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The Dread Codex
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Derek H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/25/2005 00:00:00

More than a manual of undead beasties, this book has new materials, magic items and a lot of spells. The nice addition to the OGC creatures is the "In your campaign" section. It is an analysis of the creature, including non-obvious information, and/or ways of using it. I like Bret's work and he has done well here.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Dread Codex
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Alan K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/26/2005 00:00:00

A nice little collection of undead creatures and other undead related crunch, updated (theoretically) to 3.5 rules.

Some of these creatures you will recognize if you have many other d20 references, but some were new to me. There are a lot of neat little purpose built and interesting undead creatures in here, such as flying skulls with a hatred for magic items or a prestige class to allow ghouls to become ghasts.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Some of the art is awesome. I especially dig the cinder ghoul.

There are "in your campaign" sections that provides some ideas for using the creatures. Some of the advice is pretty apparent (like observing that some treasure is from dead adventurers), but some of it is well considered and should spark some ideas for using these creatures in your game.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The layout is not the best, especially for an Adamant product. Creature descriptions start in the middle of a column. The placement of art could have served both to deal with the column arrangement issues and to have presented the art better.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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The Dread Codex
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by James S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/06/2005 00:00:00

yay...yet ANOTHER monster book...blah blah blah...but wait! An UNDEAD themed book?!

Well, going into this I was jaded. I still am, but Dread Codex managed to win me over. The product is very well organized and the balance seems spot on. The authors took a serious attempt at offering innovative ways to incorporate the inclusions into just about any kind of campaign.

I thoroughly enjoyed this and besides, there always room for more Undead!<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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