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Review – Five Magic Books: Horrific Tomes

25 September, 2011

Dark words on ancient pages, are your heroes ready to risk their sanity in order to learn their secrets?  If you think the answer is yes, you may wish to take a look at Five Magical Items: Horrific Books.

Five Magic Items: Horrific Books is a 6-page PDF for the Savage Worlds RPG written by Steven Trustrum and published by Misfit Studios.  This is part of Misfit Studios’ Officially Licenced Savage Worlds material.

The layout is primary traditional two columns with full color illustrations for each of the books presented, and everything is clear and easily readable.  A separate printer friendly file of the product is provided with all of the art replaced with black and white line art.

Five Magical Items: Horrific Books begins with an introduction to this product and it intention, along with rules for what can be learned from the book before delving deeply into them.  Which is important as some of them carry dangerous curses along with their (often forbidden) knowledge.

The five books are: Arcane Catalog of Dej, Folio of Fiends, Purgatorum, Tome of the Underworld and the Necronomicon (but more the Evil Dead one than the Lovecraftian classic).  Each of the books is full of arcane possibilities and dangers for those brave enough to read them.

While designed for Savage Worlds, these horrific books would be easy enough to convert over to other fantasy systems.

Disclosure: As a featured reviewer for RPGNow/DriveThroughRPG, I received my copy of this product for free from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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