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Scores of awe-inspiring creatures in an amazing presentation

Mystify, frighten, and challenge your PCs with this stunningly illustrated collection that gives you an almost infinite array of encounters. Dozens and dozens of inspiring creatures familiar and new are detailed within these pages, along with oodles of variants and customization options.

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It’s never been easier! A streamlined stat block helps you quickly reference everything you need to run the creature at the table. But delve deeper, and the creature entry is chock full of lore, fascinating details and supporting information, and options. Find a myriad of ways to customize the creature, with different names, alternate special abilities and traits, interesting looks, distinct motivations, companions or pets, lair designs, unique mechanics, and more.

Many of the creatures are presented in special three-page spreads, giving them a unique showcase and putting loads of info at your fingertips. The PDF of the Cypher System Bestiary is paginated in 2-page spreads, to keep the viewing experience consistent as you scroll through the book. But the special spreads are also included at the end of the file in their three-page format.

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Within this bestiary you’ll find:

  • Over 125 distinct creatures, plus dozens of variants—and the tools to create hundreds of interesting alternate versions. Every creature in this book is compatible with every Cypher System campaign.
  • Detailed creature listings with loads of ancillary information that helps you breathe life and color into any encounter. Find names, pets and companions, lairs, alternate traits and abilities, and other inspiring elements.
  • Extended sections for key creatures and topics that put loads of information at your fingertips.
  • A new stat bloc format that makes running Cypher System creatures even easier than ever!

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Chris J April 30, 2024 1:22 pm UTC
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This is a fantastic book, and the approach to the creatures / mobs is detailed and very well done. It's more than just a catalog of stat blocks, with extra tables and suggestions on how to use the mobs.

The PDF has some weirdness, however -- after page 198, there are nine 3-page spreads that duplicate actual pages on the interior of the book.
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Charles R April 30, 2024 3:36 pm UTC
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Hi, Chris. The print version of this book has a number of fold-out pages that give you three-page spreads dedicated to a single topic. For the PDF, we included those pages twice--first in conventional, two-page format, so the pagination flow isn't messed up when you view the PDF in standard two-page-spread mode, and then again at the end of the file in their three-page spread view.
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Chris J May 09, 2024 1:39 pm UTC
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Thanks, Charles, that explanation makes sense!
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Ralph T April 24, 2024 3:19 am UTC
Would you please provide a preview here on this site?
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Charles R April 24, 2024 7:26 pm UTC
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Right here: https://preview.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/471010/cypher-system-bestiary-free-preview
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Ralph T April 25, 2024 1:47 am UTC
I don't think you are understanding what is meant we asking for a preview on this site. I don't want to download a copy of the game in a short form. I would like to be able to press the preview button that is located below the image file when a preview copy is provided.
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Ralf G April 19, 2024 5:16 pm UTC
Can you show an example of the statblock format?
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Charles R April 19, 2024 6:07 pm UTC
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You can find several here!

https://preview.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/471010/cypher-system-bestiary-free-preview
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