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Hero Kids - Fantasy Expansion - Monster Compendium

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It's Black Friday week! As a treat, this title has been marked down by 17%! For more holiday savings, visit our Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale page.

The Hero Kids Monster Compendium expansion includes 136 monsters for your game:

Bats, Beguilers, Boars, Brigands, Bugbears, Commoners, Constructs, Coot and Crone, Cultists, Dragons, Elementals, Firestarter, Flaming Skull, Foxes, Froglings, Gargoyle, Ghost, Giants, Gladiators, Goblins, Gorillas, Guards, Helm Knight, Hydra, Knights, Kobolds, Lizardkin, Minotaur, Mummies, Pirates, Ratlings, Rats, Scorpion, Sea Serpent, Skeletons, Slimes, Snakes, Spiders, Tengu, Water Beast, Weasels, Werewolf, Wolves, Wraith, Wyvern, Zombies...

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NOTE: The print version of the Monster Compendium includes the all 136 monsters.  Select the Print + PDF option (no extra cost) to also get the printable miniatures for all of the monsters.

EXTRA NOTE: The Hero Kids - Complete Fantasy PDF Bundle includes a 50% discount coupon for the softcover print version of Hero Kids - Fantasy RPG and the Hero Kids - Monster Compendium (the coupon is emailed to you when you buy the bundle).  So if you want the whole lot (PDFs and print version of the rules), buy the bundle then use the coupon to buy the softcover print version of Hero Kids - Fantasy Expansion - Monster Compendium for half price!

Each monster section contains ecology and adventure hooks for the monsters.  As Brian Benoit says:

"From the perspective of a GM, I absolutely love all the hooks you've included in the book.  You could literally flip to any page and run an off-the-cuff adventure off of any one of the hooks provided, so I love the book from that perspective.  I also like the lists of names included, makes it easy to name an NPC on the fly.  It's a nice touch."

Hero Kids Monster Compendium Preview 1

Hero Kids Monster Compendium Preview 2

The PDF also comes with another 51 page PDF for all of the monster stand-ups.

 
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Lysle K October 11, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
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My Kids RPG Group really likes the artwork on the monsters in particular (I used the coloring book and had the mentor of the PC heroes provide each with a "Monster Recognition" manual. Any chance we will see a set of flat plastic miniatures for the monsters in this book?
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Leonard K February 19, 2017 12:04 pm UTC
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I love the additional world building that's gone into this, introducing places like the White Sea and explaining a little bit of the history of Rivenshore. Are there plans to put out any more expansions that go into more detail about the history of the Vale? For instance I found this reference in the Slimes section: "Rivenshore is built on the ruins of an older town, which was in its turn built on the ruins of an ancient city destroyed in a turn of the great wheel." Now that sounds like an amazing bit of backstory that I'd love to read more about.
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John M January 29, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
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Hi Justin,

My kids are really looking forward to diving into the game. D&D was too much for them and your Hero Kids is a perfect way to introduce them to role playing games. Thanks.

One question, do you have any suggestion for mounting the character/monster tokens so they stand?

Keep up the great work!

John
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Justin H February 18, 2017 11:12 am UTC
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Maybe something like these Pathfinder bases:
http://paizo.com/products/btpy9mc9?Pathfinder-Pawns-Base-Assortment
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December 06, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
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Hi Justin,

The game is terrific and my daughter has really taken to it. We're just wondering if you will be expanding your hard copy print versions on to Amazon. Presently, we've only been able to find them on sites like this one and ordering is a bit of a challenge to Canada. As such, we've been printing them off via the PDF version and going through a LOT of colour ink in our printer. I suppose we could print them in black and white, but we kind of like the off-white look of the scrolls, cards, cover pages, etc.


Thanks again.
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Justin H December 09, 2016 12:19 pm UTC
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Unfortunately, I don't have the capacity to maintain additional storefronts, like Amazon or Lulu, at the moment.

By the by, the books are B&W, so if you prefer the parchment backing (as I do), then printing the PDFs is the best option. Alternatively, the ideal solution is to print the cover in colour, and then just get some parchment paper and print on that in B&W.
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Steve N September 29, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
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Hi Justin!
Nice addition to the game!
I was looking at the Full-size Preview (have to wait 'till payday!) and I noticed the Bat Swarm Bonus Ability - Huge Swarm, that says "Melee attacks at that all enemies that occupy spaces that you also occupy." This confuses me. Does it mean that you may melee attack up to four heroes that occupy the same spaces that you occupy? (a 2x2 square) And if so, would I roll two dice once and have the heroes defend against those numbers?

Now what we need are cards with adventure seeds on them, and you could solicit suggestions from the other fans of the game. If you get enough you could make a rather large deck. Isn't there a site where you can print cards on demand? I know there is a card game called "Murder of Crows" where you can do this. Just upload the info and you can get sent to you as few as one card.

Steve
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Justin H September 30, 2016 7:30 am UTC
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Hi Steve. Yes, the bats attack all enemies in their 2x2 area (four squares). I'd roll each attack separately, but for convenience you could just roll once.

I think the site you're thinking of is DriveThruCards! :-)
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August 21, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
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Love the addition to the HeroKids bundle! Is there a chance for a printer-friendly rendition of the Core file for printing character-sheets? Gotta have some place for the kids to put M&Ms to keep track of enemy HP.
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Justin H August 24, 2016 12:15 pm UTC
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Hey, I've added the printer-friendly version of the Monster Compendium. Thanks for the reminder!
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Jean-Laurent P August 21, 2016 2:38 pm UTC
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Awesome add-on for an awesome product. Congrats HFG.
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Greg M August 21, 2016 1:13 pm UTC
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Thank you for an awesome game for my kid, she was classified as autistic and was able to enjoy it almost 2 years ago (age 3). We took a break for a while due to personal things, but i actually have been getting ready to start this back up when she starts school (one night a week), and this is going to be awesome! Anyone looking for a game for your kids to introduce them to Role Playing in a fun way, more game play less rules (TEACH THEM EARLY! :) ) this is the game for you.

Justin Thank you, this is just in time! I really like the new layout with 2 files one for cutouts and one for descriptions. Trying to print the older modules out at staples is a pain in the butt, but well worth it! Is there anyway to possibly update the older printable pdf's by splitting the maps / cutouts into there own pdf. So when i print the module (or don't print and use on ipad), I can double page print the module / info, and I can single page print the maps / cutouts.

Thanks again-

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August 21, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
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I too wanted to read the content on a tablet but have the cut-outs for actual play. I used a PDF-slicing tool (on Linux, I used `pdfjam` or `pdftk`, but other tools likely exist on other platforms) to run through the various printable downloads, extract the printable pages I wanted, and combine them all into one big PDF to take for printing. Worked well for me and reduced the printed material considerably—I think the full thing would have worked out to 400-500 pages, while just the cut-outs were under 100 pages; something like $10-15 at our local office-supply-and-printing store (rather than the $40-60 to print the whole heap).
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Justin H August 30, 2016 11:35 am UTC
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Thanks for the note Greg. I love hearing about people's experiences running Hero Kids with their kids, especially ones as cool as yours. I'll look into splitting adventure the files to help with printing.
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Chad F August 21, 2016 5:27 am UTC
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I see people say they received an email about this if they were a previous purchaser, but I bought the complete fantasy bundle a month ago and did not get one.
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Justin H August 21, 2016 6:33 am UTC
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You'll only receive the email if you opted-in to emails from publishers for your account. If you have done that and you haven't received the email, it might be in your spam folder.
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Chad F August 21, 2016 5:45 pm UTC
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Thanks for the clarification, I never realized my account settings were configured that way. I have updated them!
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Peter N August 23, 2016 3:13 am UTC
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If you didn't have the email switched on but have purchased the bundle how do you get the link to the discounted version?
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Justin H August 23, 2016 3:15 am UTC
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Email me at justinhalliday@gmail.com with your DriveThru account email and I'll send to a code.
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Peter N August 23, 2016 3:24 am UTC
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Thank you. I also noticed that an extra set of hero cards (hero cards iv) were added to the bundle and as its only 4.92 to upgrade my bundle to get both I'll do that (I love free stuff but I prefer you get some extra money so you keep making these fantastic products)... cheers
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Justin H August 24, 2016 12:13 pm UTC
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Thanks Peter!
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Matthew H August 21, 2016 3:12 am UTC
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I hot the email like others. I love hero kids and have bought many of your works. Was so generous of you to give this for free.
I cant wait to play with all the new monsters.

Woo hooo you made my and my kids day!!
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Robert J C August 20, 2016 9:50 pm UTC
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I received an email from you 7 hours ago saying that as a previous purchaser of the Complete BUNDLE I could download this for free for the next 48 hours then the price was going up to $9.99, but it's already trying to charge me the full price. Please advise.
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August 20, 2016 10:03 pm UTC
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Click the link at the bottom of the email, that directs you to the freebie. Hurry!
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Robert J C August 20, 2016 10:05 pm UTC
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Clicked the link and it applied the discount...Thank you!
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August 20, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
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Free!!!! Seriously man, that is an awesome thanks to your customers.
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