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$1,060
pledged of $4,300pledged of $4,300 goal
47
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 2 2013 1:03 AM UTC +00:00

About

"Do you have or want to use an unusual monster that is not in any books that you own?One that you've wanted to see or had drawn professionally? Here's your chance to see it come alive and share it with others, in this book, for a fraction of the normal cost"

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STUNNING SETTINGS & INCREDIBLE ARTWORK

*Warning - Some of the content may be graphic by nature or just gruesome. It will depend on our backers and what monsters they've kept locked away, until now.

AFTER THE CAMPAIGN, YOU'LL RECEIVE A LINK TO DOWNLOAD ALL ART FROM THE BOOK IN HIGH RESOLUTION. 

*Note: Everyone does not need to submit a monster. If you would just like to get the book, that's OK too.

This Tome will be a unique collection of Monsters that have been dreamed up and materialized by you and the other gamers in the gaming world. Our Artist will take your ideas and create a digital drawing of it. Once completed, it will be put into this book and available to the public, via pdf, open source. 

Larry Sneed has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Monster Tome : Unique & Unusual Creatures. This work is published from: United States.
Larry Sneed has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Monster Tome : Unique & Unusual Creatures. This work is published from: United States.

*note that the images used on this page are the property of the artist and are only for showing his skill set and has asked them not to be used anywhere else.

*After the artist is finished, a link will be emailed out to PDF backers and up, for you to download all of the images in the book in high res if you wish to use them in your projects.

The book will open with 20 monsters and if the project goes over the funding amount, we will add as many monsters as the funds will allow.

If you would like to submit an idea of one of your monsters, send a drawing with a description or just a very detailed description and our artist will draw the monster from it. You may submit any genre.

I am a gamer and have been since I was young; just as many of you were. I want to open doors for new players and old; to experience the best there is from the gaming community.

"Imagine the possibilities we could have if we had a go-to tomb that we could pick from hundreds of different monsters created by our gaming brethren." Just Awesome!

I would like this to be the start of an open source community where ideas are shared, passed around and put into book formats for the good of the industry. We will create monsters, treasures, maps and worlds to explore. We are starting with the Monster Tome and after it is completed, we will proceed working on the next edition in the series.

 Those involved in helping create this Tome will not only be a part of making something great, but involved in helping the gaming community grow and expand. You will be noted in the Creators Section of the book and will have access to a bound copy of the book. 

Gather any old or recent monster images or descriptions you have created over the years and submit them via email to me. We know you have created some terrible monsters for your games and we want to see them and use them.  Also some background and setting would make it more interesting. Please include the monsters biography, including: its name, the setting it dwells in, its movement type, all of its abilities and its level of knowledge etc.

You may enter your creature into any genre you wish but please note this in your monsters biography. If it is multi-genre, that is fine too. We will have a section for that as well.

The funds that are raised in this Kickstarter project will be used to fund the artist, to pay for printing costs and the Kickstarter/Amazon fees.

Stretch Goals:

A good idea was brought up to me for a stretch goal and we are working on it.

An extra pdf with stats/mechanics included for each of the monsters.

Above and below are samples from the artist to give you an idea of his skill set:

Treant
Treant
Dragon Beauty
Dragon Beauty

Drawing Requests Received So Far:

  • Sewer Squid
  • Harrow Horse
  • Rod
  • Fire Worm
  • Spring Heeled Jack
  • Threem - The Threem are another bio-engineered race, this time created by the ancient Atlanteans, a hybrid of bat and human. They are about 1/2 the size of an adult man with bat-like ears and domed heads and long, slender arms that stretch a membranous wing between wrist and their knees, so that they might look reminiscent of a skydiver in a 'wingsuit.' Threem are light-weight and hollow boned, enabling them to achieve limited flight and long range gliding. The Threem were gregarious and good-natured originally, but around the time of Atlantis' fall, the population was ravaged by a supernaturally-augmented form of rabies. Few Threem survive to the present day, the most notable being the vampire super-villain Strix, but even non vampiric Threem tend to be barbarous, violent, and vectors of Von Karnstein's Disease.
  • Palagonian Duboli - A terrible flightless bird that can camouflage into its surroundings a little too well. However, Its natural colors are so beautiful that you are stunned for one round mesmerized. Fantasy genre
  • Eroxan's Lady of the Water - She sings at night on a full moon, from the sea, she beckons you. Not too different than a mermaid or siren but she doesn't bring you down below. She calls to you to feed her minions of the sea. Fantasy Genre
  • Space Anemone - It's perceived as a small star in the distance, but that is exactly what it wants you to think. Upon getting closer the light is so bright from the center, you can't see the almost squid-like tentacles that are wrapping around your ship. Sci -Fi Genre.
  • Dialand  Straw Doll - When this doll appears in your vision, the hair on the back of your neck stands straight up and your face goes white. You know that the spirits from below have targeted you. The doll looks like the old straw voodoo dolls that were made on the islands of long ago. Horror Genre.
  • Ferozonean Liepen - A snow-like structure that forms into a somewhat human form and blows the coldest winds, with temperatures well below zero. usually encountered on mountain expeditions or arctic travel entering into higher atmospheres. Several Genres.

Risks and challenges

Most gamers today would agree that this type of Monster Tome would benefit players and Game Masters alike. A printer for the book is not a problem as I already have several quotes and the artist is ready to begin in order to finish the project on time. If the funding doesn't allow us to create all of the monsters submitted past 20, a poll will be sent to all of the backers with a description of each monster and we will let everyone decide on which ones to use. I set the delivery date for December to allow the artist plenty of time to finish these drawings because I want them to be perfect. We may get lucky and have an early delivery if everything goes well :)

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