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The Dread Codex

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The most blasphemous tome to ever blight the glory of creation with its very existence, The Dread Codex contains the sum total of knowledge regarding the unspeakable topic of The Undead.

This 110-page PDF, written by Bret Boyd, compiles over 60 of the most horrific undead creatures and templates, taken from the Open Content of 16 different Third-Edition d20 System print products, and updates them to 3.5 specs. But it doesn't stop there.

The entries for every creature have been expanded with fully generated treasure entries, and hints and tips on using each creature in your own d20 System campaign, including adventure ideas! Plus, The Dread Codex features dozens of undead-themed magic items and artifacts, and over 60 Necromantic or otherwise undead-related spells.

The Dread Codex gives Gamemasters a one-stop shop for their undead needs...all that's lacking are your own willing victims player-characters!

All Text Within This Product is 100% Open Content.

Requires the use of the Dungeons & Dragons ® Third Edition CoreBooks, published by Wizards ofThe Coast ®

Dungeons & Dragons ® and Wizards of the Coast ® are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., and are used with permission. 'D20 System' and the 'd20 System' logo are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and are used according to the terms of the d20 System License. version 5.0. A copy of the license can be found at
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September 25th, 2005
More than a manual of undead beasties, this book has new materials, magic items and a lot of spells. The nice addition to the OGC creatures is the "In your campaign" section. It is an analysis of the creature, including non-obvious informatio [...]
July 26th, 2005
A nice little collection of undead creatures and other undead related crunch, updated (theoretically) to 3.5 rules. Some of these creatures you will recognize if you have many other d20 references, but some were new to me. There are a lot of nea [...]
July 6th, 2005
yay...yet ANOTHER monster book...blah blah blah...but wait! An UNDEAD themed book?! Well, going into this I was jaded. I still am, but Dread Codex managed to win me over. The product is very well organized and the balance seems spot on. The auth [...]
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