The 13th Age Bestiary

13a_Bestiary_300Ennies 2015_250 The Bestiary is out now! Order the full-colour hardback in the store and get the PDF for free. Or order the standalone PDF now!

The Bestiary has already been described as “an A+++ product” and “my new all-time favourite monster book” and “everything I want in a monster manual“.

The 13th Age Bestiary introduces all-new creatures for the 13th Age roleplaying game, plus surprising takes on some of your favorite monsters. It includes the fun and flexible mechanics you expect from 13th Age – and it makes every monster an adventure in its own right, with story hooks, icon relationships, customisable campaign elements and more advice on building exciting battles.

In this 240-page book are:

  • The macabre lich aristocrats of the Undying Peerage
  • The shadow dragon, which baits greedy adventurers with cursed treasure
  • The twygzogs, a genuinely weird new player character race of fungaloids
  • The intellect devourer, which can slip undetected into the party after eating someone’s brain … and be transformed by the experience to join the side of the heroes

Download ASH LAW’s take on orcs for the 13th Age Bestiary in a glorious laid-out PDF.

The 13th Age Bestiary is invaluable for 13th Age GMs. For customers who haven’t yet discovered 13th Age but love monsters and unique, exciting battles, the innovative monster mechanics and storytelling hooks are a great showcase for the strengths of the core game.


Bestiary_adopt-a-monster-2014Here is a list of the monsters and variations:

Basilisk, swarm of bats, dire bat, bat cavalry, goblin bat mage, thunder bat, wraith bat, catacomb dragon, gorge dragon, void dragon, empyrean dragon, blue sorcerer, bugbear scout, bugbear schemer, barbarous bugbear, green bulette, lumberland dirt-fisher, ravenous bumoorah, deep bulette, cambion dirk, cambion sickle, cambion katar, cambionhellblade, centaur lancer, centaur raider, centaur ranger, centaur champion, chaos glorp, chaos beast, chaos brute, chaos behemoth, iconic chimera, chuulish slave, chuul, chuulish swarm, massive mutant chuul, couatl, elder couatl, drow spider-mage, weaver swarm, drow soldier, drow sword maiden, spider mount, apocritarantula, drow darkbolt, drow cavalry, drow spider-sorceress, corpse dybbuk, parasitic dybbuk, ethereal dybbuk, Warp Beast, Umluppuk, Hagunemnon, ettercap acolyte, ettercap hunter, ettercap supplicant, ettercap warrior, ettercap keeper, jotun auroch, ice zombie, winter beast, bergship raider, ice sorceress, frost giant adventurer, aerial spore, sporrior, fungaloid drudge, braincap, elder spore, fungaloid monarch, fungaloid empress, gelatinous tetrahedron, gelatinous cube, gelatinous octahedron, gelatinous dodecahedron, djinn, efreet, gravemeat, ghoul pusbuster, ghoul fleshwripper, ghoul licklash, ghast, bronze golem, marble golem, Hag, watch skull, slime skull, jest bones, screaming skull, flaming skull, black skull, skull of the beast, hellwasp, hook scuttler, swarming maw, boombug, intellect devourer, intellect assassin, spinneret doxy, woven, binding bride, kobold grand wizard, kobold skyclaw, kobold engineer, kobold dog rider, kobold bravescale, kobold dungeon-shaman, kobold shadow-warrior, kobold dragon-soul, lammasu warrior, fallen lammasu, lammasu wizard, lammasu priest, lich baroness, lich count, lich prince, manticore bard, mantikumhar, coursing manticore, swaysong naga, sparkscale naga, manafang naga, elder swaysong naga, elder sparkscale naga, elder manafang naga, ogre penitent, ogre crusader, ogre berserker, demonic ogre, ogre champion, ogre minion, ogre mage knight, Ogre lightning mage, prismatic ogre mage, Pit-spawn orc, orc archer, cave orc, orc tusker, orc battle screamer, death-plague orc, claw flower, pixie pod, poddling, purple worm, purple larvae, parasitic lightning beetle, ancient purple worm, volcano dragon, hoardsong dragon, hoard spirit, greathoard elder, flamewreathed dragon, smoke minions, splotchcap, redcap, crimsoncap, crustycap, squib swarm, barbellite, frost-wurm, adult remorhaz, remorhaz queen, rust monster, rust monster obliterator, sahuagin raider, razor shark, sahuagin glow priest, Iron Sea shark, sahuagin mutant, shadow dragon, shadow thief, stirge, stirgelings, archer stirge, cobbler stirge, tarrasque, avenging orb, destroying sword, enduring shield, feral warbanner, human rabble, Crusader warbanner, Orc Lord warbanner, Lich King warbanner, ravenous cannibal, wendigo spirit, elder wendigo, Whispering Prophet, white dragon hatchling, cenotaph dragon, mausoleum dragon, blizzard dragon, moon dragon, wibble, dawn zorigami, apex zorigami and dusk zorigami.

Lead Designer and Developer: Rob Heinsoo

Developer: Kenneth Hite, Cal Moore

Art Direction: Rob Heinsoo, Kenneth Hite

Interior Art: Rich Longmore

Monster Tiles: Lee Moyer

Editor: Cal Moore

Authors: Ryven Cedrylle, Rob Heinsoo, Kenneth Hite, Kevin Kulp, ASH LAW, Cal Moore, Steve Townshend, Rob Watkins, Rob Wieland

Price: $39.95 / £24.95 – 240 page casebound full colour


29 Responses to “The 13th Age Bestiary”

  1. David Ellis says:

    13th sounds interesting. Looking forward to kicking its tires.

  2. Alan says:

    Any time scale for the Bestiary?

  3. ASH LAW says:


  4. Bruce Gray says:


    Just took a look at the “Redcap” and I think I like this game even more than I did before, and the FLGS hasn’t even got my copy of the core rulebook to me yet!

  5. BigDamnHero says:

    Will the Bestiary include hard-and-fast rules for creating my own monsters?

  6. Antonio Eleuteri says:

    I see no metallic dragons in the list; any plans to add them?

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  11. Bruce Gray says:

    Hey – where is the “Koru Behemoth” that migrates in such a huge pattern on the world?

    • Just Here says:

      I think trying to fight a koru behemoth would be like trying to fight a volcano or something like that. Just don’t even try.

  12. Adam Connor says:

    Any word on when this will be in print?

  13. shadowcentaur says:

    Preordered it and I’m loving what I’m seeing. There’s so much richness and detail. The fact that there’s so much lore and adventure hooks for each monster is so refreshing.

  14. Kevin Seachrist says:

    Does preordering the Bestiary include the final version PDF? Frankly I want that more that the hardcover. Also, will we have beta access to all the 13 true way classes? I normally order manuals in pdf only format to save some money, but this really has me tempted.

  15. Ed says:

    Loved this product! Wrote my review of it here-

  16. Bruce Gray says:


    I see the 13th Age Bestiary on sale at Paizo’s website!

    Does that mean we can finally get a hardcopy?


  17. Bruce says:

    Yay! Got my copy on Sun – and am reading it to death now. Doesn’t seem like as many monsters as I expected, but the variations make for interesting campaign fodder. I assume there will be a follow-up eventually….

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  23. Dexter says:

    13th Age monsters are always detailed in such interesting, fully fledged ways that make them more than just stat blocks. 13th age and its monster descriptions were way ahead of the Volo’s Guide to Monsters style of monster descriptions and are worth picking up for any fantasy GM.

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