Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free Comic Book Day and A Monster of a Find!

Yesterday I braved the rainstorms, (I'm in West Tennessee and we've had 15+ inches of rain pour down on us in just a few days) to get out for Free Comic Book Day!

Above is what I have left of my haul, after my children went through my swag. Not that I needed the copy of Fraggle Rock, but the Mouse Guard was sweet! Anyways while out in between storm fronts I stopped at the Goodwill store and came upon this little gem!
 The Monster Manuscript, a 32 page mini monster manual put out by Grenadier Miniatures back in '86.  I had never seen or heard of this supplement before.  It was only a couple of bucks so I picked it up.  Looking inside I found page after page of what you see below...
Great little illustrations and stat blocks for AD&D! Cool!  Mind you alot of the monsters are renamed versions of beasts from the regular rules; Blinc Dogs, Brain Eater, Stone Tangler but even these have some abilities not found with the "official" critters. Which is neat, especially if you've got players that have memorized all of the "regular" monsters. There are also some new critters in the Monster Manuscript as well; Zebra-Centaurs, Wolf Woman (clearly inspired from the first Conan Movie!), and others.
I'll definately be using some of these beasties for my Labyrinth Lord Campaign.
-Good Gaming!


  1. Congrats on the find! I've never heard of this book either.

    Goodwill, huh? Maybe I'll take a trip there this week. :D

  2. Thanks,
    99% of the time when I go in there I find nothing, but every once in awhile I find some buried treasure like this.

  3. I think I'll be making my own version of the Crypt Ape!
    I've also done the Good Will thing, but I've never scored.

  4. I like the Crypt Ape also Aos, looking forward to seeing what you work up. : )

  5. Cool find. And see how nice I was Bill, I gave you a free comic from FCBD that you didn't have to brave the floods for. ;)

  6. On occasion, the Thrift Store Gods smile upon me and I find something cool. I like the Blinc Dog Illustration.

  7. Crap! I totally missed Free Comic Book Day, and I try to go every year too...