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CC1 Creature Compendium

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Remember those flashes of inspiration
that electrified your brain when
you first picked up that hardback volume
of monsters all those years ago?

The countless nights you sat up thinking of how to use those monsters,
where to put them, and when your players would meet them? Those unceasing
waves of joy that swam over you and your players as you unleashed
those creatures, critters, beasts and behemoths upon their characters?

Collected herein are over 200 monsters from Abysmal to Zathoa,
instilled with that same spirit, presented in a “dual-stat” format,
and designed to be used with most early editions of the world’s
original role-playing game and comparable retro-clones.

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Elias N November 25, 2020 3:40 pm UTC
Sorry if this seems like a dumb question, but is this compatible with 2nd edition?
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Patrick T January 08, 2021 7:58 pm UTC
Yes, use the 1e statblock provided.
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matthew C June 13, 2020 12:32 am UTC
You can buy a copy from lulu for $10.95 + shipping.
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Shaun S July 01, 2018 7:04 am UTC
With Linnorms, the HD Adj. is that to the HD total or the roll for each HD? So would a Flame Linnorm with 12HD base at young adult, which has -1 HD Adj, have 11 HD or 12HD-12hp?
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Richard L July 04, 2018 5:19 pm UTC
That adjustment is to the total number of HD rolled. I would likely listed a hp adjustment as -1hp/HD.
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Matthew I June 18, 2018 2:01 am UTC
I have not actually purchased this (yet), but looking at the preview offered, I have to say this looks like an excellent resource. My favorite version of D&D is found in the Rules Cyclopedia and Creature Catalogue (1986). This fits perfectly with that edition, and offers a ton of great monsters and information.
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Cold C March 28, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
Some very attractive monsters in this compendium. Especially because they are low key, and leave room for some ingenuity on the part of the GM. Every bit as good as the original old skool stuff. Loved the Cyclorcs.
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Jerry N April 27, 2017 12:48 am UTC
New Big Dragon's site shows this product for $2.00. Followed the link, RPGNOW says it's $3.00. I know it's only a buck, but I thought I'd let you know. Leaving a comment here because I couldn't find any contact info for the publisher anywhere.
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June 13, 2015 11:09 pm UTC
Love the format, illustrations are awesome and reminiscent of the old school feel without being too amateurish. Love the stats for both 1st edition and BECM and I will be using it for the BECM game. Only issue I have is that it isn't book marked. 94 page with all those monsters needs a nice and speedy way to navigate. Any chance you can get it loaded with bookmarks in the near future? If you need any assistance with that let me know, would be more than willing to help with that if I had either the native file or pdf that wasn't locked down. I bookmark all of my stuff to at least some degree.
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DAVID F D May 27, 2015 11:52 pm UTC
You _really_ need to specify which systems the stats are formatted for. The sidebar info is misleading as "d20" led me to believe it was 3e/d20 system, rather than 1e.
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Anne T May 28, 2015 2:27 am UTC
OSR (Old School Revival) is only possible under the d20/OGL agreement, thus that is the only way that the publisher can indicate the proper compatibility. If it was 3E or 3.5E compatible, it would indicate that as its edition subsystem.
Personally, I'm going to be using their stuff for 5th Edition. This is such a huge bargain, and very well written, that it's worth converting, or just reading for pleasure. I've picked up most of New Big Dragon's stuf for those same reasons.
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Greg W May 28, 2015 1:06 pm UTC
The description on the main page says that it's "designed to be used with most early editions of the world’s original role-playing game and comparable retro-clones." That seems to clearly preclude 3e or 3.5e (although you can adapt anything, of course). Yes, the sidebar says "D&D/d20" but the indented material underneath that specifies which subset of the D&D/d20 world it is designed for: "OSR (unofficial/3rd party)." And "OSRIC" and "Labyrinth Lord" are listed above this. Finally, the Full-size Preview indicates the stats are for 0e/1e and BX (that is, Moldvay/Cook Basic/Expert rules).
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Benjamin B April 11, 2015 11:18 pm UTC
Ok, I usually consider myself pretty knowledgeable about D&D in general, but which edition is HB ?
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Richard L April 12, 2015 12:05 am UTC
That's the acronym I use for Holmes Blue/Holmes Basic. The treasure types are slightly different from the others.
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Benjamin B April 12, 2015 12:11 am UTC
Not sure why that didn't occur to me. :P I guess I just kinda blanked on it. :P
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