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CASTLE OLDSKULL - Oldskull Dungeon Bestiary

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This is the tome of dragons deep,

This is the book of the orcish blade ...

Bloodied leer of cavern troll,

Canticle of the underworld.

Graven by the hand of Fate,

Beheld by Balor's crimson eye ...

This is the jeweled crown and key,

Death chant of the dungeon beast.

A major companion work to the well-received CLASSIC DUNGEON DESIGN GUIDE series, this epic bestiary is the great compendium of monsters, dragons, devils, and all the eldritch horrors who haunt the netherworld.  This massive tome is an ideal work for Game Masters conducting pen-and-paper Fantasy Role-Playing Games.  Now, with one huge resource, you can populate your entire mega-dungeon in record time with 79 different random encounter tables, 5,000 different classic encounters!

THE OLDSKULL DUNGEON BESTIARY is not only the greatest dungeon encounter generator of all time.  This book also includes over 450 monsters and citations for over 1,000 subspecies, all derived from an exhaustive research project which explored the depths of folklore, demonology, occultism and world mythology.  This tome includes one of the most detailed analyses of FRPG links to real-world folklore and netherworld grimoires ever published.

At hundreds of pages, THE OLDSKULL DUNGEON BESTIARY is both exhaustively comprehensive and easy to use.  Two different random encounter systems are included to meet the harried GM’s needs.  The first, Oldskull Impious, is designed to give immediate results for improvised encounters on a moment’s notice; the second, Oldskull Magnus, is a complex long-form 200-page system with one of the most extensively researched selections of old school dungeon monsters ever offered.  Iconic monster pairings for “dual encounters” (such as ghuls and ghasts, evil elves and giant spiders, fire giants and hell hounds, and so forth) are also featured, and balanced for inclusion in any dungeon.

Best of all, the CASTLE OLDSKULL series is also system-neutral.  No matter which of the many FRPGs you choose to play, from basic skill level to advanced, a first edition or a fifth or anything in between, the lessons you master here will serve you in your gaming for years to come.  Learn how to make the most of your ever-dwindling prep time, so that you can spend those saved hours gaming with your friends!

(A complete reference work designed to supplement existing pen-and-paper Fantasy Role-Playing Games.  8 chapters, over 120 section topics, 115,000+ words; organized via a fully hyperlinked table of contents.  Just one of the proud creations available now from Wonderland Imprints — Only the Finest Works of Fantasy.)

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To view the entire library of available titles for Castle Oldskull, Hawk & Moor, Old School Essentials compatible supplements, and more, please visit Kent David Kelly's Wonderland Imprints publisher page.

The Wonderland Imprints Swords & Sorcery Library

Code

Supplement Title

Primary Game Topics

CO1

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide I

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO2

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide II

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO3

The Classic Dungeon Design Guide III

Dungeons / Lore / Random Tables

CO4

Oldskull Dungeon Generator

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO5

The Book of Dungeon Traps

Dungeons / Random Tables

CO6

Oldskull Dungeon Tools

Generators / Solo Gaming Tools

CO7

Game World Generator – Deluxe Edition

Game World / Random Tables

CO8

Oldskull Adventure Generator

Game World / Random Tables

CO9

Chaotic Descriptor Table

Generators / Random Tables

CO10

Dungeon Delver Enhancer

Characters / Lore / Random Tables

CO11

Oldskull Warriors

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO12

Oldskull Knights

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO13

Oldskull Anti-Paladins

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO14

Oldskull Plague Doctors

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO15

Oldskull Gonneslingers

Characters / Classes / Lore

CO16

Serpentine

Characters / Races

CO17

Oldskull Half-Ogres

Characters / Races

CO18

Oldskull D100 NPC Generator

Characters / Generators

CO19

Character Tables

Gameplay / Tabletop Reference

CO20

Combat Tables

Gameplay / Tabletop Reference

CO21

Dungeon Monsters & Treasures Level 1

Monsters / Treasure

CO22

Oldskull Dungeon Encounters

Lore / Monsters / Treasure

CO23

Oldskull Dungeon Bestiary

Monsters / Random Tables

CO24

Oldskull Dragons

Monsters / Treasure

CO25

Oldskull Trolls

Lore / Monsters / Races

CO26

Oldskull Monster Generator

Generators / Lore / Monsters

CO27

Oldskull Treasure Trove

Random Tables / Treasure

CO28

The Oldskull Deck of Strangest Things

Lore / Random Tables / Treasure

CO29

City State Encounters

Random Tables / Urban Adventures

CO30

The Order of the Scarlet Tabard

Characters / Lore / Random Tables

CO31

Captains of the Scarlet Tabard

Characters / Lore

CO32

Oldskull Tyrrhenia Map Pack

Game World / Lore / Realm Maps

CO33

333 Realms of Entropy

Game World / Lore / Monsters

CO34

1,000 Rooms of Chaos

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO35

1,000 Rooms of Chaos II

Dungeons / Solo Gaming Tools

CO36

The Pegana Mythos

Characters / Game World / Lore

CO37

The Oldskull Necronomicon

Characters / Game World / Lore

CO38

Lords of Oldskull: Krampus

Classes / Lore / Monsters

OSE1

Character Creation

Basic / Expert (B/X) Characters

OSE2

1977 Bestiary

Basic / Expert (B/X) Monsters

OSE3

Adventurer’s Arsenal

Basic / Expert (B/X) Equipment

OSE4

Turn Tracker

Basic / Expert (B/X) Gameplay

OSE5

Oldskull Grid War

Basic / Expert (B/X) Gameplay

HM1

Hawk & Moor Book I

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1973

HM2

Hawk & Moor Book II

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1974

HM3

Hawk & Moor Book III

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1975

HM4

Hawk & Moor Book IV

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1976

HM5

Hawk & Moor Book V

TSR / Gary Gygax History 1977

HM6

The Steam Tunnel Incident

TSR History / 1980s

 

(And more can be found at the Wonderland Imprints publisher page.)

 
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Lesley N July 21, 2022 9:47 pm UTC
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Amazing, I didn't think I needed yet another bestiary item, wow, totally wrong :)

It's not so much a cliche listing of monsters and their statistics, as it is all the stuff never offered normally, the how to use them.
An amazing resource. You likely already have the stats for all these nasties. Now I have the means to really employ them well.
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