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Hundreds of monsters for your 5th Edition game! A whole manual of new demons, dragons, undead, and other horrors, plus their lairs.
More than 400 new monsters for your 5th Edition game! A whole manual of new demons, dragons, undead, and other horrors, plus their lairs, printed pawns, and Fantasy Grounds support.
More than 400 new monsters for your 5th Edition game! A whole manual of new demons, dragons, undead, and other horrors, plus their lairs, printed pawns, and Fantasy Grounds support.
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Monster Submissions Unlocked! And 5 More Monsters Added

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I’m delighted to see that we have unlocked the backer submissions to this project—and added 5 additional monsters, all after just 10 days of the 30-day run! 

Lots to update, so let’s get right to it.

Monster Submissions

All backers will be eligible to submit a monster to the Tome of Beasts, and we’ll be printing the 5 best in the book (or possibly more--read on!). We will provide full information on hwo and where to send them immediately after the Kickstarter ends. But if you like, you can start writing up your new monster now and get ahead of the curve! 

Your monster needs to follow the same format as shown in the previews, and the stats plus text must be 500 words or less. A panel of designers will review them, choose the top candidates (with a public vote for the, and the best creatures will be accepted into the book.

Backers who have access to the Monster Design Seminar as one of their rewards will get specific answers before the submissions deadline.

Monster Design Discussion

Tome of Beasts lead developer and Tyranny of Dragons designer Steve Winter has a very helpful analysis of monster stats over on the Kobold Press blog. Take a look!

New Goals: Adventure, Monsters, New Lair

Our next three stretch goals are big ones as well, adding a second adventure to backer’s rewards, adding 5 humanoid monsters to the Tome, and adding the Lair of the Void Dragon to the Book of Lairs--with a  map by MtG artist Jason Engle. 

Our next backer goal is at 1,000 backers, when we'll add 5 more backer submissions to the Tome of Beasts, and we'll add 5 dark forest lairs to the Book of Lairs. There's lots to come, and we still have 20 days to get there.

Thank you for making it all possible, and for making a great bestiary even better!

Happy gaming,

Wolfgang and the Kobold Crew

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    1. Ohillion on October 17, 2015

      Backer submissions?! I'm stoked! I've already put together a new creature and I did it in the format like you suggested...but it's quite a bit more than 500 words. I've left very little to editing, but playtesting might be a good thing. Is this something you intend on doing before you decide on which monsters you will publish from your backers or would you prefer submitters do the playtesting?

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      Frank on October 15, 2015

      Very excited for this! Are we limited to one submission per backer?

    3. Marc Radle on October 15, 2015

      Super excited to have Jason Engle on board for the Lair of the Void Dragon!!!