8 Jul Monstrous Arcana: The Illithiad (2e) – The Illithiad is a visually stunning tome that details important information on mind flayers, their mental. From the back of the book: The Illithiad is a visually stunning tome that details important information in mind flayers, their mental powers, and their dire plans to . The Illithiad is one of a series of books and adventures called Monstrous Arcana. These books are designed as an incredibly detailed look into.

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The Illithiad

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Average Rating 8 ratings. I can feel you cringing. For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book.

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Rangers of Shadow Deep: The players really liked the adventures, and found out that Illithids were a lot harder than expected. Our Last Best Hope. From the back of the book: Heavy on fluff but comparatively light on hooks and gameables. The other Illithid deity, Maanzecorian, is briefly mentioned 2nd edition players might dimly kllithiad an entry in the Monster Mythology sourcebook but ah las for poor Maanzecorian he takes a retcon to the chest and is pronounced dead, which is probably for the best since the presence of a second mind flayer god adds no thematic value.


If you are going to do your worldbuilding you can at least make an effort to make it epic and this whole history, which manages to take up less then 2 pages, is very atmospheric and sets the mood and sets it well. The ad is too long. Can we respond illiithiad you about this?

The Illithiad is a visually stunning tome that details important information on mind flayers, their mental powers, and their dire plans to control the multiverse. This book was completely serious well, as serious as a role-play game can be.

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Naturally, it was destroyed when it was at the apex of its power by the very slaves that it required to sustain its dread reign who later became the astral plane dwelling Githyanki and the limbo-dwelling Githzeraiand the survivors were scattered, losing most of the knowledge that made their empire great.

I think even a 18th level party could easily get its shit murdered if they do not take proper precautions.

One-click unsubscribe later if you don’t enjoy the newsletter. Will he escape and gain an epic magic item? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Books by Bruce R. These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable.

Please fill out the copyright form to register a complaint. This is book about a very narrow topic, the culture of a single monster. Cordell, is the sourcebook for the third Monstrous Arcana sequence, focusing on the mind flayers. I bought this book and the adventure trilogies that support it to run with my gaming group. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

If this section does not allow you to present the Illithid in an interesting, varied yet still utterly terrifying light, there is no hope for you. This gave him enough clout that when he requested the assignment to write “The Illithiad” and its three adventures, he was given the task. Also included are several diary-like entries of an expedition to the Underdark in search of a tribe of elves to trade with or whathaveyou that get ambushed by a horde of mind-controlled grimlocks led by a mindflayer, barely escaping with most of the expedition dead, which forms the motivation for the merchant to learn more about Illithids.


Pay What You Want. The material as well as the subject matter is most enjoyable and is highly recommended to those who enjoy Twilight Zone-style gaming.

TSR Dungeons & Dragons Archive: Monstrous Arcana: The Illithiad

Related creatures such as the brain golems, the cranium rats, the gohlborn, and the grimlocks had appeared illithiqd a variety of other magazines and supplements. Chris rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Illithid-kin, undead mind flayers, and new’ flayer-kin monsters.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The Illithiad supports the mind flayer adventure trilogy: I am a man of simple taste. Amusingly, Cordell’s work on “The Illithiad” turned him into an expert in the psionics field; as a result, he illifhiad later asked illlithiad write the Psionics Handbook for 3e — and after that scribed the Expanded Psionics Handbook and Complete Psionic as well as the Mindscapes series for Malhavoc Press.

The Illithiad opens with 4 pages, I say again take note filthy white wolf angst-wank scribes, 4 pages of introductory flavor text.

It offered the first suggestion that mind flayers were “not of any known world”. Please log in to add or reply to comments. Wrath of the Gods. Polyhedron Issue 3 – Jan The terrible truth about the mind flayer life cycle. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the document containing your name and illithid order number of your eBook purchase.