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Hi. I'm a little embarrassed to be posting this here because asking for help is hard for me to do, but the guys on PathfinderWiki urged me to, so here goes.
My name is Will Staples. I'm a PFRPG player and have posted on these boards on and off for the last few years. Before that, I was active on the Dicefreaks messageboards since around 2005-ish. I run a gaming blog, The Creature Chronicle, where I convert monsters from D&D 3E to Pathfinder.
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I'm hoping for some of the creatures that have received mentions but no stats, like...
Akyrak (Pathfinder 10: A History of Ashes, pg. 64)
Other types of gigas besides the Hell gigas and Abyss gigas (Nirvana and Maelstrom have received passing mentions).
Any of the groupings of dragons mentioned in Pathfinder 4: Fortress of the Stone Giants, pgs. 70-71:
Abomination dragons: Hoarfrost, rot, ruin, rust, suffocation
Any number of alien races and creatures mentioned in Distant Worlds.
The elemental lords (Ayrzul, Hshurha, Kelizandri, and Ymeri)
Furthermore, now that mythic rules have arrived, it would be awesome to Pathfinderize some creatures from the 3.0 Epic Level Handbook, especially the abominations.
James Jacobs wrote:
Maybe group all the "true" elementals together like gremlins in "Fey Revisited" or hags in "Classic Horrors Revisited", and expand the book to Inner Planar creatures in general? Like:
Or some similar lineup.
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
In your mind, is it possible for some catfolk to have manes or stripes like big cats? Or are the cats they're related to strictly house cats?
If you need a lion-like humanoid and your GM is lenient about homebrewed material, I came up with "greater catfolk" race stats inspired by Mystara's rakastas you might be able to use.
In the anime The Twelve Kingdoms, children aren't born, they grow as fruits on magical trees and are picked by their parents when they're ripe. It's not canon, but I'd like to imagine samsarans being born the same way.
Anyway, James: Have you heard of these hive-dwelling shrimp? It makes me want to create an aquatic formian variant, like the flying wasp-formians mentioned in The Great Beyond.
James Jacobs wrote:
2) There are volcanoes in the Five Kings Mountains (Droskar's Crag is the tallest and most active). There are also volcanoes in the Kodar Mountains, in the Shackles, and in the Barrier Wall of Garund. There are more, but those are the primary volcanic sites that come to mind.
Also the Hellrung Mountains in the Crown of the World, just off the map to the north.
Gregg Helmberger wrote:
What's a cool place in Golarion that most players there don't know about but should?
I think Molthune has a lot of potential (extremely rigid but not evil, monstrous humanoids accepted in the military, complex politics both within and with Nirmathas, lots of uncharted wilderness) but very little time in the spotlight.
Germaine to my previous question: are the classic/public domain pantheon of Greek titans (Cronus, Rhea, Oceanus, etc.) known in Golarion, or do they have their own set of titan demigods?
Also, who came up with the setting fluff for the demondands in Bestiary 3, tying them to the titans?
And are we likely to see stats for any more gigas (like the Abyss gigas, etc.) in the foreseeable future?
James Jacobs wrote:
From what I've heard it was less self-mockery and more mockery of Lorraine Williams's demands for new settings. Which is still pretty unhealthy.
Four questions about "Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss":
1) Aside from their differing backstories, how would you sum up the difference in role and character between 3E's obyriths and PF's qlippoth?
2) What was behind the decision to make Pazuzu an obyrith, given his history as a tanar'ri?
3) If Pale Night existed in Pathfinder's cosmology, would you make her a demon, a qlippoth, a qlippoth-turned-demon (like Dagon), or something else entirely?
4) I know obyriths were based on Green Ronin's qlippoth, but what was the inspiration/creative process behind the loumaras, and would you make them demons or a separate fiendish race in Pathfinder?
In the Pathfinder world, is there a god for good Drow like Elistraee in FR?
I'm pretty sure good drow are a once-in-a-millennium thing on Golarion, so no god in particular would cater to them.
That said, if I were a good drow, I'd probably just worship Calistria, the "rightful" deity of the elves.
Jeff Erwin wrote:
I'd like to add to this that in their first appearance in D&D, Planetars were not classified as Angels, just good spirits. Gary Gygax was adamant about not explicitly including Angels in D&D while he was in charge. When 2E rolled around, Planetars, Solars, and Devas were grouped together as "Aasimons" (hence Aasimars), and it wasn't until 3.5 that Aasimons were officially changed to Angels.