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Ptolus: Monte Cook's City By The Spire (Ptolus Core)

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Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the Spire

A full-color illustrated fantasy city sourcebook

Either in print or in PDF, Ptolus is the most deluxe and useful roleplaying product ever produced. This landmark fantasy setting offers an in-depth treatment of hundreds of city locales and characters straight from the 3rd Edition playtest campaign of Monte Cook, one of the system's designers. Inside these pages you'll find more than 350 fabulous illustrations and over 100 color maps, with new rules elegantly integrated with the d20 core rules. Ptolus was designed to offer optimum content and usability, with extensive cross referencing to help you navigate its pages with ease. This Big Book comes packed with enough source material and adventures to stand up to years of play and take a group of adventurers from level 1 all the way to level 20.

This high quality gaming resource offers more than 800 pages of source and adventure material from one of the industry's greatest designers: Monte Cook, codesigner of 3rd Edition D&D and author of the Dungeon Master's Guide. A fantasy city built above extensive dungeons beside the Spire of an ancient foe, Ptolus is a self-contained campaign -- or insert it into your home setting, if you prefer. Its unique design makes it the most DM-friendly book on your virtual bookshelf. 

Ptolus was created by one of the architects of 3rd Edition for the gaming professionals in his group. Now you can make it yours!

The PDF version of Ptolus includes the Ptolus main book (671 pages) plus an expanded table of contents, search index, maps, map tiles and other goodies that expand it to an 808 page PDF. You also receive a host of supplemental titles, or digital extras, including The Banewarrens, Chaositech, The Night of Dissolution, Map Keys, two Campaign Journals, and more.

The print edition of Ptolus is full color, hardcover book. You will also receive the digital extras mentioned above for download. The premium edition is printed on a thicker paper stock and uses a different color printing press than the standard edition.

The full PDF + Print bundle contains everything: the PDF of the main book, the digital extras, and the printed hardcover.

 
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Leslie W August 25, 2014 3:48 pm UTC
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How does the hardcover premium compare to the original printing? Are there notable differences? The original book was so beautiful... Also - does the premium hard cover include any of the additional materials (CD and map) that came with the first printing?
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808
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0.35 MB
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File Last Updated:
November 03, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on February 22, 2007.
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Malhavoc Press
Malhavoc Press
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