Robert B. Marks

Author, Editor, Researcher, and Publisher

The Eternity Quartet

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Legacy Books Press
The Blade's Edge

Garwulf's Corner (the blog)

Garwulf's Corner (the column)


My Books and E-Books

Here are my books so far...and there is much more to come...

Garwulf's Corner
Garwulf’s Corner

An Odyssey into Diablo and the World Beyond the Video Game

At the dawn of the 21st Century, the video game industry experienced a period of wild creativity, fighting for recognition as an art form while making the transformation into a media juggernaut. And as it did, Garwulf’s Corner was there, watching and commentating.

One of the earliest, if not the first, video game issues columns on the Internet, Garwulf’s Corner ran every two weeks from 2000 to 2002 on Written by Robert B. Marks, author of Diablo: Demonsbane and The EverQuest Companion, it explored everything up to and including Diablo, the birth of artificial intelligence, hackers, literature and movies, and the video game’s struggle for legitimacy.

Collected here for the first time in print – with new introductions and updates – are all 52 installments of Garwulf’s Corner, along with the three columns written years later for the unpublished Blurred Edge Magazine, the holiday issue that never was, and the author’s final word (so far) on Diablo III and Diablo in general. Insightful, controversial, witty, and thought-provoking, Garwulf’s Corner is a journey into the world of video games that is still relevant today.

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A Funny Thing Happened...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora

Ancient Greek and Roman Humour

2nd Edition: Agora Harder!

With R. Drew Griffith

Ancient Greece and Rome aren't usually remembered for their sense of humour. However, in reality the ancient Greeks and Romans often refused to take themselves seriously. Strange and outlandish activities abounded - including somebody accidentally exposing himself while dancing sideways at his wedding (those wearing bed sheets didn't wear underwear) and a group of drunk young men thinking their house is sinking at sea, and tossing all their furniture out the windows.

In this new edition, R. Drew Griffith and Robert B. Marks take you on a lively and funny journey through the more bizarre activities of the ancient world, venturing out as far as Egypt, Babylon, and Scandinavia, ranging everywhere from moochers to quacks to shrews to perhaps the oldest laundromat joke in history, and even revealing the most terrible thing you can do to anybody involving a radish.

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Diablo Demonsbane
Demonsbane, in the Diablo Archive

Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That war has now come to the mortal realm...and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed....

What was to have been a victorious last stand against a demonic invasion of Blackmarch has instead become a massacre. Only Siggard remains, a warrior unable to remember the final hours of the battle. As he hunts the demon lord who butchered everything dear to him, Siggard pieces together the truth of that terrible battle...and finds that his nightmare is only beginning.

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EverQuest Companion
Everquest Companion: The Inside Lore of a Gameworld

Take a fascinating look at the EverQuest game itself, the worldwide following that has grown around it, and the phenomenon of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs). Beyond merely dealing with strategies for winning the game, this book offers a glimpse inside the game, offering a chance to understand the history and some of the underlying issues of the game.

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Traveller on the Road of Legends
The Traveller on the Road of Legends

It is the Road of Legends, the Great Road, the road between worlds. Veiled in mist, it is a pathway where anything is possible, where heroes battle with dragons, and where immortals wander in their endless lives. It is where a traveller can journey into the very stories, myths, and legends themselves.

And, deep in the mists of the Great Road, a madman will stop at nothing to destroy every single one of them.

Robert B. Marks, the author of Diablo: Demonsbane, invites you to take your first steps onto the Road of Legends...

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"We've all read fantasies about quests, and dragons, and annoying wizards. In which the fate of the world hangs in the balance. And here's another one. But this one is intriguingly different. THE TRAVELER ON THE ROAD OF LEGENDS introduces a setting of infinite possibilities, characters we care about, and danger that must be fought right now. A great adventure."

- Ed Greenwood

One Final Game
One Final Game

Johann Grueber is about to play the ultimate game.

For decades, Johann has been one of the world’s foremost chess players. Chess has defined his life, from his childhood hiding from the Nazis in Austria to his career as a Grandmaster. He has never lost a game when it counted.

But now, Johann Grueber must play the most important chess game of his life. The board is set. The pieces stand ready. All he awaits is the greatest opponent of them all: Death.

It is time for one final game.

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