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Bring On the Monsters!

Awaiting you between the covers of the Advanced Bestiary are over 100 new templates that put the power back into your hands! With concepts ranging from the apocalyptic four horsemen to the bizarre id ooze and stone idol, this book offers unprecedented flexibility for campaigns of any style. These templates can be combined with monsters from any other source to create an endless variety of new creatures, making every monster book you already own even more valuable. In addition, to enhance this book's usefulness, each template includes a sample creature, showing ways to overlay templates on a variety of creatures, while giving monster stats ready to play right out of the book. Used by itself, or in conjunction with Green Ronin's Advanced Player's Manual and the Advanced Gamemaster's Guide, your games will never be the same. Inside the Advanced Bestiary you will find:

  • Extensive guidelines for applying templates to any creature in the 3rd Era rules.
  • Over 100 new templates with CR modifiers ranging from -4 to +6
  • Dozens of new templates applicable for player character use.
  • Templates within templates, with variations among existing templates like the devil bound, demon possessed, and metal clad creatures.
  • Templates to create all your favorite undead, from ghouls and mummies to their more powerful varieties like dread morghs and dread wraith sovereigns.
  • Sample creatures for every template with CRs ranging from 1/2 to 24.
  • Beautiful illustrations by top artists like Julian Allen, Kent Burles, Mike Vilardi, Kev Crossley, Toren "Macbin" Atkinson, Tyler Walpole, Ilya Astrakhan, Caleb Cleveland, and Britt Martin.
  • Each template identified by complexity level to enhance the books utility for times when you need a template in a hurry.
  • The ability to surprise your players with an assortment of terrifying foes!

Written by Plot & Poison author and Dragon Magazine editor-in-chief Matthew Sernett, the Advanced Bestiary is a monster-building toolkit like none other!

This product utilizes updated material from the v.3.5 revision.

PDF Features: Bookmarked Linked Table of Contents Created from source files - not a scanned PDF Error correction from the original print release Gold Vendor Updates* Best with Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 or later

Edition Credits: Design: Matthew Sernett Editing: Penny Williams Development: Robert J Schwalb Art Direction and Graphic Design: Hal Mangold Cover Art: William C. Eaken Interior Art: Julian Allen, Kent Burles, Mike Vilardi, Kev Crossley, Toren ?MacBin? Atkinson, Tyler Walpole, Anthony Francicso, Ilya Astrakhan, Caleb Cleveland, and Britt Martin Proofreading: Evan Sass and Marc Schmalz Executive Producer: Chris Pramas Green Ronin Staff: Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, Chris Pramas, Evan Sass, and Robert J Schwalb

Demo Link Details: The Demo button links to two pages on the Apocalypse Swarm. In addition to this, there are many other free downloads associated with the Advanced Bestiary on the Green Ronin website.

* If this edition of the publication is updated due to the discovery and correction of typos or errata, you will get a free download of the corrected edition.


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April 8th, 2009
Everything you need to make that special villain with just the right touch to scare the crap out of your players :) Excellent book! [...]
Mark G. [Featured Reviewer]
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January 31st, 2007
<Advanced Beastiary> by Green Ronin is a 256 page monster template supplement that retails for $18.00. This massive tome provides the harried gamesmaster with over 100 templates that can decrease a targets CR by up to ?4 or increase it up to +6. [...]
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December 10th, 2005
Excellent templates, excellent book. The whole line of Advanced xxx from Green Ronin is good. But this book especially I think has the best utility for me as a DM. No need to integrate optional rules, just plain old monster goodness LIKED: [...]
Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
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October 4th, 2005
The best part of the book is at the beginning. It is a basic walk through of using templates. This type of information is usually left out of books. It is of course more using for inexperienced DMs but the advice and insight here should offer something [...]
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August 14th, 2005
A great book. Lots of information and creatures. This information could be easily used in any game. LIKED: Great graphics, lots of information. DISLIKED: Thick black borders on left and right side of pages can drain a printer r [...]
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