Book of Hoyle
The official book of rules for games of chance, most played using a deck of playing cards. First compiled by Edmond Hoyle, in the mid 18th century, and later expanded through the years.
It is believed by some arcanists that ritual knowledge has been encoded in the book, revealing secrets of the otherworld to those with the patience — and the fortitude — to pursue them. Earlier editions are prized, as the ritual knowledge encoded becomes corrupted with each reprinting and editing run. Whether this makes them more or less dangerous is a matter for debate.
- The rules of the game
- Older editions are more potent
- There is danger in knowledge