Sunday, January 24, 2021

Holmes Expanded: Balrog to Zombie

For my expanded monster list, I included all of the creatures with stats appearing in OD&D + Greyhawk, as well as most of the new monsters appearing in The Strategic Review (only leaving out the Denebian Slime Devil).

For aquatic monsters mentioned in OD&D vol. 3, I used stats from the Blackmoor supplement, and for monsters provided with only partial stats in Greyhawk, I consulted the AD&D 1e Monster Manual (the source of some creatures for the 2nd printing of Holmes).



A fighting man faces a group of monsters.  Illustration by David C. Sutherland III, from the AD&D 1e Monster Manual (1977).


The following list includes all of the monsters from the 3rd printing of the Holmes rulebook, supplemented with everything from OD&D + Greyhawk as well as The Strategic Review and can be used with the wandering monster tables from Greyhawk and Eldritch Wizardry:


Balrog - from OD&D vol. 2 (see Balrogs in the Blue Book)
Bandit - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Basilisk - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Beholder - from Greyhawk
Berserker - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Black Pudding - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Blink Dog - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Brigand - from OD&D vol. 2
Buccaneer - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes manuscript
Bugbear - from Greyhawk/Holmes

Carnivorous Ape - from AD&D 1e Monster Manual
Carrion Crawler - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Catoblepas - from The Strategic Review #7
Caveman - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes manuscript
Centaur - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes manuscript
Chimera - from OD&D vol.2/Holmes
Cockatrice - from OD&D vol.2/Holmes
Crocodile - from OD&D vol. 3/Greyhawk

Dervish - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes manuscript
Dire Wolf - from Greyhawk
Displacer Beast - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Djinni - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Doppleganger - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Dragon (White, Black, Green, Blue, Red, Brass, Copper, Bronze, Silver, Golden) - from OD&D vol. 2/Greyhawk/Holmes
Dragon King - from Greyhawk
Dragon Queen - from Greyhawk
Dragon Turtle - from OD&D vol. 3/AD&D 1e Monster Manual
Dryad - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes manuscript
Dwarf - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Efreet - from OD&D vol. 2
Elemental - from OD&D vol. 2
Elf - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Fire Beetle - from Blackmoor/AD&D 1e Monster Manual/Holmes 2nd printing (Nov 1978)

Gargoyle - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Gelatinous Cube - from OD&D vol. 2/Greyhawk/Holmes
Ghoul - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Giant (Hill, Stone, Frost, Fire, Cloud, Storm) - from OD&D vol. 2/Greyhawk/Holmes
Giant Ant - from AD&D 1e Monster Manual/Holmes 2nd printing (Nov 1978)
Giant Beetle - from Greyhawk/Blackmoor
Giant Centipede - from AD&D 1e Monster Manual/Holmes 2nd printing (Nov 1978)
Giant Crab - from OD&D vol. 3/Greyhawk/Blackmoor
Giant Fish - from OD&D vol. 3/Giant Pike (AD&D 1e Monster Manual)
Giant Frog - from Blackmoor
Giant Leech - from OD&D vol. 3/Blackmoor
Giant Lizard - from Greyhawk/AD&D 1e Monster Manual
Giant Octopus - from OD&D vol. 3/Blackmoor
Giant Rat - from Greyhawk/AD&D 1e Monster Manual/Holmes 2nd printing (Nov 1978)
Giant Scorpion - from Greyhawk/AD&D 1e Monster Manual
Giant Slug - from Greyhawk
Giant Snake - from Greyhawk/Constrictor (AD&D 1e Monster Manual)
Giant Squid - from OD&D vol. 3/Blackmoor
Giant Tick - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Giant Toad - from Greyhawk/Blackmoor
Giant Weasel - from Greyhawk/AD&D 1e Monster Manual
Gnoll - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes 2nd printing (Nov 1978)
Gnome - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Goblin - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Golem (Flesh, Stone, Iron, Clay) - from Greyhawk/The Strategic Review #4
Gorgon - from OD&D vol. 2
Gray Ooze - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Green Slime - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Griffon - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Harpy - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Hell Hound - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Hippogriff - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Hobgoblin - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Homonculous - from the Greyhawk errata
Horse (Light, Medium, Heavy, Draft; Mules) - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Hydra - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Invisible Stalker - from OD&D vol. 2

Kobold - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Lammasu - from Greyhawk
Leprechaun - from The Strategic Review #3
Lich - from Greyhawk
Lion - from Greyhawk/AD&D 1e Monster Manual
Lizard Man - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Lurker Above - from The Strategic Review #3
Lycanthrope (Wereboar, Wererat, Werebear, Weretiger, Werewolf) - from OD&D vol. 2/Greyhawk/Holmes

Manticore - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Mastodon - from Greyhawk/AD&D 1e Monster Manual
Medusa - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Merman - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes manuscript
Mind Flayer - from The Strategic Review #1
Minotaur - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Mummy - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Naga (Water, Spirit, Guardian) - from The Strategic Review #3
Nixie - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes 1st printing (1977)
Nomad - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes manuscript

Ochre Jelly - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Ogre - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Ogre Mage - from Greyhawk
Orc - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Owl Bear - from Greyhawk/Holmes

Pegasus - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Phase Spider - from Greyhawk
Pirate - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes manuscript
Pixie - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Purple Worm - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Rakshasa - from The Strategic Review #5
Roc - from OD&D vol. 2
Rust Monster - from Greyhawk/Holmes

Sabre-Tooth Tiger - from Greyhawk/AD&D 1e Monster Manual
Salamander - from Greyhawk
Sea Monster - from OD&D vol. 2/Greyhawk
Shadow - from Greyhawk/Holmes
Shambling Mound - from The Strategic Review #3
Shrieker - from The Strategic Review #3/Holmes
Skeleton - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Slithering Tracker - from The Strategic Review #5
Spectre - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Spider (Large, Huge, Giant) - from AD&D 1e Monster Manual/Holmes 2nd printing (Nov 1978)
Stirge - from Greyhawk/Holmes

Titan - from Greyhawk
Treant - from OD&D vol.2/Holmes manuscript (Ent)
Triton - from Greyhawk
Troglodyte - from AD&D 1e Monster Manual/Holmes 2nd printing (Nov 1978)
Troll - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Tyrannosaurus Rex - from Greyhawk/AD&D 1e Monster Manual

Umber Hulk - from Greyhawk
Unicorn - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Vampire - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Will O' Wisp - from Greyhawk
Wight - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Wind Walker - from The Strategic Review #3
Wolf - from Greyhawk/AD7D 1e Monster Manual
Wraith - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes
Wyvern - from OD&D vol. 2

Yellow Mold - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

Zombie - from OD&D vol. 2/Holmes

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