Imperial Zoo - Oh what a bestiary!

TheSword

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Cubicle 7 have just released a great bestiary for WFRP 4e. 60 unique creatures along with some new creature traits.

I particularly like how they have included generic creatures and next to them included unique, more powerful version, with new rules and souped up abilities.

My personal favourite is an appendix with rules for chopping pieces of monster and selling them. With four stages of ripeness! Fresh… gamey…preserved and rotten. It’s a great little addition to a really fun book.

The chapters are presented as three expeditions, each detailing the monsters they come across with lots of world description and adventure ideas folded into the descriptions.

This is a truly great warhammer bestiary, but I think D&D could do some equally good stuff. It is choc full of conversion potential either way. Check it out in the link if you’re interested.
 

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Crusadius

Adventurer
My initial impression - a little disappointed the format of the book is different from the rest of 4E. I've grown fond of the grey background and the bronze/brown background of The Imperial Zoo makes it feel like it's not a WFRP 4E book to me.
 

Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
Looks pretty cool. For those who have it, how much greater "world-building" info is there? I see in the description that it ranges from Karak Kadrin to Miragliano in Tilea.

Reason I ask, is most of the material I've seen published so far seems very constrained to The Empire, so I'm curious how far-aflung they explore in this one.
 

TheSword

Legend
Looks pretty cool. For those who have it, how much greater "world-building" info is there? I see in the description that it ranges from Karak Kadrin to Miragliano in Tilea.

Reason I ask, is most of the material I've seen published so far seems very constrained to The Empire, so I'm curious how far-aflung they explore in this one.
The first expedition is to Talebheim and the Middle Mountains. The second from the West Reik into Bretonnia. The third to Tilea. So yes.

However the book is pretty Monster focused. So you’ll only get regional world building in the context of their monsters (which is still very good.

incidentally there are also 3 varieties of Lustrian Dinosaur, and sever sea creatures.
 

Retreater

Legend
It looks interesting, and I've enjoyed collecting a lot of the Cubicle 7 books so far. But it sort of feels like the Cthulhu bestiary - you can't fight any of them anyway, so why does it matter when you're just going to die?
 

Crusadius

Adventurer
Hmmm. There are a number of beasties with no rating in Grim. I assume that means the rating is 1.

It was confusing reading the description of the trait Grim mentioning a Rating when the first creature with Grim had no rating. Only when I read Caledair, The Scythe of Fire who has Grim 3 did I realize what the description of Grim meant.
 

Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
The first expedition is to Talebheim and the Middle Mountains. The second from the West Reik into Bretonnia. The third to Tilea. So yes.

However the book is pretty Monster focused. So you’ll only get regional world building in the context of their monsters (which is still very good.

incidentally there are also 3 varieties of Lustrian Dinosaur, and sever sea creatures.

Well, that's still pretty interesting. I may check this out, though I'm not sure it will be super helpful for my Enemy Within campaign just yet.
 

Crusadius

Adventurer
It looks interesting, and I've enjoyed collecting a lot of the Cubicle 7 books so far. But it sort of feels like the Cthulhu bestiary - you can't fight any of them anyway, so why does it matter when you're just going to die?
I assume the weakness of Caledair, the Scythe of Fire is laughter because a creature with such a name would only end up dying of embarrassment when confronted by PCs.
 
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TheSword

Legend
Hmmm. There are a number of beasties with no rating in Grim. I assume that means the rating is 1.

It was confusing reading the description of the trait Grim mentioning a Rating when the first creature with Grim had no rating. Only when I read Caledair, The Scythe of Fire who has Grim 3 did I realize what the description of Grim meant.
I’m pretty sure that the case with most creature traits. If there’s just one level, there’s no number.

One level of grim is still pretty scary though.
 

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