Medieval Bestiary Revised
From Project: Redcap
|Author(s):||John Kasab and Damelon Kimbrough|
|Format:||Softcover or PDF, 128 pages|
|Availability:||Unknown; PDF available|
Until about 2005, the original Ars Magica FAQ site solicited reviews of Ars Magica products from the community. The online review submission form is no longer available, but please feel free to edit this page to add your own comments. A synopsis of the survey results for this book is:
FAQ Rating: ** (13 reviews; 2 \*, 9 \*\*, 2 \*\*\* , 0 \*\*\*\*)
- Useful, but much less interesting than it could have been.
- Lacks a bit of flavour.
- Decent resource, although it requires some thought to get into. The allegories involving animals are a good source of inspiration. Not very much use as a "monster manual", though.
- A good book to have, since every saga has animals in it somewhere.
- A complement to but not a complete substitute for the original Bestiary. Suffers from a lack of art and mystery.
- Big book of animals and monsters. Its best feature is a story-seed that comes with every critter.
- A book of beasts without illustrations, too bad.
- No illustrations, too short descriptions; as in the rulebook, each creature should be enough for one session.
- Lacks many of the things I liked about the old Bestiary.
- Biggest disappointment of a new release. The original was much better. The art was scant and awful.
- Packed statbook with better balanced beasts than most ArM products. Thin, poor art detracts from the surface polish, leaving this a plain utility book. Too bad they didn't recyle Eric Hotz's art from the earlier edition. Lacks the beast-builder system of the earlier edition.
- Realms of Power: Magic covers magical beasts for Fifth Edition
- Book of Mundane Beasts
- Medieval Bestiary (original edition)