If I Were An Evil Overlord

FOURTEEN unique brief tales which are excellent for everybody.
Who hasn't dreamed of being an evil overlord?
Today's best delusion authors have brought fourteen stories that run the gamut from funny to critical, fable to technological know-how fiction. bound to entice role-playing players, fable fanatics, and megalomaniacs who are looking to rule the area.

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