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The Twisted Menagerie Manual

A gonzo post-apocalyptic monster book for Umerica or other weird realms.

The wild and weird world of Umerica is a dangerous place filled with murderous creatures.
It’s a good thing too since XP does not grow on trees! Within these pages dwell a cornucopia
of crafty creatures to cram your campaign with consternation and paralyze your party with
panic. Each one listed with adventure hooks to help drop them into your game.

Take a look at this selection of monster names from this tome

Apocalypse Ooze • Autogiest • Autovore • Beetle Apes • Blast Shades • Bowel Tyrant
Can Crabs • Cake Horror • Clown Servants of Buddy O’Burger • Constrictor, Mutant
Corpsenado • Cryo-lurker • Cyber Ghoul • Cyber Saucer Simian • Demolishroom
Dinosaurs • Dinosaurs, Augmented • Dinosaurs, Mutant • Shroomers • Ox Beetles • Pigtipede
The Discarded • Doomrider • Dragon, Biohazard • Dragon, Cryo • Dragon, Forest
Dragon, Gearhead • Holographic Dragon • Robot Dragon • Xeno Dragon • eGhost
Elementals-Data • Elementals-Debris • Elementals-Gun • Falcon Wolf • Flying Laser Ursine
Frab • Fruiti-Slush Ooze • Game Devil • Golem, Junk • Golem, Mannequin • Golem, Plush
Golem, Vehicle • Greenman Swarm • Hippotaur • Iguanadillo • Insect, Mutant
Jack-O-rang-utan • Komo-doans • Linoleumoeba • Lion-Snake • Luck Eater • Menfish
Monitor Lizards • Muckraker • Mutitan • Newt, Aberration • Octowolf • Orbus • Power Wight
Puppetcubi • Quantum Ape • Railipede • Rail Wraith • Reindire • Rerun Wraiths • RoboDevil
Robo-Lich • Robots • Rocker • Rockin’ Wraith • Scorpionoid • Septicraken • Serpent Shrubs
Sharkhana • Shriek • Splice Fiend • Sporefangs • Techno-Mimic • Think Tank • Toycubim
Trapdoor Toadspider • Trashlodyte • Tru-Pet • Un Men • V.E.T.T. • Varrok • Vendibeast
Whalephant • Wraith Rider • Whaaar Mutts • Wheeler Demon • Wrath • Xeno-Locusts
Xenotaur • Xeno Mummy • Yowling Atrocity • Zilla • Blink Zombies • Chrono Zombies
Melting Zombies • Petrol Zombies • Rave Zombies • Silver Zombies
Zombie Monks of the Cyberhive

Besides over 100 brutal beasts, this book also contains a bevy of barbarous Bosses
based on a few of the creatures within. Each one listed with a backstory,
common followers, motivations, and more.

The icing on the irradiated cake is the Scenario Sketches, a bunch of
rough encounter ideas incorporating one or more of the monsters from this tome,
all ready to be polished a bit and dropped into your campaign on short notice.

This product is compatible with the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game

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October 25, 2022 12:06 am UTC

I don't see a PoD for this anymore. Any chance of it coming back? Thanks.
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Reid S October 25, 2022 12:09 am UTC
DriveThru is converting all of the black and white books to 70 pound paper. The POD will be back when they finish.
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Derek H June 03, 2021 11:21 am UTC
Looking through my print copy and found another error- the attack listings for the first set of dinosaurs (except the very first). Apparently they are duplicated from prior undead critters. Can we get the correct attack listings please?
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Sam R April 27, 2021 7:12 pm UTC
I can’t open this in iBooks, what the deal?
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Michael W October 12, 2021 2:03 am UTC
Same problem here. Gets stuck on the cover. Tried multiple times to completely remove and add again with no luck.
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David Y February 01, 2019 2:19 pm UTC
I am having trouble viewing this file on iOS devices. It will open in the Safari browser but when I save it to a reader app like GoodReader, it will not open.

I also downloaded it to a Windows device to print pages out for use in game and it will not print. Is printing disabled?

Thanks for your help.
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Reid S February 01, 2019 6:08 pm UTC
Hi David, both Copy/Paste and Printing are enabled. I just tested the file on a Window 10/Adobe Acrobat system with no issues. I am not sure why you would be having issue with the file. This is the first I have heard of iOS issues. May I suggest re-downloading a new copy of the file just in case of a transfer / corruption issue?
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Michael W October 12, 2021 2:06 am UTC
I am having same issue. I have attempted multiple downloads and both my iPhone 13 Pro Max running latest iOS as well as my iPad 11 Pro M1 version running latest iPadOS are unable to open the file in Apple Books. Any other ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Derek H July 30, 2018 12:43 pm UTC
Found another error that needs correction- which monsters use the new crits tables? I get that those in the robot entry will use the robot table, but what else does?
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Reid S July 30, 2018 1:10 pm UTC
I generally leave it up to the GM to choose which crit table is appropriate, based on the monster and situation.
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Derek H July 21, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
I gave this 4 stars as there are just a few too many typos and errors to warrant 5. There is only one that really matters- the 3rd clown stat block is obviously wrong. Of the rest the only one I wonder about is the height of the zilla as 50-80 feet tall is rather short and 500-800 feet indicates it should have even more hit dice.

And please tell me that you have the cover art somewhere that I can enjoy all of it.
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Reid S July 22, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Hi Derek, Thank you for the 4 star rating and for pointing out two typos/copypasta errors we missed.

Here is a link to a few of the original oil paintings, by Nate Marcel, for the covers of several Umerican books:

Here is the correct stat block for the Ecclowniast:

Init: +2
Atk: Burger Mace +5 melee (1d6+2+special or subdual damage) or chomp +4 melee (1d5+2)
AC: 12
Armor Die: [1d3]
Hit Dice: 4d10
MV: 30’
Act: 2d20
SP: spellcasting, turn inedible, inspire, burger mace
SV: Fort +5 Ref +2 Will +4
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Derek H July 22, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Your welcome and thank you for the information and link.

So how tall is a zilla?
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Timothy B August 13, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Honestly. as tall as you want it to be. 50-80 feet is 5-8 stories tall (if you assume a story is 10 feet, which isn't quite accurate but works well enough). When there aren't that many skyscrapers left, that's pretty tall. Meanwhile, 500-800 feet tall means you're approaching half the Sears (I refuse to call it the Willis) Tower height.

We generally play fast and loose with ranged and distances, but unless you're playing on a grid or using a measuring tape, there's no need for 100% accuracy, particularly with the height of a monster. So use GM Fiat to make it as tall or as small as you want. We're OK with that.
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Derek H June 12, 2018 12:22 pm UTC
This is the one I have been waiting for. When is it expected to be released in POD format?
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Reid S June 12, 2018 12:24 pm UTC
We are working on the POD files now. Hopefully in a few weeks.
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Reid S June 24, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
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Derek H June 25, 2018 11:49 am UTC
Cool. When I can scrape up the money, I will definitely be buying this.
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