100 episodes

A show about monsters, because monsters are great.

Monster Man Unknown

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    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

A show about monsters, because monsters are great.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Velvet Crocodile ,

Monster Man

A delightful podcast about AD&D monsters (and a few others), because monsters are great :-)

The Responsible One ,

A brilliant labour of love

In each of these short, well structured episodes, James’ love of his subject matter shines through.
Going first through D&D’s 1st edition monster manual, and then the fiend folio, this podcast talks about Interesting Stuff in an entertaining and engaging way.
Even if you don’t like D&D, but like weird nerdy stuff, give it a listen. You might be surprised!

Dom66DM ,

A Monster Success

James Holloway does a great job here. This is something I did not expect to enjoy but now find it is one of my favourite podcasts.

Although so far focused on AD&D 1st edition products this is not an AD&D podcast as such. It examines the Monster Manual, and lately the Fiend Folio, as important gaming artifacts rather than as text books for a particular game or style of play.

Each episode features the origins of the monsters drawing from numerous sources; citing mythology, literature, folklore and gaming history. It also discusses how the monsters might be used in interesting ways in fantasy gaming.

James displays a depth of research that seems remarkable given how prolific these episodes are. His enthusiasm for the subject is infectious, his oratory lively and entertaining. Sound quality is good overall, episodes are 10-20 minutes in length and are released frequently (I’m going to say twice weekly but don’t hold me to that.)

Overall this is a well executed podcast and I consider it a must if you have any interest in either fantasy gaming or monsters in general.

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