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Build a Better Monster!


“The end is upon us, my disciples, for the gates of Hell have opened wide and the Hound has been loosed upon the world! There is nowhere to hide from the beast’s maw or unholy howl. May the Stone protect you in the afterlife if I fail!”

—Favin Mihl, Knight of the Stone God


Book of Templates: Deluxe Edition is not merely a tome of templates, but a versatile toolkit with which you can make your imagination, and the nightmares and dreams of heroes, a gaming-table reality. Using the templates and additional rules content of this tome, any collection of monsters you possess can be revitalized with vigor and possibility! Creatures encountered and defeated dozens of times before will take on new dimensions through alterations ranging from simple to complex to the out-and-out bizarre. You’ll find all of this along with new ideas for building PC races, exploring the cosmology of your world, and introducing never-before-seen options into your game. Book of Templates: Deluxe Edition includes:



  • 85 templates and nearly 30 more variants—over 100 ways to make an innovative and inimitable monster
  • Over 120 sample creatures, including dozens of unique characters, from Challenge Rating ½ to 56
  • Player options counting two-dozen PC races, over 50 spells, 9 feats, and 2 fully-detailed domains
  • Complete monster charts showing everything needed for creature construction
  • A straightforward ritual magic system and unified construct creation rules
  • Easy guidelines for stacking templates, allowing infinite possibilities
  • Insights, alternatives, and hints to inspire and inform
  • New diseases and treasures fo your setting
  • Thorough indices for easy use

    With Book of Templates: Deluxe Edition, you can create creatures distinctive to your campaign quickly and easily! Need more options? Then come to and grab enhancements and special expansions for this book, many of which are free!


    Here's what the critics are saying:

    5/5! "If you like templates, you're bound to find use with this book." - die_kluge, EN World

    5/5! "The Book of Templates Deluxe Edition is the definitive book on templates...The sheer amount of variety, utility and advice on template and their use, makes this book a must have for any serious GM and for any player looking to add that little extra something to his library." - Joe G. Kushner, staff reviewer, EN World

    A-"The sheer number of options presented here is just amazing. With just this product and the monster list from the SRD, you could adventure for a long, long time without presenting repetitive, hackneyed monsters. I’d buy this is a print version, no question...overall it’s a great value – a veritable steal at $12.00." - Glenn Dean, staff reviewer, d20 Magazine Rack


    Requires the use of the Dungeons & Dragons® Third Edition Core Books, published by Wizards of the Coast®.

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    November 10th, 2007
    I am very pleased with this pdf! Dozens of templates to spice up your D&D game. My personal favourites would be the spirit templates and rules. Very good buy. [...]
    June 21st, 2005
    I really enjoy using Book Of Templates. Many of the concepts are ones where you wished you thought of them already. Fallen Angels and Puppeteer Oozes are my favorites.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b [...]
    August 14th, 2004
    There's not much to say here - either you like applying templates to your creatures to customize them, or you don't. If you're in the former group, you should have this book. If you're in the latter group, you can safely give it a miss. [...]
    April 20th, 2004
    Excellent...not perfect, but I'm not about to nitpick. With the Deluxe Book of Templates, Silverthorne Games has brought back that sense of 'omg...I can build anything that the concept of templates gave me when I first discovered them. The [...]
    April 3rd, 2004
    The real genius in this collection is the half humanoid template and the theory behind it. Simply excellent! [...]
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