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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kickstarter - Tome of Horrors: Reborn for Fifth Edition (Frog God Games)


If you are a 5e gamer - DM or player - this is probably a book you don't want to miss. Tome of Horrors: Reborn for Fifth Edition. I have the Swords & Wizardry edition and it is awesome. Heck, I'm tempted to grab the 5e version with all the new color art simply for the art.

Or I can get a set of Tokens of Horrors. What's that? That is this (punch out printed tokens and VTT versions):


At least 200 tokens. 20 bucks for the VTT and 40 for the punch out type AND VTT version. I think I'm in for tokens. Shit. They simply are system neutral.

What? You want pricing on the actual book? Hardcopy starts at $50 (and includes the PDF) That's a damn fair price for a Frog God book.

Damn it. Why the hell am I jonesing for tokens. I'll actually need to start using them ;)
Frog God Games' wants to unleash the next iteration of its iconic Tome of Horrors series for 5th Edition . Hordes of sinister adversaries, restless dead, and other horrific monstrosities to gleefully challenge your players' expectations. Bursting with hundreds of creatures, new additions as well as converted classics, in a library-bound and stitched full color volume, the next Tome of Horrors will be a must have for your 5th edition campaign.    
Everybody needs more monsters.  

These days I swim in the Frog God pond. They publish and distribute for free Swords & Wizardry Light and allow me to work the booth at cons. I work for a warm bed and three hots at cons- and beer. And yes, I'm definitely backing for the tokens ;)

4 comments:

  1. Pledged, though it seems a bit of a Fifth Edition Foes retread.

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  2. "Hardcopy starts at $50 (and includes the PDF) That's a damn fair price for a Frog God book."

    Based on their latest update on the Kickstarter, this isn't a complete ToH. It's the start in a series, and there is only a fraction of the total monsters from the original book (115 creatures). But it's also really weird. A lot of the creatures on their list are already in the 5E Monster Manual. Griffons? Werewolves? Why am I paying for those when I already paid $50 for a monster book that included them?

    I think something is seriously wrong with the way they're presenting the contents. Since you "swim in their pond" perhaps you could ask for clarification?

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  3. The creatures in the list are ones with completed artwork, not all of those will be in the Tome of Horrors in the format as written (some are shorthand, a few are also going to be upcoming SW only ones)...the lists for new and other updates are coming in the next week or so...I hope that helps

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    1. I would like a definitive list of which creatures will be presented in standard 5th edition monster format.

      Also, why are some creatures that are already statted for 5th edition apparently on the list?

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