Is there any rough estimation for the Monster Manual?
Something like "alpha pdf most likely this year" ?
As a GM I feel a bit lost without some monster stats.
Or is there a list which classic D&D monsters I could use & "reframe" for the time being for the most common Symbaroum monsters?
Symbaroum D&D equivalent
jacob posted a sample creature in the developer updates thread some time ago that actually goes a long way towards showing what we can expect from the monsters (i dont know how to link a specific post, so i'll quote the text).
Hey Everyone! Sorry for the late response, we've been nose-to-the-grindstone for a little while trying to get the rules in shape and I kept forgetting to visit here. But since y'all have been patient, how about a monster for you?
Abominations are a new monster type for 5e, covering things like the Blight-born (creatures or cultural beings that have been overwhelmed by Corruption). There's a template for the Blight-born in the bestiary (so you can apply it to almost any monster) but there are also some premade abominations as well. Here's one:
Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 94 (9D10 + 45)
Speed 50 ft.
STR . . . . . . . DEX . . . . . . . CON . . . . . . . INT . . . . . . . WIS . . . . . . . CHA
25 (+7) . . . . . 12 (+1) . . . . . 21 (+5) . . . . . .2 (-4) . . . . . . 13 (+1) . . . . . 7 (-2)
Skills Perception +4, Survival +4
Damage Resistances bludgeoning from nonmagical weapons
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened
Senses passive Perception 14
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP, proficiency bonus +3)
Manner wheezing and snorting
Shadow brownish black, like the hide of a decaying animal corpse (thoroughly corrupt)
Charge. If the elk moves at least 20 ft. straight toward a target and then hits it with its Many-pointed Black Antlers on the same turn, the target takes an extra 14 (4D6) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 17 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
Congealed Blood. The blight-born elk is resistant to bludgeoning damage.
Multiattack. The blight-born elk makes an attack with its Black Antlers and its Clawing Hooves
Many-pointed Black Antlers. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (4D6 + 7) piercing damage and 2 (1D4) temporary Corruption.
Clawing Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2D6 + 7) slashing damage and 1 temporary Corruption.
Broad Antlers. The wild tangle of the blight-born elk’s antlers provides natural cover against ranged weapons. When attacked, it twists unnaturally, placing the thorny antlers in the path of the missile. Add +3 to the elk’s AC.
So what do you think?