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    The Mode Series by Piers Anthony. Currently reading book two right now. The series is absolutly amazing. Think a strange blend of magic and sci-fi that alters as you cross into different realities.

    If you want a series to pull some sessions from, try reading the M.Y.T.H. Series. Cant recall the author off the top of my head, but I very much enjoyed it without actually reading the whole series. Just parts here and there when I can get my hands on them.

    For those that read the Shannara series by Terry Brooks and didnt care for the story line, try Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD by Terry Brooks. It is orginal and hilarious.

    I can go on and on about books. I skimmed through this thread and realized I have actually read most of the books and entire series mentioned and I'm only 22. lol
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    can't stand piers anthony anymore.... but that series was pretty intriguing in some of it's concepts. too much male teenage hormone for my taste... although considering his age, it might be more of sour dirty old man hormone anymore. ^^

    the m.y.t.h. series was written by robert asprin and yes you'll need two more asprin after you give yourself a headache from laughing so hard reading his books. also try his Phule series, sci-fi and quite humourous.

    loved the magic kingdom for sale, sold! series. fun books. =D


    ps: oh yeah, finished three more andre norton books between now and my last post. ;D i'm running out of ones i can find! ^^
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    YES! Join the Hate Club on Piers Anthony!

    Quote Originally Posted by nijineko View Post
    can't stand piers anthony anymore
    I'll be honest, I read way too much of that man's stuff. The Bio of a Space Tyrant got me wicked excited when I was 10,11, and 12 years old them I discovered how a girl named Amy, that I had been in school with since second grade was so much more interesting and relevant then that soft-porn but I kept on reading his junk.

    I think his never ending Xanth series shook me of the addiction, especially with the one that describes the summoning of the stork ritual, which was probably called "The color of her panties."

    What is wrong with this guy? Looking back on his loving concern for his fan letters I start to see an old letch that like Lewis Carrol wants to have sex with tweens and teenagers and tell us all that this is the way of the world.

    Well...he can take that and shove it in very uncomfortable place I like women my age thank you very much that have brains and know how to use them. In addition, when a women opens up her mouth and corrects me I am pleased not offended so he can take his mythos of nubile young flesh, brainy woman flesh that support alpha males and get no credit and choke on it!

    Do you know this man once tried to sue another famous science fiction other because at a sci-fi convention he pissed the other guy off so much that he called "Piers Anthony a Nazi?"

    Yeah gad! Piers Anothy actually wrote in print about how proud he was to sick a laywer on this pan and hound him with letters as the guy toured acroos the country.

    I want one of the Incarnations of Immortality (from Piers Anothy's own series), namely Thantos, to come collect him right quick and for his soul to go to a non interesting portion of hell in which he has to listen to honest reviews of all his work for ETERNITY.

    (gee, I guess I really don't like him anymore...guess its a reaction to me liking him SO much when I was a teenager and lusty all the time.)
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    I'm going back to old favorites. Time Enough for Love is next.

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    I recently finished Riptide by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child -- another in my string of recent thriller titles. It wasn't too bad and although it wasn't fantasy oriented at all, I was able to twist an adventure out of it for my D&D game.

    If you don't mind the spoiler, read on:

    In particular, the story featured a lost treasure that had a sword that was made of a radioactive material. The material was so radioactive in fact that anyone who even saw the sword was guaranteed to die. We're talking radiation in the 3000-5000 rads/hour range. The sword in the story wasn't really much to write home about. The blade was a pitted mess. I imagine that it's purpose wasn't really to be used in combat, but probably more as a Trojan Horse of sorts.

    In my game, the sword was very functional. It had sort of a mercurial sheen to the blade that was quite stunning, and in combat it was deadly: +5 vorpral longsword that ignored most armor bonuses (something like a brilliant energy weapon would). It was crafted by an Efreet in the Plane of Fire who wasn't particularly effected by it's deadly composition. But, for anyone who wielded it, they were guaranteed to die within 24-48 hours. And not just them, but anyone who came within site of the sword. Thus, the sword was kept locked in a lead box at all times.

    My game had progressed into Sigil at this point, and my players first came into contact with it when they were hired by the Doomgaurd to transport the weapon from the Outlands back to Sigil. They were told nothing of what was inside. And it was interesting to see them puzzle out what was happening when they encountered a plague (radiation sickness) and started coming under the effects of the radiation that was leaking through themselves. Radiation just isn't something you deal with often in a D&D game... What, did you say you wanted to cure that with cure disease? Oooh, sorry.. No go.

    Ultimately, the Doomguard planned to give the weapon to the Harmonium as a "peace offering." Of course, the players discovered the ruse before they delivered the goods and hijacked the cargo to keep it from reaching the heavily populated planar metropolis that is Sigil.
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    I am currently reading Lord of the Rings, for the fourth time in my life. I've always enjoyed the story, and it gives me a bit of inspiration for when I'm writing my own stories for my campaign.

    I also got eight different Dungeons & Dragons Eberron books that rounded out my collection for less than twenty dollars (Thank you, Amazon!). So while I was on night shift last night I jumped into Secrets of Xen'drik and made it about 20 pages in before work got in the way.

    I have also been picking out certain back issues of Dungeon magazine and reading them off and on this week. All in all, I've been reading quite a bit more than usual, and I'm thankful to have had the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talmek View Post
    I am currently reading Lord of the Rings, for the fourth time in my life. I've always enjoyed the story, and it gives me a bit of inspiration for when I'm writing my own stories for my campaign.

    I also got eight different Dungeons & Dragons Eberron books that rounded out my collection for less than twenty dollars (Thank you, Amazon!). So while I was on night shift last night I jumped into Secrets of Xen'drik and made it about 20 pages in before work got in the way.

    I have also been picking out certain back issues of Dungeon magazine and reading them off and on this week. All in all, I've been reading quite a bit more than usual, and I'm thankful to have had the time.
    i still like going back and reading classics like "the mud sorcerers tomb" and "of nests and nations" from the old dungeon magazines...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farcaster View Post
    If you don't mind the spoiler, read on:
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    Wow these [ hide] spoiler tags are neat I never realized they were there ! You should have advertised !
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    Recently finished the last book of the Meetings Sextent series of Dragonlance. Have started working on the first book of the Preludes I series of Dragonlance.

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    Swordmage by Rich Baker. Thought it went well with the 4th edition theme. A very good book. I like how he encorporates the feudal system. The characters are solid, too.

    Recently finished an oldy- Hunters of The Red Moon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Was great for a shorter book. It's about how a man, woman, very human-like but alien woman, lizardman, and a catman try to survive a deadly game of cat and mouse with unknown entities known only as hunters. The main characters have to survive for a certain amount of time on a foreign planet. If they can, they are to be freed and given riches. In the history of 'game there have been almost no survivors.

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    Errr...I didn't either. Hide huh?

    Okay I'll try it when it counts.

    Let me try it first:

    Here is my shame: "I feel like such a fool" next I'll place that sentence between the tags and see...

    I feel like such a fool



    Hmmm...here goes.


    Wow!
    Oh, My, God! Like I am totally AWE-some!
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    How much Dragonlance have you read?

    Quote Originally Posted by cplmac View Post
    Recently finished the last book of the Meetings Sextent series of Dragonlance. Have started working on the first book of the Preludes I series of Dragonlance.

    I think I overdosed on that collection...Dragonlance...I mean I am donating my entire collection to my local library a bit at a time and I have over a hundred books for that series.

    I CAN'T Take it any more JIM! I am a Vulcan man not a KENDER- (Shaking my head really fast)

    I mean I think the whole series is very illogical and not fascinating at all.

    So want to fess up?

    P.S. What about :vulcan: for an emoticon, a little arch eyebrow shouldn't be too hard.
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    Always had a hard time getting into the dragonlance series. Tried a few times, but only could finish a few of the books before I got bored with them.

    As for the classics, the first 3 or 4 books of Narnia series I love. Also the Wrinkle in Time along with its sequel. Didnt care too much about the story dealing with the twins. Lost interest.

    Golden Compass, Subtle Knife, and Amber Spy Glass would have to be one of my favorites for sure. Right along with the Riftwar Saga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmall View Post
    Always had a hard time getting into the dragonlance series. Tried a few times, but only could finish a few of the books before I got bored with them.
    I saw the modules first that rather killed any interest I might have. They had everything but the choo-choo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    I saw the modules first that rather killed any interest I might have. They had everything but the choo-choo.
    it did, the choo-choo was in the annoying kender's bag of holding. lionel, HO scale...
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