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Explore the adorable with a reprint of the award-winning Baby Bestiary, with digital goodies and a D&D 5e Beast Companion guide.
Explore the adorable with a reprint of the award-winning Baby Bestiary, with digital goodies and a D&D 5e Beast Companion guide.
Explore the adorable with a reprint of the award-winning Baby Bestiary, with digital goodies and a D&D 5e Beast Companion guide.
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Next Stretch Goal - New Slipcase Art

We had some amazing art for our last slipcase, but now it's time to do another amazing one!

the collectors design - by Vincent Yau
the collectors design - by Vincent Yau

UNLOCKED - 20k (20 VTT tokens)

We're closing in on our second token stretch goal! And we're happy to announce our tokens artist, Alex Drummond from WarDrumRPG, artist and creator of the Epic Isometric bundle will be drawing 10 Baby Bestiary tokens! (the next stretch goal will add 10 more to the list!)

All tier backers (who get the digital goodies) will get this reward. In addition you'll be able to vote on which beasts you want Alex to draw up!
below is the Sketch owlbear cub, and it mocked-up with his token-tileset.

 tokens in use.

adventurers happen upon an owlbear cub eating mushrooms
adventurers happen upon an owlbear cub eating mushrooms

Stretch Goals

  • 10k (UNLOCKED) - more art - for the Baby Beast Companion by Apil Prime 
  • 12k (UNLOCKED) - more writing - for the Baby Beast Companion (we want to delve into a few more optional rules and tables, and three beast-focused sub-classes) 
  • 16k (UNLOCKED) - 10 total new VTT tokens (Backer vote) 
  • 20k (UNLOCKED) - 20 total new VTT tokens (Backer vote) 
  • 23k - New Slipcase Art (will also make part of the wallpapers) 
  • 26k - 30 total new VTT tokens (Backer vote) 
  • 30k - 40 total new VTT tokens (Backer vote)

*tokens are part of the Digital Goodies reward

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Explore the Adorable 

If you are unfamiliar with the Baby Bestiary, prepare to "aww" and "squee" as we reveal to you how adorable your favorite monsters can be. 

What is the Baby Bestiary?

The Baby Bestiary is an award-winning, systemless art and lore book, that teaches its readers how creatures reproduce, how to care for its egg (if they lay eggs) and how to rear one if you are bold enough to try.

The book has no stats or charts, leaving it as an amazing coffee-table book that can truly be appreciated by any gamer, no matter what you play. If you're an avid gamer, there is plenty of information that a crafty GM can make workable into their campaign (and if you're playing 5e, you're in luck, see the digital goodies). 

The book is all about the cute and, need I say more

elder godspawn, art by Conceptopolis
elder godspawn, art by Conceptopolis
treant sapling, art by Conceptopolis
treant sapling, art by Conceptopolis

Which beasts are in the book?

Volume 1 exploring 32 creatures:

Basilisk, Blink Dog, Bulette, Centaur, Cerberus, Chimera, Cockatrice, Couatl, Dragon, Elementals, Eyelings, Gelatinous Cubelet, Gnolls, Griffins, Hippocampus, Kirin, Kitsune, Kobold, Leviathan, Manticore, Mimic, Minotaur, Nightmare, Owlbear, Phase Kitten, Phoenix, Rakshasa, Rust Monster, Sphinx, Titan, Treant and Wyvern

Volume 2 exploring 41 creatures:

Aboleth, Baku, Beithir, Bugbear, Djinayni, Dragon Turtle, Ember Demon, Godspawn, Enfield, Gargoyle, Harpy, Hippogriff, Hound Archon, Hydra, Kraken, Lighting Lizard, Lizardfolk, Medusa, Myconid, Naga, Ogre Magi, Orc, Otyugh, Pegasus, Peryton, Pseudodragon, Purple Worm, Remorhaz, Satyr, Sealion, Shambling Tuffet, Shrieker, Simurgh, Tarasque (the french one), Tatzelwurm, Troglodyte, Troll, Umbral Erebect, Unicorn, Wolpertinger, Xorn 

Chimera Pup, art by Conceptopolis
Chimera Pup, art by Conceptopolis
Owlbear Cubs, art by Conceptopolis
Owlbear Cubs, art by Conceptopolis
Dragon Turtlette, art by Conceptopolis
Dragon Turtlette, art by Conceptopolis
Shambling Tuffet, art by Conceptopolis
Shambling Tuffet, art by Conceptopolis

Collectors Slipcase

art by Vincent Yau, though we hope to do new art for this collectrs slipicase!
art by Vincent Yau, though we hope to do new art for this collectrs slipicase!

The collectors' edition is a hard-slipcase for you to store and protect your lovely Baby Bestiary handbooks! We do a very limited run of these and if we can hit the right goals, get some fresh art to make this run even more special!

To provide something to our D&D fans and prior Baby Bestiary backers we're adding digital goodies to this Kickstarter. As this project grows we'll be adding to the digital goodies for most of stretch goals, this way everybody wins!

What's currently included in the digital goodies?

  • PDF D&D 5e Companion Book

Here we bring Baby Beast companions and rearing to D&D 5e!! 
All backers who get the digital goodies can choose to playtest the system we've made and help make it better! (all backer names will go on this product)

  • ZIP Baby Bestiary Icons 

The adorable faces of our Baby Beasts will be provided to you for the use of Virtual Tabletops (we're currently working with them to get in their store), if the project expands, I would love to make some custom ones.

  • PDF Baby Bestiary Coloring Book

An old favorite from the old Baby Bestairy days, feel free to print and color your favorite adorable beasties :)

  • PDF 2018 Calendar

Because it's early in the year and you still need a calendar (the print ones are available on Amazon)

  • ZIP Wallpaper Pack ('ll add a few to the existing ones as well)

wallpapers for your computer, great to show off your inner geek at work and at home! These will be available in 1024x768 and 1366x768 resolutions (and I can make a few more from all the awesome art we've made over the years)

Bronze Owlbear Mini

We've been experimenting here and there with the miniatures for quite some time, but we're happy to share with you our awesome owlbears!!

These will most likely be produced by shapeways using their Steel-Polished Bronze materials option 

NOTE: the 125 tier says premium plastic, this is a mistake and supposed to be the bronze owlbear as well.

3d renders, art by Conceptopolis
3d renders, art by Conceptopolis
a 20mm version of the polished steel-bronze
a 20mm version of the polished steel-bronze

Delivery Schedule 

PDFs of the Baby Bestiary and most of the digital goodies can be delivered immediately, once the campaign has wrapped up.
The print books are slated to arrive around May/June, so probably expecting a July Delivery date. 

phase kitten, art by Travis Hanson
phase kitten, art by Travis Hanson

Stretch Goals

We'll get there, just wait :) 

art by Angus Doolan
art by Angus Doolan

Risks and challenges

We've run 10 Kickstarter projects throughout our career...we got this.

That said, weird things have happened for other projects (such as freight losing an entire shipment or a huge printer mess-up), we will do our best to avoid or mitigate such problems.
We're currently in process of printing Atlas Animalia and we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reduce freight costs.

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