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Baby Bestiary Handbook Vol 1

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Discover the Adorable

In a world of myth and magic, great heroes vanquish terrible monsters and earn a place in legend. But what about the babies left behind? This book is the first exploration of a new kind of adventure, the raising of young monsters to become loyal companions, beloved friends or fearsome guardians. If you are looking for something novel to spice up a fantasy roleplaying campaign, or simply want to see a different side to the creatures of fantasy art, the Baby Bestiary Book has all the monstrous cuteness you could want.

Funded by over 600 aficionados of animal affection on Kickstarter in 2014, this book joins the Baby Bestiary 2015 Calendar in a new line of products by Metal Weave Games. The Baby Bestiary Handbook will add some ‘awww’ to your coffee table ornaments and ‘squee’ to your players’ squelching through dank dungeons.

Volume 1 features 31 fearsome beasties including: 

Basilisk Lizardling, Blink Puppy, Bulette Billy, Centaur Foal, Cerberus Puppy, Chimera Cub, Cockatrice Chick, Couatl Neonate, Dragon Wyrmling, Elementlets , Eyelings, Dodomeki, Gelatinous Cubelet, Gnoll Cub, Griffin Hatchling, Hippocampus Fry, Kirin Foal, Kitsune Pup, Kobold Kid, Leviathan, Little, Manticore Cub, Mimicling , Minotaur Calf, Nightmare Colt, Owlbear Cub, Phase Kitten, Phoenix Hatchling, Rakshasa Kitten, Rust Weevil, Sphinx Kitten, Titan Tyke and the adorable Treant Sapling!!

 If you're looking for 5e stats to bring adorable beasties into your campaign, check out our latest supplement of the Baby Beast 5e Companion


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Andrew M December 02, 2019 10:46 pm UTC
Hi, im just trying to understand if I want this book,the 5e book, or both. Would that be redundant? I don't understand how the books vary.
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Andreas W December 03, 2019 12:18 am UTC
The Baby Bestiary handbook is a systemless lorebook.
Presenting thematic information about the breeding and rearing of creatures, with beautiful full-page illustrations of baby beasts.

The 5e companion, is rules for 5th edition to add a companion to your character/campaign.

Hope that helps!
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Timothy S August 15, 2019 6:36 pm UTC
Could we get a preview of the content?
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Andreas W August 15, 2019 6:41 pm UTC
huh..didnt know that was off. Just updated, flash one works, but the full-size will take some time to render
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Timothy S August 15, 2019 9:22 pm UTC
Thank you very much =)
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Marta A June 05, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
"This book is intended to be system- and setting-neutral, meaning there will be no ability scores, DCs, stat blocks, or spells listed within this book (we have another one for that)."

Where will I be able to find the said stat blocks? (for books 1 and 2).
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Andreas W June 05, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Hi Marta,
We have a Baby Beast Companion Guide that is currently being playtested, as was made possible by our most recent kickstarter. I expect that we should be releasing a more final form of it in the next few months.
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Paula W July 20, 2018 8:02 pm UTC
Has this been released yet? I saw an update email that said there was a download available but was not able to find it.
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Paula W July 21, 2018 2:38 am UTC
*Clarification - I meant the book with the stats
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Andreas W July 21, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Hey Paula,
We have a version of D&D 5e rules that is in playtest and should be releasing publicly in the coming month.
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David K April 08, 2018 1:00 am UTC
Please consider sharing a preview of one of the beasts.
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Andreas W April 08, 2018 1:37 am UTC
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Victoria M February 17, 2017 2:07 pm UTC
Hello guys! Could you please tell me when we can expect the printed version of this book and Vol2 also? Thanks in advance!
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Andreas W February 17, 2017 2:19 pm UTC
Hi Victoria,
Soo sorry you haven't gotten your books yet!
Can you send me an email with your backer-details to so I can track it down and get you your copies!
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Victoria M February 21, 2017 8:04 am UTC
I emailed you from, so please check and respond when it is convenient for you :)
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Anja K November 11, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Full‑size Preview What we See
- 3 mostly white pages -- usless for a preview
- one page with a preview of the art
- one page with the credits -- not needed for a preview
- one page with the content

So from your 2 pages are of any use to a new customer.
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Matthew G June 26, 2016 12:53 am UTC
Uh... $2,000 on Amazon?
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Andreas W June 26, 2016 1:13 am UTC
That's not my listing,
We're printing more books and should have them by gencon (August)
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William N September 15, 2016 8:17 pm UTC
Any news on if the re-prints happened and were there any left after Gencon for direct order? I would love to have this on my self of system neutral monster books. :-)
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November 10, 2016 5:14 pm UTC
Do you think you will do another run for next year's GenCon?
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Andreas W November 10, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
There's A shipment going to amazon (that left today)
Also, we should have enough for next GenCon
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