I'll print my own Pathfinder Pawns, without a visable pawn I don't want the monster.
So you don't like the Pathfinder art for the monster, but you refuse to use the monster with non-Pathfinder art?
The entire World Wide Web lies before you! Here, have a Google image search for Graeae!
The Diplocephalus is based on the Vouivre, which comes from French mythology.
Yaoguai is equal parts bear monster from a 70s movie whose name I forget, and the Yao Guai mutant bear from Fallout games, and the name is that of some Chinese monster.
Al-mi'raj is from Middle Eastern tales.
Ankou is from Breton/Cornish/Norman folklore.
Aoandon is based on a ghost that would allegedly appear after a night of trading ghost stories in Japan.
Apocalypse locusts are straight-up Book of Revelations.
Argus is Greek.
Bake-kujira is another Japanese myth, exactly as described.
Barometz is another name for the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary.
Beheaded of course are from Castlevania.
Bhole = Lovecraft.
Bodythief = Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Bugganes are ogres from the Isle of Man.
Cephalophore is the actual term for statues of beheaded saints.
Chaneque = Aztec, incorporated into Central American Catholicism.
Flesh Colossus might be Legion/Grafalloon from Symphony of the Night.
Comozant is a colloquial term for St. Elmo's fire, from "corpo santo."
The Dossenus comes from ancient Roman plays.
Gaki are Buddhist by way of Japan.
Gashadokuro are again genuine Japanese.
The Graeae are from the myth of Perseus and Andromeda.
Haniver gremlins are living Jenny Hanivers.
Monaciello is a benevolent fairy from Naples.
Harionago = Japanese.
Huldra = Scandinavian.
Hyakume = Japanese.
Hypnalis is the asp that Cleopatra used to kill herself.
Ijiraq = Inuit.
Irminsul is an obscure figure from Germanic/Saxon mythology.
Isitoq = Inuit.
Jinmenju = Japanese, and I think might have appeared in one or another Castlevanias.
Juggernaut = classic British misinterpretation of the Hindu god Jagganath.
Julunggali appears to be a name for the Australian Rainbow Serpent.
Kapre = Phillipine.
Karkinoi, while the name references crabs, are an alternate name for a group of obscure Greek earth deities.
Lampads are Hecate's torch-bearing companions.
Living Wall, as described, most closely resembles the recurring boss from Final Fantasy.
Lunarmas resemble Metroids, or possibly Space Invaders.
Myrmecoleon = Greek ant-lion monster.
Ningyo's name comes from the Japanese mermaid, but bears no resemblance at all to that version, instead being the "Feejee Mermaid" taxidermied hoax.
The Pard is from classic Medieval bestiaries.
The Peluda is a French folkloric dragon.
Phantom Armor is probably the Axe Armor and relatives from Castlevania.
Pickled Punks are preserved deformed fetuses found in freak shows and the like.
Pipefox is Japanese, although in folklore it's a small kitsune smoking a pipe and not a tube-shaped fox.
Catrina started as a satirical image of the Dia de los Muertos celebrations, but was rapidly adopted into the holiday.
Morrigna is one of the many names of the Irish mythological figure aka Morrigu, The Morrigan, and Morgan le Fey. Normally a goddess of battle, not really resembling this psychopomp much.
Nosoi were Greek spirits of illness, found among the prisoners of Pandora's Box.
Vanth is an Etruscan psychopomp figure.
Yamaraj are, I'd guess, the Yama Kings.
Qallupilluk = Inuit Qalupalik.
Ratling = Brown Jenkin from Lovecraft's The Dreams in the Witch-House.
Rokurokubi = Japanese.
Samsara is a widespread term in Eastern religion for the cycle of reincarnation.
Sayona is Venezuelan "La Sayona."
Seps are from Medieval bestiaries.
Snallygaster is an American folkloric beast from around Maryland, name descended from German "Schneller Geist."
Taniniver is from an obscure Kaballistic text.
Tikbalang = Phillipine.
Udaeus is another name for the Greek Spartoi.
Wayang = Javanese shadow puppets.
I suspect the Weedwhip of being a triffid.
Xenopterid is the Judas Breed from Guillermo del Toro's "Mimic."
The ypotryll is an invention of European heraldry.
...I am seriously impressed. o.O;
Given that the calendar year and lunar months are identical to Earth's, Somal would pretty much have to be the same distance from Golarion as Luna is from Earth.
I've wondered about that one, by the way. Can it be a coincidence that Golarion and Earth share the same day length and so forth, and that the day is the same length as the duration unit of many spells. Perhaps the two worlds are special in some way because their day matches this cosmologically significant measure of time? :)
Or ordered it as a sandwich.
Yeah. The call back to John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (The Immortal Ichor in B4)
You will not be saved bythe Holy Ghost.
You will not be saved by
YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED!
doc the grey wrote:
It wasn't my specific intention, but I did expect it as a side effect. :D
The Empyreal Lords and Archfiends can make a pretty good set of gods that aren't as strongly tied to Golarion as the big 20, and won't be as familiar to your average Pathfinder player.
So I'm looking at the Broken Soul template, and thinking, okay that's horrible (especially since there isn't even a slight suggestion of a means to remove it, and frankly that's something that the author should really have provided)...
...then I notice the alignment is "usually chaotic evil..."
...and now I can't stop thinking of a small army of lawful good Broken Soul archons and angels whose common thread is that they escaped their tormentors and decided to go into Vildeis's service as-is rather than try to get repaired, using the horrors inflicted on them against the forces of evil.
I scare myself sometimes. o.O;
Gaki are from Buddhist mythology by way of Japan. They're supposed to look skeletal (well, strictly they should be skeletally thin but still having skin; I suspect art fail led to a rewrite of the description, as so often sadly happens).
Only 12 Medium creatures? Look at that thing! Its upper torso alone should be able to host more passengers than that!
Also, Mikaze: never type that using anything other than capital letters. :D ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER!
Hmm maybe the Elohim are to Angels what the Qippoth are to Demons...
Epic Meepo did something of that sort with his Sephiroth. If the Elohim don't meet your game needs or expectations, you might give them a try.
James Jacobs wrote:
All 3 Mad Max movies are inspiration for part 2 of the adventure path... but not in the car-chase scenes. More in the way those three movies had some really unique and outlandish gangs of bandits.
And now I want to create a monk character with scars in the shape of
I's say the 2nd season was good right up till the VERY end. Keep in mind they tried to cram about I dunno 2 seaons worth of story into 1/2 a standard season. Honestly they didn't need to answer how or why. Leaving it a mystery would have been fine with me.
The problem is that the writers originally intended three seasons. The show's popularity in Japan wasn't enough to continue after the first, and Cartoon Network's second season wasn't popular enough for them to justify funding the third.
Pathfinder Adventure Path #77: Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth (Wrath of the Righteous 5 of 6) (PFRPG)
That's one of the biggest differences between mortals and gods, or even between demigods and the really, really old and vast gods.
They can think about all of this. They can process all of it. They can act on all of it.
Think about Pharasma. She isn't the Judge of the Dead for the worshipers of one pantheon on one world. She is the Judge of the Dead for the entire starry universe, with all its infinite galaxies. Nearly every soul that dies flows to her Boneyard, and she judges them all. Every second of every minute of every day, she's weighing billions of the dead in her scales, and she can do this while scrutinizing each one as an individual, and determining exactly where it deserves to go. And Asmodeus is one of her peers, as probably are such as Sarenrae and Desna.
"And this habitation might seem a little thing to those who consider only the majesty of the Ainur, and not their terrible sharpness; as who should take the whole field of Arda for the foundation of a pillar and so raise it until the cone of its summit were more bitter than a needle; or who consider only the immeasurable vastness of the World, which still the Ainur are shaping, and not the minute precision to which they shape all things therein."
tl;dr the great gods are scary, yo.
...James, did you write up Agmazar? Because I just now realized that whoever did put in a subtle and hilarious Godzilla reference, alongside the "undead Eva unit" thematics.
It degrades the atmosphere around it, causing fatigue at a distance and suffocation up close.
IT'S AN OXYGEN DESTROYER. O.O;
Mechalibur, once you actually see Agmazar's stats... well, kaiju might not be suitable for the Big Bad of a campaign, but judging by this one's stats, they're good for ridiculously epic fights. Not just by sheer power, but for variety and over-the-top weirdness. "It can do WHAT?!"
There are man-eating cows in this book. TICK FAN APPROVES.
"That cow's tasted human blood! She's a man-eater!"
"I ain't never seen a cow eat a guy that fast."
"The two strange men who just now tried to kill us were eaten by a cow and that almost makes sense to me."
The Spire is the corpse of the Azlanti moon goddess, who sacrificed herself to blunt the impact of Earthfall. You gain mythic power by communing with the whispering voices that may or may not be her lingering spirit.
I'd prefer something along the lines of the old Immortals set, where gods do have stat blocks but they're not the same kind of stat blocks as mortals or even mythic beings and are really only for interacting with each other and creatures on a full-deific level.
Mark Hoover wrote:
SILENCE, WHITE THING. The lowly ninja, like too many others, had the temerity to steal the rudiments of Sinanju from a Master. He was amused by their inept flailings, and permitted them to live so long as they and all their heirs swore to conceal their shame with masks whenever they were about their crude attempts at assassination and infiltration.
(Also, despite some brilliant performances, the movie was marred by (a) a villain who the REAL Remo would finish off in the second chapter of a novel before proceeding to deal with the true threat, and (b) the inexplicable casting of Wilford Brimley in a role that should have gone to Ben Stein.)
223. A Princess of Akiton. The autobiographical tale of Kreth, an unusually intelligent and erudite orc, who claims to have fled the savagery of the Hold of Belkzen through the Pillars that now bear his name only to find himself stranded among the Shobhad of the Red Planet, leveraging his enormous strength, tactical skills, and not inconsiderable charm to rise to a position of power and gain the love of a human princess.
James Jacobs wrote:
See, on the one hand, I love pretty much every source you list, and I'm interested and excited by the thought of psychic stuff that invokes their flavor.
On the other hand, Vancian spell slots seem like an absolutely terrible way to simulate any of them.
...Also, the Outer Sphere has been consistently described as a sphere, not technically infinite in size but merely unfathomably vast (because of idiots who don't understand how infinity works constantly bombarding the forums with complaints that any infinite plane absolutely must contain an infinite amount of absolutely everything, and therefore if Heaven had infinite volume it would contain an infinite amount of devils, and here's where I start banging my head against an infinite wall because nothing will make these people realize the flaws in their logic), so it should in fact have a locatable center.
I can see it as an attempt by conventional spellcasters to mimic "true" psionics, come to think.
These days, there's Masamune Shirow. :)
I know it's the wrong system, but I'm picturing something like this.
For Carrion Crown, I built DC Comics' Klarion the Witch Boy as a halfling witch. By 8th level, as far as the campaign got, he was a flying, cackling, jinxed-evil-eye-giving little freak who terrified the players. :)
Urgathoa's ascension changed the universe -- she's an ancient, non-local deity.
Come to think of it, Lamashtu's ascension broke something basic too, permanently altering the relationship between animals and sapient creatures on a cosmological level.
How are characters, or their players, even going to learn that the character is trans? Unless they start prying, it's going to look like just a lesbian couple. There are no instructions to "force" this down any players' throats.