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Evoking the early days of roleplaying, Expeditious Retreat Press is pleased to release Malevolent and Benign, a new 1e monster book with 150 new creaures and more than 85 illustrations in this 128-paged tome, compatible with the first edition of the world's most popular roleplaying game!

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Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
March 18th, 2019
You can never have too many monster books in my mind. Even I use one or two per book and my players are surprised or go "what in the hell is that!?" then it is money well spent. Monsters have taught me so much over the years. Monsters lea [...]
December 10th, 2017
This tome is one of the top three OSR 1e Monster books out there. I'm not saying it's perfect, but it's close enough. And it does stay true to it's name as it has a good blend of both malevolent and benign critters unlike a few other out there. It feel [...]
September 4th, 2009
Excellent collection of monsters from Expeditious Retreat, statted for use with OSRIC (and therefore 1st edition AD&D). I am using the monsters with my C&C campaign right now, and the conversion is trivial. PROS: the book is cleanly illu [...]
July 3rd, 2009
A fantastic 1E supplement full of monsters. It is worth the price of admission:). [...]
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June 10, 2009
This title was added to our catalog on June 10, 2009.