Monster Manual for First Edition Advanced D&D

Monster Manual for First Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

Publisher: TSR
Item Code: #2009
Title: AD&D Monster Manual
Editor: Gary Gygax
Published: 1977
Format: 112 page hardback book

Comments: The Monster Manual contains a large assortment of classic monsters written up for First Edition Advanced D&D. While the back cover claims that it is for both the Dungeon Master and players, players really don’t need a copy. In fact, the game can be more fun if they don’t have a copy at hand during play.

From the back of the book:

This book provides a complete alphabetical listing of all “monsters” encountered in the various works which comprise the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game system. It is an invaluable aid to players and Dungeon Masters alike!

For example:

Frequency: Very Rare
Number Appearing: 1
Armor Class: 2
Move: 15″
Hit Dice: 5
% In Lair: 0%
Treasure Type: Q (x3)
No. of Attacks: 1
Damage/ Attack: See below
Special Attacks: See below
Special Defenses: See below
Magic Resistance: Standard
Intelligence: Low
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Size: S (2′ tall)

The quasit is the unchanged form of the familiar of a chaotic evil magic-user or cleric, just as the imp is the unchanged form of the familiar of the lawful evil magic-user or cleric. As such it is very rarely encountered except in the planes of the abyss or upon the death of its master or…


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