The Book of Extinction is a new compendium of extinct animals brought back to life in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. This Kickstarter project, created by Mage Hand Press, has already raised almost $70,000 from a $20,000 goal in just a few days, with 27 days left to go.
The Book of Extinction is not only a bestiary of extinct animals but also a fascinating blend of science and fantasy. Each creature is accompanied by its real-world history, making this book an excellent resource for learning about the most famous extinct animals such as the dodo, saber-toothed tiger, and great auk. Moreover, each creature is reimagined as a magical creature, inspired by the legacy it left behind. This makes it a unique addition to any Dungeons and Dragons library.
One of the most exciting aspects of this book is the fact that it is one of the only Dungeons and Dragons books to be carefully fact-checked by a science consultant from the Center for Biological Diversity. It features insight from dozens of interviews with experts and hundreds of factual citations from primary sources, ensuring that the creatures are as accurate as possible.
The Book of Extinction also introduces five bespoke races that were driven to extinction, allowing players to embody an endling and play as the last of their kind. These races include the Primordial Elf, the Paleosapien, the Lob, the Kore, and the Mandrakes. Each race has its own unique characteristics, adding depth and variety to the gameplay experience.
In addition, the book offers subclasses for every class, inspired by the natural world. This means that players can choose from a wide range of character options that align with their preferred class and are rooted in nature. Whether you prefer playing a druid, a ranger, or a paladin, there is a subclass for you.
The Book of Extinction also features some incredible creatures that are reimagined in unexpected ways. What if dragons were made of wood instead of metal? What if bulettes were land-whales and dolphins instead of sharks? What if were-mammoths infested the land? These fascinating creatures offer players formidable foes to battle.
Lastly, The Last Owlbear is an immersive adventure bundle that comes packaged with maps, character sheets, tokens, handouts, and more. In this adventure, players are tasked with capturing, protecting, and transporting the very last owlbear in the world. This adventure allows players to experience conservation firsthand at their tabletops.