The Compendium of Universal Knowledge, softback sourcebook for The Dying Earth RPG, by Peter Freeman, David Thomas, Ian Thomson, Jim Webster et al.
“This encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to Jack Vance’s Dying Earth tales and the Dying Earth roleplaying game. It includes reliable information on everything that has ever existed!
It details all the major people, places, creatures and phenomena within the Dying Earth and also offers the expansions, speculations and comments of other contributors, as well as asides into the Vancean oeuvre.
For the Dying Earth roleplaying game, the Compendium includes more than two hundred adventure seeds, game statistics for eighty creatures, more than a dozen spells and cross references to all our other publications.
The Compendium is lavishly illustrated, with beautiful maps. When you are not poring over its pages, its sturdy frame will add character to your bookshelf.”