Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My RPG bookshelf

James Maliszewski asks for photos of the bookshelf you most frequently use in gaming. Mine changes fairly often as books get shuffled around, but this is it at the moment:

  • Stonehell
  • Ready Ref Sheets
  • Realms of Crawling Chaos
  • AD&D Players Handbook
  • AD&D Monster Manual
  • AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide
  • Tome of Adventure Design
  • Swords & Wizardry Core
  • AD&D Fiend Folio
  • OSRIC
  • Labyrinth Lord
  • LL Advanced Edition Companion
  • Arduin Trilogy
  • Playing at the World
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lewis Chessmen (which are my reference for dwarves)
  • a few Conan collections
  • Ill Met in Lankhmar
  • The Iliad
  • The Odyssey
  • Carcosa
  • Borges Collected Fiction (I'm undecided about the new translations)
  • The Book of Imaginary Beings
  • The Arabian Nights
  • Dying Earth
  • Lem's The Cyberaid (Trurl and Klapaucius are basically Vancian wizards)
  • a Lovecraft collection
  • Vorheim
  • OD&D vI-III and Greyhawk
  • Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox
  • A Book of Surrealist Games

And, on the end, a few movies:

  • Thundarr
  • Fantastic Planet
  • La Planète Sauvage
  • Land of the Lost (complete original TV series)
  • a Ray Harryhausen collection

The shelf below this has a couple of magazine boxes full of modules and some three-ring binders, but their spines aren't particularly distinctive. The Greyhawk Folio, Holmes, Molkday, Cook, the LotFP Grindhouse box, and the Astonishing Swords & Sorcerers of Hyperborea box are down there too.

2 comments:

  1. The Lewis Chessmen, The Arabian Nights, Homer, Borges, Tolkien, Vance, Lem and Harryhausen? This shelf is made of concentrated awesome! I hope you wear some kind of protective goggles.

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