From the introduction:
Welcome, my fellow DM's. Are your players getting around the evil traps set for them? Is your campaign becoming dull, as monsters are obliterated and players cart enough gold out of your dungeon to pave streets with it? Are they killing those hard-created monsters of yours? Are they trashing a week's hard campaign management and design in an our, and then looking for more?
Fear no more.
The DM's Book of Nasty Tricks & Misfit Magics is a hellish compendium of ideas, tricks, traps, and specially designed material to help any fantasy campaign. This book is a DM's guide to monstrous ideas that will liven any game, as you put the fear of death back into your players. Along with new ideas are many useful tables and charts that can add random events to liven your campaign. The rear of the book is a new idea called Fantasy Real Estate, page of places for sale that your adventurers can buy to call home.