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RPGC - Bestiary I, full cover by Cloister RPGC - Bestiary I, full cover by Cloister
I'm happy to announce that RPG-Creatures is now available as a book, well as an eBook anyway.

Right now, let's look at what the 145 pages 'RPG-Creatures - Bestiary I' as PDF has to offer:

* 9 book exclusive creatures, which I will never post anywhere online, plus the initial 45 from the blog, for a total of 54 original creatures.
* 54 full-page color illustrations of the creatures
* A thumbnailed interactive 'Table of Contents', linked directly to the creature images and descriptions, and quick access to the TOC from most pages of the book.
* An alphabetical index of the creatures.
* A two-page text of introduction
* A two-page guide to the stats
* A well balanced lay-out and design (for a much improved presentation)
* A fine piece of cover art
* Three additional interior color illustrations, and one piece of b&w collage of creatures (sketches) that never made it to the bestiary.
* A hundred tiny and sometimes big corrections of language, grammar, and spelling (which now is fully American spelling btw, since that's where the biggest audience is...so far.)
* Many small improvements to, and corrections of, the stats of some creatures.

It is available right now for $9.50 at RPGNow, where you can also check out a full-size preview. [link]

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That's it. If you want more - get the book! Otherwise, keep watching the blog. : )

Or visit the RPG Creatures facebook page [link], which is now active. I often feel like sharing minor things that don't deserve a full entry in the bestiary, and from now on the facebook page will be the main place for such buzz. I also intend to discuss the artistical aspects of creature design in further detail there. Hopefully it will allow interactivity on a more personal level, seeing how the the Blogger comment tool is such a... not perfect. The RPG Creatures blog [link] will still be the only place online with full creature presentations.

(If you have an active blog or any web-page with a good audience, and wish to make a review, you may contact me for a free reviewer's copy of the eBook.)

Now where is that release-party?

(The image above is the full cover illustration made for the book)
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:iconhaburba:
Haburba Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ok.. i am very happy because i found an artist like you, keep going :)
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:iconmenteeterea:
MenteEterea Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic work...
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:icondbrv6:
DBRv6 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
well done
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:iconpleasingordisturbing:
Mages FTW! xD Great work. :)
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:iconevolvana:
Evolvana Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
It is featured here :) [link]
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Love that creature! Evocative of many fantastic beasts, yet new and frightening in its own right.
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:iconlazytroll:
Lazytroll Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you know what? I'll charge money on my Paypal for that!!!!
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:iconthemedusa:
themedusa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors a lot for some reason. And I really love how this has such a classic look :)
Awesome work!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, themedusa! I like your comment!
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:iconevoluzione:
evoluzione Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... nice cover!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconm3rcaptan:
M3rcaptan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconm3rcaptan:
M3rcaptan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!
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:iconmanweri:
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, I really love the design of that creature; it looks both beautiful and frightening at the same time. The whole illustration is great overall :) Keep it up!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Tack för det, Manweri! Kul att höra!
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
An epic and gorgeous scene ! :clap:
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it, frenchfox!
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:iconlord-sethran:
Lord-Sethran Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is so awesome! :la:
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Lord-Sethran!
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:iconlaleann:
LaleAnn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Eylull!
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:iconlaleann:
LaleAnn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I'm really deeply happy for you, that you managed to set this up.
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, MasterStryke! It feels great having a book out. Now I only have to make people hear about it. :)
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
:) not too difficult
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think it is. A couple of thousand is easy to reach, but if you want a larger audience it is certainly difficult. Not more than a 2-3 individuals out of thousand people will normally buy a product, so you have to reach a huge audience if you are to sell serious amounts of anything. RPG books are not exactly mainstream, expecially not eBooks. One just have to look at oneself to understand this. We both like fanstasy art, right? Did you buy it? Would I?

The content of this book (I think) is great, and would do really well in a comparison among related products (the first customer ratings are five stars!) and the price is very affordable. But is that enough?
If I knew what was inside of it, I would probably pick it up. But only those who do, will know what they get.
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
well yeah you are right, hmm..

If I knew what was inside of it, I would probably pick it up. But only those who do, will know what they get.
I for example hate it to not be able to look into art books so I don't know if it's worth my money.
But on this, it is like.. yeah I see, it's a book full of creatures, I've seen a bunch and they are good -> purchased.
You maybe should try to hold back more creatures, so the purchasing of the book is more advantageous for those who do... (what suddenly came into my mind)

The funny is, that I created a world; races, maps, creatures and everything you can imagine in a fantasy world the last few years but did not visualize most. I never really knew how I'm gonna transform this into something playable, explorable.. in some way real..
Some weeks ago a friend reminded me of how it could be used in P&P..
and now I see your book.. :)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. Holding back more is probably good for sales, but if I had held back a lot on this one, people wouldn't know the product was there in the first place. So I guess, while this one has been for gathering an audience, with the next one I will hold back a lot more. I'm trying to put RPG Creatures on the internet map for those interested in these things. That has been my main concern. Secondly, books might appear from that work.

Now, go visualize your ideas! :)
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Yeah. Well it needs time. How did you manage this? I mean what were you doing or working while slowly progressing with the creature collection?
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I had some freelance gigs. I did some teaching. I relied on Swedish unemployment, my "wife" (not married), and had some missions as a secret agent. That's about it. :)
I see it as a portfolio, really. Everyone has a website, but not everyone has a bestiary. So I decided to do only creatures, and suddenly there were 50 of them.
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
:)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconphthalon:
phthalon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
wow! :D
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, indeed! ;) Thanks!
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:iconphthalon:
phthalon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
No problem :D
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:icontassadar102:
tassadar102 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
This sounds epic. I would so buy the book if I could afford it.

Instead I'll simply offer some inspiring comment about liking this to help keep you going ^_^ (ps: that was the inspiring comment)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very inspiring tassadar102! ;) Thank you!
(You can always tell your friends. That would be a great contribution!)
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:icontassadar102:
tassadar102 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Welcome ^_^
and good idea. I'll do that. (thought most of my friends are as poor as me so I can only promise you a bit of exposure)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I had the impression Canada was tidy country, with a good social well-fare program etc... but you might be surfing the Internets from library in nothing but your card-board set of clothing, so I wish you a financial good luck for the future. ;) (Exposure rocks!)
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:icontassadar102:
tassadar102 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I'm not quite that poor. Lol. I just don't have a lot of disposable income. Thanks, though, I wish the same fore you ^_^
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Shadowleaper Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! :)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Shadowleaper!
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:iconszarysmok:
SzarySmok Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Great work:)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy it!
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:iconszarysmok:
SzarySmok Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
No problem, I like good art:)
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:iconpixime:
pixime Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Scary creature!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It could be! thanks!
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Mongoose9634 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OoooOOoooooo i looooooooooooove it.
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