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The Dread Laironomicon

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Are you a busy GM? Does session prep take too long? Do you never have time to work on the cool little details that bring your adventures, dungeons and campaign to life? 

Fear not.

This dread compilation gives you, the time-crunched GM, the tools to effortlessly add verisimilitude and detail to 100 different types of monstrous lairs. Use the material herein either before or during play and bask in your players' adulation.

You can use the lists herein before or during your game to help breathe life into a monster’s lair. Adding depth and verisimilitude to your game helps the players’ (hopefully willing) suspension of disbelief and leads to a better game.

Use the system-neutral material herein either before or during play and bask in your players’ adulation.

This product is a Dual Format PDF and comprises two versions, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad.

This book is compatible with every edition of the world's most popular role-playing game!


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Jonathan A May 08, 2024 9:51 pm UTC
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Please offer more of your books in physical hardcover. :(
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Lesley N March 27, 2024 3:42 pm UTC
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Update. My book arrived today, missed the birthday by a day :)
The tome is remarkable for a few details. It's the hardcover you want.
The art is limited to just a creature drawing for the subject in question.
Each creature gets a left and right side page for all the details of the lair.
No creature specs which means this is not limited by game system.
The page is full of text, no wasted page space, no colourful page wasting borders.
Easy text but most importantly, it's all a DM needs to take all the classic monsters and give them a home.
Every creature has to live somewhere, and this is the somewhere.

I dare say, this might be one of the best EVER monster oriented publications I have ever seen. Combine this with Monster Overhaul and you likely don't need another source for your games creatures.

This product earns SIX stars.
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Creighton B March 27, 2024 4:29 pm UTC
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Thank you, Lesley. That's jolly decent of you to say and I'm delighted you'll be getting so much use out of the book!
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Barberbarian A March 08, 2024 8:34 pm UTC
What can is say?? I have been a patron for almost a year now. I have NEVER been disappointed. Any issues i have had have been dealt with in a quick speedy way. My wallet cant afford to pay for the deluxe hardcover and shipping so I print off these books and put them into binders. The Laironomicon is a fantastic addition for when you need to spice up an encounter. The charts are easy to understand and have opened up many story options on the fly. Most of my DMing is very open and I have fooled my players to think everything they find matters.There are charts for useless stuff to find as well as treasure that makes sense. I also like the extra descriptions placed on monsters. Example of a roper i used last week , "Red sores and pustules festoon the roper’s long, sinuous tendrils. Its body is similarly discolored. The creature looks like a sickly stalagmite which might clue alert characters to the lurking danger." These subtle descriptions really freaked my players out and they chose to flee . I could...See more
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Lesley N March 04, 2024 4:55 pm UTC
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Bought the hardcover because...

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday and I wanted it, so happy birthday to me :)
My birthday is March 26, so I'm a bit early.
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Creighton B March 05, 2024 2:25 pm UTC
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Happy birthday, Lesley! You have excellent taste. ;-)
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Lesley N March 07, 2024 5:26 pm UTC
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Thank you dear.

Long time veteran DM from the dawn of the hobby, so being able sell me something new for the game is no small trick :)
I have just about everthing.
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Badger B February 29, 2024 4:24 pm UTC
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Hmm half of my review is invisible and needs to be highlighted in order to read it

Unsure why it has done this
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Badger B February 29, 2024 4:27 pm UTC
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anyway in short this is a truly excellent resource that I have already used in years gone by [yes years] and am greatly looking forward to using in the future
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Creighton B March 01, 2024 9:01 am UTC
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Thank you for the cracking review, Badger. Much appreciated and I'm delighted you'll be getting so much use out of the Dread Laironomicon!
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RS P February 27, 2024 1:26 am UTC
How is this different from the Thingonomicon? At first glance it seems to have similar material. I haven't yet compared them side by side, admittedly.
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Creighton B February 27, 2024 8:00 am UTC
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This book comprises 100 two-page spread searches devoted to a different kind of monster's lair. The Dread Thingonomicon focused on fewer (and a wider range) subjects but in more depth.

I think the preview file gives a fair representation of what's in the book. I hope you check it out!
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Creighton B February 27, 2024 8:00 am UTC
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This book comprises 100 two-page spread searches devoted to a different kind of monster's lair. The Dread Thingonomicon focused on fewer (and a wider range) subjects but in more depth.

I think the preview file gives a fair representation of what's in the book. I hope you check it out!
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Lesley N February 26, 2024 7:44 pm UTC
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Thanks to a very good preview file, I think I can see myself getting this item.

Might be enough to dive in for the hardcover.
I'm not easy to please, and I already have a very well equipped DM resource library. But this looks very nicely done.
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Creighton B February 27, 2024 7:57 am UTC
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Thank you, Lesley! I hope you find the book useful and that it helps you have more fun at the table.
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Lesley N February 26, 2024 7:44 pm UTC
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Thanks to a very good preview file, I think I can see myself getting this item.

Might be enough to dive in for the hardcover.
I'm not easy to please, and I already have a very well equipped DM resource library. But this looks very nicely done.
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Badger B February 29, 2024 4:43 pm UTC
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hey there would you mind sharing what is in your "very well equipped DM resource library"?

I am still trying to build mine
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