Gaming books on that I enjoy

I often see posts asking for Lulu RPG recommendations, and Lulu’s search functionality is pretty lacking, so rather than type mine up every time I wrote this post for easy reference. It’s up to several dozen recommendations, mostly old school products and story games, and I keep it more or less up to date with new purchases (latest update: May 29, 2018).

If you just want one recommendation, you should buy ASE1: Anomalous Subsurface Environment, which I liked so much that I bought Brian Thomas’ original art for the sasquatron (seen above, as yet unframed). The sasquatron, a robo-yeti with a crab claw, is just the tip of ASE’s iceberg of gonzo awesomeness.

Lulu runs coupons so regularly that I never order without Googling “Lulu coupon code” first. Coupon discounts come out of Lulu’s end, not the publisher’s end.

Notes about the list

Some of the links below are to specific versions (like softcover or standard paper), so you might want to check for other versions.

If I loved something and want to have little game babies with it, I *ed it. (To be clear, I like everything on this list.) If you’re curious what I think about a book in more detail, I eventually rate and comment on every gaming book I own: Here are my RPGGeek ratings.

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Here are a whole mess of gaming books I’ve bought on Lulu that I would recommend, in alphabetical order with links:

  1. * Advanced Edition Companion
  2. * Adventures on Dungeon Planet
  3. Adventures on Gothic Earth
  4. Agon
  5. * ASE1: Anomalous Subsurface Environment
  6. * ASE2-3: Anomalous Subsurface Environment
  7. * Augmented Reality
  8. * Barbarians of Lemuria: Legendary Edition
  9. The Barrow Mound of Gravemoor
  10. Dark Dungeons
  11. * DCC RPG Reference Booklet
  12. * Delving Deeper Reference Rules Compendium
  13. DemonSpore
  14. diaspora
  15. A Dirty World
  16. * Dodecahedron 2015 Cartographic Review
  17. d30 DM Companion
  18. * d30 Sandbox Companion
  19. Drowning & Falling
  20. * The Dungeon Dozen
  21. Dyson’s Delves
  22. * Elysium Flare
  23. Encounter Critical
  24. * Fight On! Compiled Compilation +4
  25. * Fight On! Foliated Folio +8
  26. 43 AD
  27. * 44: A Game of Automatic Fear
  28. Grey Ranks
  29. The Hell House Beckons
  30. Hollowpoint
  31. * The Hyqueous Vaults
  32. * KEFITZAT HADERECH – Incunabulum of the Uncanny Gates and Portals
  33. Knives in the Dark
  34. Knockspell 1-3
  35. * Labyrinth Lord: Revised Edition
  36. Lair of the Unknown
  37. Last Train Out of Warsaw
  38. * The Lazy Dungeon Master
  39. * Love in the Time of Seið
  41. * The Metamorphica
  42. NOD Magazine (link is to issue 1, but there are many more after that one)
  43. * Norwegian Style
  44. Original Edition Characters
  45. OSRIC
  46. * Petty Gods: Revised & Expanded Edition
  47. Planet Motherfucker
  48. * Play Unsafe
  49. * A Quick Primer for Old School Gaming (direct link to free PDF)
  50. Realms of Crawling Chaos
  51. REIGN
  52. Santicore 2011
  53. * Santicore 2013
  54. Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Volume One
  55. Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Volume Two
  56. Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Volume Three
  57. Seven Voyages of Zylarthen, Volume Four
  58. * Shadowbrook Manor
  59. * The Shadow of Yesterday
  60. SlaughterGrid
  61. * Stalker RPG
  62. * Stonehell Dungeon: Down Night-Haunted Halls
  63. Stonehell Dungeon: Into the Heart of Hell
  64. * Super Mission Force[1]
  65. Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox Rules
  66. * Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque
  67. * Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque II
  68. Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque III
  69. Teratic Tome
  70. 3d6 Supers!
  71. * Tomb of the Iron God
  72. * Transylvanian Adventures
  73. Ulverland
  74. * Uresia: Grave of Heaven
  75. Warriors of the Red Planet
  76. * Whitehack
  77. * Wizards Mutants Laser Pistols! Volume One Compilation
  78. ZeFRS

I apologize to your wallet in advance. Happy gaming!

[1] Super Mission Force is a skirmish miniatures game, but it supports campaign play, features characters with skills useful outside of combat, and deliberately straddles a the fuzzy line that separates RPGs from wargames, so I included it here.

25 thoughts on “Gaming books on that I enjoy”

  1. Thanks for the double mention of VSCA products! This is an outstanding list and I’ll just link to it now every time I’m shouting out a new Lulu coupon. So much easier than re-doing my research. :D

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  3. How in the hell did Teratic Tome not merit an asterisk? I routinely struggle against the urge to make sweet sweet fuck to that book in the hopes of making monster babies.

    1. Martin Ralya

      It’s a fun book, and I rate it an 8/10 on RPGGeek. With fewer “weird thing with boobs” monsters, which I got tired of, I’d probably have starred it.

      1. Joseph, a thousand thanks. That’s high praise, indeed!
        Martin: Thanks for including it on this list, amigo! And I know where you’re coming from. And thanks for rating it on RPGGeek!

        1. Martin Ralya

          You consistently create good gaming stuff. My excitement for Lusus Naturae is high!

    1. Martin Ralya

      There are many more gaming books on Lulu that I either don’t own or don’t enjoy, which don’t appear on this list. :-)

      1. Martin Ralya

        Thanks! I removed them both. (I don’t own B&T 2e, although I’m sure it’s excellent.)

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  6. The following are no longer on Lulu:
    The Chamber
    Doodle Temple
    A False Machine
    Fight On! single issues
    Fire on the Velvet Horizon
    Gormand’s Larder
    Voyage to Plague Island
    The Wizard’s Inheritance
    The World Between for Fictive Hack

    Incorrect link:
    NOD magazine

  7. Advanced Edition Companion:
    Adventures on Gothic Earth no longer on Lulu
    Dark Dungeons:
    Drowning & Falling no longer on Lulu
    Grey Ranks no longer on Lulu
    The Hell House Beckons:
    Knives in the Dark no longer on Lulu
    Knockspell only available individually:
    Labyrinth Lord:
    The Metamorphica:
    Petty Gods: Revised & Expanded Edition: at least temporarily not on Lulu
    Planet Motherfucker no longer on Lulu
    A Quick Primer for Old School Gaming:
    Stonehell Dungeon: Down Night-Haunted Halls:
    Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque (all 3) no longer on Lulu
    3d6 Supers! (1E)
    Ulverland no longer on Lulu
    Warriors of the Red Planet:
    Whitehack (3E):

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