The Book of Gaub + Digital Assets
Rowan A. et al.
The Book of Gaub is an anthology of creepy magic and micro-fiction, fit for all game systems and tailored to retro/old school D&D in the style of Wonder & Wickedness. Written by seven authors, their concerted effort fleshes out the Seven Fingers of the Hand of Gaub, manifest through the filigrees of cobwebs and nails, false memories, and nightmares you want to forget.
The Book of Gaub book takes inspiration from "floorboard and cobweb" horror; touchstones of this are The Babadook, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Stephen King's works like Misery, The Shining, and so on.
Aside from its core content - 49 spells and small tales - the Book also includes 100 terrible Catastrophes to invoke when its vile magic goes awry. 20 Monsters are bound in the book as well, together with insidious rituals to turn them to your gain. With some of the 49 bizarre paraphernalia in hand, you may begin your descent to the place where fear lies. The book is completed by adventure hooks and some simple sorcery rules.
Content Notice: The book contains medical violence, eating disorders, body horror, pregnancy, mental illness, violence on animals, domestic violence, decay, loss of agency, stalking, gaslighting, societal dissolution, loss of mobility, bugs, spiders, parasites, addiction, and self-harm.
Please use the contents of this book responsibly: discuss with all players the kind of content to be introduced beforehand. Also consider using safety tools at your table, such as Lines and Veils, the X-card, and Script Change to make the game safer for everyone.
Design & Development: Charlie Ferguson-Avery, Evoro, The Furtive Goblin, Isaak Hill, John “Unlawful Games” Gregory, Rowan A., Paolo Greco
Additional Writing: Adventure Hooks by Jack Shear
Art: Charlie Ferguson-Avery, Enoch Duncan, Jonathan Newell, Rowan A., Trevor Henderson
104 pages, hardcover, bound in lilac duo cloth.
*PDF and Soundtrack will be emailed once the physical item ships.
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