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Gateway Bestiary - PDF

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Monsters, Monsters and more Monsters!

For RuneQuest and other BRP Games

Expand the horizons of your RuneQuest campaign with the exotic creatures in the book. All new, they can be used to create numerous interesting encounters.

This book contains 99 new monsters from a variety of sources, presented in the clear and concise format of RuneQuest, complete with illustrations. This is the first of our Gateway products which are designed to aid the referee who desires to run a RuneQuest campaign without the restrictions of the limited flora and fauna of Glorantha.

A Deep One

GIANT ANTHROPODS - This section includes your favorite insects in human size forms such as giant ants, spiders, or wasps capable of carrying a rider.

LEGENDARY BEINGS - Provides monsters from terrestrial mythos, such as the hydra, gorgon, lamia, or sphinx.

CELTIC HORRORS - Contains terrifying creations of the Gaelic mind. These include kelpies, voughs, and more.

H.P. LOVECRAFT CREATIONS - These are the otherworld nightmares of Lovecraftian mythos such as the mi-go, nightgaunt, or shoggoth.

NATURAL ANIMALS - This section fills the more obvious omissions of the original RuneQuest rules by including stats on frightening carnivores like lions or bears, and the smaller animals useful as familiars, such as owls or monkeys.

DINOSAURS - Here are the giant prehistoric creatures, from the bulky sauropods that are likely to crush an adventuring party by accident to the terrifying carnosaurs which should make any batch of Rune level characters turn and run.

MISCELLANEOUS TYPES - These include the whimsical creations of Lewis Carroll to the fatal anthropophage from a well-known science fiction move.

Complete statistics are provided, just roll them up and see the players try to figure out what they're up against!

What's in the Product?

  • 42 Page PDF with 99 monsters 

Note: This is a fully-remastered PDF true to the original printing.

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Year Released:
2019 - Original Release 1980
RuneQuest 2nd Edition
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Black & White PDF
Sandy Petersen
Cover Artist:
Rick Becker
Interior Artists:
Rick Becker
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    The Gateway Bestiary

    Posted by Scott Shafer on 21st Jul 2021

    This had to have been my third RQ purchase. I got the Rules, Cults of Prax, and this book. The rules and Cults showed me the distinctness of RQ and Glorantha. This book showcased the robustness of the underlying system. I remember reading through the book and thinking, "This game can do anything." This is an amazing book, and it is a wonderful black and white PDF. Chaosium has really done their homework in producing such a high quality PDF.