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Works by Monte Cook

Player's Handbook: Core Rulebook I (3rd edition) (2000) — Author — 1,264 copies
Monster Manual: Core Rulebook III (3rd edition) (2000) — Author — 795 copies
Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001) — Author — 152 copies
The Glass Prison (1999) 135 copies
Numenera Corebook (2013) 127 copies
Ghostwalk (2003) 119 copies
Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the Spire (2006) — Author — 100 copies
The Planewalker's Handbook (1705) 90 copies
A Guide to the Astral Plane (1996) 60 copies
Labyrinth of Madness (1995) 53 copies
Planes of Conflict (1995) 49 copies
The Inner Planes (1998) 47 copies
Dead Gods (1997) 46 copies
The Great Modron March (1997) 45 copies
A Player's Guide to Ptolus (2006) 43 copies
The Diamond Throne (2003) 42 copies
The Book of Hallowed Might (2003) 41 copies
The Strange RPG (2014) — Author — 41 copies
The Book of Eldritch Might (2001) 40 copies
Faction War (1998) 40 copies
Chaositech (2004) 37 copies
A Paladin in Hell (1998) 36 copies
Glantri: Kingdom of Magic (1995) 36 copies
Requiem for a God (2002) 35 copies
Beyond Countless Doorways (2004) 34 copies
The Banewarrens (2002) 30 copies
Of Aged Angels (2001) 29 copies
Legacy of the Dragons (2004) 29 copies
Numenera The Devils Spine (2013) 27 copies
Queen of Lies (2002) 26 copies
Creatures and Treasures II (1989) — Author — 26 copies
Vecna Reborn (1998) 25 copies
The Tome of Horrors II (2004) 23 copies
Spell User's Companion (Rolemaster, Shadow World) (1991) — Author — 23 copies
A Heros Tale (1996) 23 copies
The Collected Book of Experimental Might (2009) — Author — 22 copies
Numenera Character Options (2014) 18 copies
Your Best Game Ever (2019) 17 copies
Demon God's Fane (2002) 17 copies
Beyond the Veil (2001) 11 copies
Vortex 9 copies
The Night Clave (2017) 9 copies
Beneath The Monolith (2020) 7 copies
The Glimmering Valley (2023) 6 copies
Invisible Sun: The Key (2018) 4 copies
Into the Deep 4 copies
Godforsaken (2019) 4 copies
Enchiridion of the Path (2019) 3 copies
Numenera Cypher Chest (2014) 3 copies
D&D Spieler-Set (Box) (2004) 3 copies
Palimpsest (2017) 3 copies
Invisible Sun: The Way (2018) 3 copies
Caves of Shadow 2 copies
The Darkest House (2022) 1 copy
Auge um Auge 1 copy
The Key 1 copy
Księga potworów (2003) 1 copy
Dark Tidings (2009) 1 copy

Associated Works

Player's Handbook (2014) — Contributor — 2,393 copies
Dungeon Master's Guide (2014) — Contributor — 1,587 copies
Monster Manual (5e) (2014) — Contributor — 1,341 copies
Realms of Mystery (1998) — Contributor — 195 copies
Realms of the Arcane (1997) — Contributor — 180 copies
Worlds of Their Own (2008) — Contributor — 43 copies
Rolemaster Companion V (1991) — Designer — 34 copies
Alchemy Companion (Rolemaster) (1992) — Editor — 24 copies
Kobold Guide to Magic (2014) — Introduction — 16 copies
Philosophers Look at Science Fiction (1982) — Contributor — 13 copies
The New Hero: Every Age Needs Its Heroes (2013) — Contributor — 13 copies
Amazing Stories Vol. 71, No. 4 [Winter 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Quick read, partially addresses conspiratorial thinking, but also stops short of offering much insight.
 
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yates9 | 1 other review | Feb 28, 2024 |
I really like the concept behind Numenera (the world in which the story is set) which is basically a riff on the Arthur C. Clarke maxim that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Set billions of years in the future, the technological artefacts left behind by 9 extinct civilisations are completely inscrutable to humans but capable of great power.

This short story is a teaser for Numenera, the table-top game world created by Monte Cook. The story is just too short to really deliver. Can't wait to get my hands on the game, though!… (more)
 
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sebdup | 2 other reviews | Dec 11, 2021 |
There's something really satisfying to me about a campaign setting that explains why people might be so cavalier about their lives in a world with a reasonably high standard of living (as most D&D settings are). It is also nice to give players the option to keep playing after death rather than rolling a new character, and to be resurrected without that becoming a major adventure all on its own. The feel of a city where ghosts and living people cohabitate openly is really fresh, especially since it avoids the baggage of necromancers and necrocracy.

I have just begun DM'ing a campaign in D&D Fifth Edition, using this sourcebook for the setting. Even after so many changes and intervening editions, about 80% of the material in the book is still applicable and works very well. I ran the level one adventure about a malfunctioning magic lantern almost verbatim, and my players really enjoyed it.

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wishanem | 1 other review | May 27, 2021 |
Not bad. Only read it to get an idea of the setting really. Was entertaining enough. I'll read a few more that have been published as a small collection.
 
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SFGale | 2 other reviews | Mar 23, 2021 |

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