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The Nameless Grimoire

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The Nameless Grimoire is a supplement for The Nightmares Underneath (and other old school fantasy role-playing games) that covers all things magical, including:

  • 9 new character types: Avatar, Battle Wizard, Blood Caster, Chaos Mage, Druid, Mystic, Shadowsneak, Spellslinger, and Witch.
  • A new random equipment table for wizards and spellcasting characters.
  • More example magic items.
  • Rules for divine patrons and six example patrons covering all 5 alignments: Asklepios the Healer, the Crawling Chaos, the Dreamer in the Deep, Mog-Mnogoth the Opener of Ways, Sacred Geometry, and Yuhannah the Revealer.
  • 666 spells and dozens of variations, arranged in 33 spell schools (with simple guidelines for specialist caster), as well as a single d1000 table.
  • A short bestiary of new monsters mentioned in the spells, including demons, elementals, golems, and several types of supernatural reptiles.
  • Random spell name tables and random wizard name tables.

The Nameless Grimoire includes all the spellcasting rules from The Nightmares Underneath core rulebook, so you can use these rules with other games. Though this book is written for The Nightmares Underneath, you don’t need to be playing that game to use them.

The pdf is Digest sized pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, while the print version is US Trade sized, 6 x 9 inches.

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Rod B June 03, 2020 2:58 am UTC
The dust jacket hardcovers are no longer available from the previous POD source :( , will you be printing them via DTRPG or will they be available via the previous system later?
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Johnstone M June 05, 2020 1:14 pm UTC
Lulu recently did a site revision that was not entirely smooth, so I have to check all my titles there to make sure they are okay before I put them back up for sale. That should hopefully be soon. Once The Nameless Grimoire is updated to the 2nd edition rules, that will probably be available in print here on DTRPG as well.
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Rod B June 13, 2020 1:11 am UTC
Thanks, Johnstone, I'll keep an eye out.
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Maciej R June 15, 2020 8:03 am UTC
I think books on Lulu might be region-locked. I am from Europe and I cannot make any order from them. I have no problem ordering printed materials from drivethrough, however.
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Ralf N May 26, 2020 10:48 pm UTC
Hi Johnstone, love your stuff!

Are there any gotchas or other things to be aware of when using this with 2nd Edition TNU?
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Johnstone M May 28, 2020 11:14 pm UTC
Hi Ralf,
Most things should work just fine. Effects that de-memorize a spell should cause spell corruption instead. With the new static Disposition rules, most spells that cause 1dX + caster level damage should lose the level bonus and spells that do 1dX per level damage should be just a die (or two) + caster level. And you might have to change some of the sorcerous professions to match the new Wizard, but that's about it I think!
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Ralf N May 29, 2020 6:21 pm UTC
Ok, great! Thanks!
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Maciej R May 22, 2020 2:04 pm UTC
Again, can we expect Print on Demand version? I wanted to order directly from US, but 40 dollar shipping fee is just too much for a single $60 book.
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Matthew S February 11, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Will there be a preview?
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Johnstone M February 13, 2018 11:25 am UTC
Thanks for the reminder! I added a 47-page preview. See the "publisher preview" link just below the cover image thumbnail.
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Matthew S February 20, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Whoa! Now that's a preview! Cheers!
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Johnstone M January 31, 2018 9:08 pm UTC
A print option is coming soon! It just takes a long time for the proofs to get to me in Canada, so small problems mean extra-long delays. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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Jarad C January 18, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Also curious about POD, if the option is incoming?
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December 28, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
When will this get a POD version?
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