The Cryptid Manual - An Unusual Creatures RPG Monster Manual

Created by Eric Bloat

Fully detailed with art, description and stats, for 5e, DCC RPG, Old-School Essentials, and SURVIVE THIS!! rule systems.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Quick update
10 days ago – Thu, May 09, 2024 at 05:36:44 AM


Layout for SURVIVE THIS!! The Cryptid Manual 2 and The Cryptid Manual II for Old-School Essentials is complete and the PDFs for these two versions will be coming next week.

SURVIVE THIS!! Ultimate, 5e, and DCC RPG versions are currently in layout.  Expect those in late June/ early July.  

Once all versions have finished layout, we will place an order for the print versions. 


WWII: Operation B/X TTRPG for Old-School Essentials

A conversion and expansion to the OSR hit game WWII: Operation WhiteBox from Small Niche Games, by creator Pete Spahn.

Check it out here: WWII: Operation B/X TTRPG for Old-School Essentials by Eric Bloat — Kickstarter



Missing Survey issue resolved - missing survey link - We Die Young
about 1 month ago – Thu, Apr 04, 2024 at 08:04:04 AM


I sent the missing surveys yesterday morning.  I was my error.  I am still new to Backerkit, and I'm also a technological caveman, so there's a bit of a learning curve.  Literally, just a box that I didn't click.  Sorry about that.

With all of that said, you should have a received your survey now.  Check your inbox/ spam file.  If you can't find it, don't worry.  Simply click the link below, and it will get you where you need to be :)

WE DIE YOUNG - Ending soon 

Our supernatural retro-roleplaying game, set in the 1990s, is ending soon on Kickstarter.  Check it out below:



Backerkit Survey Issue
about 2 months ago – Wed, Apr 03, 2024 at 06:31:23 AM


I apologize.  It looks like several of you have not received or even been sent your surveys.  I'm new to Backerkit, and I'm sure its something I did wrong, or a box I forgot to click.  Don't worry, I've already reached out to BK and just awaiting a response.  As soon as I have an answer I'll post another update.  

Sorry for the inconvenience,


Surveys sent via Backerkit - New Kickstarter
about 2 months ago – Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 10:57:42 AM


We passed the smoke test for backerkit!  Now, I have sent all the rest of the surveys.  I'm told sometimes there is a delay when they go out, so just be on the lookout for them in your inbox, spam, etc.  

If you don't receive the survey right away, don't worry.  I'll post a link next week to recover your survey for those that may have not got theres.  :)

While I have you, Bloat Games has a new Kickstarter going that is on the edge of funding, and even has a few of the Early Bird specials available, too!  If you'd like to check that out, click the link below:



Backerkit Smoke Test Survey + New Kickstarter
about 2 months ago – Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 06:29:39 AM


I have sent the Smoke Test survey via Backerkit.  It went out to 19 of you fine folks.  If everything goes well, as expected, I'll send the full survey Wednesday to everyone else and will post another quick update letting you know that it has been sent.  I'll also do a project update to let you know how things are coming along.  (spoiler alert:  It's going really well!)

We Die Young - Supernatural Retro Roleplaying in the 1990s

For Old-School Essentials and SURVIVE THIS!! Ultimate Edition launches tomorrow!  We have some highly discounted Early Bird Specials.  Sign up today for notifications and be the first to know when the project goes live!

WE DIE YOUNG - Supernatural Retro Roleplaying in the 1990s by Eric Bloat — Kickstarter