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Monster Manual II (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition)

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This is the third of the series of world famous AD&D role-playing aids. It is the ideal vehicle of imagination for intermediate through advanced players and referees, ages 10 and up.

"the most complete alphabetical listing and description of the latest AD&D game creatures"

A must for the serious AD&D gameplayer. This manual contains all the new members,from Abish
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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 28th 1983 by TSR, Inc. (first published January 1st 1983)
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Jason Koivu
Like an inevitable sequel to a blockbuster hit movie, Monster Manual II brings more of the same...WITH MORE INTENSITY!!!...and yet less integrity.

All the best monsters, those tried-and-true mythical beasties everyone knows and loves, most all of them were in the Monster Manual and Fiend Folio. Sure, this one has more dragons, demons, and dinosaurs (D&D provided way more dinosaurs than necessary!), but they were the lesser known bastards and unwanted stepchildren of the real-deals. And you c
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Greg
Dec 26, 2007 Greg rated it really liked it
Once again a younger me is rating this. I spent way too many hours in my room and on car trips reading this book and thinking 'wow this is cool'. Funny I'd be enthralled by this book, when at this age the thought of reading a fantasy novel seemed like something I'd really hate to do.
Megan
Jan 16, 2009 Megan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
C'mon... who doesn't miss playing D&D all night? :) Besides the fact that I was young, had no mortgage or job worth keeping, blew my entire paycheck on weed & Taco Bell ~ this was a totally kick ass game to play! I'm just sorry I don't have more of these books lying around.
Mike (the Paladin)
Feb 28, 2010 Mike (the Paladin) rated it really liked it
Even more monsters and creatures to add to the ones in the first manual. These books are just flat fun. These books really can be enjoyed even if you don't play Dungeons and Dragons (though you'll obviously appreciate them more if you do) enjoy.
Michael
Sep 08, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy gamers, gaming historians, nostalgic gamers
Recommended to Michael by: Dragon magazine
Shelves: role-playing, fantasy
While the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Fiend Folio disappointed me at the time, this supplemental list of monsters for the AD&D universe did not. I believe that the "Folio" was regarded as a less-successful release by TSR as well, and they avoided some of the mistakes when they released this volume. More time was taken to compile monsters from a wider variety of sources, and these monsters give the sense of having been more carefully considered and play-tested than those in the Folio. I us ...more
Tetra
Nov 26, 2014 Tetra rated it it was amazing
MM2 had some silly monsters in it (not as silly as Fiend Folio though, which has a bunny rabbit with a unicorn horn), but it also had the Tarrasque, a slew of devils and demons, the introduction of the daemon, and most impressively, to fight all these bad guys, D&D's equivalent of angels, known as divas, planetars and solars.

I particularly liked the second appearance of unique devils and demons, including my favorite, Pazuzu. As a DM he was as fun to play as any player character. While Monst
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Christopher
Dec 19, 2014 Christopher rated it liked it
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So glad I found an old used copy of this at a yard sale. I have no plans and no interest in ever going back into ADnD, and was lucky enough to only barely skim its surface before things got better due to my age, but you just gotta love the illustrations in this baby in the time before high budget and computer brushed up artwork.
Vali
Jun 14, 2013 Vali rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, reference, gaming
See my review for the Dungeon Master's Guide.
Ivan
Oct 07, 2013 Ivan rated it it was amazing
The monster manuals are great references for writing fantasy fiction and story telling.
Ron
May 15, 2012 Ron rated it really liked it
Excellant gaming referance. Part of the 1st edition set.
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Feb 21, 2013 Abraham Ray rated it it was amazing
nice dnd 1st ed. book!
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Ernest Gary Gygax was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson in 1974, and co-founding the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR, Inc.) with Don Kaye in 1973.

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