Item description for The Slayer's Guide To Undead by Gary Gygax...
The Slayer's Guide to Undead is written by Gary Gygax and Jon Creffield, and filled with ghoulish secrets and spine-chilling lore describing creatures of the night. At 128 pages, it is another big fat Slayer's Guide, in the same vein as the highly popular Slayer's Guide to Dragons. The incredible front cover has been done by the talented Chris Quilliams, as well as one of the two fantastic but chilling pieces that grace the inside covers. Pull this book out during a game, and your players will start running for cover! The book kicks off with A Demonic Overlord, describing the nature of Undead and their relationship with the Lord of the Damned, Orcus. Excerpts from the Book of Dis give this chapter a creepy tone and GMs are treated to an overview of what creatures make the best types of Undead, as well as a treatise on the nature of Undeath itself, be it corporeal or incorporeal, free-willed or mindless. The Free-Willed Living Dead is a chapter guaranteed to cause players nightmares in their games. Covered here are the more potent forms of Undead including Bodaks, Devourers, Ghouls (including a Ghoul King), Mummies, Wights, Gholles. As well as a massive amount of background information and gaming tips, each also comes with a full-blown template allowing you to turn any existing creature into an absolute nightmare! A complete scenario has been included in the form of The Peak of the Nightlord, designed for 9-11th level characters - and the players had better pray they have a cleric in their ranks! Detailed maps are provided to plot the action as the players attempt to penetrate the lair of a vampire and this scenario is very much in the Gary Gygax mould we all know and love. The Bestiary of the Damned wraps up this 128 page supplement with 20 creatures of the night that can be pulled out on your players at a moment's notice, or be used to fuel your own scenarios. A complete index is included, allowing handy reference during play.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.4" Width: 8.2" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 17, 2003
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
ISBN 1903980801 ISBN13 9781903980804