Monsters of Norrath hits stores

The grand experiment continues over at Sword & Sorcery, where the second installment of the Everquest RPG has already gone out and arrived in stores. The book in question, Monsters of Norrath, provides beasts for the game, something sorely lacking with just the EQ Players’ Guide on the market for the past few months. Several beasts from the book have already been previewed in small PDFs; specifically, the entries for Drakes, Skeletons, Werebats, Gnolls, and Kobolds are all online. Will it make the experiment of taking an online, community-driven game to an offline medium take off? Time will tell, I suppose. Meanwhile, previews of the EQ Game Master’s Guide have already begun, in the form of a quartet of magic items.