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The Bestiary of Cryptofauna

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Like in every other aspect of life, when summoning ideas for fantasy role-playing games, there is always room for new original ideas and pushing of the boundaries of your very own monster inventory.

The author's own imagination manages to invoke 41 new and returning monsters, some of which are mere expansions of existing classic fantasy monsters, others belonging to relatively almost untapped world mythologies, and others are obscure yet fascinating long-lost extinct megafauna. This monster book includes creatures both benign and malicious, or rather neutral.

Compatible with Old School Essentials ruleset, published by Necrotic Gnome, and other OSR games!

 
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Eric F January 03, 2021 2:47 am UTC
Review - " Like in every other aspect of life, when summoning ideas for fantasy role-playing games, there is always room for new original ideas and pushing of the boundaries of your very own monster inventory."
Monsters are like patato chips one can't have enough & in this case its question of adding in an original monster book with a difference. That difference is two strains of mythology & a bit of Cryptid goodness to add to your OSR or old school campaigns.







The Bestiary of Cryptofauna is one of those monster books that comes out of nowhere squared to sting you between the eyes. Hannah Saunders isn't an artist or writer that I'm too familiar with but Stellagama Publishing is one of my all time favorite Cepheus Engine rpg publishers. So when The Bestiary of Cryptofauna appeared in my email maybe it was time to take a quick look & its a nice little selection of monsters for B/X Dungeons & Dragons game or an OSR retroclone....See more
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This title was added to our catalog on December 31, 2020.