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Monstrosities (OSR)

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Revised for 2023!

Monstrosities thundered onto the OSR landscape when it debuted in 2013. Ten years after its first appearance, Monstrosities is back and better than ever with over 500(!) monsters.

Are you tired of seeing the same old boring monsters in your campaigns? Fear not, for the ultimate monster compendium is here again! And it's a monster of a book, pun intended.

You can never have too many monsters! No matter what kind of campaign, there are foes galore to stock its wildernesses and dungeons, even the unknown depths of its mysterious oceans. This is a compendium that contains the monsters from the rulebook and many monsters from the First Edition of the original roleplaying game, but there are hundreds and hundreds of completely new beasts. This book has everything you could possibly need to spice up your game.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on this book and start unleashing an army of monsters on your unsuspecting players. Who knows, they might just thank you for giving them a challenge they'll never forget. Or they might curse your name as they run for their lives. Either way, it's sure to be a wild ride.

Note: This is a 2023 revised printing of the original Swords & Wizardry monster book, updated with errata, hundreds of illustrations, and twenty more monsters for your OSR game.

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Benjamin B October 29, 2023 3:00 pm UTC
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The cover image seems to indicate this is the 2023 revision, but the upload and last updated dates are showing as 2013. What's going on with this product?

Quite frankly, Frog God Games has made following it's product lines rather complicated. There are some products that are on DriveThruRPG that aren't on their website, and vice-versa. Their products here on DriveThruRPG are sometimes added under the publisher Frog God Games, and sometimes under the publisher Necromancer (which I believe Frog God Games owns outright).
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Mildred L January 17, 2024 3:42 pm UTC
The preview file here is still the old 2013 version as well.
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Sean C August 07, 2022 4:34 pm UTC
How much overlap is there with time of horrors?
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John W August 09, 2022 5:46 am UTC
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Monstrosities is classic monsters from early gaming (for example red dragon). Tome of Horrors has unique or rare creatures in Swords & Wizardry. Therefore there is some overlap, but not much.
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Mark G October 23, 2021 10:12 pm UTC
Are the stat-blocks here compatible with OSE's ascending AC, or are conversions required?
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John W October 29, 2021 6:53 pm UTC
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There are an ascending and descending values in the stat-blocks.
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Nicolai N June 14, 2020 8:10 pm UTC
P.O.D. please!
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John H December 30, 2020 11:35 pm UTC
Yes please!!!
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Laramie W December 31, 2020 4:18 am UTC
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https://www.amazon.com/Monstrosities-Swords-Wizardry-Matt-Finch/dp/1943067341
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Laramie W December 31, 2020 4:19 am UTC
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https://www.amazon.com/Monstrosities-Swords-Wizardry-Matt-Finch/dp/1943067341
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Dillard R November 15, 2018 10:33 pm UTC
You need to review the price. There are many similar products out there. Please make this competitive.
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Peter S August 31, 2019 2:43 am UTC
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Almost nothing like this. More than 500 pages? Please send me in the right direction for another OSR monster collection at this price point.
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Jeremy H August 31, 2019 5:44 am UTC
I'm not sure if you're interested in the whole Patreon thing. But I release at least 4 monsters a month for multiple editions of DnD. At $1 per month that is about a quarter a piece. And, at the $1 tier I also provide paper mini designs and VTT tokens of the creatures. Still not quite as good a deal as Monstrosities though I guess.
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Karsten M October 12, 2019 10:56 am UTC
How about the AD&D Monstrous Manual(384 pages for around $10) and one random compendium(for about 100 pages for $5)?
A retro clone book that costs 150% of a comparatively original book isn't really competitive
(Heck, you can get a printed version of the monstrous manual for what this pdf costs)
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Laramie W December 31, 2020 4:19 am UTC
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I'm intrigued.
braidwood@gmail.com
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Jonathan S May 10, 2022 10:52 pm UTC
I can think of a book that is of higher quality, is OSR, has more content, and actually goes on sale. It isn't 500 pages, but that's because they don't pad their book by putting 1 monster on each page with a lot of whitespace. The other thing this S&W book does to pad the page count is put different kinds of the same monster on separate pages. I like S&W but the Monster book from Castles & Crusades is better in every way, and it can be easily used with S&W.

This is just a link to the Castles And Crusades book. If you look at bundles, you can get it cheaper.
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/250423/Castles--Crusades-Monsters--Treasure-5th-Printing
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