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The Grand Stair stretches behind the scenes of the multiverse, 

The Doors upon its unfathomably vast span leading the way to gossamer worlds of limitless variety and infinite possibility. Poetica Mundi is a realm where poetry itself is the foundation of reality – where rhyming phrase beat laser rays...


There once was a gossamer realm,

With poetical force at the helm,

In delicate prose,

They spun weals and woes,

And nursed every ash, oak, and elm.


The waves and the wind and the hills,

Shift as pentameter spills,

These lyrical words,

Sing brightly as birds,

A manifestation of wills.


Sometimes it is madness, be sure,

Banality's bane is its cure,

When poetry's pouring,

Never tis boring,

Wide wonders drip wet with allure.


Gossamer Worlds: Poetica Mundi presents one of the infinite possibilities within Lords of Gossamer and Shadow by Jason Durall, powered by Erick Wujcik's Diceless Roleplaying.

Special Note: Save for a few sidebars, game mechanics, and the domain table this product breaks with out standard format and is written in poetic verse. 

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June 15, 2015 6:36 am UTC
The poetry styles vary and it’s not all limericks? Is alliteration assertive, rivaling rhymes?
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Matthew B June 15, 2015 12:55 pm UTC
Styles vary - it's got straight rhymes, alliteration, limericks, tercets, quatrains, iambic pentameter, villanelles, haiku, tanka, Dr. Seuss-like rhymes, and several more styles.
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W. A June 14, 2015 5:22 pm UTC
I would really love to buy this, but there is no description to tell me what this product actually is ... is it the description of a world? Is it a collection of poems? Is it a combination of both? How many pages is it? Too little information for me to decide whether or not to part with my money.
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Miranda R June 14, 2015 5:49 pm UTC
There is a free full-sized preview that gives you the first page of the product, like all our Gossamer World mini pdfs it is a description of a Gossamer World (this is actually described in the poem above but I won't explain matt's poerty), It follows the standard format for the 14 other Gossamer Worlds Matt has done, but it is written in poetic verse. on the top right hand side under product information it says Pages 13. And as risky as this product is its only $1.49, I can't make it any cheaper without costing DrivethruRpg money on the transaction fees. Hope that helps.
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W. A June 14, 2015 7:46 pm UTC
I'm not worried about the price, obviously it's cheap, it's not knowing what I'm paying for that I was more concerned about - and seeing as I haven't purchased any of the previous Gossamer Worlds saying "it's just like the other pdfs" doesn't do me a lot of good, but telling me that it is a description of a world does offer some concrete information. As with most previews, the "free page" provides all of nothing useful to judge the product by, so suggesting I look there isn't much help. I was looking in the wrong place for a listing of the page numbers, though, so thank you for directing me to that.

I am intrigued by the idea of a world where poetry is a foundation of reality, but a bit uncertain about how useful an entire product written in verse will be. Then again, for the price, it's quite possibly worth buying just for the effort put into it, at 13 pages ...
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Miranda R June 14, 2015 9:53 pm UTC
If this is the first gossamer world then I would not recommend this one to you, I would recommend Incursion Earth 626.
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Matthew B June 15, 2015 1:53 am UTC
Definitely, if this is your first Gossamer Worlds purchase, we'd suggest snagging one of the other more 'standard' gossamer worlds - Aethersaur Island, Incursion Earth 626, Dragonhearth, etc. While I'd like to believe this this product stands alone as a work of art as far as my lovely poetry goes, it'll be a lot easier to understand the context of the entries (the ongoing first-person travelogue of my signature POV NPC, the Gossamer Lord Yaeger Zane) if you're familiar with the tried-and-true Gossamer Worlds format from the other like-named supplements. Then, once you're familiar with the series, come on back to have your soul stirred and your mind blown.

Or, just buy it on a lark because, really - who writes a game supplement in freakin poetry?!
(this guy)
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