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The Book of Broken Dreams


Pages: 120
Game System: OGL 3.5
Genre: Any

The Book of Broken Dreams presents a wide assortment of rules for adding realistic effects of stress, personality, and insanity to your d20 game. With the Book of Broken Dreams you can answer questions like:

How well does a character sleep after watching his friends get dismembered and eaten alive? The stench of blood, the shrieks of death, and the ghastly grip of fear - can he get those horrible visions out of his mind or do they weigh him down with grief, nightmares, and flashbacks?

The answer can be found in Chapter 1 of the Book of Broken Dreams.

How can a DM create interesting and believable NPCs that are always unique and new? What makes people behave as they do? What are the "rules" for personality?

Chapter 2 of the Book of Broken Dreams applies concepts from modern psychology to role-playing, providing all the guidelines you need. Details on paranoid, avoidant, anti-social and other personality types are provided with a system of primary and secondary traits, allowing for thousands of different  combinations of personality traits.

 What really happens when a character becomes insane?

He might start eating broken glass, or become demented. He might suffer from delusions or a severe personality disorder. He might even commit suicide!

 Chapter 3 of the Book of Broken Dreams covers all the possibilities of insanity in detail.

What is it like to be swept up in a riot? What happens to characters that get trampled by a panicking mob? What goes on in jury rooms? How do group members exert influence and power over other members?

The answers to these and many other questions about group dynamics are provided in Chapter 4 along with dozens of examples and plot ideas to help you integrate these concepts into your next creative project.

If that isn't enough, the Book of Broken Dreams also contains dozens of new spells including encumbering load, normalcy, disperse, hesitate, mass hysteria, labyrinthine conundrum, burden of proof and over 40 more! It also presents three new prestige classes, two new feats, and a new template for nightmare creatures.

Get your copy today and take your game to the bleeding edge!

Still not sure? read more about the Book of Broken Dreams right here




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Gilberto L. [Featured Reviewer]
July 16th, 2004
The book itself deals mostly with mental and stress disorders, as well as personalities and gives a nice explanaton of everything it covers. This is a great product not only for D&D, but for ANY setting. The artwork is below average but the [...]
Devon A. [Featured Reviewer]
July 18th, 2003
A thoughtful insight into the place of psychology in the D&D world. Great resource. [...]
Christoph B. [Featured Reviewer]
June 30th, 2002
The feel of this book is quite dark, and will specially be suited for dark-themed worlds. A game of Call of Cthulhu could certainly benefit from it, although the spells would need a bit of changing. Taking each chapter one by one: Chapter [...]
Mike B. [Featured Reviewer]
April 29th, 2002
This is an excellent resource for a Ravenloft or Call of Cthulhu campaign. It introduces a Stress reaction table and a list of mental disabilities with in game descriptions. These can be applied to many existing spells and monsters, like Mind Flayers. [...]
John K. [Featured Reviewer]
April 24th, 2002
If you own Call of Cthulhu, you need to buy the Book of Broken Dreams from Netherland Games (who also did the excellent Primal Codex). This d20 supplement provides not only a real-world explanation of and usable game mechanisms for topics like personal [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on September 26, 2009.