Chris Philbrook

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About Chris Philbrook

I am the creator and author of Tesser: A Dragon Among Us as well as Elmoryn's The Kinless Trilogy, Colony Lost and Adrian's Undead Diary.

I've gone to a LOT of college. I've got a Business degree as well as a Psychology degree, and I've done the full program at the school of hard knocks. I've been a printing press operator, bouncer, purchasing agent, bodyguard, customer service representative, mental health counselor, and more. I can write about weird shit because I've done weird shit. Trust me.

I call the wonderful state of New Hampshire my home, but I love to travel. I love to read, write, play role playing games, miniatures games, video games, and Magic: The Gathering. When I find the time to be active, I like to hik
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Chris Philbrook is 25% done with Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes: Uninspired thus far. Another rehash of the Blood War, with typical background info, and then a bunch of stuff on how to go deep with elven campaigns.

The cultist benefits were neat. I'm noticing a trend that the 2nd half of these books are where I find my value, so let's see if that holds.

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Chult was done well, as far as a setting goes, and the dungeon itself was rather sinister and I can see it being very challenging. I also think the adventure has almost zero closure
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You're goddamn right I read my own book.

And I really like this one. It was a return to form for me; back in the mind of Adrian Ring in a very meaningful way. Back in the core story in a meaningful way.

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“courage is not the lack of fear, but the will and fortitude to do what is necessary in spite of that fear.”
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
2014, 333 pages, average GR rating 4.06
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Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison
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Dark Recollections by Chris Philbrook
2013, 268 pages, average GR rating 4.37
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Dark Recollections (Adrian's Undead Diary #1) by Chris Philbrook
 
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Dale Thele Chris, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading Dark Recollections.
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