A downloadable medieval sourcebook
Enjoy a trip to a world where powerful priests can charge sinners with the death penalty, and where knights gather for illegal combat sports ... where thieves can thumb their nose at the authorities from within the walls of a church, and where a foraging band of the king's own soldiers is more dangerous than a pack of brigand outlaws. In the midst of all this, ordinary people survived to work the land, weave the cloth, and pray for safety from famine and plague. The real Middle Ages were as brutish and wild as any fantasy world.
Town: A City-Dweller's Look at 13th to 15th Century Europe is a sourcebook examining medieval life from the perspective of the guild and merchant-house, through the lives of craftsmen, traders, students, thieves and mercenaries - dwellers in medieval Europe's cities and towns. It's a friendly primer on the basics of medieval life, and a treasury of hard-to-find details for the Game Master or enthusiast. Features in Town include appendices exploring specific historical examples (the cities of Paris, Venice and York) to provide added perspective on - and some telling exceptions to - to the ideas explored in the main text.
Town is by Lisa J. Steele, author of Medieval France from White Rose Publishing, GURPS Cops and GURPS Mysteries from Steve Jackson Games, and Town's best-selling companion volume: Fief: A Look at Medieval Society from its Lower Rungs. Produced and indexed by S. John Ross, creator of the All-Systems Library and of works ranging from Risus to the Star Trek Narrator's Toolkit to GURPS Russia.
"She's done it again! Definitely adding this one to the Fantasy Hero Bibliography."
— Steven S. Long
"Wow, that's a hell of a book!"
— John Tynes
Get to know this book at no charge: download the Town Sampler, and explore! The sampler includes the book's complete Index and Table of Contents to gauge the scope of the work, along with sample pages from nearly every section of the full PDF. Print, browse, and understand why this book is sought after by medieval gamers, re-creationists, and armchair historians alike.
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