B/X Monster Reference Index

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Free Printed City Maps

A few weeks ago I was toying with ideas for large format printed maps and decided that I wanted to do a test print run. I found a large, highly-detailed city map (it's a map of Galway from 1651 so totally in the public domain) and sent it off to the printers.  I removed the title from the map to allow it to be renamed as required for gaming purposes.

Today I got the test prints back. I only ordered 25 but they sent me a few extras. The prints are B2-sized which is 707mmx500mm (28"x19.5") and have been litho-printed on to 115gsm affiche paper. the paper has a nice smooth matt finish that is easy to write and draw on. The images below are photos of the finished prints.

If you'd like a free copy of the map there are 2 ways to get one:

1) Place any order at www.squarehex.co.uk and send me a note saying you'd like one and I'll include it free with your order. If you order a poster or map sheet that needs to be posted in a tube then I'll roll the map with it. If not, then I'll fold the map to the same size as the other items you order.

2) If you come to the Squarehex stand at Dragonmeet you can just ask for one, no purchase necessary.

Free maps are strictly one per person, and are only available while stocks last.


Friday, 2 October 2015

B/X Monster Reference Kickstarter Final 48 Hours!

There's just under 2 days left to run for the B/X Monster Reference Index Kickstarter. The project is also closing on the next Stretch Goal with just £90 to go. If you've not already seen it, then please check out the project page here:


If we can hit the Stretch Goal, which adds 4 extra pages, it will make this a reference with a whole lot more than the 500 monsters it contains. Backers that pledge for 2 copies or more also get extra loot in the form of B/X bookmarks and Business Card Character Sheets.

Friday, 25 September 2015

B/X Bookmarks

I designed a B/X Bookmark several months ago and went ahead and ordered a test print-run of them. They are really intended for a future Kickstarter project, but as I'll need to print them in larger quantities for that, I've decided to add them to my current B/X Monster Reference Index Kickstarter as a little bonus item along with some of my B/X Business Card Character Sheets.

If you would like to get one or more of them, take a look at the Kickstarter page for more details:


Monster Index: C is for...

...Camel and 30 others.

Here's a list of all the C entries in my B/X Monster Reference Index. I plan to add a list for each letter of the alphabet between now and the end of the Kickstarter campaign.

Camel, Carbuncle, Carcass Scavenger, Caryatid Column, Cat (Cheetah), Cat (Lion), Cat (Mountain Lion), Cat (Panther), Cat (Sabre-tooth Tiger), Cat (Tiger), Cave Fisher, Cave Moray, Centaur, Centipede (Giant), Centipede (Megalo-), Centipede (Stega-), Chimera, Clubneck, Cockatrice, Coffer Corpse, Cooshee, Couatl, Crab (Giant), Crabman, Crayfish (Giant), Crocodile, Crocodile (Large), Crocodile (Giant), Crypt Thing, Crystal Ooze, Cyclops.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Monster Index: B is for...

...Babbler and 37 others.

Here's a list of all the B entries in my B/X Monster Reference Index. I plan to add a list for each letter of the alphabet between now and the end of the Kickstarter campaign.

Babbler, Baboon, Baboon (Higher), Badger, Badger (Giant), Banderlog, Basalisk, Basalisk (Greater), Bat, Bat (Giant), Bat (Mobat), Bear (Black), Bear (Grizzly), Bear (Polar), Bear (Cave), Bee (Giant Killer), Beetle (Gt.Boring), Beetle (Gt.Carnivorous), Beetle (Gt.Deathwatch), Beetle (Gt.Fire), Beetle (Gt. Rhinoceros), Beetle (Gt.Slicer), Beetle (Gt.Spitting), Beetle (Gt.Stag), Beetle (Gt.Water), Black Pudding, Blindheim, Blink Dog, Blood Hawk, Boalisk, Boar, Boar (Giant), Boar (Warthog), Boggart, Bonesnapper, Brownie, Bugbear, Bulette.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Monster Index: A is for...

...Aboleth and 16 others.

Here's a list of all the A entries in my B/X Monster Reference Index. I plan to add a list for each letter of the alphabet between now and the end of the Kickstarter campaign.

Aboleth, Adherer, Aerial Servant, Afanc, Algoid, Ankheg, Ant (Giant), Ant Lion, Ape (Albino), Ape (Chimpanzee), Ape (Gorilla), Ape (Man-Eating), Apparition, Archer Bush, Ascomoid, Assassin Bug (Giant), and Axe Beak.

The index has only had minimal proofing so far, but if you spot something that is mispelled or out of alphabetical order, feel free to let me know.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Revised Monster Index Sample Page

I've been tweaking the page layout for the B/X Monster Reference Index. Each entry now includes a superscript 2 character reference to help identify the books the monsters come from. I've also added ascending AC values in brackets after the descending AC value.

Here's the reworked layout: