Creatures Archive

  • Fantastical Creatures and How to Survive Them: A Student’s Guide for Adventure and Study This massive bestiary clocks in at 130 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page blank, 1 page back cover, leaving us with no less than 124 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement, true to its premise, with an in-character introduction – this book is very much crafted as a kind of field notebook of creatures, with prose featured as a framing device and Winterlynn Graysun, graduate of Windfell Academy, as the narrative voice framing the content herein.   Which brings me to something to bear in mind: This bestiary is […]

    Fantastical Creatures and How to Survive Them: A Student’s Guide for Adventure and Study

    Fantastical Creatures and How to Survive Them: A Student’s Guide for Adventure and Study This massive bestiary clocks in at 130 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page blank, 1 page back cover, leaving us with no less than 124 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement, true to its premise, with an in-character introduction – this book is very much crafted as a kind of field notebook of creatures, with prose featured as a framing device and Winterlynn Graysun, graduate of Windfell Academy, as the narrative voice framing the content herein.   Which brings me to something to bear in mind: This bestiary is […]

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  • Curious Creatures (Castle Falkenstein) This massive bestiary for Castle Falkenstein clocks in at an impressive 146 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a truly impressive 139 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   It has been a long time since Castle Falkenstein, beloved by many, has seen any proper support – which is, in itself, a surprise, considering its presence among many a favorite RPG-list…but it is also not surprising: Pioneering high adventure in the Edwardian and early Victorian age of an alternate world, it managed to miss both the rise of grimdark aesthetics and preceded the latter steampunk boom, which […]

    Curious Creatures (Castle Falkenstein)

    Curious Creatures (Castle Falkenstein) This massive bestiary for Castle Falkenstein clocks in at an impressive 146 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a truly impressive 139 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   It has been a long time since Castle Falkenstein, beloved by many, has seen any proper support – which is, in itself, a surprise, considering its presence among many a favorite RPG-list…but it is also not surprising: Pioneering high adventure in the Edwardian and early Victorian age of an alternate world, it managed to miss both the rise of grimdark aesthetics and preceded the latter steampunk boom, which […]

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  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Skyfire Tree This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover contains the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios as well as some introductory text. The SRD takes up 1 1/3 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons and part of the SRD as well.   The skyfire tree spawns spontaneous from plants destroyed by lightning, resembling trunks, from which 3 toothy, quasi-humanoid heads grow. What could be nightmare fuel is a bit sabotaged by the artwork employed here. These things can launch 4d6 […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Skyfire Tree

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Skyfire Tree This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover contains the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios as well as some introductory text. The SRD takes up 1 1/3 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons and part of the SRD as well.   The skyfire tree spawns spontaneous from plants destroyed by lightning, resembling trunks, from which 3 toothy, quasi-humanoid heads grow. What could be nightmare fuel is a bit sabotaged by the artwork employed here. These things can launch 4d6 […]

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  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Gaze Grabberpolvam.ru This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover contains the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios as well as some introductory text. The SRD takes up 1 1/3 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons and part of the SRD as well.   So, what are gaze grabbers? Think of them as basically oversized tribbles with a toothy mouth and several flimsy eyestalks attacked. They obviously have all-around vision and may, as a standard action, direct their gaze towards a victim […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Gaze Grabber

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Gaze Grabberpolvam.ru This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover contains the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios as well as some introductory text. The SRD takes up 1 1/3 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons and part of the SRD as well.   So, what are gaze grabbers? Think of them as basically oversized tribbles with a toothy mouth and several flimsy eyestalks attacked. They obviously have all-around vision and may, as a standard action, direct their gaze towards a victim […]

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  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Treeshadow This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up 1 1/3 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   What is a treeshadow? The simple response would be that it is a particularly nasty CR 4 fey – dubbed dkar’thu in their own language, the resemble dark-skinned, fanged elves that generally choose to live their days as a kind of ambush predator: They merge with trees along well-traveled paths […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Treeshadow

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Treeshadow This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up 1 1/3 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   What is a treeshadow? The simple response would be that it is a particularly nasty CR 4 fey – dubbed dkar’thu in their own language, the resemble dark-skinned, fanged elves that generally choose to live their days as a kind of ambush predator: They merge with trees along well-traveled paths […]

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  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Storm Serpent This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up 1 1/3 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   So, what is the storm serpent? Well, in short, it is a CR 10 magical beast that has an interesting assortment of abilities: They can basically cause their bite attack at range via concussive bolts (failing to specify the damage type, alas) and, as a standard action, they may […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Storm Serpent

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Storm Serpent This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up 1 1/3 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   So, what is the storm serpent? Well, in short, it is a CR 10 magical beast that has an interesting assortment of abilities: They can basically cause their bite attack at range via concussive bolts (failing to specify the damage type, alas) and, as a standard action, they may […]

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  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Infected Zombie This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 6 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up 1 page and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   The infectious zombie is a pretty popular trope and this pdf reimagines them as a template – as presented, the template renders a creature that has acquired it a neutral undead (interesting choice!) – HD gained from class levels or racial HD are dropped and replaced with d8s, with sizes […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Infected Zombie

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Infected Zombie This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 6 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up 1 page and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   The infectious zombie is a pretty popular trope and this pdf reimagines them as a template – as presented, the template renders a creature that has acquired it a neutral undead (interesting choice!) – HD gained from class levels or racial HD are dropped and replaced with d8s, with sizes […]

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  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Imperial Land Griffon This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up about 1.5 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   So, what is the land griffon? Well, according to the nice cover artwork they are basically non-airborne griffon with bird-like forelegs – as such, their carrying capacity is reduced – which is something I like. However, containing attribute modifications via class features, it would have been nice to […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Imperial Land Griffon

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Imperial Land Griffon This installment of the Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures series clocks in at 5 pages – the front cover containing the header, creature artwork and the social media icons/homepage of misfit studios. The SRD takes up about 1.5 pages and the editorial is in a sidebar – to get all the material you thus have to print out the cover with the icons as well.   So, what is the land griffon? Well, according to the nice cover artwork they are basically non-airborne griffon with bird-like forelegs – as such, their carrying capacity is reduced – which is something I like. However, containing attribute modifications via class features, it would have been nice to […]

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  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Werespider This pdf clocks in at 5 pages, with the front cover sporting the beautiful full-color artwork of the werespider as well as the social media icons and misfit studios-logo and the editorial on the second page; the SRD covers almost 2 pages, with the second page offering about 1/5 of rules-texts from the builds – overall, I am not a big fan of this presentation, since printing out the pdf does mean you have to waste ink on the SRD-page and the front cover material. On the plus-side, there is actually some flavor text on the first page.   The eponymous monster hunter Crawthorne does get to have a say on werespiders as presented here. […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Werespider

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Werespider This pdf clocks in at 5 pages, with the front cover sporting the beautiful full-color artwork of the werespider as well as the social media icons and misfit studios-logo and the editorial on the second page; the SRD covers almost 2 pages, with the second page offering about 1/5 of rules-texts from the builds – overall, I am not a big fan of this presentation, since printing out the pdf does mean you have to waste ink on the SRD-page and the front cover material. On the plus-side, there is actually some flavor text on the first page.   The eponymous monster hunter Crawthorne does get to have a say on werespiders as presented here. […]

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  • Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Carnivorous Coin (aka Abroa) The first installment of the inexpensive creature-supplement-series by Misfit Studios clocks in at 5 pages, with 1 3/4 pages of SRD and the creature’s artwork alongside the header and contact/social site info on the first page, taking up about 1/3 of the space, while editorial information is on page 2 alongside product identity and the declaration of open game content – I’m not a big fan of this layout decision since I tend to print out books and thus, the cover features quite a bit unnecessary ink/toner used in vain…but what about the creature?   The carnivorous coin, or abroa on its own is a CR 1/2 aberration that is fine and […]

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Carnivorous Coin (aka Abroa)

    Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Carnivorous Coin (aka Abroa) The first installment of the inexpensive creature-supplement-series by Misfit Studios clocks in at 5 pages, with 1 3/4 pages of SRD and the creature’s artwork alongside the header and contact/social site info on the first page, taking up about 1/3 of the space, while editorial information is on page 2 alongside product identity and the declaration of open game content – I’m not a big fan of this layout decision since I tend to print out books and thus, the cover features quite a bit unnecessary ink/toner used in vain…but what about the creature?   The carnivorous coin, or abroa on its own is a CR 1/2 aberration that is fine and […]

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  • The new 2013 Core Set of Magic: The Gathering is out now.  There are classic cards, modern favorites, and some brand new cards to the world of Magic.    Here are some interesting M13 cards that I would love to pull from a pack:   Odric, Master Tactician (Converted mana cost of 4 total, 2 are Plains)   3/4 Human Soldier Legendary Creature When Odric attacks you choose which creatures block and how.  Odric’s ability to grant you the choice of defenders can be extremely useful.  You can slip creatures with infect through to land Poison Counters on your opponent, you can kill off enemy creatures using match ups that are in your favor, you can kill off your own creatures to potentially trigger passive abilities of other cards, […]

    Magic: The Gathering 2013 Core Set

    The new 2013 Core Set of Magic: The Gathering is out now.  There are classic cards, modern favorites, and some brand new cards to the world of Magic.    Here are some interesting M13 cards that I would love to pull from a pack:   Odric, Master Tactician (Converted mana cost of 4 total, 2 are Plains)   3/4 Human Soldier Legendary Creature When Odric attacks you choose which creatures block and how.  Odric’s ability to grant you the choice of defenders can be extremely useful.  You can slip creatures with infect through to land Poison Counters on your opponent, you can kill off enemy creatures using match ups that are in your favor, you can kill off your own creatures to potentially trigger passive abilities of other cards, […]

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