The Tome of Horrors Complete (PFRPG) PDF

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The Tome of Horrors? But that’s been done already; why do it again? Well, actually it’s been done three times, but never like this. With the advent of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game as the newest torchbearer for the world’s most popular role-playing game, we need monsters—lots of monsters. That’s where The Tome of Horrors Complete delivers in spades. Starting from the original Tome written with the 3rd Edition rules along with the later releases of Tomes 2 and 3 for version 3.5, Necromancer Games was in the unique position to bring you updates of the classic monsters not formally released by the OGL, as well as, loads of new ones never sprung upon unsuspecting players before. So well received have these monsters been by the gaming community, that this open content has appeared again and again in game publications by other companies including updates to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game system and even appearances in its own Bestiaries.

Why stop there? Never before have all three volumes been updated to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game in their entirety and released as a single, hardbound tome. Monsters from the aberrant to the yellow musk zombie appear in this book, and everything in between—that’s over 700 monsters. But that’s not all; the appendices bring just as much to the table from templates to hazards to a treatise on poison variations in nearly 50 types of venomous snakes. There are also new feats, planes of existence, strange beings beyond mortal ken, and plenty of charts dividing the compiled monsters by CR, type, and terrain.

But it’s more than just that, because the entire compilation has also been updated to the Swords & Wizardry rules for release as another version of the volume. And in this version, the space freed up by the smaller stat blocks is filled by sample monster lairs and encounters with the hundreds of different monster types featured in the tome. Never before has this massive selection of monsters been updated and brought with these resources all together in one place for use in your own game. And before any Pathfinder players cry foul over the monster lair additions in the Swords & Wizardry version of The Tome of Horrors Complete, this lair information is included as a part of the PDF download.

So you’ve got the monsters—both from the original edition of the game and new—the templates, the multiple appendices on rules, planes, and the n’gathau, and a truckload of sample encounters and lairs to throw at your players, all together in one easy-to-use book. That’s why we call it The Tome of Horrors Complete!

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Absolute Must for A DM

5/5

Packed full of monsters. No more will there be an issue of stale old monsters being used over and over again. Great for DM's running the older Paizo APs and modules trying to convert them to PFRPG. And with the free 127 page Lairs enhancement you have plenty of ready to go side quests and one offs.


A big book made of awesome

5/5

Yes. You've seen most of this before. But, until now, you had to convert oll of the awesome beasties to PFRPG. No more.

818 pages of critters from the interesting to the epic. Anyone writing campaigns for PFRPG needs it on their shelf next to Bestiary 1, 2 (and soon 3).


You WILL own this. Accept your fate mortals.

5/5

Well Done. Essential. Required. Yes Really.


Thank You Frog God!

5/5

The title says it all, really. This book is a gift to us GMs. With more than 700 monsters, it's a treasure trove of coolness and it'll keep players busy for a VERY long time.

While I can't tell you if a monster's CMB is correct or a monster has one too many feats as I haven't read every single monster entry in detail, I can tell you that I'll be using a ton of these monsters in my own games. As an added bonus, Paizo has used the various Tomes of Horrors extensively throughout the adventure paths, and having this updated version of the Tomes means that the book becomes super relevant for those running Pathfinder modules as well.

The book itself is generally well laid out. My only gripe, and Frog God Games has explained why this is so, is that there's a wee bit too much white space in several monster entries. This is a minor gripe, however, and not something that subtracts from my overall impression.

The artwork is bad to awesome, all black and white. But overall a very decent collection of artwork.


Monstrously Epic

5/5

This book is monstrously epic. The ooos and awws never stopped as I flipped through its pages (in the PDF). It is 10 times more then I ever hoped for. I can't wait for my print copy to arrive. The Frog Gods rock in a way that it is so epic it makes all other rocks seem like pebbles. Keep doing what you are doing! I can't wait to see what your next epic pathfinder masterpiece is.


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We've managed to smoosh the files sizes down here, but the Downloads page hasn't refreshed that information. Give it another half hour or so. :D

Dark Archive

POSSIBLE TECHNICAL PROBLEM IN THE PAIZO DOWNLOAD

It seems in the PDF downloaded from Paizo, a number of monsters' pictures are not rendering and are replaced with a big black rectangle that edges a bit into the stat block. I assume this isn't an issue in the print version.

Anyone else having the same problem?


Anyone give me a rough percentage (or accurate count) of new creature content to old? I own the other three hard copies already, and I'm interested in knowing if this would be a redundant purchase or not. Thanks.


Varl wrote:
Anyone give me a rough percentage (or accurate count) of new creature content to old? I own the other three hard copies already, and I'm interested in knowing if this would be a redundant purchase or not. Thanks.

I do not own it, but I think the idea was to update those three to Pathfinder rules and gather them in one big tome, not to add new monsters.

I may be wrong though.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

srd5090 wrote:

POSSIBLE TECHNICAL PROBLEM IN THE PAIZO DOWNLOAD

It seems in the PDF downloaded from Paizo, a number of monsters' pictures are not rendering and are replaced with a big black rectangle that edges a bit into the stat block. I assume this isn't an issue in the print version.

Anyone else having the same problem?

I logged on to report the same problem.

I even updated from Adobe Reader 9 to X, thinking it might help.. but it did not.

Also, the bookmarks are not working. They're all listed, but clicking on them won't move you to the listed page. Curiously enough, the bookmark to the back cover does work!

I patiently abide, I'm sure it will be corrected in due time. :)


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

The issue with the new download isn't just limited to Adobe. Foxit also has non-functional bookmarks and black squares for some monsters. In the first 25 pages, I had squares for the Aberrant (file page 13) and the Angel, Empyreal, (file page 26), in case examples help for problem checking.

Edit: Just as a note, this isn't an issue with the huge version I originally downloaded.

Web Product Manager

We're still working on figuring this out. I will be back to post once it is officially remedied.

Frog God Games

Varl wrote:
Anyone give me a rough percentage (or accurate count) of new creature content to old? I own the other three hard copies already, and I'm interested in knowing if this would be a redundant purchase or not. Thanks.

There are exactly two monsters in this book that are not in the three originals. So I'd say the redundancy is strong to quite strong.

Dark Archive

Just a note on the download having issues with showing black squares for images and bookmarks not showing up. I just downloaded mine from the site that FGG uses for their downloads and all the bookmarks work fine and not 1 images is a black square. Maybe it has to do with the reduction in file size. The version from the FGG download is 230MB and its not zipped like Paizo's downloads. And that is with both Adobe and Foxit.

Frog God Games

bigkilla wrote:
Just a note on the download having issues with showing black squares for images and bookmarks not showing up. I just downloaded mine from the site that FGG uses for their downloads and all the bookmarks work fine and not 1 images is a black square. Maybe it has to do with the reduction in file size. The version from the FGG download is 230MB and its not zipped like Paizo's downloads. And that is with both Adobe and Foxit.

Thanks, bigkilla, I was about to ask if someone with the non-reduced PDF was having any problems.


I can also confirm that the Frog-God file works fine with no book mark or image issues.

Frog God Games

Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
Varl wrote:
Anyone give me a rough percentage (or accurate count) of new creature content to old? I own the other three hard copies already, and I'm interested in knowing if this would be a redundant purchase or not. Thanks.
There are exactly two monsters in this book that are not in the three originals. So I'd say the redundancy is strong to quite strong.

5 total. I think that you're forgetting about the expansion of the Firefiend entry.


John Woodford wrote:
deinol wrote:
organized wrote:
The Frog Gods download is available from the @bytes server! I followed the email link that I got when I first ordered. 250MB, downloading now.

I was going to complain that it wasn't working for me, but then I realized it was under the 'ezines' link instead of the 'download files' link after login.

3 MB down...

I missed that too; thanks!

Found mine...downloading now! 4 minutes to go...

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32

FGG preorder downloading!


It is the same art from the older books correct?

Frog God Games

Dragon78 wrote:
It is the same art from the older books correct?

Correct... as far as that goes

Some of the art from ToH1 is from the original, some from the Revised PDF and Corpse Candle has new art.

Scarab Sages

I downloaded the mammooth 250MB version, any chance we can get the 60MB version as well? :)

Also, there is a <RULE> after the treasure entry for Orcus, not a biggie


I wish, wish, wish I could afford just the .pdf, though I'd love both. Times are hard, at the moment. :(

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I wish, wish, wish I could afford just the .pdf, though I'd love both. Times are hard, at the moment. :(

Believe me, I know all about that DMCal (currently mostly unemployed myself). The good news is that the PDFs will be available in perpetuity!

So pick one up when you can and if you still want. :D


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Not to be too greedy (since I just downloaded my pre-order and am liking it), but what about:

Frog God Games Product Page wrote:
The Tome of Horrors Complete sample lairs will be included in the Swords and Wizardry volume and as a free download for the Pathfinder volume! This will be comprised of hex-style lairs by a writing team led by John Stater!

Not yet?

Liberty's Edge

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Took me 2:59.3 minutes to Download it fro Frog God Games. PDF looks like it is in working order.

Sovereign Court

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deinol wrote:
organized wrote:
The Frog Gods download is available from the @bytes server! I followed the email link that I got when I first ordered. 250MB, downloading now.

I was going to complain that it wasn't working for me, but then I realized it was under the 'ezines' link instead of the 'download files' link after login.

3 MB down...

Yay! Found it!

Dark Archive

Cool - got mine too. Looks great.

Dark Archive

chavamana wrote:

Not to be too greedy (since I just downloaded my pre-order and am liking it), but what about:

Frog God Games Product Page wrote:
The Tome of Horrors Complete sample lairs will be included in the Swords and Wizardry volume and as a free download for the Pathfinder volume! This will be comprised of hex-style lairs by a writing team led by John Stater!
Not yet?

What is the ETA on this - just asking, book looks great.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

Skimming through the PDF, but I have to say, "Wow (and some holy expletives). I never had the older 3.5 versions, so this is all new to me and I'm loving what I'm seeing. I <3 Orcus and Jubilex, yay for different orcs, and my god, the N'gathau. Think Pinhead on roids. I started playing D&D when I was 8 and thought the demons and devils in the original 1e MM were a little scary at the time. If the MM had the N'gathau, I probably would have been terrified and never played again :). Now I need to rewrite the random encounter table for Stolen Lands so I can include me a pack of dire porcupines and herds of dire goats (and a random N'gathau.

Frog God Games

Auxmaulous wrote:
chavamana wrote:

Not to be too greedy (since I just downloaded my pre-order and am liking it), but what about:

Frog God Games Product Page wrote:
The Tome of Horrors Complete sample lairs will be included in the Swords and Wizardry volume and as a free download for the Pathfinder volume! This will be comprised of hex-style lairs by a writing team led by John Stater!
Not yet?
What is the ETA on this - just asking, book looks great.

I just got material for Slumbering Tsar 10 which takes precedence over the Lairs, but I feel that I will be able to have it finished and ready for Bill by Thursday or Friday. That's no promise for when it will be available, just for when I'll be done with it. :)


I also heard that there are two versions of this book one is pathfinder compatible and the other is ether 3.5 or 4th edition(can't remember) so is this true?


Dragon78 wrote:
I also heard that there are two versions of this book one is pathfinder compatible and the other is ether 3.5 or 4th edition(can't remember) so is this true?

The other one is for Swords and Wizardry.

Dark Archive

How is this formatted? Is it in the "one monster per page" style of the PF Bestiaries? I know it's a FGG product so it can differ from what we're used to. I want this bad boy, but going all in for the hardcover vs. just grabbing the PDF makes a difference to me and my limited budget. Just wanting some detail on how each monster is presented.

Frog God Games

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DragonBelow wrote:

I downloaded the mammooth 250MB version, any chance we can get the 60MB version as well? :)

Also, there is a <RULE> after the treasure entry for Orcus, not a biggie

DANGIT!!!! 55 editorial passes and still.... Sorry 'bout that.

Frog God Games

meta4one wrote:
How is this formatted? Is it in the "one monster per page" style of the PF Bestiaries? I know it's a FGG product so it can differ from what we're used to. I want this bad boy, but going all in for the hardcover vs. just grabbing the PDF makes a difference to me and my limited budget. Just wanting some detail on how each monster is presented.

Yes, one per page in the PF version. There is some doubling up in the S&W version due to shorter monster entries.

Frog God Games

Chuck Wright wrote:
Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
Varl wrote:
Anyone give me a rough percentage (or accurate count) of new creature content to old? I own the other three hard copies already, and I'm interested in knowing if this would be a redundant purchase or not. Thanks.
There are exactly two monsters in this book that are not in the three originals. So I'd say the redundancy is strong to quite strong.
5 total. I think that you're forgetting about the expansion of the Firefiend entry.

Oop. Good point. I forgot that Erica expanded that entry. Plus there's an extra stat block for the n'gathau that wasn't in the originals (though the monster itself was--just not fully statted) so I guess that makes 6!

Shadow Lodge

Dragon78 wrote:
I also heard that there are two versions of this book one is pathfinder compatible and the other is ether 3.5 or 4th edition(can't remember) so is this true?

There are two versions: Pathfinder and Swords & Wizardry. S&W is a retro-clone of the original edition of the game that is also pulbished by Frog God Games...and also availible in a couple of other variations for free.

meta4one wrote:
How is this formatted? Is it in the "one monster per page" style of the PF Bestiaries? I know it's a FGG product so it can differ from what we're used to. I want this bad boy, but going all in for the hardcover vs. just grabbing the PDF makes a difference to me and my limited budget. Just wanting some detail on how each monster is presented.

Some of the more involved monsters take up 2-3 pages. They do also occasionally try to save a bit of space by having putting another monsters onto the same page as the last of one of those more involved monsters. And there are several sections where they put 2 or more monsters on a page. But overall, the vast majority is 1 monster / page.

Shadow Lodge

Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
Chuck Wright wrote:
Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
Varl wrote:
Anyone give me a rough percentage (or accurate count) of new creature content to old? I own the other three hard copies already, and I'm interested in knowing if this would be a redundant purchase or not. Thanks.
There are exactly two monsters in this book that are not in the three originals. So I'd say the redundancy is strong to quite strong.
5 total. I think that you're forgetting about the expansion of the Firefiend entry.
Oop. Good point. I forgot that Erica expanded that entry. Plus there's an extra stat block for the n'gathau that wasn't in the originals (though the monster itself was--just not fully statted) so I guess that makes 6!

Don't forget the stat block for the Tome of Horrors itself. SEVEN!


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The book itself has a stat block? That makes me cry tears of absolute joy.

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Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
meta4one wrote:
How is this formatted? Is it in the "one monster per page" style of the PF Bestiaries? I know it's a FGG product so it can differ from what we're used to. I want this bad boy, but going all in for the hardcover vs. just grabbing the PDF makes a difference to me and my limited budget. Just wanting some detail on how each monster is presented.
Yes, one per page in the PF version. There is some doubling up in the S&W version due to shorter monster entries.

Thank you Greg, I appreciate it!


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To Anonymous (you know who you are). Thanks for your unparalleled generosity. Talk about a welcome surprise when I checked my email this morning!

EDIT: Why are some of the illustrations redacted? There is a black box over the images in quite a few entries that even obscures some of the text.

Dark Archive

Downloading now! SQUEEEEEE!

Frog God Games

Kthulhu wrote:
Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
Chuck Wright wrote:
Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
Varl wrote:
Anyone give me a rough percentage (or accurate count) of new creature content to old? I own the other three hard copies already, and I'm interested in knowing if this would be a redundant purchase or not. Thanks.
There are exactly two monsters in this book that are not in the three originals. So I'd say the redundancy is strong to quite strong.
5 total. I think that you're forgetting about the expansion of the Firefiend entry.
Oop. Good point. I forgot that Erica expanded that entry. Plus there's an extra stat block for the n'gathau that wasn't in the originals (though the monster itself was--just not fully statted) so I guess that makes 6!
Don't forget the stat block for the Tome of Horrors itself. SEVEN!

We were counting that one already. So back to 6! ;)

Shadow Lodge

First review is up! Some incredibly smart and handsome Great Old One gave it five stars!

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

How does one obtain the magic link? I preordered mine directly through email instead of the website or here so I probably hosed something or something.

Shadow Lodge

DitheringFool wrote:
How does one obtain the magic link? I preordered mine directly through email instead of the website or here so I probably hosed something or something.

Try this link. Click on Buyer, use your email as the username, and as your password...hell if I know, that's your problem. But you can use the Forgot Password link if you don't have a clue.

Frog God Games

DitheringFool wrote:
How does one obtain the magic link? I preordered mine directly through email instead of the website or here so I probably hosed something or something.

If you ordered directly through Frog God games, you need to look for a email from Bytes Interactive shortly after you originally pre-ordered. It will have the link you need as well as your password. Then once you have successfully logged on, check the EZINE downloads folder, it should be there.

Frog God Games

Thank you Kthulhu and Stark Enterprises for the reviews!

Liberty's Edge

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Got mine a couple hours ago and been in a daze since...so many monsters. Great job to everyone at Frog God Games. Can't wait to see the print copy (will nearly double the weight I carry to my games though).

Frog God Games

Dawn R Fischer wrote:
Thank you Kthulhu and Stark Enterprises for the reviews!

I don't know where my cockles are located off-hand... but they are currently warmed. I'm just happy that people feel we did the originals justice. That was truly my biggest worry.

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Mischief Mondragon wrote:
Got mine a couple hours ago and been in a daze since...so many monsters. Great job to everyone at Frog God Games. Can't wait to see the print copy (will nearly double the weight I carry to my games though).

d20pfsrd.com is planing to have all of these monsters in their Bestiary section; let them do the lifting for you!

Liberty's Edge

Dawn R Fischer wrote:
Thank you Kthulhu and Stark Enterprises for the reviews!

Thank YOU for having a role in creating this masterpiece!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Society Subscriber

I am curious as to how the AP discount is being figured for this.

If it's based on the entire $90 price, then is should come to $76.49.

If I figure it without the $29.99 price of the PDF, then it should be $82.49.

Or is it going off of the $99.99 price?

In my shopping cart, it comes up as $84.99.

Thanks

Shadow Lodge

Stark Enterprises VP wrote:
Dawn R Fischer wrote:
Thank you Kthulhu and Stark Enterprises for the reviews!
Thank YOU for having a role in creating this masterpiece!

Seconded. Big thanks to all the FGG/Necromancer folks! Awesome work, guys!

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