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Monster Stand-Ins (Paper Minis)


Revised!  Now includes 20 more monsters (wyvern, hydra, catoplebas, mimic & more) and 20 more animals.

Monster Stand-Ins is a PDF of creature miniatures.  Print as many as you need!  Over 250 images cover all the most common creatures (orcs, skeletons, goblins, etc.) as well as many uncommon creatures such as a devourer, vegepygmies, and sahuagin. Most of the more common creatures come in several versions--get a kobold as a melee fighter, an archer, a shaman, or a buffed-up leader.

The PDF also inlcudes a buch of animals & insects (horses, cats, dogs, lions, bears, bees, bats, rats, etc.) and over different 50 PCs/NPCs.

The back of each creature is a silhouette of the front. Each mini is available with or without a label.

As much as possible, creatures are grouped on pages of similar creatures to make printing easy.  (If you need hobgoblins, you'll likely want goblins.)

Each mini has a front and back on the same side of paper and when folded: Small creatures are 1.25" x 1", medium are 1.5"x1", large are 2"x1.5", and huge creatures are 2"x3" and a few are 4"x3".

Here's the full list of monsters, including how many variations there are of some creatures:

Monster List Artist
Ape, Dire Storn Cook
Basilisk Storn Cook
Bat, Dire Nicole Cardiff
Blink Dog Other
Boggards (2) Forrest Imel
Bugbears (2) Bruno Balixa
Catoplebas Other
Centaur (2) Jeff Ward
Chimera Ryan Sumo
Cockatrice Forrest Imel
Cyclops Bruno Balixa
Devourer Eric Quigley
Doppelganger Jeff Ward
Dragon, Black Forrest Imel
Dragon, Blue Nicole Cardiff
Dragon, Brass Other
Dragon, Bronze Other
Dragon, Copper Other
Dragon, Gold Jason Rainville
Dragon, Green Eric Quigley
Dragon, Red Malcolm McClinton
Dragon, Silver Other
Dragon, Skeletal Bruno Balixa
Dragon, White Storn Cook
Dragonmen (4) Malcolm McClinton
Drider Malcolm McClinton
Drow, Female (2) Ryan Sumo
Drow, Male (2) Ryan Sumo
Dryad Ryan Sumo
Elemental, Air David Rabbitte
Elemental, Earth Ryan Sumo
Elemental, Fire Eric Quigley
Elemental, Water Malcolm McClinton
Ettin Malcolm McClinton
Gargoyles (2) Bruno Balixa
Gelatinous Cube Malcolm McClinton
Ghost Keith Curtis
Ghouls (2) Storn Cook
Giant, Cloud Malcolm McClinton
Giant, Fire Nicole Cardiff
Giant, Frost Jason Rainville
Giant, Hill David Rabbitte
Giant, Stone Malcolm McClinton
Giant, Storm Eric Quigley
Gnolls (2) w/Axe, w/Spear Storn Cook
Goblins (4) Leader, Shaman, w/Bow, w/Sword Eric Quigley
Griffin Bruno Balixa
Harpy Other
Hellhound Keith Curtis
Hobgoblins (4) Storn Cook
Homunculus Other
Hydra Other
Kobolds (4) Bruno Balixa
Kobolds, Classic (4) Ryan Sumo
Lamia Other
Lich Ryan Sumo
Lion, Dire Eric Quigley
Lizardfolk (4) Leader, Shaman, w/Javelin, w/Mace Jeff Ward
Locathah Other
Manticore Forrest Imel
Medusa Jason Rainville
Merrow Other
Mimic Other
Minotaur (2) Malcolm McClinton
Mummies (4) Ryan Sumo
Mummy, Elf Storn Cook
Mummy, Dwarf Eric Quigley
Ogres (2) w/Club, w/Spear Eric Quigley
Orcs (4) Leader, Shaman, w/Bow, w/Falchion Jeff Ward
Orcs (2) David Rabbitte
Owlbears (2) Keith Curtis
Pegasus Jeff Ward
Phantom Armor Malcolm McClinton
Phase Spider Other
Pixies (2) Jason Rainville
Pseudodragon Other
Rakshasa (2) Nicole Cardiff
Rat, Dire Ryan Sumo
Retriever Other
Rust Monsters (2) Keith Curtis
Sahuagin (2) Malcolm McClinton
Satyr Storn Cook
Shadow Other
Shark, Dire Forrest Imel
Shrieker Other
Skeletal Champion Malcolm McClinton
Skeletons (4) Bruno Balixa
Skeleton, Halfling Nicole Cardiff
Skeleton, Orc Eric Quigley
Spectre Nicole Cardiff
Sphinx Bruno Balixa
Stirges (2) Jeff Ward
Tiefling Females (2) Malcolm McClinton
Tiefling Male Malcolm McClinton
Treant Malcolm McClinton
Triton Other
Troglodytes (2) Eric Quigley
Trolls (2) Bruno Balixa
Trolls (2) Forrest Imel
Unicorn Jeff Ward
Vampire Female Jason Rainville
Vampire Male Malcolm McClinton
Vegepygmy (2) Eric Quigley
Werebear Bruno Balixa
Wererat Forrest Imel
Werewolf Ryan Sumo
Wight Eric Quigley
Wight Malcolm McClinton
Will o Wisp (2) w/Background Jeff Ward
Wolf, Dire/Worgs (2) Storn Cook
Wraith Storn Cook
Wyvern Other
Zombies (4) Eric Quigley
Zombie, Elf Keith Curtis
Zombie, Gnome Nicole Cardiff

Don't forget to look at all the stock art available from Inkwell Ideas.  Search for us or go to our company product listing.

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July 30th, 2012
It took me a while to remember to do this, but I wanted to come back and update my review since the publisher has updated the product. My original review was 3/5 stars. You can find my original review as well as the publisher's response below this [...]
June 1st, 2012
Inkwell has done an excellent job meeting a niche for paper minis for a Fantasy Environment. The quality of the PDF files I received (still waiting on the actual prints from the company) are excellent. [...]
May 25th, 2012
I agree that this was a really nice set of art before the revision and the additional monsters are gravy. Never bought anything from Inkwell before. [...]
May 24th, 2012
I thought it was a great product before Inkwell revised it, it is an even better product now. I am not sure why the other reviewers felt disappointed. I have never disliked an Inkwell product, so maybe I am biased [...]
May 15th, 2012
I bit the bullet and paid the $15. The ad copy is very misleading: they included multiple copies of several pages, to pad their image count, so the 250 creatures is exaggerated, unfortunately. However, what you get is decent, though not as good as I would [...]
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