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How much grimdark is too much? At a certain point the grimdark is so heavy that there isn't really a reason to care what happens in the setting, and if you keep lathering on the grimdark after that then it ceases to be taken seriously altogether and just becomes a parody of itself. Warhammer 40k is the most obvious example of this, but there are numerous other settings as well that tread the line (I'm looking at you White Wolf) and teeter on the edge between a depressing and hilarious atmosphere for their games.
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>>63496280
When the person writing it feels they need to stop writing for a minute and ends up just sitting there thinking about what they just wrote.
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>>63504861
Eh, For me I don't really care all that much if the heroes are doomed as long as their tragic ending is interesting due to their personality or the events. Like I could read a plot line where everyone is doomed for hell and how people try to avoid it the best they can. I think the real problem with grimdark is more being inconsistent and illogical with it. So it loses the tragic feeling.
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>>63497872
First one is fine. Second one doesn't make since, how does one build a house out of souls.
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>>63505012
>how does one build a house out of souls
Soulsteel. It's like steel, but stronger and made from souls.
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>>63501046
>Ancient greeks.
>Conquered by the turks.

Anon, I...

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Pastebin Link: https://pastebin.com/h8Tz2ze8

>Now that the end of the year is arriving, do you have a game of the year?

>What's your favorite game from the past you discovered this year?
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>>63505968
Potion Explosion, I like it.
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>>63504425
Monopoly is more famous than all games discussed here put together so it has to be better
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>>63506232
>nu-stone age
no thank you
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>>63500893
>Best five player games?

Absolutely-superior-at-5 tier

Cyclades (all the gods are always available)
Battlestar Galactica (the only player count for the core game. Sympathizer sucks)
Cosmic Encounter (4 and 5 are similar but I prefer the option with more aliens, 6 needs experienced players)
El Grande (the only player count)
Level 7 Omega Protocol (provides the best balance for a fun back and forth between the aliens and humans)
Mare Nostrum Empires (tried with 6 once; it was awful)
Modern Art (the large player count help to increase the tension and unpredictability)
Sheriff of Nottingham
Chinatown


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>>63500893
Kemet unironically. Plays best at 5, the power tiles are balanced for that player count.
>>63506990
>Cyclades
That's more of a game that is exclusively for 5+ players because any less and it's complete garbage.
I agree with Sheriff of Nottingham, real fun at 5.

>The setting has demons and hell
>The setting doesn't have angels and heaven
You... you don't do this, right anon?
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>>63488161
My setting doesn't have heaven OR hell. But it does have angels AND demons. It's pretty edgy though; the angels and the demons are both assholes, angels are just slightly less so. The angels are also terrifying monstrosities.
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>>63505431
You can't help but root for the underdog. Besides, humans have the whole indominatable will of man thing going for them.
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>>63488161
Hell is nothing more than another form of purgatory designed to correct defective souls before recycling.
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>>63491029

>I'm a history major.
Sure, I'd like to supersize that meal.
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>>63494679
>mods get pruned or deleted because they didn’t have enough anime loli waifus
I don’t know how to feel about this.

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>What is Exalted?
An epic high-flying role-playing game about reborn god-heroes in a world that turned on them.
Start here: http://theonyxpath.com/category/worlds/exalted/

>That sounds cool, how can I get into it?
Read the 3e core book (link below). For mechanics of the old edition, play this tutorial: http://mengtzu.github.io/exalted/sakuya.html
It’ll get you familiar with most of the mechanics.

>Gosh that was fun. How do I find a group?
Roll20 and the Game Finder General here on /tg/.

>Resources for Older Editions
https://pastebin.com/BXSGuFdQ

Resources for Third Edition

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>>63507132
Do you think an Artifact could accomplish it?
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>>63507077
Terrestrial Sorcerous Working, Ambition 3

"Create a completely new but mundane form of life, or breed a specimen of an existing species with a minor supernatural power that augments its strongest traits."
That's probably what you're looking for.
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>>63507108
I wouldn't call that SJW personally. Not enough decrying the world and it is something I could see someone wanting to do in creation at least once.
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>>63507145
I mean I guess depending on their skill levels. Would be rather strange as hell to try to go the artifact method though.
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>>63506972
Stealing an exaltation would probably require a fair bit of knowledge on sorcery or necromancy first, seeing as to how you'd have to capture and hold what is essentially a soul. Doing so would be incredibly dangerous and difficult, although oddly enough not entirely unreasonable. That's the funny thing about non-combat skills and mortals. The separation in skill and power between a skilled mortal warrior and a Dawn caste Solar is ludicrous, but the separation in skill and power between a really sneaky mortal thief/rogue and a Night caste Solar isn't nearly as high. Although part of this might be from the natural advantage gained from being a mortal, you are beneath the notice of most exalts so they aren't likely to suspect you of trying to spy or steal from them.

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Hello, /tg/. I'm gay, and as a result the characters I play are usually gay, because it's what I know. But lately, I've decided to make my most recent character in a game with my group straight. Branch out and play people different from you, you know. My question is: how do I roleplay a convincing "straight" character? What do I need to do to makse my character seem like a straight guy, and not just a gay guy that's attracted to women?

If you don't like the topic of this thread, instead you can try to stat Cheburashka.
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>>63504452
Sadly it's going to get a lot worse with the rats bailing off SS tumblr.
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>>63505438
a lot of them are going to twitter, but some are bound to come here sadly
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>>63499772
You should know by now that a significant chunk of people here WANT to take the bait, anon. It fuels their political persecution complex.
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>>63495762
>Teletubby Enkidu
I'm gonna assume you're talking about the pic: sadly, no. That's just a random sapient creature from a Russian stop-motion cartoon about it and a sapient crocodile who plays an accordion.
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>>63495762
It's Cheburashka.

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>You're all staying at the same inn when suddenly-
No, no, no, that's not right. How does it begin again?
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>>63506757
Oi oi oi. No Recursion!
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>>63504989
What's the point of this bridge? How people and carriages can pass over it and get to the other side?
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>>63504989
We've all been thrown out of the same inn for drunkenly groping the innkeeper's busty daughter when a level one Rouge says we should work together attempt to steal the town jewels.
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>>63504989
>The inn's remains burn as the local disaster response team tries to douse the fire. Standing outside you ask yourelf just how the fuck it happened.
cue flashback episode where if the inn burns it's nice and if it doesn't you have a hook to ponder and use like 7 sessions later.
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>>63507018
>yourelf
yourself. although a party having its own personal elf sounds fun, that was merely a typo.

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>your age
>which stories/worlds are you involved in the most
>summary of your own world (you have at least one, correct?)
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>>63503511
>Stalker
based
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>>63495680
>age
24
>Stories/worlds that I'm most involved in
Plenty, but Bionicle is without question the winner.
>Summary of your own world
The big one is a post-post apoc setting where magic has come back to the world. Now there are mutants, robots, fairies, and regular folks that have to deal with one another.
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>>63495680
>20
>Wide variety of stuff, but my most extensive involvement leagues and bounds above the rest are Halo and Warcraft
>Incredibly generic high fantasy world because I eat that shit up.
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Okay let's tier this shit up

>Patrician
>>63498962
>>63503338

>Has potential
>>63500626
>>63500640
>>63501009
>>63503511

>Meh
>>63495746
32 and Destiny? Well at least your own shit isn't completely bad

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>>63495680
>>your age
21
>>which stories/worlds are you involved in the most
Star Wars, Warcraft, Halo, Naruto, MtG and DC
>>summary of your own world (you have at least one, correct?)
Baby’s first fantasy setting and baby’s first superhero setting. There’s nothing particularly special about either of them.

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Paizo Games General /pgg/

What's the most underrated part of Golarion's lore?
Monthly leaks: https://pastebin.com/WP4fw4gX

/pfg/ Link Repository (Pathfinder): https://pastebin.com/YLikTing
/sfg/ Link Repository (Starfinder): https://pastebin.com/rg4U6fCa

Old Thread: >>63480661
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People in the last thread were talking about Hei fengs cool antipaladin code, and how it kind of contradicts CE motivations.

[[ A chaotic evil character does what his greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive him to do.
He is vicious, arbitrarily violent, and unpredictable. If he is simply out for whatever he can get, he is ruthless and brutal. If he is committed to the spread of evil and chaos, he is even worse. Thankfully, his plans are haphazard, and any groups he joins or forms are likely to be poorly organized. Typically, chaotic evil people can be made to work together only by force, and their leader lasts only as long as he can thwart attempts to topple or assassinate him. Chaotic evil represents the destruction not only of beauty and life, but also of the order on which beauty and life depend. ]]

It super does, they were right, but generally I think ignoring the "advice" on how Chaotic Evil characters should act is a good idea. It's interesting in that even though Paizo often seems to favour Chaotic Good over Lawful Good, Chaotic Evil is still the designated punching bag alignment.

Personally, I'd play an antipaladin of Hei Fengg with the CE beign an extension of the code. You're often cruel, you're always petty, and you don't take shit from nobody. You don't like being constrained (by laws or more physical things), you think that outright lying and conniving is for bitches, and you like killing things in big fights. You help out people sometimes, but only with your special brand of help, and only if they know how to ask politely, and you're in a good mood. No grand goals beyond killing strong enemies, no respect for anything that can't match you in a fight, no time for idiots.
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Can Undead with Create Spawn abilities normally release their spawn from their control at will, or does that have to be specified?
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The Great Old Ones and Outer Gods and the fact that Rovagug is supposed to be a minor deity in their pantheon
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>>63503597
>>63503897
>>63504842
There is 0 reason the gods would make a key to his prison. Even Asmodeus who knows for sure that Rovagug waking up is the biggest threat to his empire
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>>63507004
It's literally stated in the lore a couple of times that Asmodeus has a key to Rovagug's prison, that everyone present saw it and acknowledged it as such, and that he created/kept it to use as a bargaining chip against the rest of the pantheon.

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What would your character wish for as a Christmas present?

How about you (in terms of an RPG-related wish)?
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>>63498121
I want a group.
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>>63498121
>figurine of wondrous power
>a brand new dragonchess set
>an upgrade by +1 to any equipment
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>>63498121
All I want is a girl to listen to merry tunes with as we cuddle during Christmas
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>>63498121
Wenches
Mead
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>>63498121
Wish
And probably one of those neat dice bags shaped like a mimic.

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Tell me about your characters tragic backstory
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>>63506701
Plenty of reasons
>Ambition
>Religious fever
>Over inflated ego
>Finding Love
>Wanting to find a legend they heard about
>Needing to do a task for their village
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>>63504674
>character was a warrior
>his father was part of a mercenary company, guy was raised among soldiers
>father dies at some battle, not really important, that stuff happens
>he keeps being a mercenary for years
>at some point he gets his right hand chopped
>can't hold his pike anymore
>ends up leaving the company and doing some odd jobs here and there
>meets a widow struggling to keep her deceased husband's business
>starts working for her
>ends up marriying her
>has kids
>he can't manage to adapt to the peaceful life
>he has issues with alcohol and anger management
>this ruins his relationship with his wife

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>>63506636
Shigurui.
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>>63506852
tx
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>>63506498
Kudos anon! You should have a moment of pride that you generated this for yourself. We have all done it and we have to accept theres nothing new under the sun.

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How do you handle interparty romance?
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>>63492356
>TTRPGs
TiTSRPGs
ftfy
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>>63501539
Don't dick crazy
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>>63491693
We’ll shitpost about yaoi ships between certain characters but most of the characters are in relationships with NPCs.
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>>63491783
*SCREAMING*
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I actively encourage all kinds of romantic sub-plots. If two players want to follow suit, then the game world will be their oyster.

*flips emrakul* edition

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>Playing
>Hating
>Brewing
>Picking back up/abandoning

>Resources:
https://www.mtggoldfish.com/metagame/modern#paper (current meta)
http://www.mtgmintcard.com/articles/writers/patrick-dickmann/an-alternative-guide-to-modern (introduction to the format)
http://modernnexus.com/ (news, opinions and more)

>thread question

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>>63506892
Anger is already a two-off in the mainboard in most lists but you still need answers for bigger creatures like Goyf or Tasigur or what have you and in a deck that sometimes blows up its own lands with Boom even a 4CMC Wrath is not always gonna be ready on time. There needs to be some spot removal for those.

>>63506897
Sure, I got the both part. Still wondering what to put in instead of Oust though which costs 1 and would be locked out by Chalice on 1.
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New thread for whenever y'all wanna abandon this one:

>>63506925

>>63506925

>>63506925
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>>63506919
Roast?
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>>63504497
Skred-tar du, förlorar du, anon. Why not play some nice Free Win Red instead?
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>>63506941
While that answers most creatures, I'm not sure if we can't do better than that and get fatties like Emrakul, Griselbrand, PrimeTime, Titi, DS, big Ooze/Knight/Tracker as well as resilient threats like Phoenix or Dredge crap or representatives of both camps like Wurmcoil.

I nominate ... Journey to Nowhere.

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>>63502432
https://imgur.com/gallery/0Uftv/comment/556390733

Same comic artist as the one who did that short "his face all red". She seems fond of somewhat surreal horror
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>>63504492
>There's no joke there
Is that game draft-based? because if not, it technically counts. And I don't know, because I'm not shilling the game. I've never posted those images, nor even knew the game's name until this thread.

I'm just saying that compared to some of the repetitive jokes that gets posted here, a cutesy new little depiction of mixed player reactions to a sometimes confusing mechanic is nice enough for me to enjoy.
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>>63506054
Still doesn't explain why the wolf is quoting the IRA.
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>>63504974
They do.
And then, anywhere from 2-10 years later, someone gets a new take on the show, they hire some more people, and they try that for a while.

Personally, I loved the Mystery Inc TV show, and how its ending completely twisted the show's premise and pay-off. One of my favorite moments in animated television.

Spoilers if you don't care or are fine with knowing the ending.
Mystery Inc was one of the (oft tried) "Scooby Doo, but the monsters are real" series, taking place with the gang as teenagers. It introduced their families, their relationships, and then, in the final arc, the gang defeated a goddamn Aztec or Babylonian GOD who possessed I think Scooby and Shaggy, and, as a result, monsters were removed from the world.

At which point someone who noticed what they did offered them a full ride scholarship at a college across the country, and the gang decides to road-trip there across America, solving mysteries on the way.

Thus 'explaining' what the gang was doing at the start of the first series: they were on their way to college, and stopped to solve mysteries in case somehow they were monsters who weren't sucked up when the big bad was defeated.
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I've got some oc

Packages are Shipping Edition.

>What is /awg/?
A thread to talk about minis and games which fall between the cracks, or peoples' homebrew wargames. The Historical Wargames General doesn't entertain fantasy (for good reason) and the other threads are locked to very specific games, so this thread isn't tied to a game, or a genre, let's talk about fun wargames.

Any scale, any genre, any company, any minis. Skirmishers welcome. Rules designers welcome.

>Examples of games that qualify
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_miniature_wargames
Grimdark Future, Age of Fantasy, Mighty Armies, Dragon Rampant, Of Gods and Mortals, Frostgrave, Ghost Archipelago, Hordes of the Things, Songs of Blades and Heroes, Freebooter's Fate, Dark Age, Beyond the Gates of Antares, LotR and anything that doesn't necessarily have a dedicated thread (gorkamundheim).

>Places to get minis
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D2DbNJ2mYAUxh5P9Pq9NZqS5tXHGn0i2JhZchEwbA2I/edit?usp=sharing

>The Novice Troves

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>>63497286
I thought at least one bad guy was a deep sea critter?
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>>63502756
I think there was, but I can't for the life of me remember what his name was.
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>>63502756
Krakenoctus and the Tritons are getting traded to the “good guy” agenda in 2.0, since they wanted the Destroyers to have a mecha faction and gave them Ubercorp.
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>>63468490
You should at least read Scrappers to see some neat rules. The factions giving a feature and changing the make up of troops you can hire is one of my favorite ways to make stuff different without having to make 10 different troops for every single faction. The human/mutant-genotype/synthetic-series rules are some of my favorite in anything I have read. That said I would still recommend TnT over it.

Everyone should probably also look through Last Days - Zombie Apocalypse, Wasteman, and Zone Raiders for interesting post apocalypse skirmishers.
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So Ral Partha Europe is doing a paint kickstarter, anyone tried the paints int he past? Are they any good?

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Bug people thread?
Bug people thread.
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>>63498572
Is he pulling out ticks?
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>>63506848
Yes he is.

>>63506855
and you're linking this because?
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I just want to play a giant, quite intelligent spider.
not a spider man, or man spider, or anything like that.
No, just a spider roughly as large as a draft horse that is cunning enough to communicate through writing.
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>>63488140
>tfw re-writing my setting to make it educational by teaching insect biology, and now currently watching insect vids, browsing /an/, and reading some books

thanks anons


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