The Tome of Horrors? But that’s been done already; why do it again? Well, actually it’s been done three times, but never like this. With the advent of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game as the newest torchbearer for the world’s most popular role-playing game, we need monsters—lots of monsters. That’s where The Tome of Horrors Complete delivers in spades. Starting from the original Tome written with the 3rd Edition rules along with the later releases of Tomes 2 and 3 for version 3.5, Necromancer Games was in the unique position to bring you updates of the classic monsters not formally released by the OGL, as well as, loads of new ones never sprung upon unsuspecting players before. So well received have these monsters been by the gaming community, that this open content has appeared again and again in game publications by other companies including updates to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game system and even appearances in its own bestiaries.
Why stop there? Never before have all three volumes been updated to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game in their entirety and released as a single, hardbound tome. Monsters from the aberrant to the yellow musk zombie appear in this book, and everything in between—that’s over 700 monsters. But that’s not all; the appendices bring just as much to the table from templates to hazards to a treatise on poison variations in nearly 50 types of venomous snakes. There are also new feats, planes of existence, strange beings beyond mortal ken, and plenty of charts dividing the compiled monsters by CR, type, and terrain.
But it’s more than just that, because the entire compilation has also been updated to the Swords & Wizardry rules for release as another version of the volume. And in this version, the space freed up by the smaller stat blocks is filled by sample monster lairs and encounters with the hundreds of different monster types featured in the tome. Never before has this massive selection of monsters been updated and brought with these resources all together in one place for use in your own game. And before any Pathfinder players cry foul over the monster lair additions in the Swords & Wizardry version of The Tome of Horrors Complete, this lair information will be available as a free download at the Frog God Games website talesofthefroggod.com for you to use as well.
So you’ve got the monsters—both from the original edition of the game and new,—the templates, the multiple appendices on rules, planes, and the n’gathau, and a truckload of sample encounters and lairs to throw at your players, all together in one easy-to-use book. That’s why we call it The Tome of Horrors Complete!
The Tome of Horrors Complete sample lairs will be included in the Swords and Wizardry volume and as a free download for the Pathfinder volume! This will be comprised of hex-style lairs by a writing team led by John Stater!
What might you find in this tome?
An aerial servant sealed in an ancient tomb, waiting for revenge,
Feasting apparitions in a forgotten tomb,
Astral sharks picking the bones of a dead god,
Mad adventurers fleeing from a basidirond,
Caryatid columns guarding a dead king's throne,
Cooshees that have treed a kamadan and roused the ire of a bevy of banderlogs,
A contemplative crystalline horror,
A flock of eblis on a grounded pleasure barge
A visit to the Plane of Time,
A gossiping elemental earth dragon at the end of a swirling vortex of stones,
A fire nymph luxuriating in the smoldering remains of a palace,
A flail snail in a narrow tunnel dragging a beaten and bloody deposed king of the hobgoblins,
Floating eyes in the aquarium of a master thief,
The wise flumphs of the Temple of Transcendental Wisdom,
Giant flies buzzing about the decapitated head of a titan,
Ghoul-stirges in a burned-out coaching inn,
A religious hazing by wood giants,
… and much, much more.