrants prostitutes and ghosts rub shoulders with Oliver Cromwell Samuel Beckett James Joyce s tragic daughter Lucia and Buffalo Bill among many others There is a conversation in the thunderstruck dome of St Paul s Cathedral childbirth on the cobblestones of Lambeth Walk an estranged couple sitting all night on the cold steps of a Gothic church front and an infant choking on a cough drop for eleven chapters An art exhibition is in preparation and above the world a naked old man and a beautiful dead baby race along the Attics of the Breath toward the heat death of the universe An opulent mythology for those without a pot to piss in through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth poverty and our threadbare millennium They discuss English as a visionary language from John Bunyan to James Joyce hold forth on the illusion of mortality post-Einstein and insist upon the meanest slum as Blake s eternal holy city 1 map 3 illustrationsmore
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