|TheGPA.org Newsletter for Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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Skirmisher Releases ‘Cooper’s Compendium of Corrected Creatures, L-S’
Are your game’s Weretigers a bit on the unhealthy side? Are your Mephits not quite as intimidating as they should be? Are your Dark Nagas markedly unskilled? These are just a few of the monsters in the OGL SRD that have errors in their stat blocks, bringing their mistakes into your game.
ENWorld staff reviewer and 3.5 rules guru John Cooper and Skirmisher Publishing LLC have stepped up to address these problems with the "Cooper’s Compendium of Corrected Creatures" series of books. This critical new series of books fixes the problems you may not have even known your monsters had and presents thoroughly revised and corrected stats for the myriad creatures in the v.3.5 SRD.
"This product is a valuable resource for both gamers and publishers of OGL products," writes DriveThruRPG Staff Reviewer Peter Ingham in his 5-star review of the first book in the series. "I'm very pleased with this product and … it’s nice to see the monsters and creatures of the SRD as they should have been presented in the first place."
Skirmisher has released the third volume in the series, "Cooper’s Compendium of Corrected Creatures: OGL Monster Stats L – S (Lamia – Swarm)" ($6.99, SKP E 0917, 150 pages; John Cooper, Shane O’Connor, and the Skirmisher Game Development Group; artists Sharon Daugherty, Bradley K. McDevitt, and George Sieretski). It is available as a PDF download on several online sales venues, including DriveThruRPG (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=60991&affiliate_id=200677) and RPGNow (http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=60991&affiliate_id=200677).
Features of this book include:
* Corrected stats for all the monsters in the L – S sections of the v.3.5 SRD that address often-overlooked elements like skill synergy bonuses, size modifiers, and shapechanging abilities. Entries that have received especially painstaking attention in this volume include the various forms of Lycanthrope, skill points for which are almost universally incorrect in the SRD.
* Stat blocks for OGL creatures described or referred to in the SRD but not given statistics there, including the Merrow, Half-Orc 1st-Level Warrior, Sahuagin Mutant, and Sahuagin Malenti.
* Improved organization of material, especially items not listed in the proper order.
* “Cooper’s Comments” sidebars throughout explaining particular changes and giving guidance on how to effectively reflect them in the game.
This book and the series of which it is part are designed to be an invaluable resource for OGL game masters, players, and publishers alike. It is fully bookmarked and designed to be printer-friendly and easy-to-use.
Other currently available titles in this series include "Cooper’s Compendium of Corrected Creatures: OGL Monster Stats A – D (Aboleth – Dwarf)" and "Cooper’s Compendium of Corrected Creatures: OGL Monster Stats E – K (Eagle, Giant – Krenshar)." The final title in the series, "Cooper’s Compendium of Corrected Creatures: OGL Monster Stats T – Z (Tarrasque – Zombie)," which will also include corrected versions of the appendices on Animals and Vermin, is scheduled for release in May.
Incorporating all official errata as well as corrections for errors that went unnoticed until now, this book presents the monsters from the SRD as they should be. Fix up your foes and run a better game with "Cooper’s Compendium of Corrected Creatures"!
Skirmisher Publishing LLC
P.O. Box 150006
Alexandria, VA 22153
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Keith W. Sears
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