What to Read?


Giantslayer


Do we have enough information yet to know what to read to begin preparing? The three most obvious to me are Giant Hunter's Handbook, Giants Revisited, and Monster Codex. Does anyone have any other thoughts?

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Those three are excellent choices. The first two especially. Even though only the first two adventures take place in Belkzen, picking up the new Belkzen Campaign Setting book might not be a bad idea.


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don't forget Tranau (sp?) where it all starts is covered in Towns of Golarion


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Any suggestions for literary fiction reading or movies to see for Giantslayer background? Giant themes are usually touched on in fantasy and then moved on from. Thus far, all I can think of that really deal with giant issues in depth are Gulliver's Travels and The Silver Chair.

...and, giants similar to those in The Silver Chair would be delightfully fun to use as a GM.

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Gladior wrote:

Any suggestions for literary fiction reading or movies to see for Giantslayer background? Giant themes are usually touched on in fantasy and then moved on from. Thus far, all I can think of that really deal with giant issues in depth are Gulliver's Travels and The Silver Chair.

...and, giants similar to those in The Silver Chair would be delightfully fun to use as a GM.

Norse mythology and fairy tales. Gulliver's Travels is an excellent book, but it's a political satire, not an adventure book.

And maybe Attack on Titan.

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The recent CGI fest of Jack the Giant Slayer might not have been a faithful rendition of the fairy tale it's based on, but it was certainly not an awful movie. More importantly, the giants and the giant-slaying is pretty good there. Definitely gives a strong feel of the creatures and how it might feel like to oppose them.


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I just finished digging out and re-reading The Crystal Shard for all its giant-slaying scenes. And it's actually decently written for a first novel unlike that gods-awful novelization of Against the Giants.


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And I'm re-reading GDQ (Queen of the Spiders) and Scourge of the Slavelords for kicks, too.

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also, for your perusal, the slightly off-beat, but more than applicable Norweigian documentary, TROLLHUNTER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLEo7H9tqSM


Yakman wrote:

also, for your perusal, the slightly off-beat, but more than applicable Norweigian documentary, TROLLHUNTER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLEo7H9tqSM

TROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anyone running this AP might find these two books useful!

100% Crunch: Orcs

100% Crunch: Orogs


There is also the fiction present in each Giantslayer AP volume, it's kinda the reason it's there, to give players a non spoilered feel of the region and the themes of the AP.

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