Blackdirge Publishing and Jesse Mohn are pleased to announce the re-release and continuance of the Animal Archives series. The new releases include completely updated and revised stat blocks, a new and easy to use layout, and many pages of new material.
The Animal Archives series takes real world animal from past and present and presents them with full stats, an accurate illustration, notes on combat and tactics, useful information for players, and even a bit about the animal in the real world. The first product in the series, Prehistoric Animals I, highlights prehistoric animals found primarily in North America.
Animal Archives: Prehistoric Animals I contains 23 pages of new d20 material, which includes:
- Aepycamelus – the giant camel of the Miocene.
- Amebelodon – the shovel-tusked relative of the elephant from the Miocene and Pliocene.
- Hollowtusk – a skeletal amebelodon that guards an ancient bone bed.
- Arctodus – the giant short-faced bear of the Pleistocene.
- Primordial Guardian – an advanced celestial arctodus tasked with guarding the forests of the upper planes.
- Brontotherium – the massive rhino-like herbivore from the Eocene.
- Thunderhorn – A massive elder brontotherium protecting a huge swath of primeval forest.
- Dinohyus – the infamous “terrible pig” of the Miocene.
- Dunkleosteus – the gigantic armored fish of the Devonian.
- Abyssal Leviathan - a massive demon-tainted dunkleosteus that is the undisputed master of the Abyssal seas.
- Hyaenodon – the powerful wolf-like predators of the Paleocene and Oligocene.
- Old Gnawfang – an awakened hyaenodon with an evil disposition and a hunger for the flesh of sentient creatures.
- Presbyornis – an early waterfowl from the Eocene.
- Ptilodus – a tiny squirrel-like animal from the Paleocene.
- Expanded information for players, including information on animal companions, familiars, and mounts.
- A summon nature’s ally and summon monster appendix, complete with stat blocks for fiendish and celestial version of many animals.
- Real world information on each animal.
- Fantastic illustrations by Jesse Mohn.
Be sure to look for future volumes in the Animal Archives series, which will include some of the most bizarre and dangerous animals ever to walk the earth. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store:
Animal Archives: Prehistoric Animals II will feature some of the most fearsome predators in the history of the earth, such as:
- Pterygotus – a giant sea scorpion, and one of the largest arthropods of all time.
- Andrewsarchus – the largest terrestrial mammalian carnivore known to science.
- Liopleurodon – a massive pliosaur that contends for the title of biggest carnivore ever.
- Euchambersia – a mammal-like reptile with a poisonous bite.
- Sarcosuchus – an enormous crocodile the length of a city bus.
- Megalania – the giant monitor lizard of ancient Australia.
- And many more dangerous and fascinating beasts for your d20 game.
- Microraptor – one of the smallest of the raptors.
- Velociraptor – the real one, not the Jurassic Park version.
- Pyroraptor – a bird-like, midsize raptor.
- Troodon – a close relation of the raptors, and considered the smartest of all dinosaurs.
- Utahraptor – the king of the raptors, and so far the largest discovered.
- Dracoraptor – a fantasy version of the raptor.