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Fire On The Velvet Horizon

Fire On The Velvet Horizon

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Hardcover, Premium Color Book (8.5" x 11")
$39.99

A new hardback, U.S. Letter Sized prints using Drivethru's highest quality PoD paper stock for the deepest possible blacks available through that service.

So now available in;

Luxury Eochian Wyrm Edition - Peecho 

Fuse Meister Edition - Drivethru (this one)

and Shameful Beast Edition - Lulu.

This has all the additional backmatter previously only available in the Luxury Peecho edition;

  • Blastitsu: an Introduction, Curseling Riddles,
  • Command Structure of the Navarch of Acht,
  • Report on the Palace of Iksladzord (partialy redacted),
  • Play fragment from the Nightmare Sea,
  • An Announcement from the Judge Who's Court is the Air, Lord of the Pathless World.
  • Dust Storm falling with Dusk - a view from Quarst
  • The Wyrm Rise - depiction of the Eochian Wyrm

A book of monsters written by Patrick Stuart and based off drawings previously provided by Scrap Princess.

The book is hand assembled and that is probably a nightmare if you like clean graphic layout and white spaces, oh and the font size might provide difficulties for readers who have trouble with that kind of thing so click on preview to see if it is a good thing for you. There is about 100 monsters all co-sharing an implied setting , but each can easily used apart from it. It includes an appendix with some other miscellany about the monsters and the world. It can be enjoyed as some weird piece of experimental fiction as well being used to give you bizarre newness for your world creation

"I'll just say that anyone who has any interest in monsters, weird fiction, or the stranger, more conceptually ambitious end of roleplaying games should really, really get themselves a copy. You won't regret it."

"Well, Fire on the Velvet Horizon for the most part manages to completely do away with the "this with a this" formula, and that is just about the highest praise I can possibly think of for a monster book."

"Fire on the Velvet Horizon is a monster book, but that description seems reductive. Scrap Princess and Patrick Stuart have produced something very avante garde and truly unique."

"I read a lot of fiction, and the creativity here is on par with some of the masters. Gene Wolfe displays this kind of creativity in his novels. Borges describes the type of hells these creatures inhabit in passing. McCarthy has the type of poetic turn that takes your mind from where it is and puts it somewhere you are not. This is what the book does."

"Patrick Stuart & Scrap Princess' Fire on the Velvet Horizon and Rafael Chandler & Gennifer Bone's Lusus Naturae have redefined the monster bestiary for role-playing games and have basically made every single other such book boring, backwards, and useless."


 
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Brian B July 31, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
I can't seem to locate the Contessa bundle, that event/special seems to be over. Can someone point me towards the current method of purchasing this product?
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Kirt D July 27, 2017 6:03 pm UTC
So, what's the reason for the price hike to $1000?!
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Christopher A June 30, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
I was wondering why the ConTessa bundle list price was $1,167, and then I saw the price of this...
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Michael S June 11, 2016 10:24 pm UTC
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One Bookshelf doesn't offer Premium Heavyweight printing in A4?
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Andrew M March 10, 2016 6:01 pm UTC
Pretty neat presentation. Cool video and an honest take upfront about price and quality. I won't be a buyer because it's not my thing, but well done.
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This title was added to our catalog on February 26, 2016.