The Compendium of Universal Knowledge: Layout Sample

This short layout sample from The Compendium of Universal Knowledge originally appeared on DyingEarth.com in June 2006.

For the Dying Earth roleplaying game, the Compendium includes more than two hundred adventure seeds, game statistics for eighty creatures, more than a dozen spells and cross references to all our other publications. The Compendium is also lavishly illustrated, with beautiful maps.

  • It includes reliable information on everything that has ever existed*…
  • It contains expansions, speculations and comments from a variety of noteworthy pedants …
  • When you are not poring over its pages, its sturdy frame will add character to your bookshelf!

*This is not strictly true!

Download The Compendium of Universal Knowledge layout sample here.


The Dying Earth — and its rules-lighter version the Revivification Folio — take you into the world of master fantasist Jack Vance, where a flashing sword is less important than nimble wits, persuasive words,and a fine sense of fashion. Survive by your cunning, search for lost lore, or command the omnipotent but quarrelsome sandestins. Purchase The Dying Earth or the Revivification Folio in print and PDF at the Pelgrane Shop.

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