Cugel's Compendium of Indispensable Advantages

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9780953998043: Cugel's Compendium of Indispensable Advantages

We have made this book indispensable for purely commercial reasons. It contains Arcane Items of Obvious Utility such as the Mutable Deck; Fashions, Fripperies, and Distracting Baubles and a new power, the Tweak. A Tweak lets you spend points in an ability and gain a distinct temporary advantage. Persuade your mount to eat a rival's hat using the Riding tweak, ""There's Turnips In It For You"" or negate another's social error with the Ettiquette tweak ""Please Forgive My Companion, Who Was Dropped At Birth"". GMs and players alike will find this book, well indispensable.

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Robin D. Laws is a writer and game designer. His roleplaying game designs for Pelgrane Press include The Dying Earth, The Esoterrorists¸ Mutant City Blues and Skulduggery . His other roleplaying game designs include Feng Shui , HeroQuest and Og: Unearthed Edition. Among Robins six novels are Pierced Heart, The Rough and the Smooth, and Freedom Phalanx. Always ready to take an intriguing career detour, his various past projects include collectible card games, computer games, and comic books. Google his name to find his blog, a cavalcade of hobby games, film, culture, narrative structure and gun-toting avians.

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Cugel's Compendium of Indispensable Advantages is exactly that -- a solid, but slim volume of all things useful in enhancing the basic game of The Dying Earth RPG. It is especially useful for Cugel-level games, though there is nothing to stop more powerful characters perusing its contents. Further, its concentration upon the pettifogger, the con artist or trickster, pettifogger, swindler, fraudster, shyster and the like, means that it becomes a useful fund of information upon a subject that few games cover --Matthew Pook, rpg.net

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