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Creature Codex for 5th Edition

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A Rampage of New 5th Edition Monsters!

DM: “A mysterious figure in a cloak approaches you in the tavern...”

PALADIN: “Aha! This must be a wizard with a map to a dungeon!”

DM: “…and he’s ticking.”


Whether you need scuttling dungeon denizens, alien horrors, or sentient avatars of the World Tree, the Creature Codex has you covered! Nearly 400 new foes for your 5th Edition game—everything from acid ants and grave behemoths to void giants and zombie lords.


  • A dozen new demons and five new angels
  • Wasteland dragons and dinosaurs
  • All-new golems, including the altar flame golem, doom golem, and keg golem
  • Elemental lords and animal lords to challenge powerful parties
  • Chieftains and other leaders for ratfolk, centaurs, goblins, trollkin, and more
  • New undead, including a heirophant lich to menace lower-level characters

...and much more! Use them in your favorite published setting, or populate the dungeons in a world of your own creation. Pick up Creature Codex and surprise your players with monsters they won’t be expecting!


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Christopher J November 30, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
I purchased this as the Kobold store and not here, so I can't leave a proper review. This book is fantastic. If you enjoyed ToB you won't be disappointed in this. I run a game with experienced players who know the MM inside and out. This book, and its predecessor, allows me to spring massive "XXX?!" surprises on them. The creatures are diverse, innovative, creative, and run the gamut of CRs. There is enough Midgard-specific flavor to help Midgard GMs (me) integrate them into the setting logically and easily, yet it's not so overwhelming that it cripples people running Faerun or other settings from pulling them in. Love it!
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Marc R November 04, 2018 2:35 pm UTC
@ Ben J - are you by any chance viewing the PDF with something other than Adobe Acrobat Reader (specifically Preview, Apple's PDF Reader)? Preview is know to have issues sometimes correctly displaying complex images
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Ben J November 04, 2018 12:52 am UTC
Some of the images are missing. Like the Dhampir text is wrapped round white space.
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Marc R October 26, 2018 12:11 pm UTC
Christopher R - Creature Codex is a brand new book of all-new monsters. It's essentially the sequel or follow up to the Tome of Beasts (there's even a cute little "Tome of Beasts 2" logo on the back cover)

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Christopher R October 26, 2018 10:44 am UTC
How is this product related to Tome of Beasts (which I already have)? Do they have different monsters or is there something else that makes them different? Just checking. Thanks.
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Marc R October 19, 2018 2:49 am UTC
Those just happen to be the first 2 creatures that fall alphabetically in the book. The preview is simply the first handful of pages as determined by the DriveThru preview. You can get an excellent sense of the full range of inspiring creatures in the book by checking out the TOC.

Thanks for the comment though.

Besides, those first 2 creatures are actually pretty cool and unique! :)
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David L October 17, 2018 3:02 am UTC
An Ox and an Antacid? Not exactly inspiring creatures in the preview...
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Ralph T October 02, 2018 8:37 am UTC
Once again another awesome product by Kobold Press. With that said I don't really like theme; there is way to much green. =) I would also like to see them add a pronunciation guide for all the names in future products.
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MR. S September 21, 2018 3:29 am UTC
so, basically MM 2?
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Wolfgang B September 21, 2018 4:17 am UTC
Exactly that
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Donaven B September 14, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Recently received my Creature Codex and pawns after backing the Kickstarter. The PDF here is CERTAINLY worth the purchase with hugely imaginative monsters for your game. The perfect addition to the also awesome Tome of Beast. This is another fantastic product from Kobold Press! If you have the opportunity to pick up the physical book, it is a top notch product with high quality printing and binding.
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Tom H September 13, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Is this possible to get as real book?
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Wolfgang B September 13, 2018 9:08 pm UTC
Yes, it is available as a hardcover book from local game stores and from the Kobold Press Store. There are also printed pawns for use on battlemaps.
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Tom H September 28, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Thanks for the info.
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Douglas R September 13, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
I have it, its a GREAT book, just as its predecessor was.
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Bronto C September 12, 2018 11:19 am UTC
Mildly intriguing, but no one pays 30 bucks for a product too doubtful of itself to show the customer even a single complete monster entry...
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Wolfgang B September 12, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Ah, thank you for that! We put a half-dozen previews on the Kobold Press store and then totally missed making something similar happen here.

The kobolds have now adjusted the Flash preview to show the first few; if you'd like to see monsters from deeper into the book, please do hop over to the site for those.

We are quite proud of the work on this book and are super-happy to show off the previews!
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Sandor L September 15, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
No full size preview on DTRPG, no buy. I don't get publishers who upload their stuff here but want people to buy it elsewhere.
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Marc R September 15, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Looks like there IS a full-size preview - it just seems to be having trouble loading, which is probably an issue on DriveThuRPG's end.

I'm sure the issue will be resolved soon.
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Wolfgang B September 15, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Can confirm; the full-size preview is configured on our end, but doesn't display correctly. Thanks for mentioning it; this has been reported to DT tech support.
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Meredith G September 18, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Full size preview is working now :)
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