Monster Menagerie Archive

  • Monster Menagerie: A Council of Genies This installment of Rogue Genius Games’ Monster Menagerie-series clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief introductory page on the subject matter, the first creature featured herein would be the CR 6 Afara, genies of ash with a significant array of unique tricks – beyond being able to assume ashen form and increasing damage output, the sport a powerful retributive aura that may cause nearby creatures to choke as well as the option to spit embers. There are some minor inconsistencies here, though – the choking aura […]

    Monster Menagerie: A Council of Genies

    Monster Menagerie: A Council of Genies This installment of Rogue Genius Games’ Monster Menagerie-series clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief introductory page on the subject matter, the first creature featured herein would be the CR 6 Afara, genies of ash with a significant array of unique tricks – beyond being able to assume ashen form and increasing damage output, the sport a powerful retributive aura that may cause nearby creatures to choke as well as the option to spit embers. There are some minor inconsistencies here, though – the choking aura […]

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  • Monster Menagerie Seasonal Stars: Pumpkin Stalker This special installment of the monster menagerie-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   If the cover and sub-title “seasonal stars” wasn’t ample clue for you: This special installment of the series is all about Halloween-themed pumpkin-ish creatures – blends of nature’s power and seething anger. The creation of such creatures happens via the template sported herein, increasing CR, depending on base creatures size, between +1 and +3. Becoming a surprisingly nimble and resilient creature that is partially plant, the pumpkin stalker receives a pretty nifty array of supplemental defensive qualities that help […]

    Monster Menagerie Seasonal Stars: Pumpkin Stalker

    Monster Menagerie Seasonal Stars: Pumpkin Stalker This special installment of the monster menagerie-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   If the cover and sub-title “seasonal stars” wasn’t ample clue for you: This special installment of the series is all about Halloween-themed pumpkin-ish creatures – blends of nature’s power and seething anger. The creation of such creatures happens via the template sported herein, increasing CR, depending on base creatures size, between +1 and +3. Becoming a surprisingly nimble and resilient creature that is partially plant, the pumpkin stalker receives a pretty nifty array of supplemental defensive qualities that help […]

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  • Monster Menagerie: Lurkers in the Dark This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/Toc, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dark Creepers and Stalkers have always been favorites of mine – mysterious, familiar…and yet alien enough to make them creepy in an uncanny valley-esque way. This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series than goes on to expand the variants of these creatures – but, more so than usual, this book could be considered also a kind of ecology – take the sample suggestions for origins of these creatures and customize the dread truth behind the race to […]

    Monster Menagerie: Lurkers in the Dark

    Monster Menagerie: Lurkers in the Dark This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/Toc, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dark Creepers and Stalkers have always been favorites of mine – mysterious, familiar…and yet alien enough to make them creepy in an uncanny valley-esque way. This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series than goes on to expand the variants of these creatures – but, more so than usual, this book could be considered also a kind of ecology – take the sample suggestions for origins of these creatures and customize the dread truth behind the race to […]

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  • Monster Menagerie: Horrors of the Aboleth This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page foreword, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Well, before we do, let me please come clean: I *LOVE* aboleths – the wonderful blending of Lovecraftian tropes and body horror they represent resonates with me. Alas, since Lords of Madness, there hasn’t been much spotlighting of these great creatures. So let’s take a look at the horrors herein!   Number one would be the Cr 16 Behemoth Aboleth – a gargantuan, living siege engine bred to destroy ships. These big guns of […]

    Monster Menagerie: Horrors of the Aboleth

    Monster Menagerie: Horrors of the Aboleth This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page foreword, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Well, before we do, let me please come clean: I *LOVE* aboleths – the wonderful blending of Lovecraftian tropes and body horror they represent resonates with me. Alas, since Lords of Madness, there hasn’t been much spotlighting of these great creatures. So let’s take a look at the horrors herein!   Number one would be the Cr 16 Behemoth Aboleth – a gargantuan, living siege engine bred to destroy ships. These big guns of […]

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  • Monster Menagerie: The Construct Companion This massive tome clocks in at 123 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1.5 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page blank back cover, leaving us with 114.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this massive, huge book with an aptly-written piece of prose before diving straight into this massive book, which can be pictured as w2hat would happen if a book of the series formerly known as Mythic Menagerie (renamed due to the release of the mythic rules) took more steroids than an 80s locker-room full of pro-wrestlers. What do i mean by this? Well, this huge book is […]

    Monster Menagerie: The Construct Companion

    Monster Menagerie: The Construct Companion This massive tome clocks in at 123 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1.5 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page blank back cover, leaving us with 114.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this massive, huge book with an aptly-written piece of prose before diving straight into this massive book, which can be pictured as w2hat would happen if a book of the series formerly known as Mythic Menagerie (renamed due to the release of the mythic rules) took more steroids than an 80s locker-room full of pro-wrestlers. What do i mean by this? Well, this huge book is […]

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