Alicorn, Alphyn, Amphisbaena, Ancient Folklore, Bagwyn, Baricos, Bestiary, Bonacon, Boreyne, Calandrius, Calopus, Calygreyhound, Carestes, Caretyne, Castles & Crusades Monsters, Christian Folklore, dragon, Fire-breathing Dragon, Folklore, Gulon, Hercinia, Hrycus, Keythong, Lake Serpent, Leucrota, Lindworm, Lympago, Mantiger, Medieval Folklore, Melusine, Mermecolion, Monocerus, Muscaliet, Musimon, OGL, Onocentaur, Opinicus, Panthera, Parandrus, Pard, Salamander Wool, Satyral, Scitalis, Serra, Theow, Unicorn, Wooly Salamander, Yena, Yppotryll
Today I’ve posted the PDF of “A Book of Wondrous Beasts”, a collection of over 40 actual creatures from medieval and ancient legends, heraldry, and bestiaries. Most of these creatures have been previously posted on the Troll Lord Games Forums, but now I’ve collected them together for easy download. The creatures are written for use in Troll Lord Games’ Castles and Crusades system, but should be easily convertible for use in retro-clone or classic fantasy role playing games. I’ve tried to be as faithful as possible to the original source material in defining these beasts, although in some places I’ve embellished in ways that I felt were implicit in the nature of the creature. There may well be some surprises in store for those who know these creatures only in the forms that have become common in fantasy games over the past few decades.
Enjoy the challenge!