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Zamonia is a rather obscure fantasy world with a cult following, created by German author and cartoonist Walter Moers. It is the setting for such amazing novels as The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear, and The City of Dreaming Books. The world is rather silly in the tradition of Terry Pratchett's Discworld, but its novels contain quite a bit of interesting philosophy and drama. They are charmingly illustrated with amusing cartoons, and yet are intended for an adult audience, which is awesome.

The only Zamonia books I have so far read is The City of Dreaming books, in which an anthropomorphic dinosaur visits a city called Bookholm in search of a mysterious author. Bookholm's economy hinges almost entirely on the sale of books, and rests on top of a massive network of book-shelf-laden catacombs containing long-lost libraries and tome-laden tombs. Our hero is marooned in this cave network, and must survive deranged Lovecraftian monsters and amuzingly sadistic traps in order to survive.

Its a lot of fun.

I think it would adapt beautifully to BRP. More so than d20, anyway. The characters aren't really defined by classes, combat is dangerous and gritty, monsters are truly terrifying, there are a vast multitude of useful skills, and much of adventuring isn't combat. All these elements fit perfectly with BRP.

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I read the reviews on Amazon.com. It sounds interesting but, as you said, it really is obscure.

Don't feel too rejected. I've posted titles of inspirational books and creature write-ups for years only to be met with a chorus of crickets chirping. ;) Keep on feeding us good ideas.

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127 views and no comments? Really? :?

A comment ... well, Käpt'n Blaubär (Captain Bluebear) and his companions

have been the stars of Germany's most well known TV show for children,

the "Sendung mit der Maus", for many years, and although the novels you

mentioned were published for adults, I certainly could never get that con-

nection with the previous material for children out of my head - and this

would ruin my suspension of disbelief completely.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Sendung_mit_der_Maus

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