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The Yokai Compendium
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The Yokai Compendium

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From the best-selling authors of The Dark Archetypes & Tome of Poisons

Our world is shrouded by a veil. A veil that protects us from the wickedness of the unknown and the horrors of the incomprehensible. Devils and gods, demons and tricksters, the holy and the unholy, they are everywhere around us, unseen by mortals. But the veil grows thinner and the nights grow darker. They walk among us and away from us. They inhabit mountains and islands, bridges and sewers. They are inside our houses and our temples, above us in the sky and below us within the oceans.

They are the yōkai.

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The Yōkai Compendium is a bestiary inspired by apparitions and demons of the Japanese folklore, taking a plethora of shapes and forms spanning from lowly beasts to maddened gods.

This supplement features:

  • Full-color, bookmarked PDF.
  • 68 pages brimming with lore written by a Japanese folklore expert.
  • 54 brand new action-oriented monsters that are not bullied in 1 vs Many situations, ranging from CR 0 to CR 40.
  • Dozens of new monster mechanics that spice up combat.
  • 56 original art pieces made by a professional artist.
  • Both printable & downloadable tokens for each yōkai.
  • A printer-friendly version of the original PDF.

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We created this compendium with the utmost respect towards Japanese culture. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.

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Jack P October 22, 2020 7:55 am UTC
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I've been organising a campaign for the last 2 weeks based on Yokai and applying them to relevant monsters in the manual... this has come at an amazing time!
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Christopher B October 18, 2020 11:55 pm UTC
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The PDF for the new extra stat block has a password on it.
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Christopher B October 19, 2020 12:09 am UTC
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A follow up: I see that if you enter nothing in the password field, the PDF opens.
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Nikolas T October 19, 2020 7:13 am UTC
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Hmm, I didn't manage to reproduce this with the file I uploaded but we will look into it. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Nikolas T October 22, 2020 9:17 am UTC
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We reuploaded a version of the pdf that should not cause you such trouble. Feel free to check it out!
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George P October 13, 2020 8:47 pm UTC
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this was a good read love the Tsuchinoko and the tokens look cool.
I would like to know the design behind the Kijin because at CR40 it's so powerful why is that?
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Alexander K October 14, 2020 3:40 pm UTC
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Hey George. Glad to know you enjoyed reading our book.

The Kijin is actually a combination of two yōkai: Ōtakemaru and Shuten Dōji; an oni god and the king of all oni, respectively.
Feel free to search up their names for some extra insights regarding their origins, but bear in mind you will be in for some very graphic descriptions of violence.
We decided to present them as one entry because of the fact that they are both parts of the "Great Three Evil Yōkai of Japan" and share similarities since both are oni (though the general flavor leans more towards Ōtakemaru).
That said, their significance in Japanese folklore and the extreme strength that legends portray them to possess prompted us to take a peculiar approach in statting it, making it a CR 40 creature.

Stay tuned for our next milestone (electrum), since we will be updating the supplement with a new PDF that will include battle tactics for each yōkai and insights about their Challenge Rating.
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George P October 17, 2020 1:12 pm UTC
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I see thank you for your insight.
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Darron B October 10, 2020 10:00 pm UTC
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Umm...could you change the pdf so it would work on kindle tablets? Keep being told it's DRM protected(no idea what that means) and can't view it.
Tried downloading it several times but same result...
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Nikolas T October 10, 2020 10:36 pm UTC
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Hmm we will investigate why this happens and will get back to you. I would greatly appreciate it if you mailed me at nikolastotief@gmail.com to discuss details about this problem and help us help you and potentially other people.
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Darron B October 12, 2020 6:20 pm UTC
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Thank you for the help.
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Nikolas T October 12, 2020 6:51 pm UTC
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No problem, let us know if you need anything else :)
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Alex J October 10, 2020 10:18 am UTC
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As someone who plays on virtual tabletop games like Roll20, do you think you could add a zip folder with the token files? It would be a great addition for these wonderful monsters
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Nikolas T October 10, 2020 12:58 pm UTC
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You asked. We delivered. Check the files :)
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Alex J October 12, 2020 8:01 am UTC
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Fantastic! Thank you so much!
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Isaac M October 10, 2020 6:25 am UTC
Hello there! I'm interested on buying this product, especially since I want to expand on Kara-Tur/Asian related stories. But I would like to ask if this product undergoes any sensitivity reading from Asian (specifically Japanese) person? Is there any Asians involved in the creation?
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Nikolas T October 10, 2020 6:29 am UTC
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Hey Isaac! While our main team is not Japanese, the lore was written by a Japanese mythology expert (who IS japanese). We hope you find what you are looking for in our product :)
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Isaac M October 10, 2020 6:33 am UTC
Awesome! I'm really excited to get this. Thank you so much for replying!
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Damian F October 20, 2020 10:47 pm UTC
"Sensitivity Reading" is a scam profession.
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