How to fit 17,000 monsters into a monster manual
Exquisite Corpses is, officially, genius. At the risk of invoking the Wrath of the Echo Chamber, it’s worth repeating, and repeating loud. Kudos goes to Planet Algol for steering me onto it. Put simply, Exquisite Corpse is a book of monsters you can cut up. Flip the heads, bodies and legs/lower torsos around to get all number of fun, funky and bats crazy combinations to throw at your heroes.
Yes, it’s just like one of those flip-board books for kids, only this one comes with stats. Did I mention it is genius?
Talking of stats, they’re in generic OSR/D&D format which should be easy enough to convert to whichever system or edition you choose. The AC is given in “lowest is best” format so just deduct the value from 20 to get the 3e or 4e equivalent.
If you’ve ever wanted a bull-headed one-legged centipede (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?), this is the book for you.
Want to know the best bit? The print edition is just $10 from Lulu, and for a very limited time the PDF version is FREE – just go here and click the “Download for free” link under the Add to Cart button.