The Book of Extinction

A project in St. Louis, MO by Mage Hand Press

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A Bestiary of Extinct Animals for DnD 5th Edition
Backers: 2309
Average Pledge Per Backer: $84

Funded: $194,795 of $20,000
Dates: Mar 21st -> Apr 21st (31 days)
Project By: Mage Hand Press
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Latest News

Campaign complete! Thank you!

April 21st - via:
You did it! Over 2,300 heroes helped make this once-in-a-generation project a reality. There’s now a 5th edition toolkit for reckoning with the most pressing ecological issues of our time, and you made it happen! Book of Extinction is a tool to... (Read More)

180K: Terror Bird!

April 20th - via:
With less than 9 hours to go, you unlocked yet another stretch goal, the Terror Bird!  Titanis walleri is an extinct giant flightless bird that inhabited North America until the early Pleistocene. Standing 6 feet tall and weighing in at 300 lbs. of... (Read More)

Less than 30 hours left!

April 19th - via:
It’s the home stretch! With less than 30 hours to go, we’ve reached 170K and unlocked the northern white rhinoceros, perhaps the most iconic endangered species of modern time. Northern White Rhinoceros Throughout early development, we ummed and... (Read More)

150K: Previews, Underfolk, and Bramble Cay Melomys!

April 17th - via:
We’ve hit another massive milestone: 150K! And with that, we’ve unlocked two new stretch goals. Plus, we have some awesome previews to show you! Stretch Goal: Underfolk The “endling” races have really resonated with backers, so we’ve added... (Read More)

Nations and Cannons!

April 12th - via:
Once per Kickstarter campaign, I like to dedicate an entire update to highlighting another project that I think deserves your attention as a sort of baton pass. If you like what we’re making here with a blend of history and D&D, you should... (Read More)

130K: Megalodon!

April 10th - via:
As we close in on the home stretch, I'm thrilled to announce that we've unlocked the megalodon for the Prehistoric Megafauna chapter! The megalodon was like a regular shark but absolutely massive. Size estimates differ pretty wildly, but the... (Read More)

120K: Marsupial Lion!

April 5th - via:
Woo-hoo! 120K! You've unlocked a new stretch goal, and we've unveiled a few more on the Kickstarter page, including a new race. Marsupial lions were the largest predator in Australia during the Pleistocene, and packed a lot of power for their size.... (Read More)

110K: Gigantopithecus!

April 2nd - via:
As the mid campaign period marches on, I'm pleased to announce that we've hit 110K and unlocked Gigantopithecus, a very large ape! From a layman's perspective, an extremely big ape is always a spectacle. From a scientific perspective, however, it's... (Read More)

100K: New Stretch Goals!

March 30th - via:
I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve reached 100K! Thank you for helping us reach this remarkable milestone. You’ve unlocked the Bubal hartebeest! The Bubal hartebeest is an extinct type of antelope that ranged from the north edge of the Sahara... (Read More)

90K: Pink-Headed Duck!

March 28th - via:
Brief update to celebrate that we've broken 1,000 backers and you've unlocked the pink-headed duck! This unique, elusive waterfowl was native to India and Bangladesh, and hasn't been conclusively seen since the 1950s. Despite this, multiple... (Read More)

80K! Tiny Hippos and the Kilopilopitsofy

March 26th - via:
At 80K, we've unlocked a phenomenal entry to the bestiary: the Malagasy hippopotamus! There were at least three species of hippopotamus native to Madagascar, all of which were itty-bitty, relative to hippos elsewhere in the world. The largest... (Read More)

70K: Oxventure Live Show!

March 24th - via:
Another stretch goal and another exciting announcement! First and foremost, we’ve sponsored the phenomenal Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra spin-off series Oxventure! If you’re at PAX East, you can see their live show for their Extinction campaign,... (Read More)

60K: Center for Biodiversity Webinar Tonight!

March 23rd - via:
Webinar with the Center for Biodiversity This project wouldn’t be possible without the time and expertise generously provided by the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the most impactful conservation organizations of our time. The center is... (Read More)

50K: Two More Stretch Goals!

March 23rd - via:
We're rocketing through our stretch goals!  The first stretch goal you unlocked was a new monster added to the bestiary: the Eastern Cougar. This is a subspecies of cougars once common in the eastern half of the United States, and was declared... (Read More)

40k: Two new stretch goals unlocked!

March 22nd - via:
We’re so excited to announce that you unlocked two more stretch goals! We unlocked a brand new extinct animal to add to the book: the Tarpan, the wild horse of Europe. We anticipate that this animal will share strong similarities with the Aurochs,... (Read More)

This D&D monster manual wants to help save real-life animals from extinction

March 22nd - via:
The Book of Extinction is a bestiary for Fifth Edition - similar to D&D’s iconic Monster Manual - that includes more than 100 real-life animals made extinct via anthropogenic extinction. Included among the animals are familiar extinct creatures such as the sabre-toothed tiger and dodo, as well as perhaps lesser-known fauna wiped out by humanity’s actions, such as the great auk and North American passenger pigeon. (Read More)

30K: Two stretch goals unlocked!

March 21st - via:
I'm pleased to report that you've already unlocked two big stretch goals! The first is a massive table of adventure hooks for your next campaign. With this appendix, you'll have 50 ready-made adventure ideas for the Book of Extinction's many... (Read More)

Fully Funded in 5 Hours!

March 21st - via:
We’re thrilled to announce that the Book of Extinction was funded in less than 5 hours! We can officially bring these amazing and often forgotten extinct animals to life at your tabletop. But we’re just getting started! We have a slew of stretch... (Read More)

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