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Welcome to the Asian Monsters Preview PDF! 

This PDF is a sneak peek at the spectacular Asian Monsters softcover bestiary for D&D 5th Edition currently running now on Kickstarter. This 112-page monster book features over 90 incredible creatures drawn from the myths and legends of Asia. Researched and developed with a diverse team of authors, artists, and cultural consultants, you'll find an awesome array of enemies and allies from the folklore of Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam, as well as nations of the western Pacific like Indonesia, Australia, and the Philippines, beautifully illustrated and ready to unleash in your DnD 5E campaign. From minor menaces like the kyeryong and kappa to gargantuan sea monsters and kaiju, restless dead like the gwishin, gaki, jiang-shi, and manananggal, fey kami and nats, celestial kirin and komainu, fiendish asuras and oni, you'll find killer creatures to challenge any hero! Plus, you'll find add-on adventures, bundle offers, and VTT support for Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, and Shard VTT!
Best of all, this is a Quickstarter! No waiting for months or years to get your stuff. Layout is complete, and save for final corrections the book is done. Not almost doneactually doneAs soon as the project ends, PDFs go out immediately right here at DrivethruRPG! Softcover books go out as soon as they're printed!

If you're looking for amazing monsters, check out Mythos Monsters and Sea Monsters 5E bestiaries, combining for nearly 3,000 backers, and this monster book is even bigger and better (and we're already hard at work on our next installment, Latin American Monsters, coming in late July)! 

Head over to Kickstarter today - Asian Monsters runs now through July 2nd! Don't miss it! 

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Callum J July 21, 2021 5:39 am UTC
Hi all.
I'm rather new to this site and a new DM.
A mate sent me a link to "Asian Monster Preview" for my upcoming campaign but I can't see anywhere here that tells me when the finish products will be available in soft or hard copy.... I know it's fully funded on Kickstarter but they also don't have a date displayed for soft/hard copy release...

Can someone help me out here?
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Jason N June 09, 2023 6:31 am UTC
This book was released in softcover and can be purchased right here on Drivethru:
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Tony R June 14, 2021 1:06 am UTC
Im a big fan of both Asian folklore and Movies.
And there are two things I would hope to see.
First get Fox people right. Whether its the Japanese Kitsune, The Chinese Huli Jiang , or the Korean Gumiho ones thing al the myth agree on is that Fox people live a very long time . Pathfinder Kitsune actually had a SHORTER lifespan then humans . poor research on their part.
Also Yaolings ( Chinese shape shifters)are very common at least in modern Chinese fantasy . Most famous of course being Lady White Snake and her sister Green Snake , of which there been more then a dozen movies, TV dramas and plays about. Might add Chinese Paladin , another popular Chines fantasy series has Zhao Ling another Snake shape shifter as a hero. Other shape shifters I seen or read about include Mice, Magpies , Carp , Eels , Wolves , and even a Rattan vine. And of course the above mentioned foxes
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