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Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Year: 2013
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Product Code: TSR 2012
ISBN-10: 0935696210
128 pages
Size: Letter
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Publisher: Twenty-First Century Games, Wizards of the Coast
Year: 2000
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128 pages
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Publisher: TSR
Year: 1981
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Product Code: 2012
ISBN-10: 0935696210
128 pages
Size: 8.80 x 11.20 inches
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Year: 1981
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Description Edit | History

From front cover:
Tome of creatures malevolent and benign

From back cover:
This tome contains alphabetical listings of monsters designed for use with the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game system. Each creature is described and most are illustrated for easy identification.

For example:

BERBALANG

FREQUENCY: Very rare

NO. APPEARING: 1
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Nil
ARMOUR CLASS: 6
MAGIC RESISTANCE:
MOVE: 6"/24"
Standard
HIT DICE: 1+1
INTELLIGENCE: Very
% IN LAIR: See below
ALIGNMENT: Chaotic Evil
TREASURE TYPE: D
SIZE: M
NO. OF ATTACKS: 3
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
DAMAGE/ATTACK:
Attack/Defense Modes: Nil
1-4/1-4/1-6
LEVEL/X.P. VALUE:
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Nil
III/65 + 2 per hit point

The berbalang spends the greater part of each month in an apparently dormant state, hibernating preferably in a well-hidden cave. Though seemingly comatose, the berbalang is actually roaming the Astral Plane where it spends its time hunting creatures weaker than itself...

Using the new encounter tables contained herein, this work is sure to add new excitement to any AD&D game.

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Many of the monsters in the Fiend Folio were created by people who sent ideas into the UK magazine White Dwarf for the column Fiend Factory. A small fraction of these were published in the magazine, but many more were not published. From these new monsters (including a few from TSR), the Fiend Folio was created.

(See the Foreword in the Fiend Folio for more info)

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Apologies - and arguments

The editor of the Fiend Folio offers a reply (and rebuttal) to the two reviews of his work in this issue (pgs 6

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A Brief History of Giants

Giants cast a long shadow in Dungeons & Dragons

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La compagnie du bout du monde

An adventure for AD&D for level 8 PCs.

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Dragon Damage Revisited

Claw and bite damage altered to increase with age for the dragons in the Monster Manual II, Fiend Folio, and

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The Ecology of the Pernicon

Don\'t let a bunch of these bugs get to you (monster feature for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons).

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Fiend Folio

A review of TSR\'s Fiend Folio for AD&D.

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Flat taste didn't go away

A look at the Fiend Folio from a disappointed DM.

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Friend or Foe

Retrospective review

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Lore you Should Know

The tabaxi, new playable race - their long history and the lore; includes list of URLs for additional

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Meeting of the Minds

An expanded table for psionic encounters, adding creatures from the \'\'Fiend Folio\'\' and \'\'Monster Manual

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