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Creature Collection Revised
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by David L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/04/2014 10:22:20

If your looking for new monsters look no further. Back in the day I spent at a minimum over 500 dollars on books full of new monsters and the 3 creature collection books were far and away the best resource for new monsters. Unlike the monster manuals which were just pictures and stat blocks every monster in the creature collection had long descriptions giving the history, sociology, personality, combat style and adventure ideas for the monsters.

The book does have one flaw that would make me give it 4 1/2 stars if 1/2 stars were allowed. The editor did not do a good job of coordinating between the different authors so there are a lot of monsters that are too similar to each other:

-3 or 4 different types of monstrous humanoid apes -2 different types of good aligned ravens -2 different types of magical goats -2 different types of ghost children -2 different types of small animals that steal shiny objects from desert travelers etc.

Even with the duplicates you are not going to find a better monster resource.



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Creature Collection Revised
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Timothy B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/07/2010 12:46:20

The classic Creature Collection, the first Monster book for D&D 3.0, gets updated for 3.5. Pros: Updated stats and edits make the monsters more usable in your D&D 3.5 game. Cons: Nothing here that isn't in the first (white cover) Creature Collection.

Still this was the book that proved that the OGL was working.



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Creature Collection Revised
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Leslie W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/13/2008 07:34:46

Wow! This book is a great resource for DM's. Forget the stats, forget this is a list of unusual oponents. This is a resource that had my head buzzing with encounter ideas all because of the flavour text around the monsters. What do I mean well lets look at Amalthean Goat entry. It's a goat. Oh and it's slightly magical. I was about to pass on by - a goat wouldn't excite my players! But I read the flavour text, because I had enjoyed the other entries, which suggest that the players might be asked to capture a new goat for a village (as they can't breed in captivity) - well i've never used a goat as plot hook before. It also mentions that they don't live long in captivity - a chance for a heated debate for the druid types... All this from an entry about a goat! And every entry is similarly packed with idea's.

Although this product is set in the Scarred Lands setting There is little here that couldn't be brought across to another setting without a bit of work. The stat's are now out of date with the launch of 4th ed. but for DM looking for some memorable encounters, which are more than the big nasty thing runs at you and trys to kill/eat you, this is a great book.

The only thing I didn't like was the honeycomb design on the page edges as this didn't enhance the book and just increased the page count.



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