Author: Jason Bulmahn
Publisher: Paizo Pub Llc
"With Pathfinder RPG Monster Codex, fleshed-out hordes are at your fingertips! This volume presents a trove of entries for 20 classic monster races, giving you new ways to use your favorite monsters in a variety of enounters and challenge levels. Pathfinder RPG Monster Codex is an indispensable companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Pathfinder RPG Bestiary."--Back cover.
Author: Julian Neale
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Mightiest Mortals and Monsters of the Crusade! The Crusader Codex brings you over 20 fantastic stat blocks for friends and foes alike, ranging from CR 1 to CR 20, incorporating mortals and immortals in service to law and chaos, good and evil. You will find holy priests and tainted tieflings alongside stealthy demon-slayers and blighted druids of the wounded lands, from twisted alchemists and spirit-channelers to skalds singing the malevolent music of war without end. In addition to humanoid heroes, the Crusader Codex contains a variety of monsters with class levels, from bloodthirsty redcaps and trolls to demon oracles, night hag mesmerists, and more, as well as updated versions of the monstrous mandragora! Each stat block contains roleplaying notes and detailed tactical notes before, during, and after combat. Whether as unique individuals or stock characters, leaders or minions, the characters in the Crusader Codex stand ready to bring the pain wherever the GM needs them. This 38-page compendium of creatures and characters is an ideal companion volume to Unrighteous Villains from Legendary Games, as well as the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game NPC Codex and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Monster Codex, in supplementing any campaign where your heroes are battling the Abyss and its allies! You can pick up Unrighteous Villains from Legendary Games right here at Amazon.com: http: //www.amazon.com/Unrighteous-Villains-Righteous-Adventure-Plug-Ins/dp/1496123662
From the thieves' guilds of Absalom to the rebel networks of Galt, from the poisoners of Daggermark to the secret courts of Taldor, cloak-and-dagger plots manipulate fates across the Inner Sea region. With Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Intrigue, you ll learn the secrets hidden beneath the surface of the Pathfinder world. New insights on social combat, misleading magic, and secret academies allow the techniques introduced in Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Intrigue to shine. A host of new, campaign-driven archetypes, equipment, and magic items also present a spectrum of new options for deceptive heroes and unlock the powers of the new vigilante class for heroes and villains alike. Learn the secret arts of the Inner Sea region and unleash the powers of stealth and subtlety in your Pathfinder RPG game."
The Constantine Codex
Author: Paul Maier
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
A few pieces of centuries-old parchment tucked inside a tattered book lead an archaeologist and his wife to what could possibly be the greatest find in church history-- if it isn't the most sophisticated forgery of all time.
Author: Paizo, Paizo Publishing
Publisher: Paizo Pub Llc
The humanoid legions of the Pathfinder RPG Monster Codex swarm across your tabletop in this massive collection of more than 300 creature pawns for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying game or any fantasy RPG! Printed on sturdy cardstock, each pawn contains a beautiful full-color monster image and slides into a size-appropriate plastic base. Featured creatures include goblins, orcs, hobgoblins, bugbears, boggards, kobolds, ghouls, sahuagin, trolls, troglodytes, gnolls, lizardfolk, duergar, ratfolk, fire giants, frost giants, ogres, drow, serpentfolk, and vampires! With multiple pawns for commonly encountered creatures and nearly 250 distinct creature images, the Monster Codex Box has exactly what you need to bring the game's most popular monsters to life!
The Monster of Florence
Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy. In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster Of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.
Author: Rob McCreary
Publisher: Paizo, Incorporated
Summon legions of extraplanar creatures to your tabletop with this collection of more than 100 creature pawns for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop fantasy RPG! Printed on sturdy cardstock, each pawn contains a beautiful full-color image of a monster from the summon monster spell lists in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. With multiple pawns for commonly summoned creatures, the Summon Monster Pawn Collection is the best way to ensure you've got the perfect monsters to conjure for every Pathfinder RPG encounter! Price Includes VAT.
Tome of Beasts
Author: Wolfgang Baur
Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'Greetings from the dead,' declares Maxwell Broadbent in the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems and artefacts before vanishing - along with his entire collection - from his mansion in New Mexico. As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb. The race is on, but among the treasures is an ancient Mayan codex that may hold a secret far more important than the wealth of riches around it, and the brothers aren't the only ones in pursuit.
Seeing like a state
Author: James C. Scott
Publisher: Yale University Press
Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In a wide-ranging and original study, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. He argues that centrally managed social plans derail when schematic visions are imposed on long-established structures without taking into account preexisting interdependencies.
Furies of Calderon
Author: Jim Butcher
In this extraordinary fantasy epic, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files leads readers into a world where the fate of the realm rests on the shoulders of a boy with no power to call his own... For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furiesâ€”elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal. But in the remote Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Aleransâ€™ most savage enemyâ€”the Marat hordeâ€”return to the Valley, Taviâ€™s courage and resourcefulness will be a power greater than any fury, one that could turn the tides of war...
The Apocalypse Codex
Author: Charles Stross
Persephone Hazard, a member of the Laundry who is as beautiful as she is unpredictable, investigates an American televangelist who seems to be able to miraculously heal people.
Author: Samuel Shem, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
From the Laws of Mount Misery: There are no laws in psychiatry. Now, from the author of the riotous, moving, bestselling classic, The House of God, comes a lacerating and brilliant novel of doctors and patients in a psychiatric hospital. Mount Misery is a prestigious facility set in the rolling green hills of New England, its country club atmosphere maintained by generous corporate contributions. Dr. Roy Basch (hero of The House of God) is lucky enough to train there *only to discover doctors caught up in the circus of competing psychiatric theories, and patients who are often there for one main reason: they've got good insurance. From the Laws of Mount Misery: Your colleagues will hurt you more than your patients. On rounds at Mount Misery, it's not always easy for Basch to tell the patients from the doctors: Errol Cabot, the drug cowboy whose practice provides him with guinea pigs for his imaginative prescription cocktails . . . Blair Heiler, the world expert on borderlines (a diagnosis that applies to just about everybody) . . . A. K. Lowell, nĂ©e Aliyah K. Lowenschteiner, whose Freudian analytic technique is so razor sharp it prohibits her from actually speaking to patients . . . And Schlomo Dove, the loony, outlandish shrink accused of having sex with a beautiful, well-to-do female patient. From the Laws of Mount Misery: Psychiatrists specialize in their defects. For Basch the practice of psychiatry soon becomes a nightmare in which psychiatrists compete with one another to find the best ways to reduce human beings to blubbering drug-addled pods, or incite them to an extreme where excessive rage is the only rational response, or tie them up in Freudian knots. And all the while, the doctors seem less interested in their patients' mental health than in a host of other things *managed care insurance money, drug company research grants and kickbacks, and their own professional advancement. From the Laws of Mount Misery: In psychiatry, first comes treatment, then comes diagnosis. What The House of God did for doctoring the body, Mount Misery does for doctoring the mind. A practicing psychiatrist, Samuel Shem brings vivid authenticity and extraordinary storytelling gifts to this long-awaited sequel, to create a novel that is laugh-out-loud hilarious, terrifying, and provocative. Filled with biting irony and a wonderful sense of the absurd, Mount Misery tells you everything you'll never learn in therapy. And it's a hell of a lot funnier. From the Hardcover edition.
The very idea that Buddhist teachings can be mastered will arouse controversy within Buddhist circles. Even so, Daniel Ingram insists that enlightenment is an attainable goal, once our fanciful notions of it are stripped away, and we have learned to use meditation as a method for examining reality rather than an opportunity to wallow in self-absorbed mind-noise. This book sets out concisely the difference between concentration-based and insight meditation. This is a revised and much expanded edition.