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1989
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Monstrous Compendium (Volume One)
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Bestiaire Monstrueux
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Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Year: 2016
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: 2102
ISBN-10: 0880387386
156 pages
Size: 7.80 x 10.65 inches
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Bestiaire Monstrueux (French edition)
Publisher: TSR
Year: 1993
Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 1873799012
316 pages
Size: Letter
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Compendio de Monstruos (volumen uno)
Publisher: Ediciones Zinco S.A.
Year: 1992
Loose/Folio
145 pages
Size: Letter
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Publisher: TSR
Year: 1989
Loose/Folio
Product Code: 2102
ISBN-10: 0880387386
144 pages
Size: 0.00 x 11.00 inches
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Loose/Folio (later printing with color TSR logo)
Publisher: TSR
Year: 1989
Loose/Folio
Product Code: 2102
ISBN-10: 0880387386
144 pages
Size: 10.50 x 12.00 inches
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From the back cover:

What's a fantasy role-playing game without monsters? At the heart of any good AD&D adventure, you'll find great monsters -- dragons, giants, trolls, killer oozes, shadows, and who knows what else! This first Monstrous Compendiium gives DMs and players 144 5-hole punched pages of new and improved monsters, with all-new illustrations, expanded descriptions, and complete statistical data, all in an easy-to-read, easy to reference format. Players can organize the monsters in this pack, alphabetically, according to when they show up in an adventure, according to monster type, or any other way they see fit. And the binder is large enough to hold additional monster sheets from Monstrous Compendium Volumes Two and Three!

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There was an errata page published for this for the Vampire that replaced the page in the binder. The easy way to tell which version you have is if on the back page the Eastern Vampire is listed as a separate entry or as part of the original Vampire entry -- the errata page lumps it in with the original entry (probably because the original entry now required more than one page). Not sure where it was first published. It may have been given out by TSR at conventions only (Possibly Origins and GenCon 1989) or included in a subsequent Monstrous Compendium.

Divider list for MC1, top tab to bottom tab:
- Red Dragon and a treasure pile
- Hydra
- Battle scene with ogres(?) and a yellow sky
- Skeleton warrior bashing in a door
- Archer about to take an axe from a skeleton
- Hammer-wielding giant and two warriors
- Dragon breathing
- White creature (a taer or yeti?) and a chap about to draw a sword

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This is a checklist I made of the 15 looseleaf Monstrous Compendium sets, to aid others in sorting apart their pages.
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A Brief History of Giants

Giants cast a long shadow in Dungeons & Dragons

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Monstrous Compendium

A review of the first volume of the 2nd edition AD&D Monstrous Compendium.

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More Dungeon for Your $
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Sage Advice

Rules clarifications for 1st and 2nd Edition AD&D, focussing on the 2nd Edition Monstrous Compendium.

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The Minotaurs of Northplains

About the Minotaurs and their society

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Unhorsely Unicorns

Three more single-horned monsters that don't look like horses...

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