Marshall Fundaburk wrote:Thanks james. Is Malleus Monstrorum worth getting? It kinda seems exactly what I've been looking for, which is like a comprehensive collection of all the monsters and gods in the game. it'd probably take ages to track them down through all the books they've released over the past 30 years, right? so I should probably just get it if it's worth getting.
Malleus Monstrorum is a really interesting book; they've illustrated it not with pictures of the actual monsters, but with artifacts and the like as if the monsters were real-world, and they used those artifacts as evidence of the monster's existence. Things like cave paintings, ancient carvings, blurry photos, and the like. It's a really unusual and interesting way to illustrate a monster book.
And yes, the book's definitely worth getting. It's not 100% comprehensive, but it DOES have a lot of critters.
As for tracking down all the books released over the past 30 years... that'd get expensive really quickly. A fair amount of them are long-since out of print, and command prices in excess of several hundred bucks in some cases on e-bay...
Alright, thanks, I'll be sure to check it out then. Yeah, I assumed getting every one would be a costly and ridiculous venture, at least for me. Are there any CoC bestiaries more comprehensive than Malleus Monstrorum? Or what would I also need to get to have what Malleus is missing?