Beyond the Beasts: Monster Cards for Endless Adventures!

by Hebridian Tales

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Welcome Adventurers!  

Introducing "Beyond the Beasts: Monster Cards for Endless Adventures!" This new product brings a fresh dimension to your D&D experience with a series of eight decks, each deck comprising 25 meticulously crafted cards. These cards are designed to enhance your gameplay, offering a comprehensive view of various monsters to enrich your adventures.

Each card is a treasure trove of information:
  1. Black & White Artwork Display: Immerse yourself in stunning artwork showcasing the featured monster, bringing it vividly to life.
  2. Dynamic & Flexible Statblock: Say goodbye to the confines of Challenge Ratings! The traditional Challenge Rating system can sometimes limit the adaptability of encounters. These cards redefine that approach by focusing on creating statblocks that prioritize the flow of combat and narrative over strict numerical values. By utilizing Bonus Actions and Reactions, these monsters become more reactive and engaging during battles. For instance, a goblin might have a reaction to parry an attack, adding an element of surprise to encounters.
  3. Lore & History: Understanding a monster's history and lore can significantly impact how it's portrayed within the game. These cards delve into the mythos surrounding each creature, weaving in tales from ancient times or legends whispered among travelers. This knowledge allows DMs to inject rich storytelling elements into encounters, making them more immersive and meaningful for players.
    Deep Bulette's have lived deep in the subterranean world for eons.
  4. Behavioral & Environmental Conditions: Understand the creature's natural habitat, its behaviors, and the environmental conditions that influence its actions. This knowledge adds depth to encounters, making them more immersive and challenging.
  5. Modifications for Common Variations:  Creatures aren't static; they evolve and adapt. These cards explore the common variations of each monster, offering DMs the flexibility to customize encounters. For example, a deck might showcase different elemental variations of a creature, allowing for encounters that challenge players in unexpected ways.
  6. Lair Actions: Brace yourself for encounters within the monster's lair! These cards provide detailed Lair Actions, adding a new layer of complexity and strategy to encounters. They reflect the environment the creature controls, creating dynamic battlegrounds that force players to adapt their tactics. These actions can be both thematic and challenging, making encounters within a monster's lair more memorable and dangerous.

Sample Interior
Sample Exterior (art layout is flipped for viewing ease)

"Beyond the Beasts" aims to empower Dungeon Masters and players alike, fostering creativity and spontaneity in your D&D sessions. With these cards, you'll expand your repertoire of monsters, infuse depth into encounters, and unlock a world of limitless possibilities for your campaign!


If you've read this far thank you for taking interest in the project and in us in general. In 2022 we started an actual play homebrew Podcast called "The Hebridian Tales" and while the show has grown, it actually revealed that we love content creation and want to share our philosophy of improvements with other tables.
  • Eric (Project Manager/Lead Designer/Multi-Hatted Monster) has been our DM since the show started and has taken on the mantle of managing most facets of the business.
  • Caitlin (Lorecrafter/Editor) has helped create lore and will be ensuring that all elements of the project have a similar tone and voice when it's all done.
  • Chris (Lorecrafter/Monster Hunter) has been around helping with lore and monster ideas for quite some time for us and has helped integrate monsters into the show's world.
  • We also have incorporated ideas from our cast members from the show and their opinions on the monsters as well, so huge shout-out to them as well... 

We hope to see you at Launch and look forward to being able to print these for you all. In the meantime, be sure to back now to get our first dozen monsters and to send us a monster that you feel needs rebuilt.

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