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Monsters of the Orient: Complete Bestiary


This 170-page bestiary contains lore, flavor, and more than 250 new statblocks - both new and old.

They are all firmly rooted in an exotic world full of adventure, exploration, and intrigue. Most monsters can, however, be used within any setting.

Also included are seven monstrous races: the hsing-sing, kappa, twilight naga, taka-onna, tengu, tsuno, and wang-liang.

Please leave a review after purchase, so I know what you like and/or dislike. It'll help me with future iterations of Monsters of the Orient, as well as any future titles.

Overview of all monsters, sorted by CR:

Monsters by CR

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Matthew B April 23, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Do you have any thoughts on exporting this to roll20? Doing so would allow online DMs such as myself a much easier time using the product.
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Trevor A March 23, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
Hey Marc,
Any interest into having this converted into a Fantasy Grounds module for resale on the DMs Guild? If so, hit me up on discord. Maybe we can work out a deal and I can do this conversion for you (Grimlore#6565).
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loic C March 18, 2018 9:17 pm UTC
Would you ever consider making a physical copy of this or your other books available? If so, I would absolutely buy that!
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Marc A March 21, 2018 8:06 am UTC
Hi Ioic,

I would absolutely consider that.
As a matter of fact, I've been working on exactly that for quite some time.
Stay tuned - it shouldn't be much longer now!
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Jason C June 01, 2018 6:43 pm UTC
Is there any update on this? I would love access to a physical copy!
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Micah T June 13, 2018 1:18 am UTC
I'm interested in a physical copy as well.
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K. David L June 16, 2018 2:19 am UTC
Add me to the 'want a physical copy' bandwagon.
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Tommy M March 09, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Just Purchased, it look really nice. I think the bookmark could have been better but still nice. I would like to speak to the owner, Ive make a few token from your book for my personnal use. Are u interest in having those token ? (im french, so it might be hard to read a little.)
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Marc A March 21, 2018 8:05 am UTC
Hi Tommy,

Thank you very much for your kind words.
The bookmarks are a result of an interactive table of contents in the front as well as interactive lists in the back (like "Monsters by CR" and similar lists).

I'd love to see the tokens you've made.
Feel free to contact me via and we can have a chat about it.
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Daniel R March 01, 2018 3:24 am UTC
Out of curiosity, how would you classify the oni from the monster manual in your setting? Like, all the different oni have cool Japanese names. What would you suggest we call the one in the Monster Manual? Also, would it be weird for your setting if I said Jigoku was a level of hell and made the oni Lawful Evil instead of Chaotic Evil?
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Marc A March 01, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
Hi Daniel,

The nosloc no oni is intended to replace it as a "simple" shock troop type oni.
I'm not sure what you mean by how I would classify the MM oni though.
If you wish to include it, I'd suggest a Taint score of 3. Regarding a name, I'd suggest "shiraga no oni".

It wouldn't be weird at all if you changed oni alignment or placed Jigoku in hell. At your table, it's YOUR setting, not mine :)
I simply tried to provide a framework that you can use as-is, adapt, or nitpick from.
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Kerry D February 09, 2018 8:26 am UTC
Really great monsters in this book. I love the flavour and style!
Just one minor thing, there's just a small mistake under "White Fox" where it states that the "red fox can use a bonus action..." ect. I understand the abilities are probably meant to be the same but I thought I should let you know
And if you do ever get a print version made, it would be nice if you could post an update here referencing that if possible ^.^
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Marc A February 22, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
Hi Kerry,

Thank you for your kind words!
And thank you for highlighting that typo, I'll get right on that!
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Kaine O February 03, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Hi Marc! I was curious about the mechanics of the Acolyte's Recklessness feature for the Maho Acolyte. It says that if the Acolyte survives, it gets another action that it can use immediately. How many times a turn can this occur? Could the Acolyte indefinitely continue to make its saves and get free actions until it fails?
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Kaine O February 03, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Also, on a mostly unrelated note, the Mamono seems to get a fair amount of charisma boosts but is listed as unable to speak. Should it be able to speak when it changes shape, or are those benefits for non-verbal persuasion/intimidation/deception?
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Marc A February 03, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Hi Kaine,

In theory, the acolyte could keep going forever, yes. However, with a 50% chance of failing, odds are it'll fail sooner or later if it keeps going (killing itself in the process).
Good catch on the mamono. It should very much be able to speak while shape changed into a humanoid (assuming the humanoid has a mouth, heh).
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February 01, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
Does this collection include humanoid characters like ninjas or ronin warriors? I am asking because I am not very familiar with all the eastern mythology and history.

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Marc A February 02, 2018 9:46 am UTC
Hi there,

It does indeed.
A ronin is really a samurai without a lord to serve.
There are many different samurai variants, all CR 2-3.

There is also a shinobi which is what you would call a ninja.
It's CR 9.

They're both found in Appendix B: Nonplayer Characters along with many other NPCs.
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February 02, 2018 3:07 pm UTC
Sweet! Thanks for the reply.
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Dave G December 23, 2017 4:25 am UTC
Is it possible to get this book in print?
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Marc A December 23, 2017 9:12 am UTC
Not yet, but I'm working on it.
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January 30, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
Would love to have a hard copy. Any progress on this? Or should I just grab the PDF and get it printed out? Thanks,
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Marc A January 30, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Hi there,

Progressing, yes. This will happen. Hopefully, sooner rather than later.
Takes some time to figure it all out though.
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Matthew I December 12, 2017 3:17 pm UTC
Question. I can't find a stat block for Genbu. Is there not suppose to be one or I am just not seeing it?
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Marc A December 12, 2017 4:09 pm UTC
Hi Matthew,

You are correct. Genbu doesn't have a statblock.
The entire continent, which is described more in-depth in Heroes of the Orient, is actually Genbu's shell.
It seemed odd to create a statblock for the land itself.

Instead, use it for creating interesting adventures.
Maybe some cavernous monsters are digging deep, trying to penetrate Genbu's shell.
Or perhaps a horde of crazed dragon turtles are attacking him.
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Matthew I December 12, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Ok thank you for answering my question quickly, also love the bestiary It is really good and I like the variety of the creatures.
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Chuyee Y December 05, 2017 3:11 am UTC
Question. For the oriental monster book. The spell casting has a d6 next to the spells. Can you explain how that works? Does it mean I roll that many d6 and they have that many uses of spell slot.
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Robert T December 05, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
I assume you're talking about the Maho casting of spells? If so, how they cast spells is described above where the spells are listed
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Marc A December 07, 2017 2:48 am UTC
Hi Chuyee,

Just writing to confirm that Robert's answer is absolutely correct.
Thanks for chiming in Robert!
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