Collectanea Creaturae - Monsters & Magic Creature Collection

A project in Tallahassee, FL by Travis Casey / Ebon Gryphon Games

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Monsters & Magic gives old-school fun with new-school flair - but it doesn't give many monsters to pick from. We aim to fill that gap!
Backers: 189
Average Pledge Per Backer: $22

Funded: $4,247 of $800
Dates: Dec 2nd -> Jan 18th (47 days)
Project By: Travis Casey / Ebon Gryphon Games
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Latest News

The Final Countdown: Great Wyrm Dragon

January 18th - via:
For our final preview before this wraps up, we have a great wyrm dragon - Kalirad Earthburner, from Travis' setting of Tathir.  We've also given you the section header for the Dragons section, all in the preview countdown document. This will be our... (Read More)

Preview Countdown, Day 9: Ankylosaur - and closing in on the end!

January 17th - via:
For today's preview, we have a dinosaur for you - the ankylosaur, or, as we've dubbed it for our fantasy version, the dragon tortoise.  It's now in the preview document! Yesterday was our second most successful day in the Kickstarter, with over $500... (Read More)

Countdown Previews, Day 8: Ghost - and a note about Aperita Arcana

January 16th - via:
Today, we have one of our ghosts to show you - the Spirit of Vengeance.  We've also included the section header for ghosts.  It's in the preview document. We've had a couple of people asking questions about Aperita Arcana which made us realize we... (Read More)

Aperita Arcana - preliminary Table of Contents

January 15th - via:
So, you can see the preliminary table of contents for Aperita Arcana now!  These are things we know are going in the book - we have a few other ideas for things to put in, but we didn't include those, because they aren't definite. Since our Fate... (Read More)

Countdown Previews, Day 7: the Mimic

January 15th - via:
Today, we've added our Mimic to the countdown preview document.  Later today, we should have a preview of the table of contents for Aperita Arcana to show you.  Remember, if we make it to $3500, we'll also be doing a version of AA for Fate Core -... (Read More)

Countdown previews, Day 6: Tanuki!

January 14th - via:
For today's addition to the preview, we have the magical raccoon-dogs of Japanese and Chinese myth, the tanuki!  In addition to the creature version, we also have a tanuki PC race in Collectanea Creaturae, for those who might want to play one of... (Read More)

More more more creatures....

January 13th - via:
Because Julian and I both have the trait or aspect Doesn't Know When to Quit, and one of our reviewers pointed out that there's not a whole lot of options in the way of 1st-level creatures, we've decided to add a few more.  The ones we've created so... (Read More)

Countdown Previews, Day 5: Ghoul

January 13th - via:
Today, we have for you the ghoul - an adaptation of the classic xD&D monster, bringing in elements of the Arabic ghul legends and of Lovecraft's ghouls.  As a bonus, we also have an example of one of our sub-entries, adapting the ghoul to be a... (Read More)

Countdown Previews, Day 4: Banshee

January 12th - via:
Today, we have the Banshee for our preview!  You'll find it (her?) in the same document as the others.  Keep the votes coming for what you'd like to see as we head towards the end of our Kickstarter on Saturday!  (Read More)

Countdown Previews, Day 3: Aether Elemental

January 11th - via:
Today, we have the aether elemental for our preview!  It's still in the same doc, but we've also turned on comments on the doc, so feel free to leave us notes in the doc itself!  And don't forget to vote in the comments here on what you'd like to... (Read More)

Previews, Day 2: Lich

January 10th - via:
For today's preview, we have the Lich, a classic old-school monster.  Those of you who have checked out the early release PDF have seen the M&M version, but this is updated somewhat from that, and the Fate Core version is in here as well!   The... (Read More)

Preview Countdown, Day 1: Cyclops

January 9th - via:
So, the cyclops got the most votes on our first day of the final countdown!  Since many people posted more than one vote, we decided to simply count how many people mentioned a monster as one they wanted to see.  We'll keep using that as our method... (Read More)

Tell Us What You Want to See!

January 8th - via:
So, we've updated the list of creatures in the book.  The new entries are highlighted in there -  142 total entries, 47 new since the preview edition! It was mentioned yesterday that people might want to see more creatures, particularly the Fate... (Read More)

On to Fate Core!

January 7th - via:
We have finished with all our stretch goal monsters and the monsters and races requested by our $75 and $125 backers so far, giving us 140 creature entries, 7 PC races, and 22 types of animal companions/familiars in the M&M version of Collectanea... (Read More)

Another art sample

January 1st - via:
Here's another bit of our art for you to look like - this one a female centaur illustration, from our own Travis Casey!  (Read More)

More Monsters, New Draft!

December 24th - via:
Our paper copies of the first draft were getting a bit out of date, between adding more monsters and the corrections and other additions we'd made, so we had a couple of copies of the current draft printed - including the art we have so far.  Since... (Read More)

Update #9 - Art is coming in, and writing is happening!

December 17th - via:
We've now received art from another of our artists, and have written up our first round of non-sample art orders and sent them out!  We haven't paid for any of that art yet, so we can't show it to you, but we've started integrating the art we have... (Read More)

A Little Bit About Our Class & Race Book

December 12th - via:
Right now, we're just over $100 from reaching our next stretch goal - which is creating a class and race book for Monsters & Magic!  $500 after that, it expands to include spells and magic items, and another $500 later, we create a Fate Core... (Read More)


December 10th - via:
We've been working on some add-ons that you can get by increasing your pledge, and here they are! Signed Copies! - $5 For an extra $5, Julian and Travis will both sign a book to you! Let us know what you want us to say, if you want us to say anything... (Read More)

Early release draft is up!

December 6th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Monster List

December 6th - via:
While we're working on getting the known edits to the current no-art version of the monster book made, we've put up a list of all the monsters that are in it.  Take a look!  This is especially important for those of you backing at the $75 and $125... (Read More)

Public Samplers!

December 5th - via:
Over the last several months, while we've been working on Collectanea Creaturae, we've posted examples of the monsters we've been creating to the Monsters & Magic G+ group.  We've now combined our previous samplers into one document, and... (Read More)

Rolling right along...

December 4th - via:
Well, we've hit our 3rd stretch goal (a favorite of mine, since it means I get some pocket money!) and are $200 away from adding another 15 monsters to the book as I type this!  Hitting that will bump the book up to 121 monsters - more than in the... (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal Reached!

December 4th - via:
We reached our second stretch goal overnight, so we'll be creating an additional 15 monsters to include in the books! Also, for those pledging at the $100 or $125 levels, Sarah Newton has agreed to allow us to include a PDF copy of the Monsters &... (Read More)

... and we're off!

December 2nd - via:
Wow. We're a bit amazed here - we'd done our best to set realistic, achievable goals, based on what Kickstarter said the average amounts projects got pledged were... and then you guys went and blew that away with a greater outpouring of support than... (Read More)

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