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Monster Stand-Ins is a PDF of creature miniatures.  Print as many as you need!  Over 350 images (originally 250+) cover all the most common creatures (orcs, skeletons, goblins, etc.) as well as many uncommon creatures such as a devourer, vegepygmies, and sahuagin. Most of the more common creatures come in several versions--get a kobold as a melee fighter, an archer, a shaman, or a buffed-up leader.

The PDF also includes many animals & insects (horses, cats, dogs, lions, bears, bees, bats, rats, etc.) and over different 50 PCs/NPCs.

The back of each creature is a silhouette of the front. Each mini is available with or without a label.

As much as possible, creatures are grouped on pages of similar creatures to make printing easy.  (If you need hobgoblins, you'll likely want goblins.)

Each mini has a front and back on the same side of paper and when folded: Small creatures are 1.25" x 1", medium are 1.5"x1", large are 2"x1.5", and huge creatures are 2"x3" and a few are 4"x3".

Here's the full list of monsters, including how many variations there are of some creatures:

Monster List Artist
Aboleth Thomas Mahon
Animated Object Eric Quigley
Ankheg Matt Bulahao
Ape, Dire Storn Cook
Assassin Vine Matt Bulahao
Banshee Felipe Gaona
Barghest Tadas Sidlauskas
Basidirond Matt Bulahao
Basilisk Storn Cook
Bat, Dire Nicole Cardiff
Bear, Dire Adam Schmidt
Behir Bruno Balixa
Black Pudding Adam Schmidt
Blink Dog Tadas Sidlauskas
Boggards (2) Forrest Imel
Bugbears (2) Bruno Balixa
Bulette Ian Maclean
Catoplebas Other
Cave Fisher Malcolm McClinton
Centaur (2) Jeff Ward
Chimera Ryan Sumo
Choker Bruno Balixa
Chuul Tadas Sidlauskas
Cloaker Adam Schmidt
Coautl Tadas Sidlauskas
Cockatrice Forrest Imel
Crocodile, Dire Malcolm McClinton
Cyclops Bruno Balixa
Dark Creeper Tadas Sidlauskas
Dark Stalker Matt Bulahao
Darkmantle Matt Bulahao
Derro Philip Atherton
Devourer Eric Quigley
Doppelganger Jeff Ward
Dragon, Black Forrest Imel
Dragon, Blue Nicole Cardiff
Dragon, Brass Felipe Gaona
Dragon, Bronze Malcolm McClinton
Dragon, Copper Matt Bulahao
Dragon, Gold Jason Rainville
Dragon, Green Eric Quigley
Dragon, Red Malcolm McClinton
Dragon, Silver Other
Dragon, Skeletal Bruno Balixa
Dragon, White Storn Cook
Dragon Horse Malcolm McClinton
Dragon Turtle Eric Quigley
Dragonmen (4) Malcolm McClinton
Dragonne Malcolm McClinton
Drider Malcolm McClinton
Drow, Female (2) Ryan Sumo
Drow, Male (2) Ryan Sumo
Dryad Ryan Sumo
Duergar Simon Buckroyd
Elemental, Air David Rabbitte
Elemental, Earth Ryan Sumo
Elemental, Fire Eric Quigley
Elemental, Water Malcolm McClinton
Ettercap Forrest Imel
Ettin Malcolm McClinton
Eye of the Deep Eric Quigley
Flytrap, Giant Jacqui Davis
Foxfolk Tadas Sidlauskas
Froghemoth Eric Quigley
Gargoyles (2) Bruno Balixa
Gelatinous Cube Malcolm McClinton
Genie, Djinn Simon Buckroyd
Genie, Efreeti Malcolm McClinton
Genie, Janni Adam Schnidt
Genie, Marid Jacqui Davis
Genie, Shaitan Matt Bulahao
Ghost Keith Curtis
Ghouls (2) Storn Cook
Giant, Cloud Malcolm McClinton
Giant, Fire Nicole Cardiff
Giant, Frost Jason Rainville
Giant, Hill David Rabbitte
Giant, Stone Malcolm McClinton
Giant, Storm Eric Quigley
Girallon Eric Quigley
Gnolls (2) w/Axe, w/Spear Storn Cook
Goblins (4) Leader, Shaman, w/Bow, w/Sword Eric Quigley
Goblin Dog Matt Bulahao
Golem, Clay Adam Schmidt
Golem, Flesh Matt Bulahao
Golem, Ice Malcolm McClinton
Golem, Iron Bruno Balixa
Golem, Stone Simon Buckroyd
Golem, Wood Jacqui Davis
Gorgon Tadas Sidlauskas
Gray Ooze Adam Schmidt
Griffin Bruno Balixa
Grippli Eric Quigley
Hag, Green Felipe Gaona
Hag, Night Jacqui Davis
Hag, Sea Matt Bulahao
Harpy Jacqui Davis
Hellhound Keith Curtis
Hippogryph Adam Schmidt
Hobgoblins (4) Storn Cook
Homunculus Bruno Balixa
Hydra Jacqui Davis
Hyena, Dire Matt Bulahao
Intellect Devourer Eric Quigley
Iron Cobra Matt Bulahao
Kobolds (4) Bruno Balixa
Kobolds, Classic (4) Ryan Sumo
Kraken Tadas Sidlauskas
Lamia Bruno Balixa
Lamia Matriarch Other
Lich Ryan Sumo
Lion, Dire Eric Quigley
Lizardfolk (4) Leader, Shaman, w/Javelin, w/Mace Jeff Ward
Locathah Other
Manticore Forrest Imel
Medusa Jason Rainville
Mermaid Simon Buckroyd
Merrow Other
Mimic Other
Minotaur (2) Malcolm McClinton
Mite Simon Buckroyd
Mohrg Malcolm McClinton
Moonflower Jacquie Davis
Morlock Tadas Sidlauskas
Mummies (4) Ryan Sumo
Mummy, Elf Storn Cook
Mummy, Dwarf Eric Quigley
Naga, Dark Felipe Gaona
Naga, Guardian Malcolm McClinton
Naga, Spirit Matt Bulahao
Neothelid Simon Buckroyd
Nightmare Tadas Sidlauskas
Nymph Bruno Balixa
Ochre Jelly Adam Schmidt
Ogres (2) w/Club, w/Spear Eric Quigley
Orcs (4) Leader, Shaman, w/Bow, w/Falchion Jeff Ward
Orcs (2) David Rabbitte
Orc King Eric Quigley
Owlbears (2) Keith Curtis
Otyugh Bruno Balixa
Pegasus Jeff Ward
Phantom Armor Malcolm McClinton
Phase Spider Other
Phase Tiger Adam Schmidt
Phoenix Malcolm McClinton
Phycomid Bruno Balixa
Pixies (2) Jason Rainville
Pseudodragon Other
Purple Worm Jacqui Davis
Quickling Tadas Sidlauskas
Rakshasa (2) Nicole Cardiff
Rat, Dire Ryan Sumo
Redcap Bruno Balixa
Remorhaz Malcolm McClinton
Retriever Other
Roc Jacqui Davis
Roper Felipe Gaona
Rust Monsters (2) Keith Curtis
Sahuagin (2) Malcolm McClinton
Salamader Simon Buckroyd
Satyr Storn Cook
Scarecrow Simon Buckroyd
Sea Serpent Simon Buckroyd
Shadow Other
Shambling Mound Matt Bulahao
Shark, Dire Forrest Imel
Shocker Lizard Matt Bulahao
Shoggoth Matt Bulahao
Shrieker Other
Skeletal Champion Malcolm McClinton
Skeletons (4) Bruno Balixa
Skeleton, Halfling Nicole Cardiff
Skeleton, Orc Eric Quigley
Skum Bruno Balixa
Slime Crawler Simon Buckroyd
Slime Mold Adam Schmidt
Slithering Tracker Adam Schmidt
Spectre Nicole Cardiff
Sphinx Bruno Balixa
Sprite Malcolm McClinton
Stirges (2) Jeff Ward
Svirfneblin Tadas Sidlauskas
Tengu Eric Quigley
Thunderbird Matt Bulahao
Tiefling Females (2) Malcolm McClinton
Tiefling Male Malcolm McClinton
Tiger, Dire Felipe Gaona
Treant Malcolm McClinton
Triton Other
Troglodytes (2) Eric Quigley
Trolls (2) Bruno Balixa
Trolls (2) Forrest Imel
Unicorn Jeff Ward
Vampire Female Jason Rainville
Vampire Male Malcolm McClinton
Vegepygmy (2) Eric Quigley
Violet Fungus Tadas Sidlauskas
Werebear Bruno Balixa
Wereboar Matt Bulahao
Wererat Forrest Imel
Weretiger Tadas Sidlauskas
Werewolf Ryan Sumo
Wight Eric Quigley
Wight Malcolm McClinton
Will o Wisp (2) w/Background Jeff Ward
Wolf, Dire/Worgs (2) Storn Cook
Wolf, Winter Bruno Balixa
Wolverine, Dire Jacqui Davis
Wraith Storn Cook
Wyvern Eric Quigley
Xill Ryan Sumo
Yellow Musk Creeper Bruno Balixa
Zombies (4) Eric Quigley
Zombie, Elf Keith Curtis
Zombie, Gnome Nicole Cardiff

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Customer avatar
T February 25, 2021 10:51 am UTC
is this with a back side so you can see the back view and not just same as front. and not just black. because i need minatures with a real back side also. so my players know when i set them up how that minatures token is looking what direction it see
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Joe W February 25, 2021 1:19 pm UTC
Then it probably isn't what you want. The back side is a black silhouette. The front is full color.
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T February 25, 2021 1:51 pm UTC
was afraid of that
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