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MonkeyGod Presents: From Stone to Steel

MonkeyGod Presents: From Stone to Steel

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Highmoon Media Productions and MonkeyGod Enterprises are proud to present From Stone to Steel.

From the dawn of history, mankind has made war. In every age and civilization, people have developed tools of warfare. From the remotest primitive tribe to the greatest empire, every culture has created weapons for hunting, protection, conflict, and defenses against the same. The record of history measures their successes and failures. No campaign world could ever hope to be as varied and diverse as our own. Despite fantastic races and locations, every fantasy world recycles themes mirrored in our own histories, myths, and culture. But many cultures go unnoticed or un-examined in role playing games. Many games become limited by our narrow views of what fantasy is, and can be. No longer.

'From Stone to Steel' is a book of weaponry and armor, but it is also an examination of history and cultures. From age to age, every culture has approached similar ends and concepts with its own unique perspective. 'From Stone to Steel' is not a simple list of items, but an explanation of their use, their cultural significance, even their drawbacks. Besides weapons and armor, 'From Stone to Steel' contains new feats, new subskills, new prestige classes, and new mechanics. Through each chapter, topics like tactics, special materials, training, and culture are discussed, so that they can be understood and placed in any campaign world. And though these items are based in history, suggestions are made for their inclusion in fantasy world. You'll even find items of myth, fantastic construction materials, new spells to augment weapons and armor, even inclusion of fantasy racial items (based, where possible, on myth or legend).

From stone-age primitives to the height of the Renaissance, history is in your hands. From 'Stone to Steel' - Never look at d20 gaming the same way again!

Written by: Aaron Stimson
Cover by: Allan Pollack
Artwork by: Jim Branch, Fred Rawles
Pages: 352, Fully Bookmarked.

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December 15th, 2007
Few PDFs I own elicit a wow reaction whenever a player sees it. This is one of those. The amount of research that went into this project has created a toolkit to allow DM's to represent a culture with rules that match. The weapons are broad and present [...]
November 10th, 2007
Wow. I love this book. It provides a comperhensive and entertaining write-up of arms and armor for a variety of eras. Want to have an aztec camapign..look for the arms and armor within, Roman are covered. Hoplites and vikings..also cove [...]
December 2nd, 2006
I must say this is a wounder product it really does help me with the making my gaming table more enjoyable with the use of different weapons and adds more real feel to it.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: EVERY THING!!!!!!<br><br& [...]
January 5th, 2006
A really very readable and comprehensive product, detailing and illustrating weapons and armour from various eras and locations of Earth history. Great for if you're running a game set in, say, an Exalted-like mixture of Mayan empire next door to Phoen [...]
Mark C. [Featured Reviewer]
October 10th, 2005
There are pictures of every weapon and armor, every single one. The stone age alone includes 70 pieces of equipment. Each pictures contains two or more weapons/armor. There is a key below indicating which is which. My only frustration is that the weapo [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 28, 2005.