Comments on: Review of Monster Manual 3 by Wizards of the Coast http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc A D&D 4e Blog Dedicated to Dungeonmasters & Players Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:51:25 -0400 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: MONSTER MANUAL 3 « BEHIND THE SCREEN http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-285 MONSTER MANUAL 3 « BEHIND THE SCREEN Mon, 05 Jul 2010 12:05:56 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-285 [...] Neuroglyph has an excellent write up with a review and some concerns about Monster Manual 3 for 4th Edition D&D. Check it out right here. [...] [...] Neuroglyph has an excellent write up with a review and some concerns about Monster Manual 3 for 4th Edition D&D. Check it out right here. [...]

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By: I really like the Monster Manual 3 « www. Newbie DM .com http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-275 I really like the Monster Manual 3 « www. Newbie DM .com Sat, 26 Jun 2010 14:21:28 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-275 [...] in closing, yes, the MM3 is a must have.  But why take my word for it?  Here’s a fantastic review from Neuroglyph Games. Tagged: 4e D&D, d&d, DM Tools, Gaming, review Posted in: 4e D&D, Gaming ← [...] [...] in closing, yes, the MM3 is a must have.  But why take my word for it?  Here’s a fantastic review from Neuroglyph Games. Tagged: 4e D&D, d&d, DM Tools, Gaming, review Posted in: 4e D&D, Gaming ← [...]

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By: Editor-in-Chief http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-274 Editor-in-Chief Sat, 26 Jun 2010 14:00:19 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-274 @newbiedm - Thanks, I appreciate the good word, and glad you liked it! @newbiedm – Thanks, I appreciate the good word, and glad you liked it!

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By: newbiedm http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-273 newbiedm Sat, 26 Jun 2010 13:01:16 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-273 Fantastic review. Rather than writing one myself, I'll just link to yours! Well done! Fantastic review.
Rather than writing one myself, I’ll just link to yours! Well done!

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By: A. Scott Bay http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-271 A. Scott Bay Fri, 25 Jun 2010 02:04:19 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-271 The adventure hooks and encounter suggestions (rather than blocks of pre-built encounters) makes this sound like a potentially good buy. I skipped the MM2 and sold my MM1, so I hadn't even considered MM3. At the very least I'm looking forward to evaluating it for myself. Thanks for the review! The adventure hooks and encounter suggestions (rather than blocks of pre-built encounters) makes this sound like a potentially good buy. I skipped the MM2 and sold my MM1, so I hadn’t even considered MM3. At the very least I’m looking forward to evaluating it for myself. Thanks for the review!

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By: Billy http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-270 Billy Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:08:48 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-270 Good review! A few minor corrections though: - Vecna's "new, rather bizarre adherents" (the 'enigma' ones, at least) appeared in 2008's H2: Thunderspire Labyrinth; - Star spawn (albeit different examples thereof) appeared in last year's MM2; - In 3.5E, remember that Monster Manual III wasn't really the first one. They revised MM I (and added quite a few monsters to it, as well). Additionally, 3E's Fiend Folio was published just prior to 3.5E's release, and includes a note saying that it's intended to be compatible with 3.5E, so technically it could be considered one of the 3.5E Monster Manuals, too. This means that of the seven total Monster Manuals published during the 3E era, only MM II and the original version of MM I were incompatible with 3.5E. - I happen to like volcanic dragons. Thanks for ruining them for me. ;) Yeah, I'm nitpicking. Sorry. I really did like the review! Good review! A few minor corrections though:
- Vecna’s “new, rather bizarre adherents” (the ‘enigma’ ones, at least) appeared in 2008’s H2: Thunderspire Labyrinth;
- Star spawn (albeit different examples thereof) appeared in last year’s MM2;
- In 3.5E, remember that Monster Manual III wasn’t really the first one. They revised MM I (and added quite a few monsters to it, as well). Additionally, 3E’s Fiend Folio was published just prior to 3.5E’s release, and includes a note saying that it’s intended to be compatible with 3.5E, so technically it could be considered one of the 3.5E Monster Manuals, too. This means that of the seven total Monster Manuals published during the 3E era, only MM II and the original version of MM I were incompatible with 3.5E.
- I happen to like volcanic dragons. Thanks for ruining them for me. ;)
Yeah, I’m nitpicking. Sorry. I really did like the review!

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By: Russ http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-269 Russ Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:38:07 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-269 Cloakers actually first appeared in Secret of the Slavers' Stockade (A2), not Lost Caverns. Cloakers actually first appeared in Secret of the Slavers’ Stockade (A2), not Lost Caverns.

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By: Blacksteel http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-267 Blacksteel Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:42:45 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-267 Good review- I like to see some information like this before I buy a book. There were a lot of obscure beasties in those D&D Expert and later Compendium books. it's funny that they are showing up more now. Old-school nitpick - 2nd edition monsters came in a 3-ring binder first, with those monstrous compendiums being packs of hole-punched sheets to add to the binder. It was only later that they switched to the bound hardback Monstrous Manual. Besides the MC packs the campaign settings also came with monster pages to add to your collection, From the Ashes and Forgotten Realms in particular. .-= Blacksteel´s last blog ..<a href="http://towerofzenopus.blogspot.com/2010/06/necessary-evil-session-7-other-peoples.html" rel="nofollow">Necessary Evil - Session 7 - Other Peoples' Hostages</a> =-. Good review- I like to see some information like this before I buy a book.

There were a lot of obscure beasties in those D&D Expert and later Compendium books. it’s funny that they are showing up more now.

Old-school nitpick – 2nd edition monsters came in a 3-ring binder first, with those monstrous compendiums being packs of hole-punched sheets to add to the binder. It was only later that they switched to the bound hardback Monstrous Manual. Besides the MC packs the campaign settings also came with monster pages to add to your collection, From the Ashes and Forgotten Realms in particular.
.-= Blacksteel´s last blog ..Necessary Evil – Session 7 – Other Peoples’ Hostages =-.

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By: Dire Bare http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-264 Dire Bare Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:03:16 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-264 You may not want to "count" the various loose-leaf and softcover Monstrous Compendium Appendices as full-blown Monster Manuals, but the success of rapid release monster books started with late 2nd Edition, IMO. With over four loose-leaf, four "Annuals" and one to three more appendices per campaign setting, a complete 2nd Edition Monstrous Compendium would be freakin' huge! Lots of monsters! Monster books during 3rd Edition, both official and third-party d20 books, seemed to always sell well, and I think that proved that gamers appetites for new monsters is tough to satiate! I think WotC could publish a full-blown hardcover MM every year during the lifetime of 4th Ed and not run into serious diminishing returns. You may not want to “count” the various loose-leaf and softcover Monstrous Compendium Appendices as full-blown Monster Manuals, but the success of rapid release monster books started with late 2nd Edition, IMO. With over four loose-leaf, four “Annuals” and one to three more appendices per campaign setting, a complete 2nd Edition Monstrous Compendium would be freakin’ huge! Lots of monsters! Monster books during 3rd Edition, both official and third-party d20 books, seemed to always sell well, and I think that proved that gamers appetites for new monsters is tough to satiate! I think WotC could publish a full-blown hardcover MM every year during the lifetime of 4th Ed and not run into serious diminishing returns.

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By: Editor-in-Chief http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/review-of-monster-manual-3-by-wotc/comment-page-1#comment-262 Editor-in-Chief Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:12:02 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=2556#comment-262 @Michael - LOL maybe there were no new monsters afterall - just alot of remakes! Although the writeup for the Nerra in MM3 was very much in line with the "Secrets of the Astral Sea" cosmology, which is why I thought they were new content. Oh well. @Michael – LOL maybe there were no new monsters afterall – just alot of remakes! Although the writeup for the Nerra in MM3 was very much in line with the “Secrets of the Astral Sea” cosmology, which is why I thought they were new content. Oh well.

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