Goodman Games follow-up to the wonderful Dungeon Alphabet, Monster Alphabet, has finally been released in PDF for those who were not part of the Kickstarter. As I have found the Dungeon Alphabet to be indispensable during dungeon crawls, so too do I expect to find this book essential to running a game, whether Labyrinth Lord, Castles & Crusades, Dungeon Crawl Classics, or even 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons.
Here's the blurb:
An A-to-Z Reference for Classic Monster Design
What foul beasts slosh and gibber in the furthest reaches of your skull? Unleash your demons with the Monster Alphabet, a compilation of monster design elements keyed to letters of the alphabet.
A is for Android, B is for Breath Weapon, C is for Crossbreed! Game masters of any rule system will find inspiration for creating strange, new abominations: random tables of traits, powers, and lore; awe-inspiring illustrations by your favorite fantasy artists old and new; and rolling handfuls of dice directly on monster generation diagrams.
The entries are accompanied by fantastic art from classic fantasy illustrators and are compatible with all fantasy role playing games.
Featuring a foreword by noted designer Frank Mentzer!
Rules Set: Systems-neutral, designed to be used with any RPG
Writer: Jobe Bittman with Michael Curtis
Foreword: Frank Mentzer
Cover Artist: Jim Holloway
Interior Artists: Easley, Fritz Haas, Jim Holloway, Doug Kovacs, Diesel LaForce, William McAusland, Brad McDevitt, Peter Mullen, Russ Nicholson, Erol Otus, Stefan Poag, Chad Sergesketter, Chuck Whelon, Michael Wilson
GMG4386, 80 pages, $11.99 (PDF)