Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nightwick Abbey's Appendix N

This does not represent my "full" Appendix N, and indeed many will note some standards, like REH, are missing.  Nightwick Abbey's is a collection of those sources whose tone I think best matches what I'm trying to accomplish.  The Appendix N in the DMG is perfectly fine for a more general education in D&D, and that is not the purpose of this list.

Some will no doubt find my inclusion of non-literary sources as heretical.  I don't really give a damn.  It will only be the first among many heresies which appear on this blog, and I'm perfectly fine with that.

It is entirely likely that I will add more as I read more, remember things I neglected to include, etc.  If I do so I will edit this entry and include a note about it in a future post.  The list is intentionally small both to account for later additions and to make sure the tone is consistent.

Day, David – A Tolkien Bestiary
Jong, Erica -- Witches
Leiber, Fritz – Swords Cycle
Martin, George R. R. -- A Song of Ice and Fire Cycle*
Moore, C. L. – “The Black God’s Kiss”*
San Souci, Robert D. -- Short & Shivery series
Smith, Clark Ashton – Averoigne Cycle,* “The Tomb –Spawn,” “The Tale of Satrampa Zeiros,” The Weaver in the Vault”
Stoker, Bram -- Dracula
Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Hobbit

Black Sabbath – All*
Blood Ceremony -- All
Brocas Helm -- All
Candlemass – Epicus Doomicus Metallicus,* Nightfall, Ancient Dreams, A Tale of Creation, Death Magic Doom
Ghost -- Opus Eponymous
Manilla Road -- Open the Gates
Moonspell -- Wolfheart
Pagan Altar -- Volume 1*, Mythical & Magical
The Sword -- Gods of the Earth
Witchcraft -- All

Boorman, John -- Excalibur
Burton, Tim -- Sleepy Hollow
Coreman, Roger – The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death,* The Raven
Curtis, Dan -- Dark Shadows
Fisher, Terence – The Gorgon, Horror of Dracula, Brides of Dracula,* The Hound of the Baskervilles
Gilliam, Terry -- Jabberwocky*
Lee, Roland V. -- The Son of Frankenstein
Marcel, Terry -- Hawk the Slayer*
McQuaid, Glenn -- I Sell the Dead
Murnau, F. W. -- Nosferatu
Rankin-Bass Productions – The Hobbit
Refn, Nicolas Winding -- Valhalla Rising
Shardlow, Martin -- The Black Adder*
Smith, Christopher -- Black Death*

Video Games
Blizzard Entertainment – Diablo I*
Capcom -- Castlevania
The Creative Assembly -- Medieval II Total War: Kingdoms (particularly the Teutonic Campaign)
Namco Bandai Games -- Dark Souls

Mignola, Mike -- Hellboy*
Various -- EC Horror Comics


  1. I like this list. And not just because Castlevania is on the list. :D

    Very cool and moody.

  2. Nice! I think I should do something similar with Galbaruc. I've been trying to figure out how to get across the feel I'm going for, and that might help considerably.

    Also, a lot of those Corman Poe "adaptations" are available streaming on Netflix, and I think it's high time I watched some of those again. I don't think I've seen Masque of the Red Death since I was a teenager.

  3. I can't find my old Diablo I CD, anyone know if it is sold anywhere? (I checked GoG already)

    1. I don't think it's available anymore. I believe they still sell Diablo II, but I think Blizzard had a falling out with the guys who made I.