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MC12 Monstrous Compendium: Dark Sun Appendix: Terrors of the Desert is a 96-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in February 1992.

Official synopsis[]

Beneath the blistering rays of the Athasian sun live creatures more horrible than anything yet found in the AD&D game. In this harsh world, only the strongest can survive. Even the most timid looking creatures must be ready to kill or be killed at any time.

The Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium contains 96 pages of new monsters specially designed for use in the Dark Dun campaign setting. Within these pages you'll find a variety of monsters, many with unbelievable psionic powers. This compendium includes details on the massive creatures that lurk beneath the Great Silt, powerful elemental beings unlike those found anywhere else, and golems of ash, chitin, and obsidian.

Face the terrors of the Desert?if you dare.

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Tom Prusa, Louis J. Prosperi and Walter M. Baas. Art was provided by Jeff Easley, Tom Baxa and Mark Nelson.

Release[]

Monstrous Compendium Dark Sun Appendix: Terrors of the Desert was released by TSR in February 1992 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On November 18, 2014, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $5.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Monstrous Compendium Dark Sun Appendix: Terrors of the Desert reached the rank of Platinum seller on DriveThruRPG.

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookDungeon Master Guide
Monstrous Compendium Volume OneMonstrous Compendium Volume TwoMonstrous Manual
First QuestIntroduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons GameThe Complete Starter SetDungeons & Dragons Adventure Game
Optional core rules
Player's Option: Combat & TacticsPlayer's Option: Skills & PowersPlayer's Option: Spells & Magic
Dungeon Master Option: High-Level CampaignsCampaign Option: Council of Wyrms
Supplement lines
Player's Handbook Rules SupplementDungeon Master's Guide Rules Supplement
Monstrous Compendium AppendixMonstrous Compendium Annual
Encyclopedia MagicaHistorical ReferenceThe Magic EncyclopediaMonstrous ArcanaPriest's Spell CompendiumWizard's Spell Compendium
Other supplements
Bastion of FaithBook of ArtifactsCastle SitesChronomancerCity SitesCollege of WizardryCountry SitesDen of ThievesDungeon Builder's GuidebookGuide to HellLegends & LoreRogues' GalleryShamanTome of MagicThe Vortex of Madness and Other Planar PerilsWarriors of HeavenWorld Builder's Guidebook
Adventures
The Apocalypse StoneAxe of the Dwarvish LordsCleric's Challenge (II) • The Dancing Hut of Baba YagaDestiny of KingsDie Vecna Die!Dragon MountainDungeons of DespairFighter's Challenge (II) • The Gates of Firestorm PeakA Hero's TaleLabyrinth of MadnessThe Lost Shrine of BundushaturMoonlight MadnessThe Murky DeepNight Below: An Underdark CampaignA Paladin in HellReturn to the Tomb of HorrorsReverse DungeonRoad to DangerThe Rod of Seven PartsThe Shattered CircleThe Silver KeySwamplightTale of the CometTales of EnchantmentTemple, Tower, & TombThief's Challenge (II) • TSR Jam 1999Wizard's Challenge (II)
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