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Fire On The Velvet Horizon


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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Martin N May 18, 2023 3:43 pm UTC
When the book arrived this week, I just had time for a quick look and selected three entries to read at random -- and was blown away as they were not only evocative, but highly gameable. With such dark creatures, authors occasionally make the mistake of making them super-powerful, but this is not the case here. I can easily imagine putting these into a wilderness area, a random encounter table or at the heart of an entire adventure, too. Stellar work!
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Pete W September 16, 2021 3:53 am UTC
In case you're in the same spot I was before I got this, the POD from Peechu or Lulu appears to be quite a bit better than the one available through drivethru. No fault to the authors as I understand this is pretty much out of their hands.

The book of course is fantastic and I thoroughly recommend picking it up.
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Jeremy H November 04, 2020 1:41 am UTC
Any chance of a PDF release? Shipping to my location is prohibitively expensive. But, I can get stuff printed at a reasonable price.
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Denny P October 17, 2020 5:26 pm UTC
So this book is super dope! I saw the review on Questing Beast awhile ago and finally got to pick it up for myself. This is exactly what I want out of a monster manual. I want ideas for how things should move or behave. I want the flexibility to put them into whatever system I am currently playing in. It sparks creativity and I am in love. The art is fantastic (though might not be for everyone) and I really enjoy the writing process (that is described in the forward). Basically Scrap Princess drew a bunch of pictures then Patrick Stuart wrote the monsters around that. I am assuming there was some refinement after.

There are a few issues here though. There are MANY grammar issues even in the first couple pages. However, Patrick was kind enough to mention this in the forward so feel free to shake your fist at the sky while reading it and curse his name.
Secondly, I think the font is a little too small. At 36 I wouldn't consider myself a curmudgeon but I found the text a bit small and occasionally...See more
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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
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.