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    Monte Cook
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    White Wolf Publishing (August 15, 2005)
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The Year's Best D20 Volume One" by Monte Cook Published by Sword and Sorcery and distributed by White Wolf ISBN .

The Year's Best D20 Volume One" by Monte Cook Published by Sword and Sorcery and distributed by White Wolf ISBN 1-58846-798-8 - 96 pages. Generally, when I see the name "Monte Cook", I know I'm getting a good RPG product, but I think this book is a mixed bag of stuff form at least 18 other D20 books. Chapters include: Intro 1 - Character Classes 2 - Feats and Skills 3 - Magic 4 - Monsters 5 - Variant Rules Appendix

Written by. Monte Cook.

Written by. Manufacturer: White Wolf Publishing Release date: 15 August 2005 ISBN-10 : 1588467988 ISBN-13: 9781588467980.

Monte Cooks Presents The Year's Best D20 (Sword & Sorcery). The game designer Monte Cook started working professionally in the game industry in 1988. 1588467988 (ISBN13: 9781588467980). In 1994, Monte came to TSR, In. as a game designer and wrote for the Planescape and core D&D lines. When that company was purchased by Wizards of the Coast, he moved to the The game designer Monte Cook started working professionally in the game industry in 1988.

Sword & Sorcery Studios. In his prologue to the book, Monte also offers an insightful overview on the year in gaming. Why is Malhavoc Press doing it?

Sword & Sorcery Studios. Monte Cook Presents: The Year's Best d20. Alternate Names. The Year's Best d20 presents a unique collection of spells, monsters, classes, feats, and variant rules that illustrates the d20 System's flexibility. The contents, drawn from a thorough examination of products released in 2004, represents a variety of authors and publishers. This invaluable reference book is also a treasure trove of material suitable for any campaign. Why is Malhavoc Press doing it?

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Sword and Sorcery Studios (S&SS) was an imprint of White Wolf, Inc. used to publish its d20 System & Open Gaming License material in from 2000 to 2008

Sword and Sorcery Studios (S&SS) was an imprint of White Wolf, Inc. used to publish its d20 System & Open Gaming License material in from 2000 to 2008. The imprint also acted as publisher for other small press game developers, such as Monte Cook's company, Malhavoc Press, and Necromancer Games.

Sword and Sorcery Studios. The Sword and Sorcery Studios (S&SS) was an imprint of White Wolf, Inc. Sword and Sorcery Studios. YouTube Encyclopedic.

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Flamehammer
The only negative comment I can make about this compilation of great 2004 D20 products is that it's not the first in a series, but the only Year's Best D20 we're likely to ever see.

The book includes a core class, superlative prestige classes, great monsters and spells and pretty good magic items and feats.

Unlike most D20 books, where I'll use a small percentage at best (this is particularly true of books of monsters), I can see using everything in this book (except possibly the yogi class, simply due to the flavor of it not fitting with my games) sooner rather than later.

A must-buy for D&D fans.
Alsanadar
"The Year's Best D20 Volume One" by Monte Cook
Published by Sword and Sorcery and distributed by White Wolf
ISBN = 1-58846-798-8 - 96 pages

Generally, when I see the name "Monte Cook", I know I'm getting a good RPG product, but I think this book is a mixed bag of stuff form at least 18 other D20 books.

Chapters include:

Intro
1 - Character Classes
2 - Feats and Skills
3 - Magic
4 - Monsters
5 - Variant Rules
Appendix

In chapter one - Classes, we find seven new ones - the Arcane Warrior, the Cosmographer, the Gemcaster, the Knight of Tears, the Reliquarian, the Urban Ranger, and the Yogi. I, personally, didn't find these as appealing as I have come to expect from Monte Cook, however, they would make great NPC's.

Next, within the Feats and Skills section, there are 16 new player abilities. I'm not going to list them all,, but I again found about half to be useful to me.

The Magic chapter primarily contains 27 new spells. Once again, about half were usable by me. The "Awaken Tome" could serve useful for enchanting a spellbook before the players discover it. There are even a couple wondrous items.

There are 23 new monsters, everything from the Arcanoplasm to the Warding Visage. Most, if not all of these creatures would make a great one-shot adventure focus.

There are only eight new variant rules, Although short, I liked the Combat Defense maneuver. The pages about Incantation would make your villains memorable.

The text for all of these entries is reproduced from at least 18 different sources, and I believe that this caused the book to become a mixed bag for me. My suggestion is that if you find a copy of this book, you should scan it to see if it would be useful enough to buy it.
Gamba
In the end, your need for The Year's Best D20 depends on how many D20 books you were able to purchase during the previous year. If your gaming budget is unlimited, then the chances are pretty good that you own most of the concepts within this book already. If that is the case then there isn't really a need for this book. However, if you are like me and the majority of the gaming world, The Year's Best D20 is a great addition. Think of it as a greatest hits album from a band that you only like one song per CD on. Intended or not, another benefit of The Year's Best D20 is that it will expose you to game designers and companies that you may have passed on due to their subject matter or lack of marketing. I for one will find me a copy of Love and War by Atlas Games and Libem Liborium: D20 Guide to D20 Books by Silven Publishing as soon as possible. So can I recommend The Year's Best D20?

Most definitely, if you don't own a majority of the material presented within, and even if you do, well, it will be nice to have your favorite concepts from those books collected in one volume at your next gaming session. The Year's BestD20 is a fine addition to the D20 culture and I am looking forward to the 2005 edition.

Oh, and before I get more anonymous emails from people complaining about author credit... Yes, a ton of credit is given, far more then you would find in most traditional anthology books.

I give The Year's Best D20 - 2004 4 out of 5 Critical Hits.