|Item Code: #MKY2100|
Title: From Stone to Steel
Author: Aaron Stimson
Publisher: MonkeyGod Enterprises
Format: 352-page perfect-bound hardback book
From the dawn of history, mankind has made war. In every age and civilization,
people have the 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 that are 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.|
'From Stone to Steel' is a book of weaponry and armor, but it is also an examination of history and culture. From age to age, every culture has approached similar ends with its own unique perspective. 'From Stone to Steel' is not merely a simple list of items, but rather an explanation of their use, their cultural significance, even their drawbacks. Besides weapons and armor, 'From Stone to Steel' contains new feats, new skills, new prestige classes, and new game 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 a fantasy world. You'll even find items of myth, fantastic construction materials, new spells to augment weapons and armor, and even 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!
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