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Scientific Secrets of Icewind Dale

This bestiary was created by a talented team of scientists, researchers, & environmentalists who were inspired by scientific literature to create original monsters that can dropped right into your Rime of the Frostmaiden or Storm King's Thunder campaign or any other arctic adventure. Each monster will bring a fresh & engaging new encounter to your table!


This bestiary includes:

32 new stat blocks for arctic monsters (CR 1/4-24)

Lore & descriptions for each monster

Art for each monster, including original art from Erin Anderson

A table sorting the monsters by CR

APA 6th Edition citations for the scientific literature that inspired each monster


"This is an unbelievably awesome, strange and thoughtful collection of creatures.... Whether you want to really surprise and knock the socks off your players, or you just want to read up on these fascinating fauna and the science behind them, I can’t recommend this more strongly! And if you’re running Rime of the Frost Maiden, Storm King’s Thunder, anywhere in Icewind Dale... You need to check this out!"

- 5-Star Review from Curse of Sebs

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September 7th, 2021
I've used several of these monsters in my adventure so far, and they've always been an absolute blast. I LOVE the inspiration for the monster is cited, so I can really get a sense for what animal or phenomena the monster's abilities are [...]
October 6th, 2020
Scientific Secrets of Icewind Dale from Zeke Gonzalez (@FantasyEcology) “It is often instinctive for many people to separate science and fantasy, but when we incorporate the two together, we create richer worlds, more dynamic encounters, and [...]
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October 05, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on October 05, 2020.