Saturday, June 15, 2013

Monster Books

Since I'm deeply in the final stages of putting together the Adventures Dark and Deep™ Bestiary, I was wondering if there were any OSR-type monster books that I'm missing from my collection.

I've got Malevolent and BenignTeratic Tome, Tome of Horrors CompleteVarlets & Vermin, and Monsters of Myth. I've got the C&C books Monsters and Treasures and Classic Monsters. I don't have Treasures and Monsters of Aihrde or the three M&ToA supplements; can anyone tell me if they're significantly different than the regular Monsters and Treasures Book?

Please let me know if there's anything of significance I've missed. You can't have enough monsters!

6 comments:

Smackchow said...

http://www.swordsandwizardry.com/?page_id=18

Not sure if all the monsters from the Monster Book are included in the Tome of Horrors Complete, but it is worth mining. It is released under the OGL. It is under the Core Rules Referee Resources section.

Radioactive Ape Colin said...

Monstrosities,the newly released huge tome for S&W by Frog God is another, and basically expands the older Monsters book for S&W in a big way.

Jerry said...

The Encounter Guide from Gods & Monsters.

Lord Gwydion said...

Wow, someone needs a nap.* Or at least to realize what the term "Open Game Content" means.

Anyway, on topic, Joseph, if there's anything from mythical/public domain sources in my monster book here you'd like to use, feel free:
http://www.rpgfiles.org/users/lordgwydion/BeastoftheWeekCollection.pdf

Use the stuff I lifted from movies and video games at your own risk.


*I'm the father of a 5-year old and a kindergarten teacher, I'm kind of an expert on that.

Joseph Bloch said...

Nah, he's just a YDIS sock puppet been coming around causing trouble lately. Pay him no mind.

jbeltman said...

The Random Esoteric Creature Generator is the one that springs to mind for me.