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Tower of Iron Will

All who enter the Tower regain 100 sanity points.

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton
Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions - James Randi James Randi has spent the last few decades exposing psychic frauds and faith-healing con-artists who use the tricks of stage magicians to fool people into believing they have special powers. In Flim-Flam Randi uses several case studies to show the techniques used by both profession scammers and the self-deluded. He starts off with the 1917 case of the Cottingly Fairies in which many very intelligent people became convinced that two little girls had taken photographs of actual fairies. By modern standards the photos seem absurdly fake, but the case provides an example of how people will seize on very scant evidence in order to support a belief in something they already want to believe in.