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Esper Genesis 5E Threats Database


A Grand Collection of Monsters and Villains for Your Sci-fi Universe!

The Threats Database introduces a trove of sci-fi creatures, antagonists, and hazards to use with the Esper Genesis Roleplaying Game. Keeping with EG’s full compatibility feature, this product can be used as a supplement to any D&D 5E setting, giving you the power to drop your futuristic baddies into a world of your choosing.

Aliens and Beasts and Robots, Oh My!

The bestiary contains an assortment of creatures, each with their own storied lore and specifically varied to cover classic science-fiction genres including post-apocalyptic, space opera, sci-horror, cyberpunk, and tech-noir.

GM tools are also included to create a horde of custom sci-fi beasts using base stat templates and a wealth of miscellaneous options.

Beyond Just a Monster Book

In addition to over 200 stat blocks, the Threats Database offers rules for Starship Hazards and Environmental Encounters. Lastly, a Lore section is dedicated to the galaxy’s most dangerous threats, complete with plot threads and potentially devastating consequences they can bring about in your sci-fi game.

This product contains:

  • A breakdown of threat categories and types
  • Universal rules for using stat blocks for any 5E game
  • A collection of sci-fi threats from AI robots to cosmic invaders to trans-dimensional horrors.
  • Modern and futuristic NPC antagonists and allies
  • Rules for creating alien beasts that can be found on any world
  • Environmental starship hazards such as cosmic storms, spatial anomalies, and wormholes
  • Major galactic threats, their machinations, and potentially lasting effects in your game setting.

The Galaxy Needs Heroes

Want more Esper Genesis? Get the ESPER GENESIS CORE MANUAL to create heroic sci-fi characters, run epic starship battles, and explore a vast universe fully compatible with the 5th edition of the world’s greatest RPG.

Visit the official ESPER GENESIS homepage at and to learn more about our comprehensive 5E sci-fi rules and setting.

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Matthew R September 15, 2020 4:57 pm UTC
Some of the links to your other products are messed up. The text links all lead to the right place, but two of the image links lead to different products than the ones shown in the image.
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Aniruddh B December 02, 2019 7:52 pm UTC
Hello! quick question. If i buy the PDF here will i get a discount for when the hardback actually comes out or will it be a complete different transaction?
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Marcos M October 12, 2019 2:24 pm UTC
Are these actually new creatures or just a mass reskin project of the already existing 5e monster line up. Please be honest and upfront. I care about unique monster STATS. If the stats of the monsters are the same as those already out there but you added its own unique ecology that might be what some people are looking for, but that person isn't me.
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Rich L October 15, 2019 5:58 pm UTC
Hi, Marcos. We strive to be honest and upfront, so I'll do my best to give you as much information as I can. The answer is a little bit of both. Many of the stat blocks that are in the SRD were used in the book (most just for numbers to be modified or adjusted into a completely different threat). The rest, I'd have to say at least half, were either made from scratch or reconfigured to the point where the CRs have changed entirely. If you're asking whether or not we have "space hags" or "cyber hydras" with the stat blocks just ported over and reused, I'd have to say that is a resounding no. The closest thing to completely direct ports would be the NPCs (such as "commoner" or a variation of the "guard"), but even then, some of those are also made from scratch.

So, in short, it's definitely not a mass reskin, but some stats out of the SRD were definitely used as a base for some threats. I hope that's a clear enough answer for you.
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Marcos M October 19, 2019 1:22 am UTC
Thanks for replying Rich, I will definitely be making this purchase! Purchased Sensations of Bliss last week as well, many of us at the round tables are looking forward to continuing the Shadow of the Zephyr storyline! Thank you and your party for all your hard work!
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neil S August 20, 2019 4:19 am UTC
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Eric W August 20, 2019 11:25 am UTC
The threats database will be in the stores as a traditionally printed book. PoD will not be offered.
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neil S August 21, 2019 1:58 am UTC
When is it out??
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Eric W August 22, 2019 5:18 pm UTC
It's going to be some weeks from now. There's a lot to do yet, both before and after printing, before it hits store shelves.
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John S October 30, 2019 4:31 pm UTC
Any status on the print books hitting the shelves?
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Bradley H November 09, 2019 11:26 am UTC
I had the Players Manual on pre-order from amazon, but the book was removed from amazon's inventory. If I were to order from the backerkit would it even get to me? Why don't you have a normal storefront to sell the hard covers. Will I see the threats DB on Amazon?
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Eric W December 18, 2019 11:37 pm UTC
The books arrived at our fulfillment house on the day before Thanksgiving, they have been shipped to backers. The backing stores will get copies ahead of time for the Threats Database, but the reprint of the Core Manual is available for distributors to order as of the first week of December.
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F Scott P February 29, 2020 10:04 pm UTC
Hello Brian, I just checked for the print version of this. Amazon is saying August 2020. Is the HC version of this book really that far out for being published? Thank you.
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Eric W March 01, 2020 6:32 am UTC
Amazon is incorrect. It should be available within a month
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Eric W April 03, 2020 4:34 pm UTC
OK. That 1 month estimate didn't account for everything shutting down. April was the release month, obviously we need to see what happens.
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