The Tome of Horrors Complete: Unlimited Edition (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.

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!

Note: This product is the same as The Tome of Horrors Complete. Only the cover image has changed to indicate the second printing.

The PDF version includes the sample monster lairs and encounters from the Swords & Wizardry version of the Tome of Horrors Complete.

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Overall it's good, but some major downfalls

3/5

I have the limited edition print version of this, and honestly I regret buying the print copy. The stats are great, just as deadly as they're supposed to be, but the real problem I have with it is white space.

There is a lot of white space in this book. They used the original artwork and the Bestiary's formatting of one creature per page or spread and while overall its fine it would have been nice to have some new artwork to fill the gaps or even extended ecology entries.

So 5 stars for stat blocks, -2 stars for white space.

The PDF at $29.99 is a very good deal, but $100+ for the hard cover is not.


Tome of horrors

3/5

First off let me say that i like this book a lot. It has tons of monsters and any of the copied monsters from other places have different stats so it can be a nice change of pace to toss in a tome of horror monster.

The art in the book ranges from great to bad but that doesn't matter too much for me. Because i think pathfinder is a game best left in your imagination anyway.

Why 3 stars?
First the CR of the monsters is wrong in many cases. For example a CR 5 Black Skeleton in the tome, has dr 10/ bludgeoning and good. What kind of CR 5 has a DR with AND that is too strong at a CR 5. So you have to be very careful using this book, because they didn't play test these monsters very much. Also there are a ton of monsters over CR 20 and pathfinder doesn't have a epic level book at this time. (could be a few years yet) so all these monsters with very high CR (even one with a 39) you can't even use with your parties. Its neat that there are monsters out there that are that nasty but i can't use them for years if ever (paizo may not release a epic lvl book)

So overall i am not too happy with this book as the CR of the monsters isn't right in many cases and many of the monsters are too high of CR with the current pathfinder rules. For 110$ i would have liked to see monsters that were play tester better and i would have liked to keep the CR of the monsters in the book no high then around a CR 23 or so, as beyond that point you can't even fight them without hacked crazy characters.


Great book.

4/5

I've been meaning to buy the original three books this one replaces for a long time. I've just never gotten around to it and then I would have had to convert the stats all to Pathfinder stats to use them in Pathfinder. Now that's all been done for me and it's all in one handy tome! I am so glad all these great monsters are now in one book.

My only real gripe is the 17 pages of advertising I had to pay for in the back of the book. I don't mind a page or two, but 17 pages is just ridiculous, even in a book this size. For that reason it only gets 4 stars from me. Fortunately I purchased the print edition and got the pdf version with it. The PDF also contains some web enhancements as well, so it takes away the sting some.


TOME of HORRORS by Paizo

5/5

PERFECTION at its best. Great job by Bill Webb and the gang at FGG. This is a super book and nothing can touch it. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. Enough on that ;D
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- TOAD, The Tome of Adventure Design - It is an ok book but the ULTIMATE TOOLBOX is much more superior than TOAD.


10 Facts about Tome of Horrors, Complete, and Frog God Games

5/5

#10 This is CR 20 book. It's a small Chaotic Evil construct with ability to bring forth horrors from its pages. It can also swallow human-sized readers. See page 9 for more details.

#9 The lowest CR creature is a bookworm at 1/8, while the highest, at CR 39, is Lucifer. Oh, and in between you have 749 other creatures.

#8 The creatures, and their art, were drawn from Tomes of Horrors published over the years by Necromancer Games. That means that creature art was reused and some creatures do not follow Pathfinder guidelines as to their CR or abilities ("some" as in "found only two wonky specimens"). The former is a non-issue for me (I do not own previous editions), the latter is rare to the point of non-existent, and, as a GM, I tend to read statblocks so I can deal with any potential issues on the fly.

As an anecdote - what was the second monster book of d20, the third edition of our favorite game? According to Amazon, Monster Manual was released on 1st of October, 2000, and Creature Collection came out on the Oct 3rd, 2000.
The authors of CC: Clark Peterson and Bill Webb. Sounds familiar? Yep, founders of Necromancer Games and producers of Tome of Horror series.
For more on their current endeavors: Frog God Games (Bill Webb), Legendary Games (Clark Peterson).

Digression: Bill, and Clark, if I ever meet you in person, I'll make you sign this Creature Collection of mine. Or at least strongly entreat you to do so.

#7 The book has been built to last. Cover and binding appear to be extremely durable. The pages themselves are delicate.

#6 The majority of creatures presented are horrors. That is, they are quite impossible to reason with. Unfortunately, for the players, those capable of business interactions, are most likely to be demons, devils or fey. Exceptions are rare.

#5 The PDF you get along with the book allows for very user friendly experience. The bookmarks are organized as follows:
- Cover
- Credits
- Table of Contents
- Introduction by Greg A. Vaughan
- Forward by James Jacobs
- The Tome of Horrors Complete
- - (alphabetical listing of, well, letters)
- - - (noun, adjective noun)
- Appendix A: Animals
- Appendix B: Templates
- Appendix C: Hazards
- Appendix D: Variant Snake Venoms
- Appendix E: N'gathau
- Appendix F: Planes of Existence
- Appendix G: New Feats and Subtypes
- Appendix H: Monster by Type and CR
- Legal Appendix
- Back Cover

#4 N'gathau? Have you heard about Hellraiser? And since we're talking about movie inspirations - watch Ravenous, by Antonia Bird. The template is to be found in Appendix B, page 732.

#3 Free stuff to complement the book:
- Lairs: PDF, 127 pages of sample lairs and encounters. System independent.
- Monsters by terrain: PDF, pretty self-explanatory and very useful.

#2 Think that the Tome of Horrors is going to be the biggest book of the d20 market? Slumbering Tsar hardcover is likely to be even bigger. Also by Frog God Games:
- The Slumbering Tsar Saga, a sandbox adventure set in killing fields.

Since we're talking about Frog God Games essentials, you may want to preorder
- TOAD, The Tome of Adventure Design (PDF available now, the book later) - 308 pages of tables for random stuff, like these: Ship Reputations (d100), Ship Cargo (d100) and Unusual Pirates (d100). The selling point? My players hit 14th level. They like to travel a lot... this book is going to be my adventure-in-a-bottle answer to their Wind-Walk escapades.

#1 The limited version book came with an autograph of Bill Webb. Thank you for such a personal touch. For more personal touches:
- Tsathogga, The Frog God, CR 30, page 190
- Gargax the Mighty, Master of the Dungeon Dragons, Great Wyrm Dungeon Dragon (Draco Carcer Dominus), CR 17, page 228

From Gargax entry:
"Watching adventurers explore its catacomb is the only real treasure a dungeon dragon desires."

Verdict: It's over nine thousaaaaand... ahem, 5 stars.

Regards,
Ruemere

Edit note: cleaned review a bit.


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Jadeite wrote:
With ToH 4 coming out, I guess the book won't be complete anymore.

thats one of the things we wrestled with in the naming of Complete. "What happens when we do more books?"

"Skeeter, it's 'Complete' in that it completes the 1-3 books we have out".

"Okay by me..."

...

Dark Archive

You could always do a 'Tome of Horrors Complete Again' that includes ToH 1-4.

Grand Lodge

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Include glue-on Velcro strips to attach #4 to the Complete edition?

Silver Crusade

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ToH Next? ;-)

Dark Archive

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Jadeite wrote:
You could always do a 'Tome of Horrors Complete Again' that includes ToH 1-4.

'Tome of Horrors Complete-er'

Liberty's Edge

Nothing ever stays complete :) Or we would never have new games to play.

I suspect 4 5 and 6 will all be out before 4 gets to UK and I can then go through all this again to get Tome of Horrors More Complete 2.

Aur

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chopswil wrote:
Jadeite wrote:
You could always do a 'Tome of Horrors Complete Again' that includes ToH 1-4.
'Tome of Horrors Complete-er'

Tome 4: A New Hope

Grand Lodge

Can I have a link to the Tome of Horrors 4? I do not see it listed anywhere as of yet?

Dark Archive

Rana Reader 10 wrote:
Tome of Horrors 4, in full color! Slated for a Gencon release, this massive tome of never before seen monsters will be done in our characteristic US made, textbook bound hardcover style, but this time in FULL COLOR! Featuring over 300 new monsters from our design team led by Scott Greene and illustrated by Chris McFann, it provides new fiends to terrorize your players with for years to come. We are still waiting on a total page count to establish pricing, but news will be out soon, with pre-orders shipping just after Gencon. Both Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder versions will be available.

Grand Lodge

Jadeite wrote:
Rana Reader 10 wrote:
Tome of Horrors 4, in full color! Slated for a Gencon release, this massive tome of never before seen monsters will be done in our characteristic US made, textbook bound hardcover style, but this time in FULL COLOR! Featuring over 300 new monsters from our design team led by Scott Greene and illustrated by Chris McFann, it provides new fiends to terrorize your players with for years to come. We are still waiting on a total page count to establish pricing, but news will be out soon, with pre-orders shipping just after Gencon. Both Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder versions will be available.

Now this would be freaking awesome if we could get this in Hero Lab at the same time of the release :)

I would get the PDF, Hard Copy AND Hero Lab versions :)
Thanks :)

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

I hope ToH 4 will be available for purchase at GenCon. I will be there for the first time ever. However, I'm going with my best friend/player who has been killed or almost killed by the following ToH monsters-

Negative Energy Elemental- barely survived its death explosion. Then a little later-
Thessalisk- turned to stone briefly
Lichshade- Brought to negative hitpoints, one away from permanent death
Lightning Treant- foolish decided to examine the lone, blasted tree on the hill and ate a chain lightning
Cruxificion Spirit- that one was just nasty, oh, it drains your levels so that Will save to break free becomes even harder

On the slate for upcoming adventures-
Water or Earth Construct
Mire Brute (can't wait for this one)

So, yeah, he may be a little adverse to me buying another ToH book. I might have to buy it in secret.

Sovereign Court

That Noble Knight offer is ace, may well have to get it that way.


I ordered this over a month ago and it still has not processed (currently shows up as "Pending"). Are these currently on back order? Patiently waiting.....

Paizo Employee Customer Service Representative

Gudbjörn wrote:
I ordered this over a month ago and it still has not processed (currently shows up as "Pending"). Are these currently on back order? Patiently waiting.....

Hello Gudbjorn,

It looks like the physical part tried to go into your sidecart but never made it. So it was stuck in Limbo. I have collected it and shooed it along. So it should be on its way to you shortly. You should already have access to the PDF.


Van someone be so kind as to tell me what is the page count for this PDF?


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Eric Hinkle wrote:
Van someone be so kind as to tell me what is the page count for this PDF?

My copy is 818 pages, including covers and everything.


Thanks Distant Scholar. And 818 pages? This sounds like one massive book.


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Eric Hinkle wrote:
Thanks Distant Scholar. And 818 pages? This sounds like one massive book.

It's amazing how much heavier my iPad gets when I load this book on it.


Is there no longer a PDF version available?


*Pssst.*

The product is listed as PDF above.

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