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For those looking to experience a different style of play, I offer you the bear, one of nature’s most able predators and an inspiring creature to behold.

For the gamers, this sourcebook will offer the ability to impose fear and violence on their foes or aid their companions with their natural wisdom. For the role players, playing a non-humanoid character with no common language will provide a truly unique experience as they interact with other players and characters.

Whatever your reason for playing a bear, I hope this sourcebook offers some concrete rules so you, your party, and your DM have a framework to explore this new type of character while still adhering to the rules and logic of D&D 5e.


  • 4 bear subraces
  • 2 bear classes
  • 3 bear backgrounds
  • Story hooks for including bears into your game

For more player options and adventures, check out these other great DMs Guild sourcebooks!

Artifacts & Curiousities   Bear Race & Class   The Voyage of the Rose Marie   Undead Races

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January 21st, 2018
Bear PC Sourcebook is a certified DM's Guild Masterpiece by the Going Last Tabletop Gaming Podcast! I didn't know I needed this book. I'd been scanning through the list of new releases when this one hit me on a double-take. &quo [...]
January 10th, 2018
Very well written and easy to follow! Can't wait to play as a bear in my next campaign XD [...]
January 8th, 2018
Besides the occasional "it would be cool if" thoughts about playing an actual animal in 5e D&D, I never gave it much thought until I saw a chance to enter a small contest and win this PDF. I didn't think I'd actually win, but I mind immed [...]
September 5th, 2017
This is very well written and the quality within shows the writer did his research well. The ability to be able to roleplay an animal companion in game as a player to level 20 will delight some players I no doubt (especially me). A great read an [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 31, 2017.