WORMSKIN

11/06/2013

One of my favorite local used book stores is closing shop...

And it's bumming me out. :(



Though I already had the SciFi Book Club omnibi, I managed to grab the first seven or so THIEVES' WORLD collections, plus Andrew Offut's SHADOWSPAWN -- all in really great condition. I don't know why these books don't get more talk/love from D&D fans. They're a great example of shared-world setting creation. I'd love to see the OSR pull something off along these lines. And maybe have it premiere in the pages of UNDERWORLD LORE?

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  1. My favorite fantasy series. And easy the most significant influence on my gaming style.

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  2. Mommy, what's wrong with the unicornses?

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  3. Two questions:
    1) I've not read any TW. If I only ever read one book, which should it be?; and
    2) would TW and this ( http://www.diffworlds.com/gamelords_thieves_guild.htm ) go together like peas and carrots or like nuts and gum?

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    1. 1) Definitely start with the s/t collection THIEVES' WORLD.
      2) I'm not familiar enough with THIEVES GUILD to say. Wouldn't mind being more familiar.

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    2. Thieves Guild really isn't much like Thieves World. Thieves Guild assumes a much more magic-infused world than Thieves World, for one thing, and has a wide array of player character races, from humans to elves to kobolds to centaurs.

      I like Thieves Guild, a lot, and while you COULD use it as the system for a Thieves World game, there isn't anything about it that makes it particularly suited for it. If you can, find Free City of Haven, which was a city supplement for Thieves Guild (and usable with most fantasy games, really). Only two of three parts of it were published, but the parts that did get published were fantastic, one of my favorite RPG cities.

      The Thieves World boxed set, usable with a lot of systems, is also worth tracking down, and really details Sanctuary quite well, at least as it is in the earlies books.

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    3. Thanks Dude.
      As luck has it, I'm currently waiting -- semi-patiently -- for my copies of Haven 1 & 2 to arrive in the mail.

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  4. Off-topic comment here: The bugbears in your banner are by Tramp, not Otus. That is all.--A Random Internet Jerkwad

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  5. Loved the first compilation, kept reading and got really tired after reading the third book.

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    1. Do you think the setting was too narrow/exhausted at that point?

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