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The Monstrous Compendium Appendix series was a line of accessories produced for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition. Each accessory expanded on the original Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989) and Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), providing additional monsters for the game, usually for a specific campaign setting.


Early appendices, like the first two Monstrous Compendiums, were looseleaf with punched holes, meant to be placed in a binder along with the pages from first two volumes. Later, they were released as paperback sourcebooks. The final release, the Savage Coast Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1996), was never published; instead, the material was released for free online.

Reception and influence

Material from several of the Monstrous Compendium Appendices was compiled together with the first two volumes to create the Monstrous Manual (1993).

List of Monstrous Compendium Appendices

  • Looseleaf
    • MC3 Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989)
    • MC4 Monstrous Compendium: Dragonlance Appendix (1990)
    • MC5 Monstrous Compendium: Greyhawk Adventures Appendix (1990)
    • MC6 Monstrous Compendium: Kara-Tur Appendix (1990)
    • MC7 Monstrous Compendium: Spelljammer Appendix (1990)
    • MC8 Monstrous Compendium: Outer Planes Appendix (1991)
    • MC9 Monstrous Compendium: Spelljammer Appendix 2 (1991)
    • MC10 Monstrous Compendium: Ravenloft Appendix (1991)
    • MC11 Monstrous Compendium: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1991)
    • MC12 Monstrous Compendium: Dark Sun Appendix (1992)
    • MC13 Monstrous Compendium: Al-Qadim Appendix (1992)
    • MC14 Monstrous Compendium: Fiend Folio Appendix (1992)
    • MC15 Monstrous Compendium: Ravenloft Appendix II (1993)
  • Paperback
    • Monstrous Compendium: Mystara Appendix (1994)
    • Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendix III: Creatures of Darkness (1994)
    • Monstrous Compendium: Dark Sun Appendix II (1995)
    • Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendices I & II (1996) (reprints MC10 and MC15)
  • Digital
    • Savage Coast Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1996)

See also

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition Monstrous Compendiums
Core rules
Volume OneVolume TwoMonstrous Manual
Fiend FolioOuter Planes
Al-QadimDark SunDark Sun IIDragonlanceForgotten Realms (MC3)Forgotten Realms (MC11)GreyhawkKara-TurMystaraRavenloftRavenloft IIRavenloft I & IIRavenloft IIISavage CoastSpelljammer (MC7)Spelljammer (MC9)
Volume OneVolume TwoVolume ThreeVolume Four
Birthright: Blood Spawn
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's 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 and TacticsPlayer's Option: Skills and PowersPlayer's Option: Spells and 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
The Apocalypse StoneAxe of the Dwarvish LordsCleric's Challenge (II) • The Dancing Hut of Baba YagaDestiny of KingsDie Vecna Die!Dragon MountainDungeons of DespairEye of the WyvernFighter's Challenge (II) • The Gates of Firestorm PeakA Hero's TaleLabyrinth of MadnessThe Lost Shrine of BundushaturMoonlight MadnessThe Murky DeepNight Below: The 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, and TombThief's Challenge (II) • TSR Jam 1999Wizard's Challenge (II) • Wrath of the Minotaur