Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Beginner Box

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder Comics

Pathfinder Legends

PaizoCon 2014!

Dragon Issue #343

TSR82343

Add Printed Issue: $7.00

Add PDF: $4.95

Facebook Twitter Email

This month's issue of Dragon includes a horde of monsters ready to gnaw on your PCs and a number of tricks for the characters to stop them.

Creature Catalog V
by Wolfgang Baur, Sean K Reynolds, et al.

The Creature Catalog returns with twelve new monsters. From classic creatures like the norker to new terrors such as the hex dragon, these critters are hungry for the taste of adventurers. Here is just a taste of the creatures lurking within.

Mature Adult Hex Dragon CR 15

NE Huge dragon (earth)

Init +4; Senses blindsense 60 ft., darkvison 120 ft., keen senses; Listen +31, Spot +31

Aura Frightful presence (210 ft. radius, DC 27)

Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Elven, Infernal, Giant, Orc, Undercommon


AC 28, touch 8, flat-footed 28

hp 231 (22 HD); DR 10/magic

Immune disease, paralysis, poison, sleep

SR 20

Fort +17, Ref +13, Will +19, +4 versus death effects, enchantments, and negative energy


Spd 40 ft. (8 squares), fly 100 ft. (good), burrow 40 ft.

Melee bite +24 (2d6+4) and
  2 claws +22 (1d8+2) and
  2 wings +22 (1d6+2) and
  tail slap +22 (1d8+6)

Space 15 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with tail, 15 ft. with bite)

Base Atk +22; Grp +34

Atk Options Cleave, Flyby Attack, Power Attack, Snatch

Special Actions breath weapon, retributive curse (sickness, agony, or blindness DC 27)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 11th, +20 ranged touch, the following plus all enchantment, necromancy, and spells from the Knowledge domain)
  5th (5/day)—baleful polymorph (DC 21), cone of cold (DC 21)
  4th (7/day)—dimension door, Evard's black tentacles, greater invisibility
  3rd (7/day)—dispel magic, fireball (DC 19), protection from energy, slow (DC 19)
  2nd (8/day)—glitterdust (DC 18), mirror image, misdirection, scorching ray, web (DC 18)
  1st (8/day)—grease (DC 17), mage armor, protection from good, shocking grasp, true strike
  0 (6/day)—acid splash, arcane mark, dancing lights, detect magic, flare (DC 16), ghost sound, prestidigitation, read magic, resistance

Spell-like Abilities (CL 22nd)
  at will—deathwatch
  3/day—suggestion (DC 27)
  1/day—geas/quest


Abilities Str 19, Dex 10, Con 19, Int 18, Wis 22, Cha 23

SQ alternate form, graceful flight, physical frailty, vile resistances

Feats Cleave, Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Snatch, Wingover

Skills Concentration +29, Diplomacy +33, Intimidate +31, Listen +31, Knowledge (arcane) +29, Knowledge (history) +29, Search +29, Sense Motive +31, Spot +31, Spellcraft +31


Breath Weapon (Su): 100 ft. line, contact poison, Fortitude DC 25, initial and secondary damage 1d10 Con.

 

Rivals
by Richard Lee Byers

A new Forgotten Realms short story about betrayal, trust, and hunting dragons.


Take Cover
by Hal Maclean

Rumbling up from below and swooping down from the skies, monsters have always had the edge when it comes to mobility, but not anymore. Learn the tricks to turn their edge against them. Here is an excerpt.

For incorporeal foes, the material world only exists when they want it to. Free to lurk inside solid objects, they can emerge when you least expect it, laughing at your futile sword thrusts even as their own attacks effortlessly pass through even the thickest armor. Gifted with this near invulnerability, their capacity to cause harm seems matched only by their malice.

Touched by Ether [General]

You are connected to the intangible threads of existence that lie beyond the Material Plane.

Prerequisite: Cha 13.

Benefit: Something about you makes it difficult for incorporeal creatures to see you clearly. When on the Material Plane, you have concealment from incorporeal creatures (20% miss chance).

See invisibility does not counteract this effect, but true seeing does.

An incorporeal creature that cannot see the subject ignores this effect (although fighting an unseen opponent carries penalties of its own; see page 151 of the Player's Handbook).

This feat has no effect on corporeal or ethereal creatures.


Plus!
The Ecology of the Ettercap, Spells of Kyuss, Class Acts, First Watch, Sage Advice, Scale Mail, Wormfood, comics, and more!

Due to licensing restrictions, the PDF Download edition of this issue does not include Order of the Stick.

Product Availability


Printed Issue: Ships in 2 to 6 business days.

PDF: Fulfilled immediately. Will be added to your My Downloads Page immediately upon purchase of PDF.

Are there errors or omissions in this product information? Got corrections? Let us know at webmaster@paizo.com.

TSRDRG343


See Also:

Product Reviews (0)

Sign in to create or edit a product review.


©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.