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What is time? Where does it go? How much of it has passed, and how much is yet to come?

Worlds, both fictional and real, are immensely varied and strange. Why should their pasts be sensible, organized, and predictable? Why should fictional evolution follow a logical progression? Our world certainly didn’t.

This book features:

-100 Speculative Ages

-Ideas for Using Them

-Notes on Time and Perspective

-Black and White Illustrative Figures

Including Ages Such As:

44. Pseudopredatory Collapse
Mass extinction caused by the discovery that several apex predators were, in fact, cardboard cut-outs and plaster models. Arms race to claim the new vacancies turns several innocuous species into vicious killers. The Treaty of Mud, signed by most creatures (eels and flatworms abstaining) bans vorpal claws, forcing an uneasy peace. Parasite-spies steal evolutionary advantages and sell them to the highest bidder. Age ends due to general exhaustion.

72. Arthropodopocalypse
Gigantic, sea-scorpion-like arthropods emerge from the ocean floor and wreak havoc on land. Fledgling civilization of tuber-eating flatworm people devoured. Apocalyptic spiders rise up in joy, build triumphant banner nests. Giant arthropods die within a few hundred years, but by then the spiders have seized control. The world is locked in their eight-limbed grasp for several million years.

By the author of the CoinsandScrolls blog, Tomb of the Serpent Kings, and Kidnap the Archpriest.

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David J July 15, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
A preview (one that isn't the table of contents) would be helpful to determine if customers want to buy your product.
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Skerples (CoinsandScrolls) . July 15, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Ah, it deactivated the previews for some reason. Fixed!
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Michael B July 16, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
That preview certainly sells the art, but it's still not very clear what the book *is*. It'd be better if we could see a sample of content.
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David J July 17, 2018 12:10 pm UTC
That also appears to be corrected. Now I'm interested. :)
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Skerples (CoinsandScrolls) . July 17, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Thanks! The previews sometimes take a few hours to update. If you've got any other questions just let me know.
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