Turjan’s Tome of Beauty & Horror


A source book for the Dying Earth RPG

If you are more interested in dark fantasy than humorous escapades, or collecting the last 100 Spells rather than conning a stall holder of his terces, then this is the tome for you.

The first volume of Jack Vance’s Dying Earth has a very different tone to the later books. It has elements of horror, powerful sorcery, and even genuine heroics. This supplements lets you roleplay these puissant magicians, questers and driven heroes.

  • Gain options for Magician characters, and get advice on playing Turjan-level campaigns…
  • Encompass new, esoteric spells, scribbled by madmen and fraught with danger in their use…
  • Face untold peril as you follow adventure hooks set on the Dying Earth and beyond…
  • Uncover arcane items from the ruins, or guarded by otherworld beings…
  • Gain new powers (Tweaks) such as “Occult Horrors too Numerous to Detail”…
  • Discover contacts and potential enemies of cruelty and renown…
  • Create Vat creatures as retainers, bodyguards or even companions.

Sample Section Download: Chapter Two of Turjan’s Tome
Blank Turjan-Level Character Sheets: Front Page, Back Page
Turjan-Level Sheets with Character Pictures. (You will do well to print these on a high-quality machine): Jondar; Lustander; Machask; Romac; Santella; and Zaraflam.
Another aid for the weary GM: abbreviated character sheets for the stats of GMCs. On the first page – two ‘personality’ GMCs. On the second page – four ‘lackeys’.

Finally, please note that the official scenario ‘Gomoshan’s Tomb‘ was designed as an introductory scenario to explore many of the new concepts and abilities in Turjan’s Tome.

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Stock #: PEL007 Author: Robin D. Laws with Ian Thomson
Artists: Charles Reid, Elliot Jeffries and David Esbri Molinas Pages: 174pp Perfect Bound



2 Responses to “Turjan’s Tome of Beauty & Horror”

  1. Hsilgne the Orange says:

    Will this august publication ever arise from the deplorable state of “Out of Print?” The shelves of my library, though graced by many fine examples of Pelgrane manuscripts, can almost be heard wailing poignantly from the lack they feel at the absence of Turjan’s Tome; and, truth be told, my own hands are filled with no small longing to caress the pages of this work. The cheap weight of a handful of terces hardly consoles them, and they would gladly trade in this wealth for the opportunity to hold such an estimable volume. Sorcerous equivalents, made for display on illusion casting machines, are insufficient!

    • Simon Rogers says:

      Alas! Matters are complex. It is my heartful desire, unrelased to the possible flood of terces, to reproduce this august tome, but sandestins have sequestered the necessary files. It is not beyond hope that we will recover them, and you will be the first to know.

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