After magical plants, the time has come to focus on something new: magical metals, minerals, and rocks. From agate to zircon, Geologist’s Primer will be shiny!
What is This Book?
After the resounding success of Herbalist’s Primer, our illustrated guide to real-world magical plants and thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our Kickstarter backers, my dream of creating a series of primers may actually become a reality.
Geologist’s Primer will be an illustrated guide to real-world magical metals, rocks, and minerals.
With a similar structure as the previous book, Geologist’s Primer will be a mix of geology, metallurgy, witchcraft, occult, folklore, and roleplaying games! I want this book to be a one-stop place for writers, game masters, and players.
I’m planning to cover various aspects of geology as practically used in RPGs:
- mining (methods, threats, opportunities, ways of finding precious metals and minerals)
- gem cutting and jewelry making
- crystal magic (for healing, divination, and spellcasting)
- stone magic (obelisks, geomancy, ley lines)
- good, old-school alchemy (the gold-making one)
- and, of course, 100 entries about more or less popular metals and minerals, with all their industrial, artistic, and magical properties.
To round things up, I’m also including a couple of materials that are not technically metals or minerals, but are either things that can be mined (fossils, ice, fulgurite) or are used in jewelry and widely considered gems (pearls, amber, ivory). They just fit!
The Pretty Aspect of Geologist’s Primer
The book will be fully illustrated, just like the previous one!
How Do I Get This?
Writing and illustrating a book like this takes a long time – a year at least. If you’re interested in the project and want to support it, join our Patreon! Each month, our lovely Patrons will receive everything I’ve made for the book so far. Depending on the tier, it’s illustrated digital postcards, full entries, or even all the extra material written for the book!
EDIT: Many of you have asked me whether the book will be also released on Kickstarter. I don’t know. We’ll see what’s the state of the world when the book is closer to the finish line – and what Kickstarter is going to do about their ridiculous blockchain plans.