Monday, February 15, 2016

Looking for Patreons for my Tome of Tomes Patreon Project!

Heya all, looks like I've lost 4 supporters in the past month, so I probably need to do a bit of advertising about my Tome of Tomes Patreon project. Basically, every two weeks I put out 8 new Tome of Tomes entries and I'm requesting a $1 support for each batch of 8, so $2 per month. All of these Tomes are Open Game Content, so you're free to use them in your publications if you're a publisher. Below are the next 8 tomes in the list that I've been posting here at my blog, so you can get an idea of what's coming out twice monthly. Also, when I compile the Tomes into PDFs of 100 each, you get a free copy as a Patreon. Thanks to everyone who's currently supporting me and to those who've supported me in the past!

Halfling Pipeweeds
Author: Fortinbras Undertower
Race: Halfling
Dimensions: 16x16x2
Weight: 10 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Uncommon
Fields of Study: Demi-humankind, flora
Special Knowledge Categories: Law & customs, grasses & grains
Value: 75 gp

A thorough undertaking from a master pipeweed grower, many consider Halfling Pipeweeds the definitive book on the subject. Undertower’s 150+ years of growing, drying, ageing, and flavoring pipeweed are carefully displayed, as over 100 different types of pipeweed are illustrated and explained. As they saying goes, Halfling Pipeweeds covers the subject, “from seed to smoke.”


Deronian Furniture
Author: Harfig Theofos
Race: Human
Dimensions: 16x16x1
Weight: 5 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Common
Fields of Study: Humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: History, art & music
Value: 35 gp

The Deronian period of the Hefestian Empire was a time of intense ornamentation in clothing, architecture, music, interior design, and furniture. Deronian Furniture classifies the furniture of the period into 12 different styles, with 12 examples of each style. Included are woodworking plans for the traditional Deronian dining set, along with plans for the unusual self-playing enclosed lyre.


The Gnome Gnose
Author: Giberbald Gemget
Race: Gnome
Dimensions: 6x5x0.5
Weight: 1 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, vellum
Rarity: Common
Fields of Study: Demi-humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: Art & music
Value: 15 gp

The Gnome Gnose is a collection of tavern music and ribald lyricism. Gemget filled his work from the examples he experienced traveling in human lands for over a century and slightly modified them for his purposes. All of the songs have gnomes as their focus, most showing an unseemly focus upon the schnozzles of said demi-humans and having a generally derogatory message. However, that is only how it seems, for more intelligent and/or wiser listeners note that the protagonists in the songs are actually the butts of one clever Gnomish joke after another.


The Fire Giants of Mulaefiore
Author: Unknown
Race: Human (presumably)
Dimensions: 6x4x1
Weight: 1 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Uncommon
Fields of Study: Humanoids & giantkind
Special Knowledge Categories: History
Value: 15 gp

This brief work is the unorganized notes of an unknown observer. Over the course of six years, the author recorded the comings and goings of the fire giants around their massive ziggurat temple named Mulaefiore. Notable giants are described and named (although their real names are unknown) and even illustrated in a shaky hand. The age of the work is unknown.


The Inhabitants of the Brunal Forest
Author: Tobler Jasperson
Race: Gnome
Dimensions: 14x12x2.5
Weight: 7 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, vellum
Rarity: Uncommon
Fields of Study: Humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: Languages, law & customs
Value: 45 gp

The ill-fated Jasperson spent 34 years as a slave to a series of indigenous peoples within the fearful Brunal Forest. During his long captivity, he mastered three of their languages and learned many of their laws and customs. When he finally escaped (from a surprise sortie from the nomadic peoples that live south of the forest) he capitalized upon his hardship and produced this canonical work. Several different translations exist, with Common being the most prevalent.


On Goldsmithing
Author: Gunnar Goldmane
Race: Dwarf
Dimensions: 8x10x3.5
Weight: 11 lbs.
Materials: Gorgonskin-bound, stoneboard, parchment, iron clasp and lock
Rarity: Rare
Fields of Study: Demi-humankind, physical universe
Special Knowledge Categories: Art & music, geology & mineralogy
Value: 120 gp

This tome travels the length of the life of gold: from discovery and harvest, to purification and finished product. A thick work, it compiles centuries of dwarven knowledge into usable information.  Of particular note are the intricate drawings of the various rope gold forms, many of which are of uniquely ancient dwarven manufacture. The production of On Goldsmithing resulted in the ostracization of Goldmane after copies were found outside of Skaraborg. Exiled and penniless, he went and lived among humans for the short remainder of his life where he penned the work Skaraborg as a failed attempt at reconciliation.  Dwarves look poorly upon non-dwarves who own this tome.


Arms and Armor of the Hempodo
Author: Hurfan Tiaphines
Race: Human
Dimensions: 12x10x1.5
Weight: 20 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, brassboard, vellum, brass clasps and lock
Rarity: Rare
Fields of Study: Humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: Law & customs
Value: 255 gp

Tiaphines spent his long life in an area of the world that is typically fatal to outsiders. During his long stint among the peoples of the Hempodo jungle, he created an essential text. Arms and Armor of the Hempodo is tour-de-force analysis of hundreds of different arms and armor used by the basic peoples of the Hempodo. Intricate description and illuminations bring the dangerous subject to life.
   

The Velyvya River Basin
Author: Emirag Vargol
Race: Human
Dimensions: 10x4x1.5
Weight: 4lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Rare
Fields of Study: Humankind, physical universe
Special Knowledge Categories: Law & customs, geography
Value: 75 gp

This oddly-shaped book is a length-by-length map/gazetteer of over 650 miles of the Velyvya river basin. Settlements are described, along with their peoples and their customs. Although a bit dated, The Velyvya River Basin is still a useful book for anyone seeking transport or trade along the great river.

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