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Black Box Books -- Tome Eight: Handlist of Horrors

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Black Box Books

Tome Eight: Handlist of Horrors

This is a long list of tiny seeds for creature creation, with suggested hit dice levels and a suggested method for calculating other statistics from that hit dice level. For example, a GATAKAIROS (see below) has 6 HD, AC 4 [15], and claws for 2d6 points of damage. 


ABACUS JELLY: Gelatinous blue dodecahedron studded with lit vacuum tubes. Houses a sorcerer’s soul.

EPHIALODAEMON: 6’ tall mantis with the head of human infant. Voice like a castrato.

GATAKAIROS: A patchwork combination of a gecko and jaguar made from the skin of a dead god.

PNO-IRA-KAA: Giant head that sleeps furiously and explodes in a thousand poppy flowers when awakened.

TAROT CARACAL: A lion with a single wooden wheel instead of legs. It eats only the heads of its victims.

ZIZYPHON: Divine carnivorous bush. Emits infrared light. Cool to touch. Creates miracles for any who feed it.

And that's only a SAMPLING!

IVANHOE UNBOUND is PROUD to present FIFTY FIVE MONSTERS for SWORDS AND WIZARDRY WHITEBOX or ANY OTHER OLD SCHOOL GAME based on or compatible with the 1974 three booklet version of the WORLD-FAMOUS RPG whose name rhymes with "TRUNCHEONS AND FLAGONS!"

AND SPEAKING OF BOOKLETS, this supplement comes in POCKETMOD FORMAT. Print out a SINGLE PIECE OF PAPER which can be TRANSFORMED with FOLDS and a single cut into a TINY EIGHT PAGE BOOKLET with EVERYTHING YOU NEED to use this material in your OSR game!

Plus, while THE TINY BOOKLET IS ADORABLE, there's also a larger-size version so you can KILL MORE TREES!


If you have any questions, please email

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Ivanhoe Unbound & Kirt A. Dankmyer are not affiliated with Matthew J. Finch or Mythmere Games
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July 9th, 2016
I'm always on the look out for another way of using monsters & adding in a bit more mayhem to my games. The truth is that you have to add in the touch of the unexpected into games because of very experienced & jaded old school players. They've [...]
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