GURPS Fantasy Bestiary is a sourcebook for GURPS. Contents. 1 Contents; 2 Publication history; 3 Reception; 4 References. Contents[edit]. GURPS Fantasy. GURPS Classic: Fantasy Bestiary – Creatures of Fantasy This extensively researched book, based on authentic folklore and legends from all. Gurps Fantasy Bestiary on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fantastic creatures for fantasy roleplaying.

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Occasionally I took the liberty of blending the best characteristics of a nameless animal into a similar creature in the same culture’s mythology. But Fantash really earned my pay on this one in two ways: I assume that class of reader is very small — most of us would rather have interesting creatures than by-the-book accurate descriptions.

Periodical Articles Podcast Episodes. And I continued to think of more creatures long after the book was published.

Special chapters on Dragons and Fabulous Plants, with many examples of each. I hope you enjoy it, and may you stalk the nyah-gwaheh before it stalks you! From the Publisher’s Website: As an example, I read that “even the mightiest warriors found their arms tiring as they faced this creature.

I’m proud of that chapter, and I hope somebody out there likes it. Most fantasy campaigns have a European flavor, and meeting creatures with names like “nyah-gwaheh” or “wu kung ching” doesn’t synch very well. I supported because… “I’m hoping to donate enough to become an honorary Bruce. Learn More I supported because… “I’m hoping to donate enough to become an honorary Bruce.

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This accounts very well for the mightiest warriors tiring, fanntasy makes for a more interesting creature than a simple collection of numbers. So I wrote that this particular monster it was a dragon, by the way cast the Fatigue spell with its glance.

The other is organized by habitat, to let the GM quickly find an appropriate creature for any terrain or any situation. Knowing bestiafy I have been a slow writer in the past, I accepted the job anyway.

I am a professional storyteller, and tell mostly old legends, myths and other tales. Surf our tantasy for the files you want.

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A detailed look at different types of animal and plant poisons. After a while, motifs began to appear. Two tables, each listing every creature in the book. Tags separate by space: The main section is organized alphabetically, with creatures ranging from the voratious Afanc to the noxious undead rodents that men know as Zombie Gerbils.

It includes more than fantasy animals and plants, ranging from interesting nuisances to monstrous menaces.

Stalking the Mythical Monsters

But every now and then I’d meet someone who’d say, “There aren’t enough monsters — nothing to scare a party in plate mail. I found well over a thousand references to animals with no names. This does violate the purity of the creatures a little bit, but those who don’t like such adulteration can ignore them. There were numberless “giant this” and “giant that,” and an even greater number of “part this animal, part that animal.


So I looked for clues in the hero’s reaction to the beast it was fighting. I actually found reference to well over a thousand legendary monsters, but so many of them were so vaguely described that I couldn’t use them.

So I read these types of stories constantly, and have been running across “monsters” for years. These rules can enhance the creatures of any fantasy game you play, making this a truly generic book!

A number of creatures that I rather liked were cut from that book for lack of space. Preview of the PDF. I was tired for four months straight!

All of the older beast descriptions have been reworked and brought up to Third Turps standards. Now that it’s done, I can say it was worth it — but at the time, I wondered!

Now I had another chance to glean fantaxy stories for appropriate fantasy creatures — not races suitable for player characters, though. I had to — there wasn’t much else written about the animal except a brief description! You can edit this page to create it.