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The Book of Contemporary Magical Places is 140 pages of modern, seemingly mundane, locations that are imbued with magical power. Some are quite minor; A a haunted street, a subway platform that can translocate, but some are spectacular, or dangerously malevolent. From minor corners of the planet to Earth shattering pocket universes, these places are there for you to use as a Gamesmaster in your modern, horror, or superhero campaigns.

Using the same easy to follow system from The Book of Contemporary Magical Things, we've classified the magical power levels of the 84 places in this book, ranging from Mina (very minor cantrip like things) to Cosmica (items that can alter the heavens, change the alignment of planets and so on). Each entry's description also contains colour-coded text, designed to allow a GM to easily pickup on beneficial, detrimental, and just plain interesting effects from each location.

Also Included

  • A chapter on curators - groups and individuals with their own agendas for the magical places in this world.
  • A chapter on "conjuctions," - magical combinations that occur when magical items are brought into/used in conjuction with magical places.
  • Three maps showing the locations of many of the magical places found throughout the world.

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Steven W January 13, 2020 9:21 pm UTC
The bookmarks in MP-Repair_5.pdf have vanished. Is it possible to have them recreated?
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John F December 04, 2019 10:10 pm UTC
Any chance this will be available in softcover, like the Book of Contemporary Magical Things?
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Stacie W October 17, 2019 8:03 pm UTC
This I'd so love as a print book. This sounds like very useful for urban fantasy novel writing.
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Chitin P October 17, 2019 8:58 pm UTC
We’ve ordered the physical proof copies and as soon as they arrive and pass inspection, this book will be available in both hard and soft cover versions.
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John S September 07, 2019 1:30 am UTC
Even just one page of one location would do.
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Chitin P September 08, 2019 11:09 pm UTC
Due to the length of a lot of the location entries, I've expanded the "Full-Size Preview" to include the first four. I hope that'll give you a decent idea of what to expect with the rest, and thank you for suggesting that we include some of the locations for people to look at.
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John S September 07, 2019 12:17 am UTC
Would love to see at least one "magical place" to get a feel for it. Preview too tiny to read. Preview of contents, opening illustration, etc. is not helpful in that regard. Thanks.
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Chitin P September 07, 2019 12:20 am UTC
We’d actually just started discussing putting a few examples/summaries of some in the product description (as well as doing the same for TBoCMT). Give me a day or two and I’ll be sure to get it done.
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Andrew B September 06, 2019 9:46 pm UTC
I would love to read a preview of this book to see how useful it would be in my games.

Thanks in advance.
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Chitin P September 06, 2019 10:24 pm UTC
Previews have been enabled! Thanks for letting us know we had missed those two check boxes, and if you like what you see and decide to purchase it, there's another book in the series out already as well: The Book of Contemporary Magical Things
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This title was added to our catalog on September 06, 2019.