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Embark on a journey filled with monsters and beasts all around the world in this fully illustrated field guide by Crystal Sully.
Embark on a journey filled with monsters and beasts all around the world in this fully illustrated field guide by Crystal Sully.
Embark on a journey filled with monsters and beasts all around the world in this fully illustrated field guide by Crystal Sully.
1,203 backers pledged $71,786 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for such an amazing first campaign. We're thrilled that every single stretch goal was unlocked, helping us bring to life a truly unique and special book for you all.
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for such an amazing first campaign. We're thrilled that every single stretch goal was unlocked, helping us bring to life a truly unique and special book for you all.
EVERY copy of the book will now have spot gloss printing!
EVERY copy of the book will now have spot gloss printing!

 

The UV limited edition of the book will be available for an additional $20 through a third party add-on service once the campaign is over.
The UV limited edition of the book will be available for an additional $20 through a third party add-on service once the campaign is over.

 

Creature skeletons and hidden messages will be illuminated before your eyes in the dark with the spot UV glow in the dark ink with a small UV flashlight that will be available as a purchasable add-on item.
Creature skeletons and hidden messages will be illuminated before your eyes in the dark with the spot UV glow in the dark ink with a small UV flashlight that will be available as a purchasable add-on item.

 

 

 

  • EVERY BOOK PLEDGE has been automatically upgraded to hardcover at no additional cost to you the backers, WE DID IT!
  • Stunning GOLD FOIL stamping on the cover and spine
  • Deluxe faux leather material (Be at ease, no real beasts will be harmed in the making of this book) 
  •  Every book pledge will now receive an UNTAMED sticker!
Stickers are 4"x4" in diameter and will be made from durable weatherproof vinyl.
Stickers are 4"x4" in diameter and will be made from durable weatherproof vinyl.

 

 

Make sure to head on over to the comments section to cast a vote for your favorite bookmark design! The two top favorite bookmarks will both be included with EVERY single book pledge so you'll never lose your page in the Untamed Beastiary.
Make sure to head on over to the comments section to cast a vote for your favorite bookmark design! The two top favorite bookmarks will both be included with EVERY single book pledge so you'll never lose your page in the Untamed Beastiary.

 

 

Like to torment your tabletop role-playing party with monsters? Now that we've hit $21,000 a full digital stat book will be created to accommodate popular D20 tabletop games.
Like to torment your tabletop role-playing party with monsters? Now that we've hit $21,000 a full digital stat book will be created to accommodate popular D20 tabletop games.

 

Growing up as an adventurous kid I used to explore the world around me in search of imaginary beasts, ultimately leading me to become a professional creature designer and illustrator for the gaming, publishing, and film industries. 

 The Untamed Beastiary is a fully illustrated collection of monsters, dragons, and beasts from all across the globe in the form of a field guide. Some of them have been commissioned for popular games like Pathfinder and Open Legend or the covers of fantasy novels such as The Dragon Lords, while many others were brought to life entirely for this project. Each creature has a unique story that will accompany the detailed artwork along with anatomical diagrams, sketches, and field notes. Every pledge on Kickstarter brings us one step closer to making this book a reality. Thank you for all of your support along the way.

(Images are Copyright Christopher Paolini)
(Images are Copyright Christopher Paolini)

 

I am incredibly thrilled to announce that the one and only Christopher Paolini, author of the Eragon book series, is writing a special foreword introduction for The Untamed Beastiary. Eragon was one of the first book series I loved as a young teen, introducing me to the world of fantasy. His books played such an important role in my passion for writing stories so I am both humbled and honored that he will be a part of my very own book. If you would have told me in middle school that one of my favorite authors would one day like my work enough to be writing the forward for my own book, I would call you crazy then go back to sketching dragons.

 

*Book mock-up with the hardcover stretch goal that was unlocked
*Book mock-up with the hardcover stretch goal that was unlocked

 

Here we have a few of the page layout samples to give you a sense of the feel of the book:

(Saberwing and Storm Bringer creatures were created for Open Legend RPG and are Copyright Seventh Sphere Publishing, LLC 2017)
(Saberwing and Storm Bringer creatures were created for Open Legend RPG and are Copyright Seventh Sphere Publishing, LLC 2017)

 

 The newly unlocked hardcover version of The Untamed Beastiary that all book backers will receive will have a $45 retail price after the Kickstarter. Make sure to pre-order your copy now at the discounted backer price!

 

Every pledge for an interior sketch reward will be drawn inside of this METALLIC PRINTED frame design on the inside cover.
Every pledge for an interior sketch reward will be drawn inside of this METALLIC PRINTED frame design on the inside cover.

 

 

 

* The four wallpapers with the most votes by the end of the campaign will be the four that everyone gets sent with their rewards so make sure you vote on your favorites!
* The four wallpapers with the most votes by the end of the campaign will be the four that everyone gets sent with their rewards so make sure you vote on your favorites!

 

 

 ABOUT THE ARTIST: Crystal Sully is an illustrator and creature artist who graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and has worked on popular game titles like Elder Scrolls, Pathfinder, Paladins, Heroes of Newerth, Open Legend, Aethera, Call of Cthulhu, Lord of the Rings, and many more unreleased titles. When she isn't busy taming dragons she can be found in the state of Colorado sketching creatures. 

  • Artwork: Some of the paintings featured in the Kickstarter video and offered as prints were originally commissioned for Pathfinder RPG, Open Legend RPG, and a book called The Dragon Lords: False Idols. 

Risks and challenges

As a two-person team this project has a lot of aspects to it that we will tackle together but as a working professional in the gaming, publishing, and film industries hitting deadlines is in my blood. It's what I do nonstop for all sorts of clients and my own project will be treated with the same amount of dedication, professionalism, and hard work that the big game studios and publishing houses are given. This project has been a dream of mine for so long that I will do absolutely anything in my power to make sure 100% maximum effort is put in to make sure everything goes smoothly.

I've spent the better part of two years selecting the perfect printing company out of many for this project and have researched shipping costs and fulfillment from several successful Kickstarter creators that are carefully included in our funding goal.

We've given ourselves a good chunk of time until the delivery date to complete every aspect of the book up to our quality standards and get everything printed perfectly just to be safe.

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    The Creature Enthusiast

    For those who want to support the Untamed Beastiary and have a passion for creatures big and small, thank you! As my way of saying thanks I will include 4 desktop wallpapers of beasts that will be voted on by YOU the backers!

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    THE EARLY BEAST - Signed Book

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    The Horned Drakemeleon

    Signed Book with one 8.5x11" Horned Drakemeleon print and the four digital desktop wallpapers that are voted on.

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    The Forest Traveler

    Signed book with two signed 8.5x11" prints: The Forest Guardian and The Storm Bringer. As well as the four digital desktop wallpapers that are voted on.

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    The Ancient Dragons

    Signed book with three signed 8.5x11 letter sized dragon prints: Tombkeeper, Vulcan, Midnight Dragon. As well as the four digital desktop wallpapers that are voted on.

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    THE EARLY BEAST + Creature Sketch

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    The Untamed Beastiary + Creature Sketch

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    The Horned Drakemeleon + Sketch

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    The Ancient Dragons With Dragon Sketch

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    The Art Collector Bundle

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    The Great Expedition Bundle

    Wrapped in vintage hand-dyed cloth and twine with a personalized hand-written tag, this tier includes a signed copy of The Untamed Beastiary, an interior sketch, a frame-able 8x10" original ink drawing on its own piece of paper, and ALL 6 prints. As well as the four digital desktop wallpapers that are voted on.

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    Monster Maker - THE DRAGON

    Created by YOU the backer, you get to choose attributes and an element (or climate type) to help me create a brand new custom dragon painting that will be included in the book. You will also receive a signed letter size print of your creation in addition to everything included in the Great Expedition tier.

    Element Options: Fire, Air, Water, Plant, Rock, Dark Magic, Light Magic

    Attribute Options: Scales, Feathers, Slender, Muscular, Avian, Reptilian, Western, Eastern, Serpentine, Wyvern, Custom Color Choices

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    Monster Maker - THE NIGHTMARE

    Created by YOU the backer, you get to choose attributes for a terrifying dark-dwelling beast to help me create a brand new custom creature painting that will be included in the book. You will also receive a signed letter size print of your creation in addition to everything included in the Great Expedition tier.

    Environment: Cave, Nocturnal, or the Deep

    Type: Canine, Feline, Reptilian, Avian, Amphibian, Equine, Cephalopod

    Attributes: Bioluminescent, Vampiric, Sightless, Scaled, Feathered, Slimy, Undead, Dark Magic

    Attribute Options: Scales, Feathers, Slender, Muscular, Avian, Reptilian, Western, Eastern, Serpentine, Wyvern, Custom Color Choices

    Includes:
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    Monster Maker - THE ADORABLE

    Created by YOU the backer, you get to choose attributes for a friendly beast to help me create a brand new custom creature painting that will be included in the book. (This beast can be a baby of any existing creature as well.) You will also receive a signed letter size print of your creation in addition to everything included in the Great Expedition tier.

    Environment: Desert, Tropical, Shoreline, Deep Ocean, Arctic, Mountainous, Plains

    Type: Canine, Feline, Reptilian, Avian, Amphibian, Equine, Cephalopod

    Attribute Options: Baby, Mischievous, Odd Proportions, Mix and Match Animal Features, Custom Color Choices

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    • Exclusive Expedition Packaging
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