5e/PF2 New Monster Races, 150+ Monsters, & Monster Training

A project in New York, NY by Roll For Combat

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Play a monster, befriend a monster, battle monsters, or transform into a monster in your 5th Edition or Pathfinder games!
Backers: 1987
Average Pledge Per Backer: $144

Funded: $286,098 of $150,000
Dates: Jul 26th -> Aug 26th (32 days)
Project By: Roll For Combat
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Thanks for an Incredible Kickstarter!

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I didn't know what to think when we started such a weird experimental Kickstarter. It's big. It has some components unlike anything you would expect in a TTRPG Kickstarter, like a card game, plushies, and more. Year of Monsters has an unusual model... (Read More)

Just When You Thought the World Was Safe...

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
The wardens of reality for our multiverse were breathing a sigh of relief. The doomsday countdown was already at 30 minutes. Surely reality was safe from the bleakest timeline where Mark produced an Eldarap... But then, from the vast distant... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Supersized Gremlins

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We managed to unlock supersized gremlins with just a little time to go. This is great because it lets me really have room to explore the differences between the various gremlin heritages and offer more options, rather than having to focus more... (Read More)

Content Warning: Extremely Bad Rap Clip

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
If we're all very lucky, we might not hit the 285k stretch goal, which would force me to sing a horrible Eldarap by popular demand. But unfortunately for everyone in this timeline, I had an eldritch vision from the future in the doomed... (Read More)

Sneak Preview: Battlezoo Ancestries Mimics

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! With just about 8 hours to go, let's look at another sneak preview, this time from mimic society.  What does mimic society even look like? Here's four of the seven paths mimics tend to take! ~Mark Seifter, Roll for Combat Director of... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Mind Element

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to you, we've unlocked the mind element for eldamon! Mental effects have a lot of variety and can be particularly tricky, allowing for a more cerebral playstyle. Just be careful when you're up against a mindless enemy like a zombie or animated... (Read More)

New Eldamon: Squamatch the Fire Iguana!

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! As we close in on 32 hours to go, blazing towards the mind element, let's take a look at a brand new eldamon. Thanks to your support, we're constantly expanding our offerings for all the many products in this Kickstarter, including... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Nymphtouched!

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We're really ramping up into stretch goals for the final two days, and so we've hit nymphtouched quickly after supersized oni! Nymphtouched is an extremely useful versatile heritage due to the numerous ways nymphs can be involved in a character's... (Read More)

Sneak Preview: Battlezoo Ancestries Doppelgangers

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, Mark here! With just three days to go, let's take a look at a sneak preview from Battlezoo Ancestries Doppelgangers, society section. Here's four of the seven groups of doppelganger society! ~Mark Seifter, Roll for Combat Director of... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Supersized Oni!

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks so much for starting the final week with a big splash! We just unlocked supersized oni, and that's going to make Battlezoo Ancestries Oni even more amazing, since it gives me space to add more oni heritages, add more special abilities unique... (Read More)

Eldamon Battles Prototype Example of Play Video

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! We're entering the final week. Thanks so much for backing and supporting our work. As a special treat today, I've recorded a video where Linda Zayas-Palmer and I played a prototype version of the Eldamon Battles card game. Everything is... (Read More)

Excerpt: Battlezoo Ancestries Nymphs Lore

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
For today's update, I'm including some lore written by the Year of Monsters narrator, Aitheria Nyx, about the nymph ancestry! Check it out below: From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx Humankind is one of the most fascinating monsters in the entire world.... (Read More)

Imbuing Properties With Monster Parts: Elemental Weapons

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Today, I wanted to give you a look at what it means to imbue properties using monster parts from Battlezoo Bestiary Strange and Unusual, which will include new elemental weapon properties like water, earth, and air. So let's take a look at how the... (Read More)

Zara's Journal: Arrongtata

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We haven't talked as much about Battlezoo Bestiary Strange and Unusual in the updates yet, so here's a journal entry from our iconic Monster Mage, Zara, about one of the creatures from the book, the spirits known as arrongtata! A swarm of tiny... (Read More)

Download a Sneak Peek: Dungeon Ancestry/ Race

August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Of the 12 ancestries in the Year of Monsters, one of them says "Dungeons Expanded." That's because the original dungeon ancestry is available free online, both from us, and from DriveThruRPG for both 5e and Pathfinder 2e.  How can a dungeon be a... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Reached! Darkness Element

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello darkness my old friend! Darkness as an element isn't just about making it darker and harder to see. It also focuses on shadows and other areas at the edge between light and darkness, with a variety of special powers and flexible abilities. Each... (Read More)

Hear Kickstarter Updates and News (and More) at Roll for Combat Live!

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! Today I'm writing to tell you about Roll for Combat Live, a live stream that features both myself and Roll for Combat Publisher Stephen Glicker (plus a rotating list of other guests from the industry and content creators). The show is... (Read More)

Eldamon Lore: What is the Eld?

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Before the Balance came, when the world was new, the Eld was already there.  What is an element? Some magical scholars limit their imaginations to earth, fire, air, and water, but to the Eld, everything could be an element. Even music, which has... (Read More)

Introducing Centaurs and More Big New Stretch Goals

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! We're more than halfway to the darkness element and halfway through the initial stretch goal rush, so it's time to add a bunch of new stretch goals... including adding centaurs to Year of Monsters! Centaurs are a great example of how our... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: Doppelborn!

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Together, we've unlocked a new stretch goal, the doppelborn versatile heritage! Doppelborn are members of other ancestries who either have distant doppelganger blood in their family tree or otherwise have been influenced by the power of... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Demons Doubled!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Something wicked this way comes! We've overcome our first stretch goal during the stretch goal rush, allowing us to double the length of demons during the final compilation book. That's perfect, since demons have so many special abilities and... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Rush Is On! Pledge for Quicker Stretch Goals

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! If you take a look at the stretch goals again, you'll notice something big: They are now coming fast and furious, with a new one unlocked every 10k instead of 25k. We've entered a stretch goal rush! When the publisher, Stephen Glicker,... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Light Element Unlocked!

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Elements List Thanks to you everyone, we've unlocked a new and exciting eldamon element: light. Light as an element isn't just about illuminating dark areas and blinding and dazzling foes. Bending or projecting light can also lead to all sorts of... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked! Expanded Eldamon Lore Added

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks for helping us surge past the first stretch goal so quickly! Expanded eldamon lore is a huge and important stretch goal because it guarantees that each eldamon will have substantive additional lore, beyond their eldadex entry, to help learn... (Read More)

We Did It!

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of you, we've made it to our goal in the first 48 with time to spare! Thank you for your help in making Eldamon, Year of Monsters, and Battlezoo Bestiary happen. We couldn't have done it without you! But the journey to become eldamon... (Read More)

New Tier Added, Individual Plushie Add-Ons

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
So far, the Kickstarter has been chugging along as we approach the funding goal, we wanted to give everyone some updates. New Eldamon Battles and Hardcover Tier Added In case you aren't on the Roll For Combat Discord already, you should join today as... (Read More)

Pokémon-style TRPG supplement for D&D features over 160 monsters to catch

July 27th - via: dicebreaker.com
In a similar fashion to the popular video game and trading card game franchise Pokémon, Battlezoo Eldamon is a supplement that features a collection of monsters that can be tamed and trained in battle. Featuring over 160 different monsters to collect, Battle Zoo Eldamon is a supplement that allows players to find and befriend creatures in their D&D or Pathfinder campaigns. (Read More)

Pokemon-Like Creatures For RPGS In Battlezoo Eldamon!

July 27th - via: beastsofwar.com
Over on Kickstarter, Roll For Combat has found a way to embed Eldamon, Paizo Publishing's answer to befriending, training and battling alongside a fantasy creature during your journeys. Brining 160 different Eldamon, with the chance to evolve and insert these ancient creatures to any campaign setting. (Read More)

Battlezoo Eldamon RPG Supplements Up On Kickstarter

July 27th - via: tabletopgamingnews.com
Battlezoo Eldamon lets you bring mystic Eldamon into your D&D and Pathfinder games. What are Eldamon? They're mystical creatures that you can befriend, train, battle, and evolve... Sound familiar? (Read More)

Paizo Announces Pokemon Inspired RPG Supplement Battlezoo Eldamon

July 26th - via: techraptor.net
The book goes into detail about 160 unique different eldamon as well as various rules about how they work. These include how you can befriend and convince all of them to join your party, training them and battling other eldamon in friendly competitions, and even how certain eldamon can evolve into more powerful forms. (Read More)

Roll for Combat: Battlezoo Eldamon Monster Training and Year of Monsters rocks into Kickstarter

July 26th - via: geeknative.com
There are over 160 monsters and ten plus distinctive elements in this edition, and perhaps that’s why the project is more than halfway funded on its launch day. The Year of Monsters is a subscription offer bringing 12 new playable monsters for 2023. (Read More)

Roll for Combat Announces World’s First Collectible Tabletop RPG for 5E and Pathfinder

July 26th - via: theboardgamenexus.com
Eldamon are playful ancient creatures, slightly out of phase with reality, and can meld into items, creatures, and locations. Appropriate for all ages and playstyles, Battlezoo Eldamon allows players to befriend over 160 unique eldamon, catalog their unique abilities in their eldadex, battle other players’ eldamon in playful battles, and even evolve their eldamon into more powerful forms. (Read More)

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