Sharpen Your Blade and Watch Your Back!
Since 1979, Sanctuary has been the nastiest, ugliest, and grittiest city in fantasy fiction. It is a place appropriately nicknamed "Thieves' World." The fourteen anthologies of the Thieves' World series and the Sanctuary novel by Lynn Abbey have detailed this dark and dangerous city and the world in which it exists, through the literary voices of some of the most influential authors in modern fantasy fiction!
Now, Sanctuary is yours to explore with the Thieves' World Player's Manual, the definitive 3rd Era guide for creating characters and playing in this classic and vibrant fantasy setting. Inside this book, you'll find:
- A detailed primer of Sanctuary including overviews of the various neighborhoods and the people living there.
- An all new culture and background system to provide the ultimate flexibility for character creation, with over 14 cultures and over 20 backgrounds, from prizefighter to merchant to soldier.
- New Thieves' World-appropriate base classes such as the learned savant, powerful godsworn, and the dreaded witch.
- Over a dozen new prestige classes, each bringing to life a different aspect of the Thieves' World stories. Take on the oath of the Sacred Bander, join the Blue Star Adepts, or train to be a fearsome Hazard Mage!
- New skills and feats like Gamble, Crippler's Eye, Witchblooded, and Touch the Otherworld.
- Full rules for infection, severe wounds, and massive damage, all reflecting the deadly world of the anthologies.
- Who you are and who you know matters in Sanctuary. The Thieves' World Player's Manual provides new rules for character reputations and contacts.
- An all-new evocative magic system that captures the elusive--and often dangerous--nature of magic in the Thieves' World anthologies. Also included are rules for crafting new magic items, such as the focus and matrix.
- Extensive new rules for bestowing curses, a form of magic that even the lowliest beggar can wield...for a price.
- Over 20 new domains like Inspiration and Night, and details on the gods of Sanctuary and the wider world.
- Top-notch art from some of the industry's best, including Kent Burles, Ilya Astrakhan, Toren "Macbin" Atkinson, and Mike Vilardi.
- A Tale of Two Cities, a brand new Thieves' World short story written by Lynn Abbey.
Explore the Maze, enjoy the delights of the Street of Red Lanterns, or take part in the fight against Dyareela's cultists. The dark and dangerous streets of Sanctuary hold both great reward and dangers beyond imagination. The Thieves' World Player's Manual is your gateway to adventure!
While the Thieves' World Player's Manual contains all the basic tools you need for adventuring in Sanctuary, it is just the first book in a series detailing this most dangerous of fantasy cities. The series continues with a tale of death and intrigue in Murder at the Vulgar Unicorn, and the deeper secrets of Thieves' World are explored in Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuary. Finally, the Thieves' World Gazetteer expands the scope to take in the wider world.
The World of Sanctuary Awaits You!
The product uses material from the v3.5 revision.
- PDF Features:
- Linked Table of Contents
- Created from source files - not a scanned PDF
- Gold Vendor Updates*
- Best with Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 or later
- Edition Credits:
- Design: Lynn Abbey, Gary Astleford, Patrick O'Duffy, and Robert J. Schwalb
- Editing: Scott Fitzgerald Gray
- Proofreading: Robert J. Schwalb, Nicole Lindroos
- Development: Robert J. Schwalb
- Art Direction and Graphic Design: Hal Mangold
- Interior Art: Ilya Astrakhan, Toren “Macbin” Atkinson, Kent Burles, Jonathan Kirtz, Pat Loboyko, Manoel Moreira, Mike Vilardi
- Cover Art: James Ryman
- Cartography: Rob Lazzaretti
- Executive Producer: Chris Pramas
- Green Ronin Staff: Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, Chris Pramas, Evan Sass, Marc Schmalz, and Robert J. Schwalb
- Playtesters: Sam Adams, Tony Altiere, Nick Appleby, Kacey "Kc" Arnold, Joe Baker, Bryce Barrow, Adam Blackwood, Doug Buck, Christian B. Carey, Marlene Carey, Tyler Carey, Jacob Chabot, Martin Chamberlin, Eric Charles, Pat Collins, Jeff Curtis, Travis T. Dale, John Double, Gareth Edel, Stephan Edel, Phil Ekstrand, Robert Eldridge, Brian Fallehey, Tim Ferree, John French, Eric Garcia, Jan-Philipp Gürtler, Brian Gute, Barry Hales, Jim Hart, Kristian Hartmann, Joe Holesinger, Mark Hugo, Rosemary James, Billy Kelch II, Eva Klein, Matthew Klein, Zak Kauffman, Dave Lawrence, Romesh Lhakan, Zach Lint, Veronica Lustre, Andrew McCool, Bob McDonald, Chris Middleton, Russell Moore, Muir Murdoch, Michael B. Pierce, Steve Rushing, Jim Sales, Clemens Schäfer, Conrad Schäfer, Nick Seaman, John Slaughter, Richard Temple, Dave Vershaw, Aaron Wamsley, Jennifer Wamsley, Lydia Wedge, Marc Wiener
- Demo Link Details:
- These four pages from Chapter Four: Classes give you the low-down on the Crime Lord and the Gladiator. But don't get cocky just because you have a little insider info, pal--these guys are still just as dangerous to you as everyone else in Sanctuary is.
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