Tuesday, November 28, 2023

From Cat People To Chimeras: Free League Announces Bestiary For ‘Dragonbane’ TTRPG

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From cat people to chimeras, fairies to frog people, hippogriffs to hydras, and many more – creatures both wondrous and horrifying are coming! Free League Publishing has announced the upcoming Bestiary for the recently released fantasy RPG Dragonbane.

Dragonbane Bestiary covers
The Dragonbane Bestiary comes is also available as a faux-leather collector’s edition with gold foil cover art.

The Dragonbane Bestiary includes no less than 63 creatures, each brought to life in text and art, as well as a random encounter and a seed for a complete adventure. Among these fantastic beings, there are nine new playable kin included, each with their own unique ability.

Oh, will no good deed go unpunished? I suppose time will tell, but right now things are looking bleak indeed. I have wandered, ridden, climbed, crawled, and swum all over this earth; I have spoken with all manners of creatures, observed, analyzed, and recorded almost everything worth knowing about the people and beings of the world. And yet here I am, unthanked and crouched in a godforsaken crevice, hunted by several of the creatures that I’ve graciously included in my catalog. How astoundingly rude!

– Theodora Sneezewort, one of a kind

Dragonbane Bestiary Cat People spread

The full-color hardcover book is illustrated by the artists Johan Egerkrans and David Brasgalla. The book will be available both in a standard edition and in a premium Collector’s Edition, with a faux leather cover and gold foil print.

Free League also announced a complete cardboard Standee Set for the creatures in the Bestiary for use on a battle map, available separately.

Dragonbane Bestiary Dragon art

The Dragonbane Bestiary and Standee Set are now available for pre-order in the Free League webstore. Pre-orders will give immediate access to the complete PDF of the Bestiary ahead of the release in Q1 2024.

Dragonbane Bestiary Calydon spread

In addition, Free League announced a hardback version of the Dragonbane Rulebook – also in a standard edition and a premium Collector´s Edition, with a faux leather cover and gold foil print. The contents of the separate Rulebook is the same as in the softcover rulebook in the boxed Dragonbane Core Set, but has an added introductory adventure – The Castle of the Robber Knight. Just like the Bestiary, the Rulebook is now available for pre-order in the Free League webshop, with immediate PDF access.

Images via Free League Publishing

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  • Dan Arndt

    Fiction writer, board game fanatic, DM. Has an MFA and isn't quite sure what to do now. If you have a dog, I'd very much like to pet it. Operating out of Indianapolis.

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