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EE3: The Haunted Forest (Essential Enemies #3)

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Essential Enemies 3: The Haunted Forest is a third party monster manual for use with Old-School Essentials and other old school fantasy role-playing games.

This zine contains the following monsters:

  • Alchemical Greenery: Mutant plants that produce floating bubbles full of alchemical substances.
  • The Brambelf: A goblin made of thorns, eternally surrounded by a cloud of dust, fog, and smoke.
  • Cryptid Birdmen: Bird-beaked mutants, lost in the woods.
  • Flower Goblins: They breed monstrous flowers and ride them into battle.
  • Forest Dwarves: Their fighters ride boars into battle and their merchants have many wares for sale.
  • Grumblesticks: A porcine faerie of the darkest kind. Her hut drags itself along like a slug and the centipede-bodies Grumblewyrm shares her taste for the flesh of dwarves.
  • Hearthflowers: These glowing flowers are the stuff of legends, but they are protected by monkeys with seven snakes where their heads should be.
  • The Highway Haunter: A brigand of the night, he seeks the lost twin to the golden statuette he holds, cursed to keep up the hunt even past his own death.
  • The Murdered: Wearing horned masks and covered in hair, they are created by murder.
  • The Ogentroll: A gluttonous villain, he gorges himself on the flesh of innocent villagers, then vomits forth a river of blood full of ghosts.
  • Plant Ghosts: When mutant plants find the bodies of slain adventurers, they take on a new life of their own.
  • The Skoftroll: The red-eyed birds in that tree yonder are an unsettling sight. But so are the red eyes of the tree, when they finally open!

Both pdf and print versions are 44 pages (plus cover) halfletter digest-sized (5.5 x 8.5). DriveThruRPG no longer offers staple-bound booklet options, so the print version offered here is standard colour with perfect binding (glued). The staple-bound booklet versions can be found at Lulu.

All monsters in this zine were taken from the Monthly Monsters patreon project.

Content Warnings: Aside from its contents mostly consisting of violent monsters that are hostile to humans, this book also contains mention of banditry, cannibalism, carnivorous plants, environmental pollution, ghosts, hostile architecture, human sacrifice, mutations, physical transformation of humans and monsters (with and without consent), premeditated murder, undead beings, vomitting blood, and warfare.

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May 28, 2023 11:30 am UTC
Creator: Could you put up a preview page with one of the creatures etc.? A $10 PDF w/o content preview is on the high end of the scale. Thanks!
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Johnstone M May 29, 2023 9:13 pm UTC
There is a Publisher Preview link up now.
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Joseph A June 09, 2023 4:11 pm UTC
Well thanks to this "preview" I am looking at all of your content! This is quality stuff, thanks for making it. I love the imagination, it feels fresh and very well done! Is there a way to get a thread bound collection of these? I love the artwork and some of my older pals will get a kick out of this.
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Rachael S March 20, 2023 3:45 pm UTC
OMG! I LOVE your content warning.... LOL
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