The Monsters Know What They re Doing Book
Score: 4
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The Monsters Know What They re Doing


  • Author : Keith Ammann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982122683

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The Monsters Know What They re Doing Excerpt :

From the creator of the popular blog The Monsters Know What They’re Doing comes a compilation of villainous battle plans for Dungeon Masters. In the course of a Dungeons & Dragons game, a Dungeon Master has to make one decision after another in response to player behavior—and the better the players, the more unpredictable their behavior! It’s easy for even an experienced DM to get bogged down in on-the-spot decision-making or to let combat devolve into a boring slugfest, with enemies running directly at the player characters and biting, bashing, and slashing away. In The Monsters Know What They’re Doing, Keith Ammann lightens the DM’s burden by helping you understand your monsters’ abilities and develop battle plans before your fifth edition D&D game session begins. Just as soldiers don’t whip out their field manuals for the first time when they’re already under fire, a DM shouldn’t wait until the PCs have just encountered a dozen bullywugs to figure out how they advance, fight, and retreat. Easy to read and apply, The Monsters Know What They're Doing is essential reading for every DM.

MOAR  Monsters Know What They re Doing Book

MOAR Monsters Know What They re Doing


  • Author : Keith Ammann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982171346

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MOAR Monsters Know What They re Doing Excerpt :

From the author of The Monsters Know What They’re Doing comes a follow-up strategy guide with MOAR! monster tactics for Dungeon Masters playing fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. Keith Ammann’s first book based on his popular blog, The Monsters Know What They’re Doing, unpacks strategies, tactics, and motivations for creatures found in the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual. Now, in MOAR! Monsters Know What They’re Doing, he analyzes the likely combat behaviors of more than 100 new enemies found in Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. Your campaign will never be the same!

Live to Tell the Tale Book

Live to Tell the Tale


  • Author : Keith Ammann
  • Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982122690

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Live to Tell the Tale Excerpt :

From the author of The Monsters Know What They’re Doing comes an introduction to combat tactics for Dungeons & Dragons players. In his first book, The Monsters Know What They’re Doing (based on his popular blog), Keith Ammann unleashed upon the D&D world a wave of clever, highly evolved monster tactics. Now it’s only fair that he gives players the tools they need to fight back…and prevail! An introduction to combat tactics for fifth-edition Dungeons & Dragons players, Live to Tell the Tale evens the score. It examines the fundamentals of D&D battles: combat roles, party composition, attacking combos, advantage and disadvantage, Stealth and Perception, and more…including the ever-important consideration of how to run away! Don’t worry about creating a mathematically perfect character from square one. Survival isn’t about stats—it’s about behavior! With four turn-by-turn, roll-by-roll, blow-by-blow sample battles, Live to Tell the Tale breaks down how to make the best choices for your cherished characters so that they can survive their adventures, retire upon their accumulated riches, and tell stories about the old days that nobody will ever believe.

The Monsters Know What They re Doing Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Monsters Know What They re Doing


  • Author : Keith Ammann
  • Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982122669

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The Monsters Know What They re Doing Excerpt :

From the creator of the popular blog The Monsters Know What They’re Doing comes a compilation of villainous battle plans for Dungeon Masters. In the course of a Dungeons & Dragons game, a Dungeon Master has to make one decision after another in response to player behavior—and the better the players, the more unpredictable their behavior! It’s easy for even an experienced DM to get bogged down in on-the-spot decision-making or to let combat devolve into a boring slugfest, with enemies running directly at the player characters and biting, bashing, and slashing away. In The Monsters Know What They’re Doing, Keith Ammann lightens the DM’s burden by helping you understand your monsters’ abilities and develop battle plans before your fifth edition D&D game session begins. Just as soldiers don’t whip out their field manuals for the first time when they’re already under fire, a DM shouldn’t wait until the PCs have just encountered a dozen bullywugs to figure out how they advance, fight, and retreat. Easy to read and apply, The Monsters Know What They're Doing is essential reading for every DM.

How to Defend Your Lair Book

How to Defend Your Lair


  • Author : Keith Ammann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-12-06
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982171377

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How to Defend Your Lair Excerpt :

Defend yourself and protect your assets in a lair that feels as real and alive as your monsters with advice from Keith Ammann, author of The Monsters Know What They’re Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters. The world is a dangerous place—especially when you’re up to no good. Whether you’re a rampaging monster, a renowned hero, or the current possessor of the Golden MacGuffin, someone’s going to come at you. Probably more than one someone. You need to be ready. You need a lair. In How to Defend Your Lair, gamemaster Keith Ammann pulls back the curtain on an underrated but crucial part of any tabletop roleplaying game: drawing the maps. Say goodbye to encounters between PCs and baddies in randomly generated dungeons and hello to a game in which where the fight takes place is just as important as the fight itself. This book teaches you how to use real-world principles of building security and area defense to create strongholds infused with flavor, informed by narrative, and complex enough to force your players to think strategically. You’ll look at both the strengths and weaknesses of all the characters involved, creating spaces that are strong enough to keep out ordinary intruders…and to provide a thrilling challenge to extraordinary ones. Including more than a dozen scenarios that will push your players to think about how to solve problems before running at them head-on, How to Defend Your Lair is a must-read for any RPG gamemaster.

Frankenstein Book

Frankenstein


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-07-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 1084109360

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Frankenstein Excerpt :

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture-the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the effects of human cruelty, the desire for revenge and the need for forgiveness, and much more.

Nutrient Timing Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Nutrient Timing


  • Author : John Ivy, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442974319

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Nutrient Timing Excerpt :

If you are serious about weight training, you have probably experienced the ''plateau phenomenon.'' You train harder, you consume extra protein in your diet, but you just don't get the strength and power gains that you want. For the last ten years sports nutrition has focused on what to eat. The latest research from leading sports science labs now shows that when you eat may be even more important. Nutrient Timing adds the missing dimension to sports nutrition, the dimension of time. By timing specific nutrition to your muscle's 24-hour growth cycle, you can activate your body's natural anabolic agents to increase muscle growth and gain greater muscle mass than you ever thought possible. Nutrient Timing is the biggest advance in sports nutrition in over a decade.

MOAR  Monsters Know What They re Doing Book

MOAR Monsters Know What They re Doing


  • Author : Keith Ammann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982171322

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MOAR Monsters Know What They re Doing Excerpt :

From the author of The Monsters Know What They’re Doing comes a follow-up strategy guide with MOAR! monster tactics for Dungeon Masters playing fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. Keith Ammann’s first book based on his popular blog, The Monsters Know What They’re Doing, unpacks strategies, tactics, and motivations for creatures found in the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual. Now, in MOAR! Monsters Know What They’re Doing, he analyzes the likely combat behaviors of more than 100 new enemies found in Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. Your campaign will never be the same!

Praying the Scriptures for Your Life Book

Praying the Scriptures for Your Life


  • Author : Jodie Berndt
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310361619

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Praying the Scriptures for Your Life Excerpt :

Taking you on a 31-day journey rooted in Christ's words in John 15, Praying the Scriptures for Your Life will help you find guidance and peace as you pray through life's trickiest issues, from relationships to finances to what to do with the pain of unanswered prayer. Discover how Scripture can be experienced, not just read! In one of his last conversations with his disciples, Jesus urged his followers to "remain" in him. But what does it mean to remain in Christ in our daily lives? In Praying the Scriptures for Your Life, popular Bible teacher Jodie Berndt invites you to experience deeper intimacy with Christ as you allow his words from John 15 to transform your perspective as well as your prayers. This reflective 31-day devotional: Gives insight into what it means to abide with Christ every day. Guides you in how to pray the Scriptures and let them shape your choices. Covers topics ranging from relationships to faith to money management. Shows how closeness with Christ equips you to bear fruit through your prayers. Is a reminder that you are created for connection with your heavenly Father. Teaches how abiding is the key to abundance. Praying the Scriptures for Your Life is the latest addition to the bestselling Praying the Scriptures series. With short, easy-to-read chapters, the book invites you to read, reflect, and respond as you pray the Scriptures over every area of your life. Discover the peace that comes from abiding in Christ as you sink deep into his Word.

Ask a Manager Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Ask a Manager


  • Author : Alison Green
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399181825

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From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager

The Game Master s Book of Random Encounters Book

The Game Master s Book of Random Encounters


  • Author : Jeff Ashworth
  • Publisher : Media Lab Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1948174375

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The Game Master s Book of Random Encounters Excerpt :

For many tabletop RPG players, the joy of an in-depth game is that anything can happen. Typical adventure modules include a map of the adventure’s primary location, but every other location?whether it's a woodland clearing, a random apothecary or the depths of a temple players elect to explore?has to be improvised on the fly by the Game Master. As every GM knows, no matter how many story hooks, maps or NPCs you painstakingly create during session prep, your best-laid plans are often foiled by your players' whims, extreme skill check successes (or critical fails) or their playful refusal to stay on task. In a game packed with infinite possibilities, what are GMs supposed to do when their players choose those for which they're not prepared? The Game Master’s Book of Random Encounters provides an unbeatable solution. This massive tome is divided into location categories, each of which can stand alone as a small stop as part of a larger campaign. As an example, the “Taverns, Inns, Shops & Guild Halls” section includes maps for 19 unique spaces, as well as multiple encounter tables designed to help GMs fill in the sights, sounds, smells and proprietors of a given location, allowing for each location in the book to be augmented and populated on the fly while still ensuring memorable moments for all your players. Each map is presented at scale on grid, enabling GMs to determine exactly where all of the characters are in relation to one another and anyone (or anything) else in the space, critical information should any combat or other movement-based action occur. Perhaps more useful than its nearly 100 maps, the book's one-shot generator features all the story hooks necessary for GMs to use these maps as part of an interconnected and contained adventure. Featuring eight unique campaign drivers that lead players through several of the book's provided maps, the random tables associated with each stage in the adventure allow for nearly three million different outcomes,

Stuff You Should Know Book
Score: 3
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Stuff You Should Know


  • Author : Josh Clark
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250268518

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Stuff You Should Know Excerpt :

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

Vicious Book
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

Vicious


  • Author : V. E. Schwab
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466822177

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Vicious Excerpt :

A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers. Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end? In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question. "A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one...highly recommended!" —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient Zero One of Publishers Weekly's Best Fantasy Books of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Sly Flourish s Dungeon Master Tips  ePub  Book

Sly Flourish s Dungeon Master Tips ePub


  • Author : Michael Shea
  • Publisher : Michael Erik Shea
  • Release Date : 2010-08-17
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Sly Flourish s Dungeon Master Tips ePub Excerpt :

This Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition compatible book was written to give you solid usable tips to help you build your story, design exciting encounters, and run a great game when you’re at the table. It’s a short book, designed to be read quickly and referenced often. Oh yeah, and it’s got some awesome original artwork by Jared Von Hindman of Head Injury Theater.

Van Richten s Guide to Ravenloft  Dungeons   Dragons  Book

Van Richten s Guide to Ravenloft Dungeons Dragons


  • Author : Wizards RPG Team
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786967254

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Van Richten s Guide to Ravenloft Dungeons Dragons Excerpt :

Explore the horrors of Ravenloft in this campaign sourcebook for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Terror stalks the nightmare realms of Ravenloft. No one knows this better than monster scholar Rudolph Van Richten. To arm a new generation against the creatures of the night, Van Richten has compiled his correspondence and case files into this tome of eerie tales and chilling truths. • Travel (perhaps even by choice) to Ravenloft's expanded Domains of Dread—each domain with its own unique flavor of horror, thrilling story hooks, and grisly cast of characters • Craft your own D&D horror settings, add tension with optional rules, and get advice for running a game that's ghastly in all the right ways • Create characters with lineages tied to vampires, undead, and hags, horror-themed subclasses, the Investigator background, and "Dark Gifts" that may be a double-edged sword • Unleash nightmarish monsters from an expanded bestiary, and browse a collection of mysterious trinkets • Explore Ravenloft in the included Dungeons & Dragons adventure—play as a stand-alone adventure or drop it into your current game for a bit of sinister fun