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A Seasonal Holiday Beastie
Compatible with Most OSR Retro-Clone Systems

Within these pages you will learn of the foul demon Krampus.
Each winter he stalks the realm in search of naughty children.
Shoving them in his basket, he drags them down to the Hells!
Can your players best this ancient yuletide beastie?


Gruß vom Krampus, adventurers and Game Masters!

In your hands is a game supplement detailing the wonderfully devilish folkloric creature known as Krampus, and the Old School Renaissance (“OSR”) statistics which I designed to bring it to life in my OSRIC campaign world.

For those of you just learning of Krampus for the first time, let me provide a little background to introduce him. Krampus is a creature of primarily Central European folklore. Krampus is generally depicted as a furry demonic figure: a horned, anthropomorphic “half-goat, half-demon" who travels about at yule-time with a sack or a basket strapped to his back, who’se sole purpose is the punishment of naughty children who, according to legend, he pops into his basket to be dragged off to the  Hells, never to be seen again!

This supplement contains a full monster listing (a la the Monster Manual) for Krampus, which should be compatible with most OSR retro-clones. The OSR version of Krampus in this supplement first appeared in the pages of my 2017 holiday one-shot adventure “Krampusnacht”, and will next appear in the 2018 follow-up to that module, the adventure “Return of Krampus”.

However, I believed many GMs running OSR games might enjoy having a ready-made OSR version of Krampus to drop into their own campaigns at the holidays, especially the many of you who do not like to run pre-made scenarios, so I decided to release this version of the beast for your use and enjoyment! He is easily modified to challenge players of any level by merely adjusting his hit dice and hit points.

This book features a full OSR statistical listing and description for Krampus, along with illustrations of the beastie, and it is sure to be a hit with discerning GMs and players everywhere!
(To clarify so no one is upset, what you are getting is only a monster listing for Krampus, not a scenario. -LEK)

As an ADDED BONUS, as a purchaser of one of my modules you also get, ABSOLUTELY FREE, a copy of the inaugural issue of my Old School RPG zone, CAVALIER ATTITUDE!! This is a $2.00 value for only $1.00! 


Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
Released on Krampusnacht,
5 December 2018

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