There’s just 3 days left on Studio Agate’s Complete Monster Compendium for DnD5e on Kickstarter! I’m a firm believer that you can’t have too many Monster Manuals as a Dungeon Master – after all, once the players get their hands on them, the mystery is gone. Plus Studio Agate has some of the best production value on the Tabletop RPG market. Their FateForge and Tales of Esteren releases are just gorgeous! I guess there’s a reason they’ve won more awards than any other French RPG studio!
What’s the Complete Monster Compendium?
Designed by the creators of Shadows of Esteren and Fateforge, the Complete Monster Compendium is a love letter to fantasy bestiaries. It’s a chonker of a book, coming in at 400 pages. And it details more than 200 illustrated creatures using the 5th Edition ruleset.
But it’s not just monsters you get. In its pages, you’ll find 6 new playable species, which I personally can’t wait for. (What player doesn’t like exploring new playable races?!). There’s also a tonne of NPCs, including related adventure hooks for all levels, as well as reimagined classic creatures from the classic bestiary, with Studio Agate’s gorgeous artwork. And naturally, there are brand new creatures too!
Finally, and this is one of the coolest things for any worldbuilder or DM who likes to homebrew, they’ve included a kind of DIY kit. There are 15 archetypes, providing you with material to design new monsters for your games! This is more than just a standard bestiary – it’s a toolkit for creating your own monsters, an artbook, and a supplement to the Players Handbook!
Who are Studio Agate?
Based in France, Studio Agate is specialized in the creation of fantasy worlds and transmedia. They write roleplaying games in French and English that have won a dozen international awards. They also translate and publish licenses of great games (7th Sea, Vampire: the Requiem) and produce music with our Esteren label. Studio 2 Publishing is the privileged partner of Studio Agate and helps them promote French RPGs around the world. Studio 2 Publishing is the sales, warehousing and publishing partner of many game companies such as Pinnacle Entertainment, Amazing Tales, Arc Dream Publishing, Exile Game Studio, Engine Publishing, FASA Games, Onyx Path Publishing, Paradigm Concepts, Role 4 Initiative, Third Eye Games, Ulisses Spiele, Alderac Entertainment, Calliope Games and Kuznia Gier.