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The Illustrated Bestiary


The Illustrated Bestiary compiles selected beasts from The Bestiary vol. 1, vol. 2, and vol 3 (previously released).

52 beasts, 2 elementals, 2 fey, and 1 monstrosity!

  • Now beautifully illustrated!
  • Monsters by Challenge Rating table
  • Monsters by Environment table
  • rules for rabies (bestial madness)
  • 34 pages

Includes: Antelope, Bison, Black Bear Cub,Bobcat, Brown Bear Cub, Calimshan Sandcat (fey), Cheetah, Chicken Hen / Rooster, Chultan Eagle, Chultan Gorilla, Common Perching Bird, Dartflash, Dreel, Eel, Elemental Emu (elemental), Elven Cat (fey), Fierce Snake, Flying Squirrel, Giant Ant (Queen), Giant Ant (Soldier), Giant Roadrunner, Giant Skunk, Hippo, Honey Badger, Hummingbird, Ibis, Jellyfish, Maztican Spider, Meerkat, Monkey, Mountain Lion, Ostrich, Parrot, Pigeon, Poison Dart Frog, Porcupine, Red Kangaroo, Seagull, Sembian Hound, Skunk, Sloth (new!), Snow Leopard, Snow Serpent, Spitting Crawler, Sting Fly (monstrosity), Stonefish, Swan, Tunnel Centipede, Tyrg, Whale, White Rhinoceros, Wild Duck, Wolverine. 

All images from The Illustrated Bestiary are in the public domain.

Change Log:

2019-03-04 v.2.0 Improved Layout, corrections (ACs, passive Perception scores, and other minor corrections)

2019-03-05 v.2.1 Changed Calimshan sandcat type to fey; removed "hover" trait for common perching bird

The Bestiary -- a Best Gold Seller -- was recommended by DRAGON+ (issue 14: "The Best of the Dungeon Masters Guild")

About me: I have been a regular D&D player and DM since 1986, starting with the red box basic set. I'm a moderator for the 5th RAW: Ask a Simple Question Facebook group. Please check out my other products on the DMs Guild!  Follow me on Twitter: @benmorrier  DDB: Benz74M

Keywords: monsters, manual, bestiary, stat blocks, beasts, animals, monstrosities, villains, Forgotten Realms, creatures, monster, ranger, druid, companions, pets, tomb, annihilation, jungle, wild shape

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This title was added to our catalog on March 01, 2019.