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The Encyclopedia of Skill Lore


Imagine a book so well written that it actually INCREASES your ability to use your skills. Now imagine an entire SET of such books! Well, now your players can experience them and more with this unique little PDF.

This resource contains information on over two dozen non-magical books that grant competence bonuses to various skills and skills sets. Ideal for low-magic campaign settings, these books can literally become a campaign in and of themselves! Send the party off on a quest to find all the books. Or add one to treasure troves to set the party off looking for more. This booklet also includes a few magical surprises (like a portable library and a pen of scribing) to complete any adventurer's literary collection.

The contents of this booklet are open game content under the Open Game License (OGL copyright Wizards of the Coast).

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June 15th, 2006
The Encyclopedia of Skill Lore turned out to be very useful, and was integrated easily into our campaign. It's given us all sorts of ideas for books ourselves... I highly recomend it.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent&l [...]
October 8th, 2005
Top marks for the concepts in this book. I particularly like the way that the books are organised by the foibles and intentions of their authors, more than by the game rules. The game mechanics are not so good. In places they are confused, or pe [...]
I. P. [Featured Reviewer]
October 5th, 2005
?The Encyclopedia of Skill Lore? is an interesting attempt to provide dungeon masters with descriptions of books that can be introduced into a campaign. The novelty to be found here, beyond the thought spent imagining what books might be included, is [...]
Steven T. [Featured Reviewer]
September 29th, 2005
One of the biggest changes to D&D in the 3.X editions of the game is he addition and codifying of skills. No longer is the game hindered with a complicated system of Weapon Proficiencies and Non-Weapon Proficiencies. Now we have a clear, simple, an [...]
Josh B. [Featured Reviewer]
September 28th, 2005
Tired of that smarmy mage next store flashing off his fancy attribute and skill boosting items, while you're stuck doing things the old fashioned way? Maybe you just can't get out to adventure as much as you'd like, and you're sick of the rogue down th [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on September 14, 2005.