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The Book of Thieves


The Book Of Thieves is a handbook for adventures involving thieves, guards, mansions and more valuable items than you could ever dream of...

It contains tables, generators, plans and rules around this theme:

  • an introduction & summary,
  • a burglary mission generator (target, location, complications),
  • 30 unique items, with a one sentence description,
  • an art piece generator for ceremonial weapons, masks, paintings, potteries, statues and tapestries (with additional information such as the author, the age and the value),
  • 30 cursed items, with a one sentence description,
  • 3 new tools for thieves,
  • rules about security and lockpicking,
  • a double page city map with districts, highlighted buildings, and special locations,
  • 3 mansions plans and their description,
  • a mansion generator to use with the mansions plans,
  • 140 one sentence city encounters (guards, commoners, merchants, nobles, wizards),
  • stats for guards and their dogs,
  • 2 banks plans and their description,
  • a museum plan with its description and tables for the exhibits,
  • a shop generator with plans (rooms, shop type and reserve value),
  • a warehouse generator with a plan (number of crates, contraband and content),
  • 20 pickpocket finds for each type of encounter (100 in total),
  • a fence generator (nickname, type of items purchased, prices, location, extra services, reliability),
  • 20 city events,
  • 6 thieves symbols, their meaning, and where to find them,
  • an introduction to the Thieves' Guild,
  • the trials of the Guild, in the form of a small city pointcrawl,
  • a club generator (name, legal activities, illegal activities, special feature, event),
  • a punishment generator (imprisonment, fine, torture, mutilation, death, other),
  • 36 imprisonment events.

This book is 52 pages long (with 2 pages intentionally left blank for formatting purposes) and is full of illustrations (mostly in greyscale, with details in red).

A printer-friendly version is also included.

Better viewed with 2 pages side by side and separated cover.


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GARY L September 27, 2022 10:06 pm UTC
I take it this is Fantasy. Do you have a modern version?
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Bernard R September 28, 2022 2:06 pm UTC
Hi! Yes, this supplement is fantasy oriented.
We don't have a modern version but we're thinking of making one in the future, though!
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William L August 15, 2022 7:39 pm UTC
Printer-friendly (b/w) version please?
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Bernard R August 16, 2022 11:57 am UTC
Hey! We just added a printable version :)
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William L August 16, 2022 3:23 pm UTC
Awesome ... thank you!
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Jimmy F August 12, 2022 4:26 pm UTC
Hi! Your product is featured in my latest YouTube video. Feel free to use quotes from it or even the timestamp link as the video on your catalog page if you want. Also please signal boost (share) the video if you can (and haven't already).
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Bernard R August 19, 2022 9:41 am UTC
Hello! Thank you for the featuring!
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Sean P September 27, 2022 5:12 pm UTC
So you don't actually get the item and review it, you just read off the same things we see on the website?
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Patrick C September 27, 2022 7:05 pm UTC
I saw that too. Color me less than impressed. I too can read a website....
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Jimmy F September 27, 2022 11:13 pm UTC
Patrick and Sean . . . I hear you, but we often talk about ways to use the book, how to combine it with other books, and share other thoughts about the book. Yes, it's not as in-depth as a video devoted to the book itself, but there are tons of YouTube channels that also do that. Also, if you're not a publisher, you may not realize that books quickly leave the front page of DriveThruRPG and DM's Guild. After that happens, if you don't know what to keywords or filters to use, you may never find the book again. Our video series gives people a chance to make sure they never miss a title. Furthermore, we're covering so many titles per week that it wouldn't be practical to examine every book in detail when we cover between 20-40 books per week. Lastly, there are some folks who enjoy watching these videos on their Roku or Fire Stick so that they can just sit back and see what came out without having to be at their computer. We do occasionally do separate videos where we deep dive into the entirety of a single book,...See more
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Andrew M September 28, 2022 1:02 am UTC
So then you should be reviewing less titles, or if not, at least not shilling useless clicks.
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Jimmy F September 28, 2022 11:32 am UTC
Andrew, what you describe is being done by many other Youtubers as previously stated -- that market is covered. Our video series is some of the only promotion these books receive BECAUSE we can cover so many in one video. There are many titles each week that never appear in another video. We can tell by the affiliate links that the video does lead to sales for these titles and these publishers. Just because you don't find value in it, doesn't mean that others don't. If you feel passionate about what should happen, perhaps you should take that energy and put into promoting smaller publishers as well through your own videos or other means.
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This title was added to our catalog on August 06, 2022.