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Myth Lord wrote:
I'm so glad that you are a rare case of persons in this.
And that is never going to happen anyway, Paizo's staff love them mythology.
I hope the 5th book is so crowded with them, that you don't even want to buy it. >:-D
What are you, 6 years old?
I love mythology too, but I'm not so blind as to not see that those endless lists are 99% composed by uninteresting garbage.
"Oh, look, the Sbrlxfts, a cannibal giant with four arms and three eyes! We absolutely need that, it's something totally new! Wow, the Drugtflk-Hlhhrrrtkk, a beast with horns and a serpent tail, how come this marvel wasn't added in previous bestiaries?"
There are far more interesting things than the countless unelaborate mixes of human and animal traits conceived by all possible primitive folklore that manifested on this planet. Especially if they have to be added exactly for the mere reason that they come from folklore, despite being actually worthless.
I don't think anyone expects every single monster from folklore in these lists to make it. The devs have stated in the past that they like adapting monsters from folklore, because in many ways they are time-tested from being real legends, and often have odd cultural quirks which can make them. It's not like those lists just came out of the blue.
There is also the issue that almost all monsters pulled from myth have come from European and to a lesser extent Asian myth. Some of us post these lists because we would like to see greater cultural diversity in monsters. I am a huge fan of Arcadia and can't wait to see it developed, but if it is going to be Golarion's version of the New World, I would rather it be populated with monsters from that region, not goblins with the serial numbers filed off.
At any rate, it's obvious these lists are not hurting anyone, and indeed many monsters from Bestiaries 3 and 4 have been in this list. And given that practically the majority of all monsters in the game are derived from myth, literature, and film, it seems to be a winning formula