• And Now a Word from Our Sponsors

    If you'll indulge me for a short while, I'd like to do a spot of self-promotion.

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 22

    Halfling: Yes, I think at this point we can safely declare the use of the term ‘hobbit’ in D&D to be dead and buried. Halflings first appeared in OD&D Vol. 1 , but they did not...

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 21

    Gorgons: Gorgons, which first appeared in OD&D Vol. 2 , are still metal-skinned bulls with a petrifying breath weapon, and that makes them among my all-time favourite monsters. They haven’t changed at all statistically, although their...

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 19

    Gnoll: Although these guys haven’t changed very much at all statistically, just about everything else in their entry is new. We learn that they live in loosely organised bands that occasionally form together to fight a...

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  • Merry Christmas, all

    This one is for commentor Dwight Divine, who was looking for the Christmas message on the back cover of The Dragon #11.

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 18

    Giants: There are six types of giants detailed in the Monster Manual: Cloud Giants, Fire Giants, Frost Giants, Hill Giants, Stone Giants and Storm Giants. The first five debuted in OD&D, while Storm Giants were first...

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 17

    Giant Gar: Gar were first mentioned in

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 16

    Flightless Bird: Honestly, I’m disappointed. Gary went to the trouble to differentiate Asian and African Elephants, but he’s lumped emus and ostriches together. Anyway, flightless birds first appeared in Supplement III on the wilderness encounter tables,...

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 15

    Elephants: Elephants first appeared in the wilderness encounter tables in Supplement III. These are the plain old Earth variety, though ever-thorough Gary provides different stats for Asian and African Elephants (which doesn’t amount to more than...

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 14

    Giant Eagles: As far as I can tell, this is the first appearance of Giant Eagles in D&D. These are big buggers, with a 20’ wingspan. They live in the mountains, and get a whole lot...

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