Monstrous Compendium

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The Monstrous Compendium is a series of accessories for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

Volumes[edit]

MC1 Monstrous Compendium Volume One was published by TSR in 1989.[1] It was written by the TSR staff, with a cover by Jeff Easley, and interior illustrations by Jim Holloway, and came boxed with a 144-page book and eight color cardstock dividers (each with a color painting on it) in a three-ring binder.[2] This supplement was the basic monster book containing all the adversaries needed for a typical campaign using 2nd edition AD&D rules.[2] Each monster has a description and illustration on its own page, and each page is perforated for easy removal, allowing for easy removal and retention of alphabetical order when monsters created by the DM of monsters from later additions are added in.[2]

MC2 Monstrous Compendium Volume Two was published by TSR in 1989.[1] It was written by the TSR staff, with a cover by Jeff Easley and interior illustrations by Jim Holloway and Daniel Horne, and was published as 144 loose-leaf pages of more monsters, with eight color cardstock dividers.[2]

MC3 Monstrous Compendium Volume Three Forgotten Realms Appendix was published by TSR in 1989.[1] It was written by the TSR staff, with a cover by Jeff Easley, and was published as 64 loose-leaf pages and four color cardstock dividers.[2] This was a supplement of monsters for the 2nd edition rules, concentrating on creatures of the Forgotten Realms.[2]

MC4 Monstrous Compendium Dragonlance Appendix (1989)—96 pages, 4 dividers and 3-ring D-binder

MC5 Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Adventures Appendix (1990)—64 pages, 4 dividers

MC6 Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix was written by the TSR staff, with a cover by Jeff Easley, and was published by TSR in 1990 as 64 loose-leaf pages with four cardstock dividers.[2] This was a supplement of Forgotten Realms Kara-Tur monsters for the 2nd edition rules.[2]

MC7 Monstrous Compendium Spelljammer Appendix was written by the TSR staff, with a cover by Jeff Easley, and was published by TSR in 1990 as 64 loose-leaf pages with four color cardstock dividers.[2] This was a supplement of monsters for use with Spelljammer.[2]

MC8 Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991)—96 pages, 4 dividers

MC9 Monstrous Compendium Spelljammer Appendix II (1991)—64 pages, 4 dividers

MC10 Monstrous Compendium Ravenloft Appendix (1991)—64 pages, 4 dividers

MC11 Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix II (1991)—64 pages, 4 dividers

MC12 Monstrous Compendium Dark Sun Appendix: Terrors of the Desert (1992)—96 pages

MC13 Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix (1992)—64 pages, 4 dividers

MC14 Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992)—64 pages, 4 dividers

MC15 Monstrous Compendium Ravenloft Appendix II: Children of the Night (1993)—64 pages, 4 dividers

Annuals[edit]

Campaign settings[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The History of TSR". Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wizards.com%2Fdnd%2FDnDArchives_History.asp&date=2008-10-04. Retrieved 2005-08-20. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9  (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. (Prometheus Books)
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