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Van Richten's Monster Hunter's Compendium, Vol 2 (2e)
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Van Richten's Monster Hunter's Compendium, Vol 2 (2e)

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Once again, the undead arise to terrify AD&D game characters everywhere with the aid of this, the second in a series of works detailing the most dreadful and evil creatures imaginable.

This compilation contains the complete texts of Van Richten's Guide to Ghosts, Van Richten's Guide to the Lich, and Van Richten's Guide to the Ancient Dead, updated and usable in any AD&D campaign.

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Sean G April 19, 2020 9:38 pm UTC
I'm excited to read the material, but the PDF quality is bad; it looks like it was given a single pass through a flatbed scanner-printer combo of the kind found in the cutting-edge home office of 1997 and then "cropped" by an intern attempting to learn acrobat. Crooked pages? Good enough! Binding-side of the decorative arabesques? Who cares, cut 'em off!

The text is legible, but unpleasant to read due to the text and images from the opposite side bleeding through. The scan appears to be insufficiently high resolution to avoid periodic artifacts, though in the grand scheme that is the least of its sins. The cropping is very crude; decorations on the page are partially cut off on every page and removal of the binding sometimes goes right up to the very edge of the text! Often the pages haven't been straightened. Just running OCR and using the auto-straightening functionality might have been better.

Overall, a lazy effort from Wizards of the Coast. As the review from 5 1/2 years...See more
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Lin L November 04, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
Any plans on releasing Volume 1 and Volume 3?
Thanks fellas! :)
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