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Baltezaar's Book Builder

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The storage vault of ancient monastery. The scroll repository in a mad wizard's tower. The archives of a powerful monarch. A single, mysterious volume found on a desk.

What do you tell your players when they ask what they’ve found?

This supplement, made for the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons but easily used by any fantasy RPG system, helps DMs create lone books or entire libraries on the fly, with no prep time needed. The supplement can be used as-is, or as a launching point for the DM’s own creations and game-specific needs.

Included in the supplement for ready-for-play use:

  • List of 16 book categories and 100 subtopics
  • Dozens of sample titles for use or inspiration
  • Tables for generating tome details such as:
    • Size
    • Binding
    • Text
    • Condition
    • Unique book traits and oddities
  • 1 new monster – the arcane librarian
The supplement can be downloaded as the full/illustrated version or a print-friendly version.
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Alexander C February 24, 2020 8:11 pm UTC
Hello, I have downloaded this supplement and was wondering if you could potentially provide in the statblocks for Book Wyrms and Book Guardians. I have searched for them but am unable to find them on D&D beyond. I was wondering if you could either provide a link or potentially add it into the book builder.
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Robert B December 31, 2019 4:14 pm UTC
Any chance you could adapt this to FG (Fantasy Grounds)?
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Alex S September 13, 2019 3:17 pm UTC
Great resource tool. It is often hard to come up with titles and information of books that happen to be on bookshelves in rooms and and across the realm. A great tool to save time while planning.
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Michael M September 13, 2019 3:18 pm UTC
Glad it appears to be something you'll find useful.
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Marc S September 12, 2019 4:42 pm UTC
This is fantastic! Anything that helps me create those little details that lead to immersion is a welcome gift.
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Michael M September 12, 2019 4:54 pm UTC
Thanks for the purchase/download! I hope the supplement helps you customize your campaign as desired.
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Jeffrey B September 12, 2019 4:34 pm UTC
Very useful! The title suggestions give interesting fantasy direction to a library of titles.
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Michael M September 12, 2019 4:55 pm UTC
Thank you! I hope the content is useful to your game.
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Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
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This title was added to our catalog on September 12, 2019.