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Monsters Deck is a collection of 24 tarot-sized cards, each with a monster for Four Against Darkness.

You may use these whenever you would roll on a table to determine which Vermin, Minion, Boss or Weird Monster you encounter. Instead of rolling, draw a card from the appropriate deck, play it and then reshuffle it into the deck. You can combine monsters decks together, expanding the variation of encounters with every new set released.

For detailed instructions, download monsters-deck_rules.PDF

"Monsters Deck - 1" contains 24 new monsters can be used for all levels of play.

6 Vermin:

  • Fiendish Ferns
  • Rain Spiders
  • Brown Centipede
  • Shadow Moths
  • Bugfolk
  • Bonepicker Rats

6 Minions:

  • Mist zombies
  • Orc Spearmen
  • Goblin Poisoners
  • Kobold Spearmen
  • Orcs of the Red Plume
  • Skeleton Soldiers

6 Bosses:

  • Water Fiend
  • Orc Warlord
  • Ogre Hunter
  • Ogre Smasher
  • Black Knight
  • Oblivion Lich

 6 Weird Monsters:

  • Wallcrawling Wraith
  • Mist Dragon
  • Skeletal King
  • Black-tailed Manticore
  • Tiger Chimera
  • Green Harpy

Fully compatible with all Four Against Darkness books and card productsYou also might be interested in "Monsters Deck - 2".


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Adam K April 09, 2022 11:28 am UTC
Can it work with 4aD dungeon deck ?
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Alexey A June 09, 2022 7:37 am UTC
Hi Adam,
it can. You may easily replace combat encounters from the dungeon decks with this.
Dungeon decks` missions sometimes require finding a specific Boss monster, though. Do not replace Boss encounter with Monsters deck in this case, otherwise chances to find him drop too low.
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Marcy U December 03, 2021 7:07 pm UTC
Are these monsters from The Lantern supplement?
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Alexey A June 09, 2022 7:40 am UTC
Hi Marcy,
cards are included in the Lantern pack, as far as I know. But no, these are unique creatures not published in any supplements.
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Chad B April 29, 2021 6:06 pm UTC
Absolutely love these!

Though I wish the art style had stayed the same as the Boss cards from the adventures...
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Jeremy O April 11, 2021 3:43 am UTC
Do we know if/when the printed version will be available?
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Daniel M April 09, 2021 9:18 pm UTC
Any chance we will be able to order printed versions?
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Andrew U April 09, 2021 8:37 pm UTC
Printed card version coming?
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