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Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:23 am 

I was thinking yesterday about what books (aside from your general sci fi or fantasy novels & historical books) make good sources of material for gaming that aren't designed as gaming books.

The two I would recommend off the top of my head are

The Flight of Dragons & Gnomes.

Does anyone else have books like this & what are they?

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:33 am 

Too many books to list, but three stand out that have provided me with lots of information to use in my campaigns over the years.

All three are Joseph and Frances Gies

1. Life in a Medieval Castle
2. Life in a Medieval City
3. Life in a Medieval Village

All three provide much flavor and detail of life in those three settings.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:08 pm 

My list of sources is pretty long.

If a new gamer were trying to get an idea of what ancient and medieval structures looked like he should purchase David MacAulley's books:

Roman City

Not sure about the spelling of the last name:  McAulley?

These books are available at reasonable prices little as $5.  They also appear as inexpensive items in book stores quite often.

They feature realistic line drawings of these structures and how they were built.  The information is valuable to any game master.


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