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Bestiary of Faerûn - Monsters of the Forgotten Realms

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Welcome to the Bestiary of Faerûn. This book contains more than a hundred monsters of all types, sizes and challenge ratings from the Forgotten Realms™ campaign setting for use with the Dungeons & Dragons™ 5th Edition Rules. With this book, there will be no shortage of monsters in any of your campaigns!

The Bestiary of Faerûn contains more than 150 different monsters and variants as well as new spells and new templates.

The monsters featured in this book include the banedead, beholder mage, deepspawn, fang dragon, mountain giant, diamond golem, wereshark, neo-orog, Ice Spire ogre, scalamagdrion, wemic, and many, many more.

If you are interested in even more monsters, check out the Realmspace Bestiary.

 
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Imogen C January 28, 2017 3:52 pm UTC
does this product contain any player characters or just monster entries?
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Lennart B January 28, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
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It's just monster entries, no NPCs or PCs. For an overview, check out the PDF preview - it contains the full table of contents with all monsters.
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Imogen C January 28, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
ah ok thank you
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Andrew C October 12, 2016 2:34 pm UTC
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I think something's wrong -- the product is presenting itself for download with filename Ravenloft_Bestiary.pdf and the content's frontispiece is the cutlass-and-bodak-face cover (10 monsters; bastellus, broken one, etc), not this nice new looking black-and-white negative space one.
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Lennart B October 12, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
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That's odd. I just published a new book (Ravenloft Bestiary), but I didn't make any changes to this one. The file manager shows that the files for download here should be 391472-Bestiary_of_Faerun_v1.3.pdf and 391472-Bestiary_of_Faerun_Printer-Friendly_v1.3.pdf, and the cover should show a dragon, not the skull. Would you mind checking whether the files for download are still the incorrect ones?
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Andrew C October 12, 2016 2:48 pm UTC
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Still broken for me (in the same way).

For what it's worth, the entry in my library that leads me to this page is titled "Ravenloft Bestiary" (so everything in my account except for the text on this product page thinks it's that other product). Maybe it's just my account getting confused? If nobody else is seeing it I'll talk to customer support and stop spamming your discussions ;)
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Lennart B October 12, 2016 2:52 pm UTC
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Thanks for checking. That's really odd. If you don't mind checking, what do you see when you are logged out? If the page is still wrong while you are logged out, it's probably a general issue and I'll contact tech support.
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Andrew C October 12, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
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If I'm logged out, I cannot download the file (of course) so there's nothing to test, I think? The picture and text on this page were always correct, it was just serving up the wrong file when I tried to download it. Looks to me like a weird thing with my acct, I'll be deleting my comments shortly.

http://www.dmsguild.com/product/178275/Ravenloft-Creature-Feature <-- seems to be what this showing. No idea why that would happen. Not your problem :)
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Lennart B October 12, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
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Ah, now I get what you mean. That's not even one of my products. Nevermind then. :)
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Darrin W June 21, 2016 3:29 pm UTC
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Is there a print permission for this product? I'd love to make a hard copy of it for my bookshelf.
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Lennart B June 21, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
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A print option will be added in the foreseeable future. If it's for private use, you are free to print one of your own. :)
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Ross W June 17, 2016 12:31 am UTC
You should remove the Dungeons & Dragons logo from both of your bestiary products as you're not allowed use it under the guidelines for DM's Guild community content. See under Logos & artwork here: http://www.dmsguild.com/whatisdmsguild.php. The only logo you should be using is the DM's Guild ampersand. Companies can get very protective of their brand, so the logo alone could end up being the basis for a cease and desist.
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Jody J June 09, 2016 6:49 pm UTC
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This product has been added to the DMs Guild Creature Index. http://www.dmsguild.com/product/184543/DMs-Guild-Creature-Index
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Brian C June 06, 2016 6:48 am UTC
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I notice fang dragon's don't have their lairs described like the other dragons do. was this an omission or by design?
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Lennart B June 21, 2016 4:58 pm UTC
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I didn't give fang dragons a specific lair description because they seem to be more feral than other dragons.
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David S March 11, 2016 1:24 pm UTC
This Bestiary sounds really interesting, but is there anywhere a more detailed list of the creatures included? I am especially interested in CR 15+ critters and would love to know whether this one is for me, before I spend the money.

Thanks!
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Lennart B March 12, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
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A full list of all monsters is in the full-size PDF preview. :)
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David S March 13, 2016 9:27 pm UTC
Thank you very much, Lennart!
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Alessandro B March 05, 2016 7:30 pm UTC
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Awesome work, I like it and bought it as soon I was made aware about it.
For me it's ok that it has no many pictures included as I own alsmost all FR monsters published in the past. Two Questions:
1. Do I need to check this area for any updates?
2. Are there any mechanics/abilities/special Actions not from DMG or MM? Maybe in such case an Appendix for such Abilities would be nice to have.
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Lennart B March 05, 2016 7:37 pm UTC
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1. I will release an updated version within the next couple of days. It contains a couple of fixed typos and minor formatting issues. Nothing major.
2. All mechanics are either from the 5e core books or explained in the monster stats block.

I asked WotC whether they would add more illustrations from 3e Monsters of Faerûn to the DMG art packages, and I hope they will.
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Alessandro B March 06, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
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Thank you for the quick reply!

Wonder if by chance more creatures (e.g. Wizshade, Beguiler) will be added too?
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Lennart B March 07, 2016 11:16 am UTC
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I'm happy to add new monster (within reason); I'll add the beguiler and the wizshade with the next update (or the one after).
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Lennart B March 13, 2016 1:52 pm UTC
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The wizshade, beguiler, and gouger beholder have been added in today's update.
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Alessandro B March 16, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
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Brilliant, thank you so much!

The Wizshade convertion sounds very promising, will incorporate one in next game session.
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ATİLLA B February 08, 2016 7:36 pm UTC
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Well, I believe this product is quite a bit more expensive than it should have been. Here's my argument for that:

1) For comparison, 3.5e bestiaries in pdf format with page counts varying between 150-250 are $15-20 on RPGNow and the 5e MM in print with a page count of 352 is $32 on Amazon. Noting that these are indeed CANON products, a homebrew bestiary with a page count of 83 in pdf should cost less than $20. (edit: In fact, Necromancer Games' "Fifth Edition Foes" pdf with a page count of 260 is quoted at $20.)
2) This volume does not contain stats for my favorite FR monsters: Nishruu and Hakeashar. A huge, huge turn off for me at this price tag.

Conclusion: I believe this is a quality product which is quoted at a price tag twice as much than it is entitled to. I'd buy it without a second thought if it were for $10.
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Lennart B February 11, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
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Thank you for your feedback, Atilla. I'll consider your suggestions, and I confirm that the Nishruu and Hakeashar will be included in the next update later this week.
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Lennart B February 21, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
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I updated the Bestiary. The layout got an overhaul, new monsters have been included (the Nishruu and Hakeashar among them) and I decided to lower the price as well. Should you decide to purchase the book, I'd be glad to get your feedback.
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ATİLLA B February 23, 2016 2:59 pm UTC
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Now this is good news!
I just purchased your product and hope to leave a review this weekend. However; my first impression is production quality and layout is excellent.
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ATİLLA B April 09, 2016 11:20 pm UTC
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A bit later than I promised but I finally left a review! :)
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Lennart B April 13, 2016 1:23 pm UTC
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Thanks for the support. :)
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David E February 08, 2016 3:34 am UTC
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I'd like to see the dragons with wyrmling, young adult, adult, and ancient versions. I'm always looking for higher CR versions of everything.
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Lennart B February 09, 2016 12:57 pm UTC
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More dragon versions (wyrmling, young, ancient) will be included in the next update. :)
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Lennart B February 21, 2016 2:36 pm UTC
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The new update is out, with all four age categories (wyrmling, young, adult, ancient) included for all dragons.
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Danilo K February 07, 2016 9:28 pm UTC
Can we get a preview? I would like to see how the layout is done. 20 dollars is a lot of money for a blind purchase.
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Lennart B February 07, 2016 10:26 pm UTC
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I added a preview, and I also intend to offer the PDF at a reduced price initially, but there seem to be some technical issues that don't allow me to edit the product in any way. I did contact OBS's technical support and hopefully things get sorted out quickly.

Apologies for that. Until then, here is an alternative preview: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mbm7xlkicqnbp6t/Bestiary%20of%20Faerun%20Preview.pdf?dl=0

If you have issues seeing/downloading the preview, please let me know.
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Danilo K February 07, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
It worked fine. It is very well done.
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