Runecairn Bestiary

Runecairn Bestiary

Pre-orders for Runecairn Bestiary are now open!

You reach the summit of the frozen mountain, shrieking wind whipping around the broad shield protecting your exposed face. You grit your teeth as you see the terrifying figure standing before you, burning red eyes peering within an icy white skull. The dead thing raises its arms and the two corpses laying frozen next to it shudder to life, hissing with rage.

You ready your shield and raise your bearded axe high above your head. You scream a prayer to the lost gods and charge forward…

Runecairn Bestiary is a 64-page tabletop RPG supplement for Norse fantasy roleplaying game Runecairn, adding 100 new monsters and rules for creating or converting even more.

The Bestiary Includes:

  • 100 dangerous new monsters inspired by Norse mythology to terrify adventurers.
  • Guidance on creating your own monsters for Runecairn.
  • Tips on converting existing monsters from Cairn and other Into the Odd games.
  • Stunning and evocative art from Kim Diaz Holm, Felipe Faria, and more.

Requires Runecairn: Core Rules or Runecairn: Wardensaga.


I’m currently taking retailer pre-orders for Runecairn Bestiary (hardcover), so if you’re a retailer (online or bricks and mortar), email me at [email protected] to arrange a wholesale order.

Retail price is £28 GBP / $35 USD.

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Team Members

Colin Le Sueur (@byodinsbeardrpg) - Writer/Designer

Kim Diaz Holm (@DenUngeHerrHolm), Felipe da Silva Faria (@FELIPEMUKY), Jeffrey Koch, Dean Spencer (@DeanSpencerArt), Brandon Yu (@chaoclypse), Colin Le Sueur (@byodinsbeardrpg), Perplexing Ruins - Interior Illustrations

Goran Gligović (@GoranGligovic) - Front Cover Illustrator

Brandon Yu (@chaoclypse) - Rear Cover Illustrator

Andriy Lukin (@andriylukin) - Logo Designer

From Colin

Since the initial release, the response to Runecairn has been incredible! The combination of the Norse mythology setting and Soulslike mechanics has really resonated with people. The one thing I’m asked most is: when can we get new monsters to fight? I’m super excited to say the answer is NOW!

The Runecairn Bestiary introduces 100 deadly new monsters, NPCs, and legendary creatures inspired by Norse mythology. You’ll also find new rules and tips for creating your own Runecairn monsters and converting existing monsters from Cairn or other Into the Odd-based systems.

What People Are Saying

Dice Goblin Games (@DiceGoblinBlog), game designer:

By Odin’s Beard RPG is one of the best creators in the #Cairn hackspace. And the Runecairn Bestiary might be his best work yet. The way in which he adds tiny gameplay tweaks to Cairn statblocks while keeping their simplicity is just really, really cool.



Runecairn Bestiary Cover

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