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100 Books to Find on a Wizard's Bookshelf


Books can be useful and they can be valuable, and wizards and mages in particular can have valuable books related to magic on their shelves. Not every such book in a wizard's possession will be of truly outstanding value, though; the majority will be lesser books of lesser value, and this supplement has 100 books on subjects of interest to such types to flesh out their bookshelves. Whether or not any book contains information that is useful or valuable is up to the GameMaster. In a fantasy setting, even a book of lesser importance on the subject of magic will still have value, with a suggested price of 2d6 gp per book. They do not have to be books either, as these could also be found as scrolls, or perhaps clay or stone tablets. In both cases the value would be reduced and in the latter case the tablets would be much harder to transport, and much heavier.

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  • Musings on the Origins of Magical Energies by Farran the Grey (A work that considers spells, such as evocation-based, that generate more energy than was put into them, and where said energy might originate)
  • Not the Shape Born In: The Magic of Polymorphing by Wen Chel (Looks at magic that can be used to polymorph the caster into different forms, or to alter part of their current form; oddly, doesn't consider using such magic on others)
  • On Summoning by Erdan the Planewalker (The book looks at conjuring creatures from elsewhere for aid and knowledge)
  • On the Evolution of Spellcraft by Rattak Varn (Essentially a book on the known history of spell use and how methods have changed over time)
  • Penmanship for Wizards by Thel Larrax (Ste-by-step lessons for improving the reader's writing skills, and descriptions as to how this can benefit them when it comes to writing scrolls and spellbooks)

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