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Create Your Own Book of Monsters!

Conjure the magic of your imagination to create new monsters for your RPG fantasy world!

About the Book

Perhaps the most fun being a fantasy role-playing game-master is creating new monsters! This monstrous manual provides you with a dedicated place to record your own creations. It contains one hundred open listings waiting for you to add your own descriptions, backgrounds, and unique details to bring your creatures to life. There are sixty illustrations to help inspire the creation of your unique horde of horrible monsters. In addition, there are forty entries with enough space for you to create original drawings of your own monstrous creations.

Create all-new monsters to challenge your unsuspecting players!

This Manual of Unknown Monsters is for the imaginative DM; it does not contain pre-generated monsters with their stats. The illustrations are designed to provide the game referee a starting point to spark their imagination in the creation of new monsters for their fantasy world. If you want a book that collects monsters of your own creation then order the print version so you can add it to your eldritch library.

About the Print Edition: The “Hardcover and Softcover Color Book (Standard Heavyweight)” uses a thicker 70# white paper which has better page opacity. Despite being listed as Color, the book's interior illustrations are in black & white. 

About the PDF: Now you can enter your monsters' details and backgrounds into the form fields to make creature creation easy.

About the Artist

Peter Pagano has had the opportunity to draw many fantastic creatures in his career as an illustrator. He worked on the PC Game The Day the World Broke with three-time Caldecott award-winning artist David Weisner. For his book Monsters and Mazes, he created over a dozen illustrations of creatures from myth, folklore, and popular culture. He has also worked on several old school fantasy role-playing games. These include the award-winning Forbidden Caverns of Archaia and Barrowmaze Complete mega-dungeon books by Greg Gillespie. In addition, he has also illustrated covers and interior artwork for the games Strange Magic—Deeper Dungeons and Dungeons from Dungeoneer Games and Simulations.

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Nicholas M February 27, 2023 3:16 pm UTC
This is pure creativity!
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Daniele M January 12, 2023 2:46 pm UTC
La descrizione parla che si possono compilare i campi modulo, con descrizione e immagini, però ad oggi non posso fare ciò nella mia copia (riscaricata da poco).
-->"" About the PDF: Now you can enter your monsters' details and backgrounds into the form fields to make creature creation easy. - "" <-- i campi modulo non sono editabili
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Shane L January 12, 2023 2:02 am UTC
Have you given the rights to Discodadda on eBay to buy these in bulk and resell as a business for profit? I see many sellers on ebay buying books in bulk on DTRPG and selling them for profit as a business.
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Daniele M November 12, 2020 8:03 pm UTC
Ottimo manuale e bellissime illustrazioni!!
Se posso vorrei chiedere due cose:
Poterlo avere stampato in formato A5
La possibilità di poter inserire nei pdf immagini per personalizzare i mostri creati da noi.
In ogni caso Manuale veramente fantastico!!
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Nicholas L September 18, 2020 10:50 pm UTC
This is cool. I'd love to see more create your own monster books with pictures to inspire like this.
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