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The Monster Overhaul

A project in Orlando, FL by David Shugars

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A massive Role Playing Game bestiary designed for at-table utility.
Backers: 2529
Average Pledge Per Backer: $64

Funded: $162,433 of $20,000
Dates: Sep 12th -> Oct 12th (30 days)
Project By: David Shugars
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Latest News

24 Hours Remain! Tell Everyone!

October 11th - via:
Hi folks, It's down to the wire! We've hit the Index of Monster Utility Art stretch goal (included in all books) and we're very close to the Omniversal Hydroid Pamphlet Add-On (included only in tiers that get physical add-ons).  This is it. The... (Read More)

4 Days Left! Generic Cosmology Art Completed

October 8th - via:
Hi folks, With 4 days left, we're very close to the upgraded Index of Monster Utility art stretch goal. For seasonal purpose, here's a table from the Nightmare Beast entry. I tried to catch the fluid and incongruous nature of nightmares, with their... (Read More)

7 Days Remain

October 5th - via:
Just one week left! How time flies. Here's another draft monster. The Pyromancer is one of several "compressed caster" type monsters, designed to help the GM without sending them flipping through pages of spells in the middle of a game. I think the... (Read More)

500% Funded!

September 30th - via:
Spectacular! We've crossed $100k, so that means a die-cut Owlbear sticker will be added to all tiers that get physical add-ons. Art by Iguanamouth With this campaign, as with Magical Industrial Revolution, stretch goals aren't a method I'm using to... (Read More)

15 Days To Go

September 26th - via:
Hi folks, We're halfway through the campaign and just short of $100k. Amazing! Not much to report at the moment, so I thought I'd show off a few more pages. Here's the Tortoise Tsar, a curious monster that appears in the Winter chapter.  Art by Erin... (Read More)

Bundle Tiers Announcement

September 23rd - via:
Hi folks, I'm pleased to announce two new tiers. The Hydra tier (5 books) and the Beast of Creation tier (5 books + 5 physical stretch goal packages) should allow backers to save some money on shipping. The shipping values for those tiers are: USA:... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals

September 20th - via:
With the campaign doing so well, it's time for new stretch goals. Lamassu - Lucas Roussel $90k: Book Ribbon While this should be the sort of thing any printer can handle, supply chain issues are supply chain issues. This ribbon will be added to all... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 6: Stickers!

September 19th - via:
One week in and we're 400% funded! Amazing! Stay tuned for more stretch goal announcements soon! Dai Shugars is hard at work on the sticker sheets, doing all sorts of fancy things with layers and vectors to make sure they are perfect. Here's are some... (Read More)

Ancient Dragon News

September 15th - via:
I didn't expect the Ancient Dragon tier to fill up within 2 days. In fact, I didn't expect it to fill up at all! My philosophy is that I should try and make the book as good as possible for all everyone (limited by time, money, and competence, of... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 5: The Scope of Creation

September 14th - via:
We've crossed $60k! 2 days in and we're already more than halfway though the current list of stretch goals. Luka Rejec will now get to illustrate the entire universe. Good luck Luka! The Generic Cosmology Generator is an interesting tool. It can be... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 4: Reaching New Heights

September 13th - via:
We've crossed $50k, and that means Lucas Roussel will get to make a height chart for the book. Lucas has some experience with this sort of thing. I think a height chart showing various creatures will be handy. In particular, I've always had trouble... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 3: The Eye Tyrant Art Card - 200% funded!

September 13th - via:
This campaign is off to a great start. 200% funded in under 24 hours?  It's hard to pick a favorite illustration, but Robin Carpenter's illustration for the "A Wizard Did It" chapter cover is a strong contender. It makes me smile every time I see... (Read More)

Stretch Goals 1 and 2 (The Generic World Map)

September 12th - via:
Two stretch goals down already! Amazing! That nice thick paper will help make the Monster Overhaul a proper tome. The Generic World Map is a tongue-in-cheek homage to fantasy maps. It’s part of a rich tradition. While it is a bit silly, it can also... (Read More)

100% Funded! Wow!

September 12th - via:
Well that was quick! 2 hours, pretty much down to the minute. Thank you all so much! I’m delighted and pleasantly baffled. This campaign is off to a tremendous start.    If you have any feedback, suggestions, or questions, let us know.   Sea... (Read More)

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