There is so much goodness packed into A Rough Guide to Glamour. There is a vivacity to this publication, and it is obvious that it has been written with a collective passion. The layout is impressive and is over-brimming with great art both of the city and the characters within it. I particularly liked the profiles of the Very Important People in Glamour. The panoramic view of the city is also superb.
After an introduction to the great city, a map and gazetteer stake out areas of interest, many with accompanying images. This is admirably supported by the Rough Guide section.. On a first read through I was struck by the opulence of the city, but the more you read it is clear illusion hides much urban decay, even in the Lunar Capital. The Centre for Strategic Research sounds very intriguing but I was drawn in by the decadent image of the baths
There are a series of great little storeys. It was nice to see Jaxarte pop up again (from Sun County fame) and I did much enjoy the Letter from a Monopolist.
And of course, there is also two superb Cult write-ups – one for The Red Emperor and the other for the glorious Glamour herself.
There is so much in this book - lovingly written, great illustrations - I would thoroughly recommend it.
[5 of 5 Stars!]