Publication:Creature Catalogue

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[  Creature Catalogue]
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 1 – 36 
Author: Graeme Morris, Phil Gallagher, and Jim Bambra 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 9173 
Publication Date: 1986 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 96 
ISBN-10: 88038-315=1
Product Blurb
Are you ready to face the horror of the Hivebrood, the gruesome Geonid or the dread Dusanu? These and many other baleful beasts lurk within the pages of this manual, waiting to challenge even the mightiest of adventurers!
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Contents Summary[edit]

The Creature Catalogue is a supplement which describes over 200 monsters, most of which had been collected from D&D rules and modules, as well as 80 new monsters which had never been printed before; each monster is illustrated and indexed by habitat. In Creature Catalogue is collected all the creatures first presented in the official D&D adventure modules to that time, plus many new creatures and some converted from AD&D. Also included is a comprehensive index of all D&D monsters found in the Basic, Expert, Companion and Master rulesets. Each creature in the book is illustrated, and the entries in the book are ordered by type rather than just alphabetically. This includes six sections: Animals (including giant and extinct varieties), Conjurations (such as elementals and golems), Humanoids, Lowlife (including insects, plants, and jellies and slimes), Monsters (a catch-all category), and Undead. The Intelligence score of each monster is listed with the rest of its statistics. The book also includes a comprehensive index of all monsters by environment, and Frank Mentzer's guide on how to balance encounters according to the levels of the player characters, originally printed in the Master Set, is reproduced in the introduction. Each creature is listed with appropriate D&D statistics and a short description of the creature, its abilities and tactics. A variety of authors and artists combined to the listings including Zeb Cook and Gary Gygax.

Publication History[edit]

AC9 Creature Catalogue was compiled by Graeme Morris, Phil Gallagher, and Jim Bambra, and was published by TSR in 1986. The Creature Catalogue is in the format of a 96-page perfect-bound book, which TSR had been adopting more frequently at the time. Cover art is by Keith Parkinson.

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Facts about "Creature Catalogue"
AuthorGraeme Morris +, Phil Gallagher + and and Jim Bambra +
ISBN88038-315=1 +
Item Code9173 +
Maximum Level36 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level1 +
Module CodeAC9 +
Page Count96 +
Publication Date1986 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleCreature Catalogue +