Cypher System Creature Index
Looking for just the right creature for your next encounter? There are so many choices—especially since everything in the Cypher System is compatible! This powerful tool makes it easy to find just the right creature. To use it, simply select the criteria that fit your needs. We suggest:
- Choose the desired level. (For best results, choose a range or two or three levels.)
- Choose a vibe, depending on the nature of your game. High fantasy results might not be a great fit for a space opera campaign. You can choose more than one if, for example, your modern campaign has a horror edge to it. If you don’t choose a vibe, they’re all included.
- Maybe filter by environment, if that’s important to your encounter. Again, you can choose one or several, and they’re all included if you don’t choose one.
- Same with motivation.
- And, finally, you can restrict it to specific books or even decks (for creatures included in decks).
The Description column gives you a short read on the creature’s general look and/or nature, to help you pick from the results. You can hit the Clear Filters button to start over.
Generally, this index includes all creatures and NPCs that have stat blocks and are not specifically connected to a particular setting. So, for example, the ratling from Ptolus: Monte Cook’s City by the Spire is included, because it’s easily used in other settings. But Thorrim Kolvir, a paladin from the same book, isn’t, because he’s quite specific to that setting.
This tool is a work in progress, and we’re still in the process of adding content. We’ve started with creatures from general Cypher System products—the Cypher System Rulebook, genre books like Godforsaken and The Stars Are Fire, and setting books such as Predation and Path of the Planebreaker. Titles for Numenera and The Strange are coming soon. To see a list of the titles currently included in this index, click on the Source filter. This index includes all the creatures detailed in the titles you see there.
|1489||Enenera||Smoke spirit of Japanese legend||3||Science Fiction, Fantasy||Anywhere||Protects, Seeks companionship or interaction, Combatting evil||Strange Bestiary|
|1488||Dynod||Being of pure consciousness that abandoned its physical body long ago||5||Science Fiction||Anywhere||Seeks knowledge||Strange Bestiary|
|1487||Droneme||Artificially grown humanoid created to carry out manual and unskilled labor for its masters||2||Science Fiction||Anywhere||Serves another||Strange Bestiary|
|1486||Dlamma Rider||Great explorer who seeks the unknown, along with their bonded Dlamma steed||6||Science Fiction||Desolate Places||Curiosity, Seeks Knowledge||Strange Bestiary|
|1485||Demon Drake||Rare, winged beast that creates its lair within the Hellscape it rules over||9||Fantasy, Science Fiction||Hell Frozen Over||Create fear or pain, Domination, Vanity||Strange Bestiary|
|1484||Deinonychus||Fast, rapacious pack-hunting dinosaur (sometimes called a velociraptor)||3||Science Fiction, Modern||Wilderness||Hungers for flesh||Strange Bestiary|
|1483||Deep One||Creature of a vaguely anthropoid stature, but with a fish head, capable of speech and thought||4||Fantasy, Science Fiction||Water||Hungers for flesh||Strange Bestiary|
|1482||Deathless Charger||Horse-like creature summoned when one handles its disembodied horn||5||Fantasy||Anywhere||Destruction||Strange Bestiary|
|1481||Data Sentinel||Creature of silicon and electromagnetic energy that is capable of tapping into any computerized system||4||Science Fiction||Anywhere, Machinery or electronics||Seeks knowledge||Strange Bestiary|
|1480||Cyclops||Massive humanoid with exaggerated features and a single eye||7||Fantasy||Wilderness, Edges of Society||Hungers for flesh||Strange Bestiary|
|1479||Cyber Sorcerer||Intelligent android fueled by magic, spells, and incantations||7||Science Fiction, Fantasy||Anywhere||Power||Strange Bestiary|
|1478||Crucible||Living supercomputer capable of major changes to the worlds around it||5||Science Fiction||Desolate Places||Ineffable, Seeks companionship or interaction||Strange Bestiary|
|1477||Cog Mite||Crab-like vermin that inhabits the bowels of the Machine God||2||Science Fiction||Machine God||Protects, Reproduction||Strange Bestiary|
|1476||Chimera||Variation of several animals combined into a horrific monster||6||Science Fiction, Fantasy||Anywhere||Create fear or pain, Hungers for flesh||Strange Bestiary|
|1475||Chaos Templar||Survivor of a world destroyed by planetovores||6||Science Fiction||Anywhere||Protects, Ineffable, Seeks companionship or interaction||Strange Bestiary|
|1474||Challa Host||Host created through biotechnology to protect the symbiote within it||6||Science Fiction||Anywhere||Serves another, Ineffable, Hunger||Strange Bestiary|
|1473||Catastrophe Cloud||Swarm of thousands of tiny machines sharing one mind||4||Science Fiction||Anywhere||Hungers for flesh, Hunger||Strange Bestiary|
|1472||Capricious Caterpillar||Giant sentient caterpillar capable of offering aid and advice or trickery and curses||5||Fantasy, Science Fiction||Anywhere||Collection||Strange Bestiary|
|1471||Callum||Large tree-dwelling creature that seeks out magic to consume||3||Fantasy, Science Fiction||Wilderness, Forests||Seeks Numenera, Control magic||Strange Bestiary|
|1470||Butcher||Towering, disgusting humanoid demon that chops up living prey||6||Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror||Anywhere, Dark Environments||Create fear or pain||Strange Bestiary|
|1469||Bogeyman||Creature that feeds on the fear of the children it terrorizes||3||Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror||Dark environments||Create fear or pain||Strange Bestiary|
|1468||Blob||Undulating mass composed of a mucus-like solid that absorbs its prey||8||Science Fiction, Fantasy||Anywhere||Hungers for flesh||Strange Bestiary|
|1467||Apoptosis-class Battle Chrysalid||Enhanced Rukian in never-ending pain, but with amazing and terrifying battle capabilities||8||Science Fiction||Anywhere||Serves another||Strange Bestiary|
|1466||Vengeance-class Battle Chrysalid||Enhanced Rukian that now has amazing firepower, but limited autonomy||7||Science Fiction||Anywhere||Serves another||Strange Bestiary|
|1465||Barrage Crusader||Cybernetically enhanced super-soldier that survived in the aftermath of its war||6||Science Fiction||Ancient Ruins, Desolate Places||Domination, Serves another||Strange Bestiary|