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The Book of Lairs: Desolation is the sixth and penultimate book in the Book of Lairs series. This book consists of twelve lairs spread over two or more spreads, each with an accompanying map or two.

Each lair is mapped on to an area known as the Desolation, shown on the centre-spread of the book, but each lair is also themed (albeit loosely in some cases) on desolation, either by terrain, location, or situation. All lairs can be quite easily placed in an on-going campaign; jus drop them into a wilderness location and you're ready to go.

It reintroduces the Quiet Ones, a monster that first appeared in my first Book of Lairs, and uses monsters from the ACKS: Lairs & Encounters book, as well as core monsters from the core Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) rulebook; this book uses that game as its ruleset, although it is easily compatible with other fantasy games.

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Mamading C August 21, 2019 12:56 am UTC
According to the author's Patreon, the lairs in this book are "twelve larger locations themed around desolation."

Between that and the front cover that is the only page you can see in the full size preview, I presume that these are lairs you can find in the desert and other wastelands.
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Simon F August 21, 2019 8:44 am UTC
That is more or less correct. I've updated the description to explain further, and hopefully sorted out the previews too. You should be able to preview the whole book now.
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Mamading C August 21, 2019 1:09 pm UTC
Thanks, the additional paragraph provides some much needed context.

As for the previews, they don't seem to have updated at all. The quick preview is showing a couple of pages including the table of contents, so that's helpful. Full size preview is still only showing the cover.
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Simon F August 21, 2019 1:24 pm UTC
Hmm, that's annoying. I've made the necessary changes, so it should work. I'll have to ask for some tech help.
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