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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (OGL)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (OGL)
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Here there be monsters!

What is a hero without monsters to vanquish? This 328-page book presents hundreds of different creatures for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Within this tome you’ll find fire-breathing dragons and blood-drinking vampires, vile demons and shapechanging werewolves, sadistic goblins and lumbering giants, and so much more! Yet not all the creatures in this book are enemies, for some can serve lucky heroes as allies or advisors, be they summoned angels or capricious nymphs. And it doesn’t stop there—with full rules for advancing monsters, adapting monsters to different roles, and designing your own unique creations, you’ll never be without a band of hideous minions again!

The Pathfinder RPG Bestiary is the must-have companion volume to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

    The Pathfinder RPG Bestiary includes:
  • More than 350 different monsters
  • Dozens of monstrous variants to modify creatures and keep players on their toes
  • Numerous lists of monsters to aid in navigation, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat
  • Extensive rules for creating effective and balanced monsters
  • Rules for advancing monsters by hit dice, template, or class level
  • Universal monster rules to simplify special attacks, defenses, and qualities like breath weapons, damage reduction, and regeneration
  • More than a dozen feats tailored especially for monsters
  • Suggestions for monstrous cohorts
  • Two dozen additional animal companions
  • More than a dozen different wandering monster encounter tables
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1

Bestiary Errata
Last Updated - 9/12/2011

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Osirion

yes, oh glorious gods yes!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Fangasm!


DAUMN!!! ~spoken in a thick Southern drawl~

Osirion

YES!!! I hoping for this book since I saw the mock up for the World Book. Keep up the good stuff Paizo!!!

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

...July?


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

So how are we going to get the PDF is there going to be a Pathfinder RPG subscription?

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Fantastic!

So I guess it's too early to ask about any possible PF additions or about those that were cut from the 3.5 MM?


OH HAPPY DAY!!!!

*Dancing the Fat Man Dance*

WOO HOO!

Contributor

This should be yummy.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Shisumo wrote:
...July?

So this comes out before the Rulebook. Interesting. How very first edition :)


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Shisumo wrote:
...July?

Just ahead of the hardcover core PF RPG. Makes sense. They need to make sure the two are synched. That's two definite purchases for me. Not a bad price either considering it's the equivalent to the typical three core book D&D release.


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Zaister wrote:
Shisumo wrote:
...July?
So this comes out before the Rulebook. Interesting. How very first edition :)

Noticed that too. I remember happily torturing my PCs original D&D characters with the updated / upgraded monsters from the MM. Boy did they whine. Heh. No problem like that with PF, given the beta. Damn it.

Andoran

Looks great!!

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Excellent! Good news indeed!

but I guess we all knew that this was coming. Just a question of when!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

NERDGASM !

However, 250+ monsters... any idea who got left on the cutting floor, apart from copyrighted monsters and the Tojanida ?

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Gorbacz wrote:

NERDGASM !

However, 250+ monsters... any idea who got left on the cutting floor, apart from copyrighted monsters and the Tojanida ?

I want Flumphs!

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I've already asked my wife if I can bring this hot thing to bed.

She said it "depends on the art".

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
Tharen the Damned wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:

NERDGASM !

However, 250+ monsters... any idea who got left on the cutting floor, apart from copyrighted monsters and the Tojanida ?

I want Flumphs!

What we all want is "Flumphs Revisited" book written by Nic Logue. However, in the mean while, we want them in the PFRPG Bestiary.


races to get a preorder into Shopping Cart.....Success!!!

Okay - I can relax now. At least until I see the Paizo bill for the months of June through August. ;P

Now to decide if I need two of them or just one. Decisions, decisions...

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dalesman
"Bringing Big D**n Justice to the Bad Guys Since 1369 DR"

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

One of those days where my wife could ask me to do anything...lucky me she doesn't know >:)

So cool, this comes true!
Excuse me now, I have to preorder...

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

I think I just died and went to ... well, whichever celestial body will take me.


F*ck yes


Yes! Yes!

Please tell me that that the various templates will still be useful with this, they were one of the greatest ideas 3.5 came up with.


Another must buy!


Excellent - I am looking forward to it!

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Every time I prep an adventure I find it much more convenient to have all the adventure's stat blocks in a single printed document that I can flip through.

To that end, will there be an associated PDF for this product, so that I can cut/paste the stat blocks into another document? That, or a PDF with only the stat blocks would make a nice PF-SRD reference!


Pygon wrote:

Every time I prep an adventure I find it much more convenient to have all the adventure's stat blocks in a single printed document that I can flip through.

To that end, will there be an associated PDF for this product, so that I can cut/paste the stat blocks into another document? That, or a PDF with only the stat blocks would make a nice PF-SRD reference!

I second that, and I generally strongly prefer hard copies of books, but for the bestiary, I would love to have it available as a PDF too!


It must be mine! (Despite the uber-cheezy dracolich cover. I'm hoping it's just a placeholder.)

Qadira

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
avidreader514 wrote:
It must be mine! (Despite the uber-cheezy dracolich cover. I'm hoping it's just a placeholder.)

It is most likely a place holder. The book doesn't come out for almost a year.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

A PDF will be available, and the cover is just a mock-up.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Last week this was scheduled for July, now it's scheduled for January? Did it just get moved up six months? (Not that I would mind)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Is the "Expected January 2009" a typo?
This would mean it will have Pathfinder RPG game related material in it 8 months before the actual rules are released.
Just curious.


Mmmm.....yes, clarification on that please. If it is January 2009 then it will have a "final" take on the beasties. But then again, how much effect could that have on the final rules? It is supposed to be compatible with 3.5. Its just a few mechanics to be worked out. I cant see why we cant have the Beastiary now. Gotts go folks....getting creit card and pre-ordering....


You know, only one thing could make this cooler. If every single gribblie were to be illustrated by WAR.

Of course, that's unpossible...but it'd be sooo cool.


While I don't currently plan to ever play the PRPG rules themselves, I still must say that a new take on the core monsters, much like the "Revisited" book(s) would be awesome. I love new fluff and art that will make my players do a double take to figure out what exactly they are dealing with.

Paizo Employee Developer

Pop'N'Fresh wrote:
While I don't currently plan to ever play the PRPG rules themselves, I still must say that a new take on the core monsters, much like the "Revisited" book(s) would be awesome. I love new fluff and art that will make my players do a double take to figure out what exactly they are dealing with.

I don't believe they'll have room in this book for complete CMR-style reimaginings of all the creatures. While James and Erik have both said that there will be more flavor in this book than there is in the 3.5 MM, it will still be limited to 1-2 pages per monster. They are continuing the Revisited series, however, with Dragons Revisited and Dungeon Denizens Revisited next spring.

Andoran

Paizo... i HATE you!i really HATE you!

adding book to shopping cart

i really hate you.. snif this indeed will be a really difficult beginnign of year...

at least... do we get vampires, werewolves and ghost??? pretty please?

hey I liked the Dracolich Cover!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

delabarre wrote:
Last week this was scheduled for July, now it's scheduled for January? Did it just get moved up six months? (Not that I would mind)

D'oh! No, it's still July. We'll fix the display.

Andoran

a shame!
i really wanted it for January
still therewould bevampries and werewolves?


Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Are there new critters, or critters from the Pathfinder modules? Or is it all Pathfinderized-versions of standard critters?

-The Gneech


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

Any plans for teaser art over the next few months?

I'd love to see sneak peaks of the Paizo versions of the chromatic dragons...


I assume that the little nuances that are required since a few rule changes will be in this bestiary right? Things like what critters can be sneak-attacked by rogues and already figured up CMB's right? I am all in baby, just kind of was hoping now that it could be January. July makes more sense however. You need to get rules all finalized and so-forth.


This is so awesome!!!

Andoran

will there be a PDF available as well?

With pre-order or separate?

I want both!!

Andoran

Will it include the following sentence: "Your Pathfinder RPG Weighted Gelatinous Cube will never threaten to stab you, and in fact cannot speak?"

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Arda Badgerhill wrote:

will there be a PDF available as well?

With pre-order or separate?

I want both!!

A PDF will be available. There will probably be a way that certain people will be able to get that PDf for free along with their print edition, but specifics on that won't be determined for a while yet.

Andoran

Vic Wertz wrote:
Arda Badgerhill wrote:
.....

A PDF will be available. There will probably be a way that certain people will be able to get that PDf for free along with their print edition, but specifics on that won't be determined for a while yet.

Would that mean "select few" or "pre-ordered" or "subscribed to something or other"?

I am aware that I might be a bit pushy here, but I need to get this done quick before I drool all over the keyboard ;)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Arda Badgerhill wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Arda Badgerhill wrote:
.....

A PDF will be available. There will probably be a way that certain people will be able to get that PDf for free along with their print edition, but specifics on that won't be determined for a while yet.

Would that mean "select few" or "pre-ordered" or "subscribed to something or other"?

I am aware that I might be a bit pushy here, but I need to get this done quick before I drool all over the keyboard ;)

Probably one of those three... as I said, specifics on that won't be determined for a while yet. Probably a few months.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

Does this need to be ordered separately or is it part of one of the subscription series?

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