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The Steel Road 

Follow the journey of Hadj Yosef Khan as he travels the known world and beyond, discovering the weapons of far flung countries.  Embrace exotic weapons from Africa, Eastern Europe, India, China, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific.  

This book contains 50 illustrated exotic weapons, and 50 illustrated enchanted versions of those weapons.  Yes, 100 weapon illustrations done in sketchbook style, to give this book the feeling of a log book handed down from our narrator.  Each weapon description comes with stats for use with the 5th edition game mechanics, as well as narrative text that describes the adventures and struggles faced by Yosef.  Each enchanted weapon is a unique creation, suitable for questing for.  The narrative content provides an abundance of source material to draw from. 

This is the color edition:  color edition contains b/w sketch art and a color, faux-parchment background.  

The Black and white editions contain b/w sketch art and no background.

Art by: Zachary Viola

We want to thank the backers of our KickStarter campaign who made this book possible.  You are wonderful people!  Thank you for making it possible for this book to see print.

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Timothy B August 27, 2018 1:03 am UTC
Hi William. The file is over 400 MB for 126 pages. I've typically seen files sizes less than 1/4 that size for color books with similar page count. Would it be possible to optimize/compress the PDF? It's unusable as it currently is on my older tablet. Thanks in advance!
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William Q August 27, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
I'm looking into this. I'll update you as soon as I know more.
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Timothy B August 30, 2018 5:09 am UTC
The v4 compressed file is much easier on my tablet. Thanks!
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William Q August 30, 2018 5:22 am UTC
You're very welcome.
I hope you enjoy The Steel Road for years to come.
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Raymond W August 26, 2018 1:52 pm UTC
Your khopesh sounds very heavy at 4-6 lbs. Claymores typically weighed about that much:
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William Q August 26, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Thanks for your feedback Raymond.
The weights referenced in this book were derived from range of references. I have found sources citing the Khopesh as weighing as little 20 ounces to as much as 12 pounds. When I looked at museum relics from earlier periods I found weights around four pounds (a little less or a little more). Modern replicas can be found weighing in at a variety of weights (depending on what its made of, aluminum being far lighter while iron has more heft). I'm not a historian, but I have made my best effort with the data I found concerning each of these weapons.

I hope you find great use for The Steel Road in your game. Thanks again for your comments.
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This title was added to our catalog on August 25, 2018.