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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)
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Test your courage against the most infamous foes of myth and legend! Bestiary 3 presents hundreds of monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Within this book you’ll find demiliches and demodands, grave knights and goblin snakes, norns and nephilim, imperial dragons and unfettered eidolons, and so much more! Yet not every creature needs to be an enemy, as winged garudas, crafty tanukis, and leonine lammasus all wait to join your party and answer the call of glory.

The Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 3 is the third indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. 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 bestselling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

    The Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 3 includes:
  • More than 300 different monsters
  • Classic terrors from myth and literature, from the frumious bandersnatch and the righteous valkyrie to the cunning dybbuk and elusive kappa
  • Hordes of new creatures you can construct, grow, or summon to aid your party in its adventures
  • New player-friendly races to let you adventure as canny ratfolk, genie-blooded sulis, and more
  • New familiars, animal companions, and other allies
  • Challenges for any adventure and every level of play
  • Some of the strangest and most beloved creatures from fantasy roleplaying history and the Pathfinder campaign setting
  • Hosts of new templates and variants
  • Appendices to aid in monster navigation, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat
  • Expanded universal monster rules to simplify special attacks, defenses, and qualities
  • And MUCH, MUCH MORE!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-378-1

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Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber
Adam Daigle wrote:
Zahariel wrote:

I've looked over the thread but can't seem to find an answer to this question.

Does anyone know what the dead knight on the cover is? Could it possibly, somehow, in the name of Lunitari, be a Death Knight?

That, my friend, is a grave knight.

Aww ._.

Will we ever get a Death Knight? Has there been any official word on it?

Taldor

Happy, happy, joy, joy!!!

Woot, woot, +1, +1...

Huzzah! Yay! I cannot wait.

Pax


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

The Grave Knight is the Pathfinder version of a Death knight.


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Zahariel wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Zahariel wrote:

I've looked over the thread but can't seem to find an answer to this question.

Does anyone know what the dead knight on the cover is? Could it possibly, somehow, in the name of Lunitari, be a Death Knight?

That, my friend, is a grave knight.

Aww ._.

Will we ever get a Death Knight? Has there been any official word on it?

Does a rose by any other name still smell as sweet?


I recently converted the 3.5 beholder to pathfinder and actually found the experience pretty easy and fun using the rules in the Bestiary.. Felt like a game designer myself! (more than usual as a DM)

Cheliax

Zahariel wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Zahariel wrote:

I've looked over the thread but can't seem to find an answer to this question.

Does anyone know what the dead knight on the cover is? Could it possibly, somehow, in the name of Lunitari, be a Death Knight?

That, my friend, is a grave knight.

Aww ._.

Will we ever get a Death Knight? Has there been any official word on it?

Death Knight is Wizards's IP. Hence graveknight fills the role instead.


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Please tell me that nutbunnies made it into the book.

LOL

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Nutbunnie Special Attacks nut crunch, double nut crunch

Okay, now you guys are just trying to get me to laugh myself to death!

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I recently converted the 3.5 beholder to pathfinder and actually found the experience pretty easy and fun using the rules in the Bestiary.

Jesus! Beholders? I hope they don't EVER come back. Those things are f'ing MONSTERS! Eye-stalk rays that cast disintegrate or flesh to stone PLUS an anti-magic cone effect from it's central eye! I can't COUNT the number of TIMES those things have devastated a party I was in!

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Even before Trogdor came along.

You best not be MOCKING the Burnerator James!

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Hence graveknight fills the role instead.

Plus the Graveknight is more Nazghoulish as well, what with it's unarmed parts being nothing but a dark void and all that jazz. ^_^


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Does a rose by any other name still smell as sweet?

Does a blue goose only fly at night? :P


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James Jacobs wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:

Also the Beholder, Displacer Beast, Githyanki, and Githzeri are intellectual properties as well.

Is the Ravid an intellectual property also?

Yeah; the Ravid's protected by an almost equally powerful force as Intellectual Property law... many of us at Paizo kinda think it's a silly looking and just plain silly monster. Even before Trogdor came along.

Sounds like a front runner for Misfit Monsters 2

Ravids - Servitor race for the Jyoti on the positive energy plane. However on the material plane their minds go a little crazy and they develope a God Complex using their animate ability to build their own cult of followers. Ravids are instantly hostile towards any religion that doesn't specifically worship it as the one and only true deity.

Ethereal Filcher - Give them a reason to filch. Servants of some greater force Filchers do not just mindlessly steal but instead are assigned very specific objects to acquire and that artifact the PCs just uncovered is on the list. What hidden force in the Ethereal Plane do the Filchers serve and what is all that stuff for?


Graveknight got an awesome write-up in Undead Revisited. The graveknight template appeared (for Pathfinder RPG) in Pathfinder AP #26. Undead Revisited has the extensive write-up and a sample graveknight, but doesn't reprint the template.

Word to the wise: Be careful what you do with a graveknight's phat loot after you beat it down.

Looking forward to seeing graveknight template again in Bestiary 3. Hopefully it will have a new sample graveknight accompanying it, rather than a reprint of one of the samples from AP #26 or Undead Revisited. It's always nice to have a new sample templated creature when a template reappears.

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James Jacobs wrote:


Yeah; the Ravid's protected by an almost equally powerful force as Intellectual Property law... many of us at Paizo kinda think it's a silly looking and just plain silly monster. Even before Trogdor came along.

Ah HAH! That's why all my references to Ravids got deleted from TGB!

... :P

... ;)


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I don't think the Ravid was dumb looking, the problem was it was too powerful for it's CR(AC25 and could animate objects at will).

It more than likely will be a reprint of that Grave Knight.

Cheliax

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I am actually really glad that this book got pushed back into December. It comes at a time in which my gaming group takes a 6 week break for the holidays so I can fully study the book and implement new variety into my campaign once we all come back together and pick up the story.


bestiary 3 just barely in time for Chanuka this shall be a great december


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

Beastairy 3 just in time for christmas, even if I got it for myself.


So do we have a final contents list that we can peruse yet?


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

No, there is not a list of contents yet.

Hopefully soon though.


Dragon78 wrote:
Beastairy 3 just in time for christmas, even if I got it for myself.

Do we know if the B3 will be available for Christmas? Is there a rough street date for the book? :)


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It's says the PDF will be avaliable on Dec 21st but of course that could change.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dragon78 wrote:
It's says the PDF will be avaliable on Dec 21st but of course that could change.

Which leads me to a dilemma, as I will not be at my usual address for about a week as I visit family. Every year I try to play the guessing game of where to ship my December order and how fast to ship it.

On a more happy note: super psyched that we start getting previews for this soon.


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

Well I hope you get it before you go out of town Azazyll.

At least we got a preview last thursday.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

*cough*

Ninjas were here

*cough*


Gorbacz wrote:

*cough*

Ninjas were here

*cough*

DOOD!

Paizo Employee CEO

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Gorbacz wrote:

*cough*

Ninjas were here

*cough*

I was just going to post that here! For those of you who are wondering, Gorbacz is linking to a PDF preview we did through Game Trade Magazine. I think there are six new monsters in that preview PDF (actually, turned out to be four, thanks for checking on me guys!). Enjoy!

-Lisa

And here is the link for easy reference.


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Lisa Stevens wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:

*cough*

Ninjas were here

*cough*

I was just going to post that here! For those of you who are wondering, Gorbacz is linking to a PDF preview we did through Game Trade Magazine. I think there are six new monsters in that preview PDF. Enjoy!

-Lisa

And here is the link for easy reference.

There are only 4, but if you would like to add 2 more, please feel free. ;)


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

Wow thanks Gorbacz and thanks Lisa

I love the Alraune.

Yeah I only see 4 monsters here as well.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Two of the monsters are clearly ninjas.


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Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Two of the monsters are clearly ninjas.

Of course they are ninja Oni!!!

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8

Big thumbs up for both the Castlevania and Lovecraft references in the preview PDF.


What's the Castlevania reference? I haven't played any of the games but it's always nice to know where monsters come from. :)


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

He means the Alraune, I remember that one from Castlevania:syphony of the night.

The Lovecraftian critter is interesting for it's abilities and the fact it is LN not CN or CE like monst things from a Lovecraft setting.


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

The Hungry Fog reminds me of the movie "The Fog".

The Jotund Troll is a huge size nine-headed troll.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Dragon78 wrote:

The Hungry Fog reminds me of the movie "The Fog".

Excellent. Working as intended, then.

Qadira RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6, Contributor

Dragon78 wrote:

He means the Alraune, I remember that one from Castlevania:syphony of the night.

The Lovecraftian critter is interesting for it's abilities and the fact it is LN not CN or CE like monst things from a Lovecraft setting.

Yeah, alignment is always a judgment call, but I decided LN fit them best. They're certainly not (as a group) C, G, or E, but I could see true neutral as a fit too. Their odd dedication to treating their guests fairly stuck with me as seeming L, though there is the issue of occasionally genociding the minds of an entire species to save themselves.


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

I still like them Russ but were they one of the two cretures cut from AP#46?

Qadira RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6, Contributor

Dragon78 wrote:
I still like them Russ but were they one of the two cretures cut from AP#46?

I'm not aware of nature of the AP #46 cuts, but I don't think so. I did my take on them (edited and improved by the amazing talent at Paizo) specifically for Bestiary 3.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Dragon78 wrote:
I still like them Russ but were they one of the two cretures cut from AP#46?

Nope. There were actually THREE Lovecraftian critters cut from #46, though. The nightgaunt, the flying polyp, and the bhole. All three will make their appearance eventually, bu the Lovecraftian critters in Bestiary 3 are others who were always intended to be in Bestiary 3 and not an AP.

Bonus Nerd Points to the first person to figure out WHY the Yithian's in Bestiary 3 and not an AP!

Qadira RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6, Contributor

Post redacted, I'll let others guess and post my reasoning later :)

Cheliax

James Jacobs wrote:
Bonus Nerd Points to the first person to figure out WHY the Yithian's in Bestiary 3 and not an AP!

I'm over thinking this I'm sure.

The Yith Hound was in 1st Ed Monster Manual II, it's not an adversary in that AP issue but in an earlier issue (?) and is 0 Ed OGL and your keeping to tradition? Does it have to do with sharp corners?

Yeah I'm over thinking this, back to Skyrim.


James Jacobs wrote:
Bonus Nerd Points to the first person to figure out WHY the Yithian's in Bestiary 3 and not an AP!

My guess is that they aren't on Golarion. Distant galaxy and all..

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Jam412 wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Bonus Nerd Points to the first person to figure out WHY the Yithian's in Bestiary 3 and not an AP!
My guess is that they aren't on Golarion. Distant galaxy and all..

Probably not so much a question of distance as much as time. Since they are a race capable of mental travel, they very well might be on Golarion, just trying to adjust to the bodies of the locals. The crinoidal horrors are the bodies they inhabited on temporally distant Earth.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The form the Yithians are inhabiting in Bestiary 3 is the form they inhabited on Earth (in the past). I guess you probably don't see too many Yithians walking around Golarion, which would make them more appropriate for a Bestiary than AP?


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Will changelings be in here?

Will their player stats be updated to include two claws, as the fluff and example changeling shows?


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

Serpent's skull was the stoping point for monsters from APs to be put in this book.

Qadira RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6, Contributor

My guess from last night, restored from the depths of time and space:
This nerd guesses it's because they're specific to Lovecraftian Earth in the ancient past and remote future (plus their original planet) rather than Golarion. Kind of like how Azathoth has a Golarion connection, Cthulhu does not.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Jam412 wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Bonus Nerd Points to the first person to figure out WHY the Yithian's in Bestiary 3 and not an AP!
My guess is that they aren't on Golarion. Distant galaxy and all..

DING DING!

Yup; since the Bestiaries are world-neutral, doing stats for Lovecraftian critters that are native to Earth and probably would NOT be easilly found on Golarion is the main reason we did Yithians in this one.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Cheapy wrote:

Will changelings be in here?

Will their player stats be updated to include two claws, as the fluff and example changeling shows?

Nope; as mentioned above, no monsters beyond Serpent's Skull will be in Bestiary 3.

(EDIT: There MAY have been a couple of post-Serpent's Skull critters who snuck into Bestiary 3 late in the process as the need to replace monsters popped up... but the changeling isn't one of them. And in fact, I can't think of any post-Serpent's Skull critters that got in there at all... but I could be forgetting one or two or so of the 300+ monsters in the book.)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Russ Taylor wrote:

My guess from last night, restored from the depths of time and space:

This nerd guesses it's because they're specific to Lovecraftian Earth in the ancient past and remote future (plus their original planet) rather than Golarion. Kind of like how Azathoth has a Golarion connection, Cthulhu does not.

yup! Although we DID figure a way out to give Cthulhu a connection to Golarion in Pathfinder #46 that I'm actually quite proud of... he connects to Golarion (and to ALL planets) via the dreams of those planet's insane artists... and by his spawn, who like him are NOT from Earth and are out there navigating the Dark Tapestry and coming to other planets now and then, colonizing them, and then reporting back to the chief, at which points his dreams can start infecting the newly discovered world...

Sczarni

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James Jacobs wrote:


Yup; since the Bestiaries are world-neutral, doing stats for Lovecraftian critters that are native to Earth and probably would NOT be easilly found on Golarion is the main reason we did Yithians in this one.

But humans are native of earth (as a matter of fact, a lot of animals are too). So, the aboleth brought everyone from earth ? Then why the Yithians didn´t tag along ?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Draco Bahamut wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:


Yup; since the Bestiaries are world-neutral, doing stats for Lovecraftian critters that are native to Earth and probably would NOT be easilly found on Golarion is the main reason we did Yithians in this one.
But humans are native of earth (as a matter of fact, a lot of animals are too). So, the aboleth brought everyone from earth ? Then why the Yithians didn´t tag along ?

Because we've treated Lovecraftian creatures differently is all.

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