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Monsters of the Old World

A collection of creatures inspired by European folklore for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons

Terrible monsters and valorous allies. Mischievous tricksters and sage advisors. Include in your games these new creatures coming directly from the European myths and legends.

This book was created by a multi-national team of writers, artists, and editors, originating from nearly a dozen different European countries. With this project, they hope to share a bit of their country’s history, lore, and mythology with you for use in the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

There is so much murdering monster magic in this thing that it is brimming with life. I can smell the musk from Fenris, feel the hatred rolling off of the trolls, and the manipulative energies stemming from the nokken.

– Comics, clerics & controllers

Monsters of the Old World is a great addition to a DM's bestiary, especially if your campaign uses medieval European motifs or themes.


What didn't I like about this? I don't think I didn't like anything! I really love the entire supplement, I really thought it's a great collection of monsters, really unique!

– DM Dango

Everything has come from somewhere or inspired from something from some other culture, history or country. They've done that here, they paid respect, they've done it very very well. So, in that regard, I have to give this a perfect 5 out of 5 on content.

– All Things Lich

Inside you will find:

  • More than 50 stat-blocks describing creatures between CR 0 and 30
  • The lore and description of creatures including suggestions about how to use them in your game
  • Drawings of each creature, including a lot of original art
  • Tables sorting the creatures according to CR, terrain and type
  • A pronunciation table for the creatures’s names.
If you want to explore the Old World even more, give a look to "Artifacts of the Old World".

Note: This is the PDF version of the product. If you would like to putchase the virtual tabletop Fantasy Grounds version, click here. 

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Featuring work by:

  • Andrea Maffia
  • Anne Gregersen
  • Cat Evans
  • Christian Eichhorn
  • Daniele Severin
  • Duncan Thomson
  • George Komis
  • Kim Frandsen
  • Ludovico Tellatin
  • Magnus Vogel
  • Marc Altfuldisch
  • Marco Bertini
  • Miłosz Gawęcki
  • Nikolas Totief
  • Ole Arnesen
  • Pedro Orrico
  • Robert P. Davis
  • Simon Collins
  • Simone Rossi Tisbeni
  • Wouter Florusse

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OBS_scott.pngMost D&D games are set against a backdrop that’s reminiscent of Western Europe during the middle ages. Whether that describes your setting or not, if you want to include some Central and Eastern European flavor in the game, you’re going to love this book. 

Monsters of the Old World includes both lore and well-balanced stats for more than 50 mythological creatures, from Welsh afanc to German klabautermann, Belarusan południca, and Scandinavian vølve (along with a handy pronunciation guide!). Also including very nice original art, this manual is sure to find a place among your trusted references.

—Scott Holden, Maestro of Many Hats (but mostly Marketing)

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David S August 12, 2020 6:28 am UTC
Hi I am about to start a podcast and would love to use some of the monsters featured in your book, is this possible if we credit you? Thanks
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Andrea M August 13, 2020 6:38 am UTC
Hi David! You definitely can, and please let us know the name of your podcast, we'd love to listen to it.
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Mathias E March 01, 2020 8:11 pm UTC
Will there be a print on demand version of this? Would be lovely! :)
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Andrea M March 02, 2020 8:52 am UTC
Dear Mathias, we are not planning a PoD version of this product itself. However we are producing a new product called "Artifacts of the Old World" (a collection of magic items) and, possibly, a bundle of these products (together with others) might come out in a printed version.
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Jayme A January 01, 2021 9:33 pm UTC
I'd love a collected "Old World" POD book with all the monsters and items and whatnot.
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Michael R November 04, 2019 6:08 pm UTC
Will there be an OGL/Pathfinder version of this? I like the idea but am so fiscally invested in Pathfinder I can't justify the purchase of what appears to be a really awesome book.
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Andrea M November 04, 2019 7:04 pm UTC
At the moment we are not considering such conversion. The all manual is written for D&D 5th edition, but a game master with a bit of knowledge of the system might be able to convert the creatures for other games. Surely, the lore and the inspiration are suitable for any playing system
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Jacob G September 30, 2019 2:41 am UTC
Is there going to be in Monsters of the new world version of this, Ogopogo, skinwalkers, Wendigo, Etc. And/or do you plan on releasing a part two of this? I like the monsters of the old world book quite a lot and I'm sure my players will enjoy playing against them.
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Andrea M September 30, 2019 6:39 am UTC
There are several additional project going on after "Monsters of the Old World". The team that worked on this book was made of European authors, so they are not planning to do a New World version, but they will soon come with new contents
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Thomas W September 06, 2019 6:28 am UTC
Is there any possibility that we will get a print on demand version?
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Andrea M September 06, 2019 6:34 am UTC
It's not for us to decide, but if they reach us with the opportunity we will definitely consider it!
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Cosimo F September 04, 2019 2:16 pm UTC
You have in mind to publish an Italian version?
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Andrea M September 04, 2019 3:58 pm UTC
At the moment we are not working on translations of this title, but if you are having some trouble in understanding some part of MotOW, then feel free to contact one of the Italian authors via facebook or twitter
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