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Hero Kids - Fantasy Expansion - Monster Compendium

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The Hero Kids Monster Compendium expansion includes 136 monsters for your game:

Bats, Beguilers, Boars, Brigands, Bugbears, Commoners, Constructs, Coot and Crone, Cultists, Dragons, Elementals, Firestarter, Flaming Skull, Foxes, Froglings, Gargoyle, Ghost, Giants, Gladiators, Goblins, Gorillas, Guards, Helm Knight, Hydra, Knights, Kobolds, Lizardkin, Minotaur, Mummies, Pirates, Ratlings, Rats, Scorpion, Sea Serpent, Skeletons, Slimes, Snakes, Spiders, Tengu, Water Beast, Weasels, Werewolf, Wolves, Wraith, Wyvern, Zombies...

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NOTE: The print version of the Monster Compendium includes the all 136 monsters.  Select the Print + PDF option (no extra cost) to also get the printable miniatures for all of the monsters.

EXTRA NOTE: The Hero Kids - Complete Fantasy PDF Bundle includes a 50% discount coupon for the softcover print version of Hero Kids - Fantasy RPG and the Hero Kids - Monster Compendium (the coupon is emailed to you when you buy the bundle).  So if you want the whole lot (PDFs and print version of the rules), buy the bundle then use the coupon to buy the softcover print version of Hero Kids - Fantasy Expansion - Monster Compendium for half price!

Each monster section contains ecology and adventure hooks for the monsters.  As Brian Benoit says:

"From the perspective of a GM, I absolutely love all the hooks you've included in the book.  You could literally flip to any page and run an off-the-cuff adventure off of any one of the hooks provided, so I love the book from that perspective.  I also like the lists of names included, makes it easy to name an NPC on the fly.  It's a nice touch."

Hero Kids Monster Compendium Preview 1

Hero Kids Monster Compendium Preview 2

The PDF also comes with another 51 page PDF for all of the monster stand-ups.

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Theresa B August 21, 2022 2:18 am UTC
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Do you offer a printer friendly version of the Monsters Only document?
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Justin H August 21, 2022 3:53 am UTC
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Apologies! It's uploaded now! Keep in mind the monster cards always have parchment backing.
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Theresa B August 22, 2022 12:28 am UTC
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Thank you for your fast response!! Just what I wanted :)
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josh W April 05, 2022 12:09 pm UTC
Hi Justin,

Seen a few comments related to this already but they are a bit dated now, was wondering if these (and other hero packs) have full colour versions yet? I realise its a pain of a task so understandable if not, but the group I run for do respond much better to the original full colour enemies and Hero's. if its something that's not done yet, do you know if its likely to be done in the near future?

Also amazing work, its got to be said! xD Thanks!
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Justin H April 05, 2022 12:40 pm UTC
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Hi Josh, I have consulted with the gods, and they are favorably inclined to your request!

Seriously though, I'm currently working on the Brecken Vale Gazetteer, and then the next task is to refresh the Monster Compendium with full-color artwork.

Justin
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Steve C August 16, 2022 1:51 pm UTC
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This is great news! While you're at it, any chance you can also provide a version with the grey fill removed? I spent hundreds on a resin 3D printer to create miniatures but my daughter just wants to colour the standees. Consider this a compliment! :D
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Justin H August 17, 2022 1:26 am UTC
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Kids! :-)

I won't be updating the non-color versions in the future, but email me at justinhalliday@gmail.com and let me know which characters you want and I'll send them through.
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Gabriel C January 28, 2021 2:17 pm UTC
Hi Justin,

I really like your game! My son and I play every other day, and I'd like to know if you have any idea when the french translation will be ready for the Monster Compendium.

Thank you very much!
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Fernando C January 17, 2021 2:31 pm UTC
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Hi Justin!

Thanks for this great game. I´m from Spain, and 2 or 3 weeks ago I have purchased the complete bundle in Spanish, but this monster compendium it doesn´t take part of it, so i´ve purchased it right now. I woould like to ask you if it exist the version of this monster compendium in spanish...

And sorry for my english
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Justin H January 24, 2021 11:06 am UTC
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Hi Fernando, thanks for getting in touch. Email me at justinhalliday@gmail.com and I'll give you the details of the translations.
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Robb C July 18, 2020 12:50 pm UTC
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Hi Justin,
Is there a way to contact you regarding the code for half price print edition from the bundle I bought? I think I may have deleted the Original email.
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Justin H July 18, 2020 2:07 pm UTC
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Of course, email me at justinhalliday(a)gmail.com.
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Olivier L May 17, 2020 8:27 pm UTC
Hi Justin,
Do you know if this book will soon be available in French
Best regards
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Justin H May 18, 2020 7:01 am UTC
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Hi Oliver, the translation packs are not yet available for the Monster Compendium, so it's probably at least 3 months before this will be available in French.
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Pigheaded G March 30, 2019 6:08 pm UTC
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Very much looking forward to incorporating these at our table. I assume not, but do colored versions of the tokens exist?
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Justin H April 12, 2019 1:18 pm UTC
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Unfortunately not. I'm not in the position at the moment to do all of the heroes and monsters in color.
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Lysle K October 11, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
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My Kids RPG Group really likes the artwork on the monsters in particular (I used the coloring book and had the mentor of the PC heroes provide each with a "Monster Recognition" manual. Any chance we will see a set of flat plastic miniatures for the monsters in this book?
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Leonard K February 19, 2017 12:04 pm UTC
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I love the additional world building that's gone into this, introducing places like the White Sea and explaining a little bit of the history of Rivenshore. Are there plans to put out any more expansions that go into more detail about the history of the Vale? For instance I found this reference in the Slimes section: "Rivenshore is built on the ruins of an older town, which was in its turn built on the ruins of an ancient city destroyed in a turn of the great wheel." Now that sounds like an amazing bit of backstory that I'd love to read more about.
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John M January 29, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
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Hi Justin,

My kids are really looking forward to diving into the game. D&D was too much for them and your Hero Kids is a perfect way to introduce them to role playing games. Thanks.

One question, do you have any suggestion for mounting the character/monster tokens so they stand?

Keep up the great work!

John
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Justin H February 18, 2017 11:12 am UTC
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Maybe something like these Pathfinder bases:
http://paizo.com/products/btpy9mc9?Pathfinder-Pawns-Base-Assortment
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Lee L April 10, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
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These plastic standees are also a good option. We have a set and it adds a good pop of color to each players piece. https://smile.amazon.com/Flat-Plastic-Miniatures-Hero-Kids/dp/B0719PS1SD/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1523393923&sr=8-3&keywords=hero+kids&dpID=6105tWUy8oL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
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December 06, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
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Hi Justin,

The game is terrific and my daughter has really taken to it. We're just wondering if you will be expanding your hard copy print versions on to Amazon. Presently, we've only been able to find them on sites like this one and ordering is a bit of a challenge to Canada. As such, we've been printing them off via the PDF version and going through a LOT of colour ink in our printer. I suppose we could print them in black and white, but we kind of like the off-white look of the scrolls, cards, cover pages, etc.


Thanks again.
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Justin H December 09, 2016 12:19 pm UTC
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Unfortunately, I don't have the capacity to maintain additional storefronts, like Amazon or Lulu, at the moment.

By the by, the books are B&W, so if you prefer the parchment backing (as I do), then printing the PDFs is the best option. Alternatively, the ideal solution is to print the cover in colour, and then just get some parchment paper and print on that in B&W.
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July 26, 2019 8:28 pm UTC
FYI - it's much cheaper to email the PDF to a FedEx Kinkos or other print shop and have them print them (they'll even double side the pages and 3 hole punch them for you). You can instruct them which pages should be in card stock, on off white paper, etc. Then, you can put into a binder. I did this and it's worked out great.
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Steve N September 29, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
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Hi Justin!
Nice addition to the game!
I was looking at the Full-size Preview (have to wait 'till payday!) and I noticed the Bat Swarm Bonus Ability - Huge Swarm, that says "Melee attacks at that all enemies that occupy spaces that you also occupy." This confuses me. Does it mean that you may melee attack up to four heroes that occupy the same spaces that you occupy? (a 2x2 square) And if so, would I roll two dice once and have the heroes defend against those numbers?

Now what we need are cards with adventure seeds on them, and you could solicit suggestions from the other fans of the game. If you get enough you could make a rather large deck. Isn't there a site where you can print cards on demand? I know there is a card game called "Murder of Crows" where you can do this. Just upload the info and you can get sent to you as few as one card.

Steve
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Justin H September 30, 2016 7:30 am UTC
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Hi Steve. Yes, the bats attack all enemies in their 2x2 area (four squares). I'd roll each attack separately, but for convenience you could just roll once.

I think the site you're thinking of is DriveThruCards! :-)
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August 21, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
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Love the addition to the HeroKids bundle! Is there a chance for a printer-friendly rendition of the Core file for printing character-sheets? Gotta have some place for the kids to put M&Ms to keep track of enemy HP.
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Justin H August 24, 2016 12:15 pm UTC
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Hey, I've added the printer-friendly version of the Monster Compendium. Thanks for the reminder!
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Jean-Laurent P August 21, 2016 2:38 pm UTC
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Awesome add-on for an awesome product. Congrats HFG.
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Greg M August 21, 2016 1:13 pm UTC
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Thank you for an awesome game for my kid, she was classified as autistic and was able to enjoy it almost 2 years ago (age 3). We took a break for a while due to personal things, but i actually have been getting ready to start this back up when she starts school (one night a week), and this is going to be awesome! Anyone looking for a game for your kids to introduce them to Role Playing in a fun way, more game play less rules (TEACH THEM EARLY! :) ) this is the game for you.

Justin Thank you, this is just in time! I really like the new layout with 2 files one for cutouts and one for descriptions. Trying to print the older modules out at staples is a pain in the butt, but well worth it! Is there anyway to possibly update the older printable pdf's by splitting the maps / cutouts into there own pdf. So when i print the module (or don't print and use on ipad), I can double page print the module / info, and I can single page print the maps / cutouts.

Thanks again-

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August 21, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
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I too wanted to read the content on a tablet but have the cut-outs for actual play. I used a PDF-slicing tool (on Linux, I used `pdfjam` or `pdftk`, but other tools likely exist on other platforms) to run through the various printable downloads, extract the printable pages I wanted, and combine them all into one big PDF to take for printing. Worked well for me and reduced the printed material considerably—I think the full thing would have worked out to 400-500 pages, while just the cut-outs were under 100 pages; something like $10-15 at our local office-supply-and-printing store (rather than the $40-60 to print the whole heap).
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Justin H August 30, 2016 11:35 am UTC
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Thanks for the note Greg. I love hearing about people's experiences running Hero Kids with their kids, especially ones as cool as yours. I'll look into splitting adventure the files to help with printing.
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Chad F August 21, 2016 5:27 am UTC
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I see people say they received an email about this if they were a previous purchaser, but I bought the complete fantasy bundle a month ago and did not get one.
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Justin H August 21, 2016 6:33 am UTC
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You'll only receive the email if you opted-in to emails from publishers for your account. If you have done that and you haven't received the email, it might be in your spam folder.
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Chad F August 21, 2016 5:45 pm UTC
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Thanks for the clarification, I never realized my account settings were configured that way. I have updated them!
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Peter N August 23, 2016 3:13 am UTC
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If you didn't have the email switched on but have purchased the bundle how do you get the link to the discounted version?
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Justin H August 23, 2016 3:15 am UTC
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Email me at justinhalliday@gmail.com with your DriveThru account email and I'll send to a code.
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Peter N August 23, 2016 3:24 am UTC
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Thank you. I also noticed that an extra set of hero cards (hero cards iv) were added to the bundle and as its only 4.92 to upgrade my bundle to get both I'll do that (I love free stuff but I prefer you get some extra money so you keep making these fantastic products)... cheers
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Justin H August 24, 2016 12:13 pm UTC
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Thanks Peter!
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