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Funnest RPG setting or module to read

Discussion in 'The Gazebo' started by Swigen, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Swigen Learned

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    What’s your favorite setting or module to just read? The book you constantly take off the shelf to glance at even when you aren’t currently running said setting. I’m booooored and am looking for good crap to look at.
     
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  2. nikolokolus Arcane

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    I guess it all depends on what I'm running. In general I'm more apt to mine setting books for ideas, since I usually re-purpose and cannibalize everything I own anyway. But, I do go back and read a few things over and over because they are well written and are full of variety.

    Old Stuff:
    Stormbringer 5th ed. (mostly the setting and bestiary sections)
    Stormbringer: Rogue Mistress adventure
    Pavis & Big Rubble
    Griffin Mountain
    Warhammer Enemy Within campaign books
    Thieves World boxed set

    New Stuff:
    Dungeon Crawl Classic RPG modules (almost of them are great and easy to pull apart and re-use)
    Tome of Adventure Design by Matt Finch
    Dolmenwood setting zines
    Monster Island (Design Mechanism)
    Mythic Britain (Design Mechanism)
    Veins of the Earth
    Vornheim
    Carcosa

    Non-RPG books:
    The Compleat Discworld Atlas
    The Glass Harmonica
     
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  3. Curratum Arbiter

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    DCC modules so much!
     
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  4. Black_Willow Arcane

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    Toon.
     
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  5. FritzedProcess Savant

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    Paranoia, Cyberpunk 2020, Eclipse Phase, Degenesis and L5R are the kind that I'd read even when not running games. Paranoia just for the laughs, and the others because I really liked the setting.

    Edit: and Heavy Gear. I found the setting very cool some 18 years ago and was very much into it, but I haven't looked at it in a while.
     
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  6. Apostle Hand Learned Possibly Retarded

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  7. zapotec Learned

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    the planescape books are good
     
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