Download Free RuneQuest Monsters PDF by Richard Ford Full Book and published by Mongoose Publishing. This book was released on 2007-04-18 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential addition to the new and growing RuneQuest range, this book brings the unique creatures and monsters of the classic roleplaying game to life. From Ducks and Broo to Dragonewts and Trollkin, RuneQuest Monsters provides detailed descriptions and games rules for Games Masters to use in their own scenarios. Extra rules are included that will allow players to use any monster race within as the basis of their own characters, finally permitting them to play a Duck Assassin, Elven Ranger or Broo Raider. The perfect addition to the new RuneQuest RPG, this book contains a veritable horde of beasties that will challenge adventurers of any experience, from humble Ducks to the awesome Dragons. Covering both Gloranthan creatures and 'standard' fantasy monsters, RuneQuest Monsters is the ultimate adversaries guide for any Games Master. This book also includes rules for using any of the Monsters within as a new race for the players' own characters, and it compiles a whole new list of Traits, permitting Games Masters to begin creating their own, very varied creatures. Players will be kept on their toes as a whole new range of opponents starts beating down their door!
Download Free Runequest PDF by Matthew Sprange Full Book and published by Mongoose Publishing. This book was released on 2006-08 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the greatest roleplaying games of all time comes back in a new edition designed for the 21st Century! Building on the previous editions of the game, the all new RuneQuest system has been developed under the watchful eyes of Messrs Stafford and Perrin, and has been subjected to the longest and most open playtesting period that any Mongoose game has been through. Released as a 100-page hardback book, priced at $19.95, RuneQuest gives players all the core rules they need to begin playing - indeed, with the monsters included in this book, Games Masters can construct complete scenarios with this single tome.
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Download Free Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones - Student Edition PDF by Helen Young Full Book and published by Cambria Press. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Note: this is an abridged version of the book with references removed.The complete edition is also available on this website. From advertisements to amusement parks, themed restaurants, and Renaissance fairs twenty-first century popular culture is strewn with reimaginings of the Middle Ages. They are nowhere more prevalent, however, than in the films, television series, books, and video games of speculative genres: fantasy and science fiction. Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies and George R. R. Martin's multimedia Game of Thrones franchise are just two of the most widely known and successful fantasy conglomerates of recent decades. Medievalism has often been understood as a defining feature of fantasy, and as the antithesis of science fiction, but such constructs vastly underestimate the complexities of both genres and their interactions. "Medieval" has multiple meanings in fantasy and science fiction, which shift with genre convention, and which bring about their own changes as authors and audiences engage with what has gone before in the recent and deeper pasts. Earlier volumes have examined some of the ways in which contemporary popular culture re-imagines the Middle Ages, offering broad overviews, but none considers fantasy, science fiction, or the two together. The focused approach of this collection provides a directed pathway into the myriad medievalisms of modern popular culture. By engaging directly with genre(s), this book acknowledges that medievalist creative texts and practices do not occur in a vacuum, but are shaped by multiple cultural forces and concerns; medievalism is never just about the Middle Ages.
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Download Free Role-Playing Games of Japan PDF by Björn-Ole Kamm Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-08-28 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book engages non-digital role-playing games—such as table-top RPGs and live-action role-plays—in and from Japan, to sketch their possibilities and fluidities in a global context. Currently, non-digital RPGs are experiencing a second boom worldwide and are increasingly gaining scholarly attention for their inter-media relations. This study concentrates on Japan, but does not emphasise unique Japanese characteristics, as the practice of embodying an RPG character is always contingently realised. The purpose is to trace the transcultural entanglements of RPG practices by mapping four arenas of conflict: the tension between reality and fiction; stereotypes of escapism; mediation across national borders; and the role of scholars in the making of role-playing game practices.
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Download Free J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia PDF by Michael D. C. Drout Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2007 with total page 810 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature
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Download Free The Elusive Shift PDF by Jon Peterson Full Book and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2020-12-22 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How the early Dungeons & Dragons community grappled with the nature of role-playing games, theorizing a new game genre. When Dungeon & Dragons made its debut in the mid-1970s, followed shortly thereafter by other, similar tabletop games, it sparked a renaissance in game design and critical thinking about games. D&D is now popularly considered to be the first role-playing game. But in the original rules, the term "role-playing" is nowhere to be found; D&D was marketed as a war game. In The Elusive Shift, Jon Peterson describes how players and scholars in the D&D community began to apply the term to D&D and similar games--and by doing so, established a new genre of games.