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Welcome to “100 Oddities for an Arcane Academy,” the latest entry in Skirmisher Publishing's bestselling “100 Oddities” series of system-free sourcebooks dedicated to helping develop rich stories and spicing up encounter areas with exciting curiosities! It includes an annotated list of 100 Oddities, a Student Organization Generator, and a section of 50 Arcane Academy Tomes, and is illustrated with more than a dozen custom images. 

“100 Oddities for an Arcane Academy” is inspired by the well-established boarding school story genre, which began with Thomas Hughes’ revered Tom Brown’s School Days and eventually evolved to spawn fantasy media that include Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, Yoh Yoshinari’s Little Witch Academia, and a multitude of other movies-novels-and-sourcebooks-that-must-not-be-named. This universal supplement focuses on the eccentricities of magical schools and colleges, as well as their bizarre denizens, tuition-paying or otherwise. 

Oddities are designed to help storytellers make places in their scenarios as memorable as those that have appeared in innumerable sources like those mentioned above and to fascinate and engage players and prompt them to ask questions like, “Why is this thing here?”, “What is that for?”, or “Who would do something like this?” They are intended to aid creativity, to turn possibly bland areas or encounters into something more, and to take a storyteller’s imagination in directions it might not have otherwise gone. A chalkboard, a desk, or a raven might appear to be the common and unnoteworthy trappings of an arcane academy, but when the chalkboard could summon a demon, the desks are equipped with manacles, or the raven tries to extort money, each becomes worthy of investigation in its own right. 

Other volumes in this popular and bestselling series include 100 Oddities for a Chaotic Mutation100 Oddities for a Creepy Old House100 Oddities for a Dungeon100 Oddities for a Found Car100 Oddities for an Enchanted Forest100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb100 Oddities for a Graveyard100 Oddities for a Pilgrimage Trail100 Oddities for a Sewer100 Oddities for a Thieves’ Guild100 Oddities for a Treasure Horde, 100 Oddities for a Vampire Lair100 Oddities for a Viking Encounter100 Oddities for a Wasteland100 Oddities for a Wizard’s Library, and 100 Oddities for a Wizard’s Tower

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