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New 5E Epic Books coming in 2020

Rhuarc

Explorer
I kick myself every day about not having stuff done. So many ideas for books, epic t-shirts and all sorts. I'll get my act together eventually.

Really hope so , we will be waiting here :)

I have a great cover artist (wait til you see these new covers) and some fantastic interior artists (some also working on my graphic novel) and some amazing 'graphic-y' (if that's even a word) ideas for 5E epic stuff.

Definitely looking forward to it!

Very cool! I do enjoy 'epic' level 5th. It took a while to grow on me - but I see the merits of it now. Glad you are still able to game with everything going on.

Well, I'm not really playing according to the official rules, those are too limiting and boring for my taste. Had to invent a few of my own subsystems and progression (mix of your D&D 3.5 rules and D&D 4th powers), but it should be fun.

And online gaming makes it possible to continue playing, despite the whole pandemic. Count myself lucky that I live in a time where such options are available!
 

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Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Really hope so , we will be waiting here :)

Thanks for that Rhuarc matey! :)

Definitely looking forward to it!

First epic book has the initials ROTC. :p

Well, I'm not really playing according to the official rules, those are too limiting and boring for my taste. Had to invent a few of my own subsystems and progression (mix of your D&D 3.5 rules and D&D 4th powers), but it should be fun.

5E is fairly easy to re-design for. Simplicity is the key though.

And online gaming makes it possible to continue playing, despite the whole pandemic. Count myself lucky that I live in a time where such options are available!

Stay safe, enjoy yourself buddy and take care. :)
 

Rhuarc

Explorer
First epic book has the initials ROTC. :p

Mh, intriguing.

Return of the C...
Realm of the C....
Rise of the C...

Raging Otyughs Trouble Canada...yep, that must be it!


5E is fairly easy to re-design for. Simplicity is the key though.

True, it provides a nice simple basis to graft onto your own extensions.

Stay safe, enjoy yourself buddy and take care. :)

Wish the same to you, mate! Hope you can stay in contact here more frequently now (barring any other unfortunate events in RL, of course) and keep us up to date with how things progress.
 

Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Hey Rhuarc mate! :)

Mh, intriguing.

Return of the C...
Realm of the C....
Rise of the C...

Raging Otyughs Trouble Canada...yep, that must be it!


;-)

True, it provides a nice simple basis to graft onto your own extensions.

I have some very, very simple rules for 5E Immortals that could be added as an addendum to any book. Obviously they can be infinitely expanded upon but the core of things will probably fit on 4-8 pages.

Wish the same to you, mate! Hope you can stay in contact here more frequently now (barring any other unfortunate events in RL, of course) and keep us up to date with how things progress.

I have noticed that notifications here get sent to my junk mail so I have started checking my junk mail every day just in case.
 

Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Hey all,

out of curiousity, lets say I managed to bang out an Addendum to the Epic Bestiary (either 3.5 or Pathfinder compatible); which monsters or entries would you be most interested in seeing? Low epic? Uber-epic? Dragons? Abominations?

...and I know most will just say "anything, and hurry up about it" but just consider me curious.
 

Alzrius

The EN World kitten
I kind of want to see the higher-order vampire templates, if for no other reason than Alabaster really needed to have one (seriously, the guy has the baseline vampire template, which lets 1 round of sunlight kill him).
 

Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Hey Alzrius mate! :)

I kind of want to see the higher-order vampire templates, if for no other reason than Alabaster really needed to have one (seriously, the guy has the baseline vampire template, which lets 1 round of sunlight kill him).

Looking at my notes an earlier idea was for: Vampire < Nosferatu

At some juncture in the plans the Nosferatu became a planar vampire and sort of its own thing and I developed a bit of a more interesting ecology for the Nosferatu; with the full entry now comprising 9 separate creatures and 2 further closely associated monsters.

...and of course the other types of planar vampires were similarly expanded (because I'm a bit silly like that).

That said, vampires do have an end state...the K _ _ _ _ _ _, ;-)

But one of the weird situations as regards putting together a small (small enough that even I can finish it in a reasonable time-frame) addendum is with a more limited number of entries is that if I, for instance, do a major entry for Umbrals or Nosferatu or almost anything...its about 8-10 monsters. Which is going to completely dominate any such book and thus potentially put off those wanting a bit of variety - hence my question in this thread.

The original Bestiary was probably far too dominated with Angels as it was. Imagine if I cut the size of the book in half and released it as its own product. It would be:

5 Abominations,
Akalich
Akishra
Amidah
7 Angels
Atata
Brood, Syzygy
(I'd have to cut the Cogent to fit in the OGL.)

In such a case I may as well have made the whole book revolve around epic angels and I doubt that would have been as interesting.

So the larger question is, if you had the choice would you want

A. 16 different (as in unrelated) entries
or
B. 8 related entries with an additional 8 or so unrelated.
or
C. 2 entries each with 8 related monsters

I'm not sure but maybe 'B' might be the most viable. Or the latter?

Epic Bestiary - Addendum A: Atomic Demons & Vampire Gods
Epic Bestiary - Addendum B: Dead Gods & Primordials
Epic Bestiary - Addendum C: Alien Entities & Fallen Angels
Epic Bestiary - Addendum D: Overdeities & Demiurges
 

Alzrius

The EN World kitten
Hey Alzrius mate! :)

Always good to talk to you, U_K. :)

At some juncture in the plans the Nosferatu became a planar vampire and sort of its own thing and I developed a bit of a more interesting ecology for the Nosferatu; with the full entry now comprising 9 separate creatures and 2 further closely associated monsters.

That's sort of what I remember; as I recall, the plans were for various "types" of undead, (e.g. the incorporeals (ghosts, spectres, wraiths, etc.), the ones that ate the living (ghouls, vampires, etc.), the kind that sustained themselves with a higher power (e.g. mummies, liches, etc.)) were going to get a series of escalating templates across divine/cosmic strata, so something like two or three templates for each category. Of course, I'm probably misremembering, since the akalich was the only one for the lich.

That said, vampires do have an end state...the K _ _ _ _ _ _, ;-)

You cheeky SOB.

But one of the weird situations as regards putting together a small (small enough that even I can finish it in a reasonable time-frame) addendum is with a more limited number of entries is that if I, for instance, do a major entry for Umbrals or Nosferatu or almost anything...its about 8-10 monsters. Which is going to completely dominate any such book and thus potentially put off those wanting a bit of variety - hence my question in this thread.

Okay, I think I understand better now. In that case, it's a bit too easy for me to imagine dragons (no music pun intended), simply because those were very evocative the first time around. That said, I'm now trying to think of categories of monsters, and that's a bit harder to imagine.

I'll say this though: if we have the option of choosing actual (over)divinities, a la your presentation of Surtur (from the unfinished Gods & Monsters), complete with various manifestations, servitors, realm, etc., then I'd choose that hands down.

So the larger question is, if you had the choice would you want

A. 16 different (as in unrelated) entries
or
B. 8 related entries with an additional 8 or so unrelated.
or
C. 2 entries each with 8 related monsters

I'm not sure but maybe 'B' might be the most viable. Or the latter?

Epic Bestiary - Addendum A: Atomic Demons & Vampire Gods
Epic Bestiary - Addendum B: Dead Gods & Primordials
Epic Bestiary - Addendum C: Alien Entities & Fallen Angels
Epic Bestiary - Addendum D: Overdeities & Demiurges

I was initially going to say B, but looking at those titles I'm seriously tempted to change my answer to C. Presuming that abominations, angels, and (maybe) dragons are already adequately covered...and we can't choose divinities as a category...I'm not sure what to pick.
 

Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Always good to talk to you, U_K. :)

Hey amigo! :)

That's sort of what I remember; as I recall, the plans were for various "types" of undead, (e.g. the incorporeals (ghosts, spectres, wraiths, etc.), the ones that ate the living (ghouls, vampires, etc.), the kind that sustained themselves with a higher power (e.g. mummies, liches, etc.)) were going to get a series of escalating templates across divine/cosmic strata, so something like two or three templates for each category. Of course, I'm probably misremembering, since the akalich was the only one for the lich.

I could maybe get away with a scaled down approach to something like the Nosferatu.

I had: deity, leader, big monstrous thing-a-ma-jig, regular, over-fed, under-fed, weak version, knight, monstrous mount (not a horse), crazy mad thing and attendant wight

...actually just had an idea for a really cool Nosferatu template that combines four of the above.

You cheeky SOB.

;)

Okay, I think I understand better now. In that case, it's a bit too easy for me to imagine dragons (no music pun intended), simply because those were very evocative the first time around. That said, I'm now trying to think of categories of monsters, and that's a bit harder to imagine.

Glancing at my notes I think I have over 20 categories.

I'll say this though: if we have the option of choosing actual (over)divinities, a la your presentation of Surtur (from the unfinished Gods & Monsters), complete with various manifestations, servitors, realm, etc., then I'd choose that hands down.

Well I was thinking I'd try and have at least one actual known deity to 'ground' each addendum. I could add one of the Gods & Monsters deity's to each addendum.

Might also be cool to have an NPC deity that could be used as a PC: Bayonetta, Dante, Goku, Kratos for website updates.

I was initially going to say B, but looking at those titles I'm seriously tempted to change my answer to C. Presuming that abominations, angels, and (maybe) dragons are already adequately covered...and we can't choose divinities as a category...I'm not sure what to pick.

Well I might sneak a dragon into each for old time's sake.
 

Rhuarc

Explorer
Hey UK,

glad to see you are still around and somewhat active here (always dread the inevitable disappearing for months or years). Gives me hope that you will actually manage to get something done this time, fingers crossed (no offense intended, simply burnt by experience)!

I will echo what Alzrius said, epic vampires are rather high on my personal wishlist as well. And from your presented four categories, I'd go in order:

Epic Bestiary - Addendum B: Dead Gods & Primordials
Epic Bestiary - Addendum C: Alien Entities & Fallen Angels
Epic Bestiary - Addendum A: Atomic Demons & Vampire Gods
Epic Bestiary - Addendum D: Overdeities & Demiurges

with the top three being very close together and 'D' in faraway 4th place.

Anyway, really looking forward to more details and ideas, so don't stop asking or musing on the forums here :)

EDIT: Small Addendum of my own: Please don't go ahead and get overwhelmed with two dozen different ideas which you start to develop simultaneously, getting some work done on each but never finishing even a single one of those projects! :cry:
Approach this in a more limited way, focusing on one part, finish and publish this, then move on. At least this it what I think is necessary to break the same routine of the past 10+ years.
 
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Upper_Krust

Adventurer

Hey Rhuarc mate! :)

glad to see you are still around and somewhat active here (always dread the inevitable disappearing for months or years).

In my defense I have always been around. I think sometimes email notification might accidentally end up in my junk mail and as a result I miss it and I don't routinely check the forums as I used to (and that's simply a traffic thing - which is itself understandable).

Gives me hope that you will actually manage to get something done this time, fingers crossed (no offense intended, simply burnt by experience)!

If I plan small, start small and just keep consistent hopefully I can have something tangible.

I will echo what Alzrius said, epic vampires are rather high on my personal wishlist as well. And from your presented four categories, I'd go in order:

Okay that's two for epic vampires, noted.

Epic Bestiary - Addendum B: Dead Gods & Primordials
Epic Bestiary - Addendum C: Alien Entities & Fallen Angels
Epic Bestiary - Addendum A: Atomic Demons & Vampire Gods
Epic Bestiary - Addendum D: Overdeities & Demiurges

Those were not specific things I have planned. Just random ideas (although the Atomic Demons are a 'thing'.)

Although out of curiousity, if you are looking for Vampires why did you put that Addendum 3rd on your list?

with the top three being very close together and 'D' in faraway 4th place.

That was just a bit of fun channeling the Deities & Demigods book.

Anyway, really looking forward to more details and ideas, so don't stop asking or musing on the forums here :)

I won't.

EDIT: Small Addendum of my own: Please don't go ahead and get overwhelmed with two dozen different ideas which you start to develop simultaneously, getting some work done on each but never finishing even a single one of those projects! :cry:

I'll pick one Addendum idea (likely having epic vampires involved somewhere). It will have 16 entries. I'll try to get one done per week.

  • In a nod to Gods & Monsters I'll add one mythological deity.
  • Likely 1 Dragon per Addendum (and no more).
  • I might revisit (and fix) one monster from the original book in each addendum.

Approach this in a more limited way, focusing on one part, finish and publish this, then move on. At least this it what I think is necessary to break the same routine of the past 10+ years.

Agreed.
 

Rhuarc

Explorer
In my defense I have always been around. I think sometimes email notification might accidentally end up in my junk mail and as a result I miss it and I don't routinely check the forums as I used to (and that's simply a traffic thing - which is itself understandable).

Fair enough. Guess once discussions run their course and no one is continuing to post about whatever, silence is the natural result.

If I plan small, start small and just keep consistent hopefully I can have something tangible.

Glad to hear we are on the same page :)

Those were not specific things I have planned. Just random ideas

Ah, got it. Still, getting some more details about those random ideas sounds pretty great!

Although out of curiousity, if you are looking for Vampires why did you put that Addendum 3rd on your list?

Simply because I have no idea what 'Atomic Demons' could be. So even while 'Vampire Gods' might have the most interest for me of all the parts listed there, based on my expectations (or the lack thereof), the combined value of Addendum A + B is higher than the single entry of C.
Now, if you could enlighten me (and maybe other lurkers here) what Atomic Demons are, this list might change ;)

I'll pick one Addendum idea (likely having epic vampires involved somewhere). It will have 16 entries. I'll try to get one done per week.

Sounds like a great plan! Having one per week would be quite awesome, but even getting one per month would already be enough for the epic-starved me :)
 

Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Hello again amigo! :)

Fair enough. Guess once discussions run their course and no one is continuing to post about whatever, silence is the natural result.

Well exactly. If I am not publishing or creating stuff then interest will naturally dry up.

Glad to hear we are on the same page :)

What you guys haven't answered as yet is how powerful you would prefer the monsters?

A. Low CRs - concentrate on the CR 21-50 range
B. Moderate CRs - about the same spread as the original book; mainly CR 31-100 with maybe 10-20% above and below
C. High CRs - CRs 41-200 with 25% beyond even that

Ah, got it. Still, getting some more details about those random ideas sounds pretty great!

I have about 400 monster ideas still unpublished. If I can give them a bit of a theme, or two themes that could be linked then that might make a more interesting package than 16 random epic monsters with no cohesion.

Simply because I have no idea what 'Atomic Demons' could be.

Now, if you could enlighten me (and maybe other lurkers here) what Atomic Demons are, this list might change ;)

Well, without giving too much away, the classic AD&D Demons were listed up to Type VI: Balor; but what if...[snip]

So even while 'Vampire Gods' might have the most interest for me of all the parts listed there, based on my expectations (or the lack thereof), the combined value of Addendum A + B is higher than the single entry of C.

Fair enough.

Sounds like a great plan! Having one per week would be quite awesome, but even getting one per month would already be enough for the epic-starved me :)

Well to clarify, I mean I create one a week and then (hopefully) by the end of 16 weeks I might have enough material to fill an Addendum pdf.

If I can come up with some fun category names for each then that would be half the battle.

...Vampire Eaters
...Torture Titans
...Doomsday Machines
...Alien Gods
...Fallen Angels
...Atomic Demons
...Time Slayers
...God Killers
...Dead Gods
...Cyberdevils
...Bat Gods
...Interdimensional Invaders
...Apocalypse Armies
...Living Artifacts
...Soul Bursters
...Divine Nightmares
...Chrono-Soldiers
...Cosmic Vampires
...Hyper Beings
...God Spawn
...Planet Crushers
...Words Made Flesh
...Necro-Messiahs
...Eldritch Seed
 

Drazen

Akalich
Thank you for continuing your work! (you have no idea how many times i screamed at you for dropping immortal handbook products...) but I wish you the best of luck.
 

Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Howdy Kehzathria!

Thank you for continuing your work! (you have no idea how many times i screamed at you for dropping immortal handbook products...) but I wish you the best of luck.

Lets not get ahead of ourselves. I don't have anything finished yet and with my track record we should wait until its completed.

...but thanks for the kind words. :)
 

Alzrius

The EN World kitten
On a tangential note, U_K, let me say something with regards to the game system of choice for these:

Use D&D 3.5, not Pathfinder 1E.

While I've long since moved on to Pathfinder as my game of choice (but not PF 2E, which is too different from the baseline d20 System that I've enjoyed for twenty years now), the differences between it and 3.5 are (at epic levels) just different enough that it's likely to prove to be more of a headache than it's worth.

Consider how Pathfinder doesn't have a native epic-level system, instead stopping at 20th level. While it does support monsters of up to CR 30, it doesn't go any higher. So, for example, if you were to create new epic monsters of CR 31+ for Pathfinder, you'd have to create a table for how much XP each CR is worth (since monster XP listings are in their stat block), especially since Pathfinder uses different XP values at each level than 3.5 does. And that might require listing new XP progression listings for beyond level 20 (on three different tracks) if you want to make it more useful to PCs.

It gets worse from there. Since Pathfinder doesn't have a native epic-level system, do you import the basic epic-level rules from 3.5? What about epic feats? Epic spellcasting? Does gaining a feat every second level instead of every third change any of the CR calculations, especially since six feats equals a divine ability? And of course, using Pathfinder and ignoring the mythic options would be awkward. Would new mythic tiers beyond 10th need to be written?

It's basically a mess waiting to happen, and would almost certainly bog you down in the process. I say avoid it and stick with the system that you've already made use of.
 

Rhuarc

Explorer
What you guys haven't answered as yet is how powerful you would prefer the monsters?

A. Low CRs - concentrate on the CR 21-50 range
B. Moderate CRs - about the same spread as the original book; mainly CR 31-100 with maybe 10-20% above and below
C. High CRs - CRs 41-200 with 25% beyond even that

Well, whatever high epic - low cosmic would be. I guess for me that's definitely for the most part 'C', with no need to get higher than CR 200.

I have about 400 monster ideas still unpublished. If I can give them a bit of a theme, or two themes that could be linked then that might make a more interesting package than 16 random epic monsters with no cohesion.

You were always good with teases sigh Really hope you will be able to get to any (all) of these ideas :)

Well, without giving too much away, the classic AD&D Demons were listed up to Type VI: Balor; but what if...[snip]

Sorry, still confused about what the old demon types have to do with being 'atomic'? Maybe I'm simply missing something here.

Well to clarify, I mean I create one a week and then (hopefully) by the end of 16 weeks I might have enough material to fill an Addendum pdf.

That does sound a lot more reasonable, good approach in my opinion. 4 months per addendum? Sure! Might even doable this time around ;)

If I can come up with some fun category names for each then that would be half the battle.

If you ask me, all of the categories listed below sound pretty awesome and suitably epic. If that's already half the battle, then you should be good to go.

...Vampire Eaters / ...Atomic Demons

Those two are the only ones I can't really wrap my head around. No idea on what they will be based upon.

...Cyberdevils
Including technology or is this only a fancy word for something similar?

...Bat Gods

There are more than one? Enough to make this an entire category by itself? What is about bats in particular that gives you that many ideas and not for other god races/types?

Also, to add to Alzrius's wise words about sticking to the system you are (somewhat still) familiar with. For me personally, I'd go even further and be more than happy with mostly fluff alone for those monster ideas and maybe have a couple of abilities listed for each entry with a short description. No need to create full-blown 3.5 stat blocks. Seeing as I won't be playing under these rules anyway, having a general description of each monster, their role in the world and some idea about their features and powers, that'd already be enough for me to make my own version (either D&D 5th or PF2) out of this.

But as said, that's just for me. Especially as I imagine having not to crunch through all those numbers would save you a ton of headache and time, increasing the chance of finishing stuff.
 

Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Hey Alzrius amigo! :)

On a tangential note, U_K, let me say something with regards to the game system of choice for these:

Use D&D 3.5, not Pathfinder 1E.

While I've long since moved on to Pathfinder as my game of choice (but not PF 2E, which is too different from the baseline d20 System that I've enjoyed for twenty years now), the differences between it and 3.5 are (at epic levels) just different enough that it's likely to prove to be more of a headache than it's worth.

Consider how Pathfinder doesn't have a native epic-level system, instead stopping at 20th level. While it does support monsters of up to CR 30, it doesn't go any higher. So, for example, if you were to create new epic monsters of CR 31+ for Pathfinder, you'd have to create a table for how much XP each CR is worth (since monster XP listings are in their stat block), especially since Pathfinder uses different XP values at each level than 3.5 does. And that might require listing new XP progression listings for beyond level 20 (on three different tracks) if you want to make it more useful to PCs.

It gets worse from there. Since Pathfinder doesn't have a native epic-level system, do you import the basic epic-level rules from 3.5? What about epic feats? Epic spellcasting? Does gaining a feat every second level instead of every third change any of the CR calculations, especially since six feats equals a divine ability? And of course, using Pathfinder and ignoring the mythic options would be awkward. Would new mythic tiers beyond 10th need to be written?

It's basically a mess waiting to happen, and would almost certainly bog you down in the process. I say avoid it and stick with the system that you've already made use of.

To be honest I am just not sure how it would work at all with Pathfinder capped as it is (as you note). It will likely just be 3.5E and I'll try and get help from the usual suspects here over the minutiae of the details in the likely event I miss something.
 

Upper_Krust

Adventurer
Howdy Rhuarc amigo! :)

Well, whatever high epic - low cosmic would be. I guess for me that's definitely for the most part 'C', with no need to get higher than CR 200.

Sounds about CR 100-200 ish.

You were always good with teases sigh Really hope you will be able to get to any (all) of these ideas :)

Fingers crossed.

Sorry, still confused about what the old demon types have to do with being 'atomic'? Maybe I'm simply missing something here.

I'll explain it all in the entry for the monsters themselves.

That does sound a lot more reasonable, good approach in my opinion. 4 months per addendum? Sure! Might even doable this time around ;)

Assuming I get one done per week that is.

If you ask me, all of the categories listed below sound pretty awesome and suitably epic. If that's already half the battle, then you should be good to go.

I'll likely tweak a few (if I ever get that far) but glad to hear they all sound epic.

Those two are the only ones I can't really wrap my head around. No idea on what they will be based upon.

Atomic Demons are just that. Vampire Eaters refers to Epic Abyssal Vampires (Strigoi) who prey on vampires the way Vampires prey on humans.

Including technology or is this only a fancy word for something similar?

Well my initial 5E project was going to be Rise of the Cyberdevils, however, the size of the thing swiftly got out of hand and would have needed 50+ stat blocks to do it justice. It was the beginning of a big war in Hell with evil deities behind the scenes manipulating events. The Cyberdevils were one aspect of that - I don't want to give away more than that.

There are more than one? Enough to make this an entire category by itself? What is about bats in particular that gives you that many ideas and not for other god races/types?

Bat Gods would be the category for the Nosferatu. Its just a way of selling the concept. I can't think of a better short description that would mean anything.

Also, to add to Alzrius's wise words about sticking to the system you are (somewhat still) familiar with. For me personally, I'd go even further and be more than happy with mostly fluff alone for those monster ideas and maybe have a couple of abilities listed for each entry with a short description. No need to create full-blown 3.5 stat blocks. Seeing as I won't be playing under these rules anyway, having a general description of each monster, their role in the world and some idea about their features and powers, that'd already be enough for me to make my own version (either D&D 5th or PF2) out of this.

I'll almost certainly need help on the stats.

But as said, that's just for me. Especially as I imagine having not to crunch through all those numbers would save you a ton of headache and time, increasing the chance of finishing stuff.

I suspect the art will take longer than the stats...and I like to have each monster illustrated (otherwise its not really a proper Bestiary in my opinion) unless its something like Legendary Elephant etc.

So if its worthy of an illustration its worthy of a stat block you could say.
 

Rhuarc

Explorer
Hey UK!

I'll explain it all in the entry for the monsters themselves.

Alrighty, will wait (im)patiently then for this entry to come out.

Assuming I get one done per week that is.

Naturally. So you haven't actually started working on any of this in earnest, correct? Still finishing your other project (visual novel was it?) first?

I'll likely tweak a few (if I ever get that far) but glad to hear they all sound epic.

That is definitely the case. Just don't get too hung up on the category names. I reckon people are more interested in epic stuff in general (at least the crowd of players you are targeting with these addendums) and will be happy with monsters of any kind, than being concerned that the various categories are aptly named. I'm pretty convinced that all of the titles you have listed will draw sufficient attention as is.

Vampire Eaters refers to Epic Abyssal Vampires (Strigoi) who prey on vampires the way Vampires prey on humans.

Gotcha. Cool concept now that I get what they are supposed to be. Guess this would be one category name that could have a more evocative title , though unsure what a better name would be.

Well my initial 5E project was going to be Rise of the Cyberdevils, however, the size of the thing swiftly got out of hand and would have needed 50+ stat blocks to do it justice. It was the beginning of a big war in Hell with evil deities behind the scenes manipulating events. The Cyberdevils were one aspect of that - I don't want to give away more than that.

Man, yet another great sounding idea that never saw the light of day. Really tough to see all these ideas that are going to waste because of mechanical/time issues.

Bat Gods would be the category for the Nosferatu. Its just a way of selling the concept. I can't think of a better short description that would mean anything.

How about Antediluvian Vampires? Seeing as vampires are for me not just (or even mainly) about being bats, the association escaped me when I read this title.

I'll almost certainly need help on the stats.

Then I hope you get it. I guess it wouldn't be a product worth selling without a statblock...

I suspect the art will take longer than the stats...and I like to have each monster illustrated (otherwise its not really a proper Bestiary in my opinion) unless its something like Legendary Elephant etc.

Well, I'm a sucker for good art, but (as pointed out more than once now) I'm way more interested in the flavor and world-building of your ideas than anything else. This is why it pains me always to read snippets about your ideas and then see them get lost in the process of actually getting them published. May it be due to a clunky, time-consuming system, delays of artwork, or other stuff. Especially when any of this extra stuff is not that important to me personally (would pay just as much for a pdf filled with only descriptive text than for one with statblocks and art, at least when you are the publisher!).

Anyway, enough of me complaining. I would ask if you might reveal some more info about each of the listed categories-mainly to keep this interesting discussion from dying down as well-, but you were already rather reserved about the Atomic Demons, so I doubt there is much hope for more.
 

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