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Masters and Minions Horde Book 1: A Swarm of Stirges

Masters and Minions Horde Book 1: A Swarm of Stirges

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"A Swarm of Stirges has me excited about an entire new line of monster-focused books, and this one makes a great introduction to the series." - John Cooper, EN World

A Swarm of Stirges is the first of Behemoth3's Masters and Minions books dedicated to bringing new life to the monsters that made roleplaying great. For over thirty years, the stirge has been a classic wandering monster, lurking within almost every one of the original dungeon adventures that defined the world's most popular roleplaying game.

Now this underappreciated bloodsucker comes into its own as the centerpiece of a complex and deadly ecology. Within these covers, you'll find devilish new threats like the ashmalkin, a miniscule fey who rides stirges into battle and breeds them into hideous new forms. You'll delve into fully-mapped lairs, rife with new treasures and unexpected possibilities. And you'll find a host of new options for players and DMs alike, using the Open Game License (OGL) for full compatibility with the latest 3.5 revision of the rules.

Whether you remember the stirge fondly, or are just discovering its deliciously creepy legend, it's time to believe in monsters again with A Swarm of Stirges.


This 58-page PDF (plus included covers) is fully bookmarked and searchable. In addition, every rule mentioned in the text is a hyperlink to the 3.5 edition of the core rules, seamlessly integrated with the new Masters and Minions open game content as part of the SwoRD Project. Registered owners of this PDF are also entitled to download unique free expansions like printable battlemats for the subterranean stirge lair!

"Old-fashioned bloodsucking fun [for] fans of old-school D&D... interested in expanding the ecology of one of D&D's classic monsters." - Kenneth Newquist, Nuketown.com

"A Swarm of Stirges does a great job of breathing new life into an old favorite." - Crothian, EN World

 
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March 21st, 2005
Pretty good book. Definitely a new look on very small creatures.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Worth buying for the Ashmalkin, and using Diminutive creatures as real threats to lower level characters. Can even be elevated to be challen [...]
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November 12th, 2004
I'll really enjoyed this one. Stirges are rarely handled in a fashion that makes them a serious threat, often leaving them as little more than a "I need to fill this room" monster. This book presents some really interesting variations on a [...]
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October 4th, 2004
This book is misnamed, and that is a good thing. Stirges are a relatively simple monster, they're bat-mosquitos and that's about all there is to them. I was expecting a lengthy ecology article on a monster that was pretty straightforward. What I got wa [...]
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September 11th, 2004
An interesting product that takes a D&D staple and amps it up! If your players have read pretty much any or every monster book, then throw these thngs at them and watch them try to figure out what is going on! [...]
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August 18th, 2004
Thoroughly bookmarked and hyperlinked. Thoroughly illustrated. Chock-full of adventure ideas. Well-balanced material. Obviously a labor of love, and well worth the $5. The demo excerpt is a good indication of the quality of the pdf. I'll definite [...]
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1.0
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BEH3501
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August 17, 2004
This title was added to our catalog on August 17, 2004.
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