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Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:48 pm

Like world building, only with books!

So, we've got the core scriptures:
  • The Book of Canon
  • The Book of Retcon
  • The Book of Fanon

And a handful of self-published titles (all from the "wisdom" section):
  • The Way Things Ought to Be
  • The Secret
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Rulers
  • The Titans Shrugged
  • The Principles of Peace

And according to Crush, there's three types of books that get published:
  • Biographies ("vainglorious personal accounts by rulers, telling of their own heroic deeds and cunning. Heaping piles of hyperbole, lies, and rubbish, they were.")
  • Natural philosophies ("catalog[s] of all units and ferals known to their side, with points and notes about each")
  • "Wisdom" (going from the titles above, it sounds like the Ruler equivalent of the debates in the MK)

I was thinking we could come up with titles and/or authors. :D
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:53 pm

EDUCATED STUPID: THE SECRETS OF TIME by Jean Beam, Wisdom

On the Origin of the Spikies by Chuck Wardin, Natural Philosophy

THIS TOTALLY HAPPENED: How I singlehandedly saved the Capital and conquered 3, no, 4! Sides all by myself by A Grimmwauld Warrior, Biography

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Re: Library Building

Postby 0beron » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:59 pm

Widsom:
"A Tale of Two Titans" ~Charles Duckings

Biographies:
"Lord of the Fliers" ~Billy Gold-dwagon

Natural Philosphies:
"Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them" ~Newt Sourmander
"I'm afraid I don't understand. And also afraid that I do."
GJC wrote:Two guys with basically the same name in a discussion about a character getting cloned.
There's gotta be a good joke in here somewhere.
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Re: Library Building

Postby Mrtyuh » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:06 pm

Biographies:
The Lion, the Witch and the Arkenshoes

Wisdom:
A Daemon's Dictionary

Natural Philosophy:
Doombats and Dwagons
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:45 pm

This is Where the Fish Lives, Natural Philosophy

Recipes for Disaster: Going up against me by Chief Boyar Dee, Biography

How to Host A Murder: Diplomatic doublecrosses and other fun party games by Hugs Kissinger, Wisdom
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:46 pm

If I Ran the Side By Jerry McGrew, Wisdom
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Re: Library Building

Postby Werebiscuit » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:11 am

The War of the Lwords. by G.W. Hells Biography

Secrets from the War of the Lwords by Weff Jayne Wisdom

The Downfall of the War of the Lwords by Wellson Orrs Wisdom

War of the Lwords : A Creature Catalogue by T Bergspiel VII Natural Phiolosophy
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:32 pm

Ending Games by Sawney Bean, Wisdom
    An incredibly heretical book, flying in the face of the Titanic Scriptures, it proposes several ideas for how to (in the author's words) "break" Erfworld. The last chapter details that the author plans on trying one of his lesser ideas by trying to turn croaked units into rations.

    Most sides that find this book popped in their library burn it upon discovery.
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Re: Library Building

Postby drachefly » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:55 am

No one in particular wrote:If I Ran the Side By Jerry McGrew, Wisdom


Oh, the hexes you'll go!

The Lore Axe

Hop on Popping

... there's got to be something to do with cats and hat-o-mancy.
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:28 pm

drachefly wrote:... there's got to be something to do with cats and hat-o-mancy.

Hmm... maybe something like: The Cat in the Hat: Radical Innovations in Troop Deployment?
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Re: Library Building

Postby Lamech » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:37 pm

Varieties of Bats
A book all about, you guessed it: Bats. It contains multiple chapters each on one bat type. Aquabats, Firebats, Doombats, Ballbats, Goldbats, and so forth. Each chapter contains not only their points, but primitive statistics on the amount of experience they'll provide, rates of natural popping, influences on their natural abilities and best practices for capturing and taming them.

Blueprints for Fabrication
This book lists methods of fabricating buildings and equipment. This book recommends 500 turn plans and a large portion of your forces dedicated to building these structures. Most rulers ignore the tips on fabrication, and skips straight to equipment stats, building stats and city plans.
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:20 pm

Necronomicon Ex Mortis: How to get the most out of your croakamancers!, Wisdom

Do not eat this book by Mr Yuck, Natural Philosophy / Wisdom
A description of Florist poisons & their effects, with small notes on how to recognize, counteract or best use them.

40 Ways To Leave your Lover, Biography
Written after a particularly bad on-again/off-again relationship between a Ruler and their date-a-mancer.
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:51 pm

Erfworld: the Book
Erfworld: the Coloring Book
Erfworld: the Lunchbox
Erfworld: the Cereal Box
Erfworld: the Movie
Erfworld: the Director's Cut
Erfworld: the Viewer's Guide
Erfworld: the Anniversary Edition
Erfworld: the Flamethrower
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Re: Library Building

Postby Werebiscuit » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:26 am

No one in particular wrote:
drachefly wrote:... there's got to be something to do with cats and hat-o-mancy.

Hmm... maybe something like: The Cat in the Hat: Radical Innovations in Troop Deployment?



In a similar vein

One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish by Theodore Giesel Natural Philosophy

Horton hears a Who (and other methods of scouting) by Theodore Giesel Wisdom

P.S. Did you know one of Dr Seuss' early books was "The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" ? So Rob is already in on the library building lark as no doubt Jetsone already has this in print :lol:
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Re: Library Building

Postby drachefly » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:42 am

I knew there was something I was forgetting.
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:14 pm

The Art of WAAAAGH! by Gork (or is it Mork? every printing is smudged here) Zooson, Wisdom
Now in it's 40,000th printing!
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:43 pm

Why We Want You to be Rich: Two Rulers, One Book by Don Robber & Trump Kiyosaki, Wisdom

Rules of Order by Roberts, Wisdom

What the Boop Do We Know!?, Natural Philosophy
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:03 am

The Book of Five Wings, Natural Philosophy
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Re: Library Building

Postby No one in particular » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:08 pm

Creatures of the Night (and the music they make) by Bruce Tepes, Natural Philosophy

The Cancer of Supposition by Harry Carnacki, Biography
One Ruler's experiences with Croakamancers, Carnymancers, Predictamancers and Weirdomancers, all of who promised far more than they could deliver.
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Re: Library Building

Postby Shai_hulud » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:11 pm

The King in Yellow, Biography
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