Get your first look at the future with more than a dozen menacing monsters that we couldn't make room for in the Pathfinder Bestiary. These creatures won't be making an appearance in the Pathfinder RPG for at least a year and will thus only be available in this book for a long while. Showcasing the new rules and flexibility of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, this collection of creatures draws from more than 30 years of gaming history and includes:
Deadly beasts and familiar allies, such as allips, caryatid
columns, faerie dragons, huecuvas, shadow mastiffs, and more!
New rules for monstrous companions, arcane creations, sinister traps, variant creatures, and other options for use with both 3.5 and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Explanations of never-before-seen rules being included in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
A preview listing of nearly every monster to be included in the upcoming Pathfinder Bestiary
Reimaginings of some of the most iconic creatures in gaming, vibrantly illustrated by some of the best artists in fantasy
Add a taste of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game to
your campaign today with this official manual of
This 16-page supplement was initially made available for Free RPG Day on June 20, 2009.
Note: Due to the special nature of this product, it is NOT part of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscription.
I have always love monsters and little book has some of my favorites like the Nixie, Annis hag, Faerie dragon, and Dragonne. My only complaint is there not a single monster in this book that should have been in the main Beastiary.
I personally love the Allip and the Huecuva, but anything undead will always light a fire in my heart. Also, I love the appearance of the Caryatid Column in here. I remember springing one of those on my unsuspecting players in the Undermountain dungeon crawl.
For being a freebie, this is definitely a solid product you should download. The only monster I had a tough time with was the Ascomoid. A rolling spore ball's only weakness is level surfaces! Exploit it!
Paizo has delivered once again. It is clear that Paizo crafts their Pathfinder products for the love of the game, and nowhere is that more clear than in their free supplements. While one might disagree with the stats for a particular monster, the production values are consistently high, as is the attention to detail and game balance.
In case it's not clear from the description, this is not a subset of the critters present in the Pathfinder Bestiary, it is a book of other critters that are not found anywhere else (though they may as time goes on).
For the grand total of $5, you get a bunch of fun creatures that have received the Pathfinder treatment and could find a spot in any dungeon. If you liked the Bestiary and want a little more, I highly suggest this product. Personally it's a great price-point for a great product.