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101 Not So Simple Monster Templates (PFRPG) PDF

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Think you've seen it all?

It's a big, scary world out there, and for your players, it's gotten nastier. 101 Not So Simple Monster Templates gives you more options, more creative flexibility and more ways to just freak out your players with new templates—itching to be added to any Pathfinder Roleplaying Game monster.

Enjoy simple templates like cowardly creature who just wants to run away (even if he is a tarrasque). The Walking Fortress which makes the monster really big and puts a citadel on its back, and the Riven Magic Creature, who just wants to drain you of your spells and break your magic items.

Brought you by the same designer that brought you the best selling and critically acclaimed Book of Monster Templates this collection brings you an even more vast array of new options to suprise even the most jaded of players with strange and exciting encounters. 101 Not So Simple Monster Templates gives you the creative oomph you've come to expect from Rite Publishing, and it'll give your party something to remember for a long time—if they survive!

Author: Steve Russell
Cover Artist: Joe Calkins
Pages 32

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Cheliax

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

Yup, I'll be using this. *evil grin*


Just noticed, three of my suggested monster templates made the cut, and I got credit on the title page for them! I almost forgot what my suggestions were until I did a look see - one of them is the faceless creature, based on a Japanese cursed being called the Noppero Bo. At least that's what it would be called in Kaidan.


Liz, thanks for getting this up.

and Mike, I always try to take suggestions and give credit :)

Osirion

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Will there ever be a Print option or a Print/PDF option?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I believe Rite folks are having a straight flush of releases. This is another must have.

Regards,
Ruemere


davrion wrote:
Will there ever be a Print option or a Print/PDF option?

There are no current plans for a print version.


*Still dreaming of the day that all the "101" books get put into one giant hardcover*


Rite Publishing wrote:
davrion wrote:
Will there ever be a Print option or a Print/PDF option?
There are no current plans for a print version.

What about PoD?


Twin Dragons wrote:
Rite Publishing wrote:
davrion wrote:
Will there ever be a Print option or a Print/PDF option?
There are no current plans for a print version.
What about PoD?

There are no current plans.


A CR20 Seagull wrote:
*Still dreaming of the day that all the "101" books get put into one giant hardcover*

There is one coming for the 101 spell series

1001 Spells Hardcover


Rite Publishing wrote:
Twin Dragons wrote:
Rite Publishing wrote:
davrion wrote:
Will there ever be a Print option or a Print/PDF option?
There are no current plans for a print version.
What about PoD?
There are no current plans.

That's the beauty of PoD, you don't need a plan. You just make it available as an option.


Twin Dragons wrote:
Rite Publishing wrote:
Twin Dragons wrote:
Rite Publishing wrote:
davrion wrote:
Will there ever be a Print option or a Print/PDF option?
There are no current plans for a print version.
What about PoD?
There are no current plans.
That's the beauty of PoD, you don't need a plan. You just make it available as an option.

Let me make it clear as mud. No Comment.


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Specific PoD services require PDFs to be set up in specific ways. Especially when it comes to covers. So unless a PDF was designed for a specific PoD service from the beginning, it can take a non-trivial amount of work from the layout staff to set up.

Popular PDFs do tend to be good candidates for print compilations.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Rite Publishing wrote:
A CR20 Seagull wrote:
*Still dreaming of the day that all the "101" books get put into one giant hardcover*

There is one coming for the 101 spell series

1001 Spells Hardcover

Oh, Darn it! To Heck and back! Twice!

Another book I gotta scrap up coin to buy! If I buy the Hardcopy, do I get the download free?


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

Yep, Hardcover / print combo. Strange that the product page doesn't mention that, but it's mentioned in the product discussion.

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Cheapy wrote:
Yep, Hardcover / print combo. Strange that the product page doesn't mention that, but it's mentioned in the product discussion.

I can't put up the print/PDF bundle until I have the PDF ready to upload. When it is, then it will switch over to having a print/PDF bundle available. :)


We are trying to time that better with the PDF becoming available at the same time the print does, this is much more difficult when I don't control when the print product becomes available. Still we are working on it.


And reviewed here, on DTRPG and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!


Thanks for the review End.


Thanks to everyone for making us the #1 Pathfinder Compatible product this week.

Shadow Lodge

@Rite Publishing, nice job on this! I was gunning for us to hit #1, but you guys truly deserve it, as the 101 Not So Simple Monster Templates is a fantastic product. Great job!


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

I just have to say this product is so chock full of awesomeness I can barely stand it!! Thank you for a quality product that will see regular use at my table.


Elorebaen wrote:
I just have to say this product is so chock full of awesomeness I can barely stand it!! Thank you for a quality product that will see regular use at my table.

Your welcome


I picked this pdf up over the weekend and I have to say, I am quite pleased. I've bought quite a few of RiP's products in the last couple weeks and their material is high quality and it sure makes the DM's work easier. The 101 Not So Simple Monster Templates is a nice jewel to spice up the ho-hum monster. Most are quick and easy to apply. A few of my favorites, in no particular order:

~Apex Predator Creature
~Charming Creature
~Combat Clairvoyant Creature
~Crypt Thing Creature (this one is particularly nasty)
~Disorienting Creature (a fighter's nightmare)
~Executioner Creature
~Frozen Corpse Creature (Great for hard winter campaigns)
~Missing-Arm Creature (not everyone can pay for regeneration)
~Preternatural Creature (this is my favorite one, absorbs magic)
~Riven Magic Creature (spell caster's nightmare)

For a DM, it's definately worth the money.


Baldwin, I am glad your enjoying them so well.


I had chance to actually implement the Crypt Thing Creature Template from this pdf, along with the Envious Armor Haunt from #30 Haunts for Houses last night in my KM campaign. The party of 6 adventurers , 7 counting the Summoner's Eidoln, made their way into the lonely burial cairn in the second KM book. Since this is a large party, I had advanced the baddie in the Cairn (I won't spoil by disclosing the creature type). In additon to an advanced baddie, I put the Crypt Thing Creature Template on him and it was an absolute blast of time. The teleport burst was an outstanding feature, and when the creature needed a some healing the dimension door came in handy. To add a little spice to the room I place the Envious Armor Haunt in the entry way to the crypt and that neutralized the party's cavalier who ended up being armorless. One of the better adventures in a long time. The group really liked the challenge and strategy that was required to overcome this encounter. Excellent Template and Outstanding Haunt put to use.


Excellent! I love hearing in game use!

Qadira RPG Superstar 2009 Top 8

Love it. This is exactly how it should be used. I hope having his armor trashed scared the heaven out of the cavalier.


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Long overdue, but got a review up. This is one of my most used 3rd party products. I pulled out the War Creature template earlier in the year to beef up a couple of elite trolls for my Kingmaker game, and I'm looking forward to the time my PCs discover the Pyrrhic creations left behind by a slightly mad mage, or when the Riven Magic creature I've made sees the light of day. Thanks for publishing this book and all the other excellent products you've released!


Thanks for the glowing review idilippy, I hope you get a chance to review our Book of Monster Templates, and enjoy the templates we put out each month for free in Pathways, I keep meaning to spend some time doing a compilation of those but I keep getting busy.

Thanks again.

Cheliax

Just tossing this out there, but I badly want a Hero Lab data set for this--I use the templates out of here constantly and it would be sublime to be able to wrangle them on a whim through HL. :)

Qadira

What are the chances you guys will do another book, but have variants of the Cunning Creature template, for Wisdom and Charisma-based creatures. So far the only way to get Charisma-based stuff is if you're undead. That's a bit unfair.


Well I do a new monster template every month in our free Pathways e-zines, I have done The Book of Monster Templates, plus this book. Right now I don't have any plans for a new monster template book.


I've owned this book for nearly a year now and it is truly a gaming staple for me. This supplement sits right on my gaming table. That is a testament to its quality. It's chalk full of awesome ideas which are extremely easy to implement. I recently used the torturer creature template to make a cool variation to a vampire - I swapped out energy drain (Su) for the Chastise (Su). My players have come to appreciate the unexpected delights that are harvested from the 101 Not So Simple Monster Templates.

Any chance that these templates will be released for Hero Lab? That would be wicked fun.


Not anytime soon as we have andrew slaving away on Heroes of the Jade Oath, then The Secrets of Adventuring, followed by Faces of the Tarnished Souk.

Cheliax

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

Should the effects of the locomotion handicapped template be included when the creature is under the effects of a polymorph effect, specifically alter self?


this is a GM's adjudication call, if the GM allows it to bypass it then it does not reduce the CR of the monster. If it sill hinders the creature then it reduces the CR of the monster.

My personal ruling would be to have it still hinder the creature as that form would also be lame.

Qadira

For the Divine Creature template, is it the same as the standard cleric? If you're alignment is good, you have to channel positive. If you're evil, you have to channel negative, and neutral gets to choose.


Correct.

Qadira

Got a question on the Torturer Creature template. Why give it the Improved Natural Weapon feat (which I'm assuming is really supposed to be Improved Natural Attack since the other feat doesn't exist)? What if it doesn't have natural attacks? Is there a substitute feat for it? Should they instead get Improved Unarmed Strike? Perhaps Ability Focus (Chastise)?


Yes it should get Improved Natural Attack. My idea is that a torturer knows how to deal injury and pain. If it gains no benefit from the bonus feat then I would just have it add +2 to damage from the quick build rules. Your solution of Ability Focus (Chastise) is also cool.

As always GMs should do what they think is best for their game.

Qadira

Rite Publishing wrote:

Yes it should get Improved Natural Attack. My idea is that a torturer knows how to deal injury and pain. If it gains no benefit from the bonus feat then I would just have it add +2 to damage from the quick build rules. Your solution of Ability Focus (Chastise) is also cool.

As always GMs should do what they think is best for their game.

No, I like your idea about the +2 to damage. That makes a lot of sense to do that. While GMs should do what might be better for the game, it's always nice to hear from the people behind the initial creation and get their opinion first.


For the Enticing Creature template (CR+1), how many creatures it can affect at once in a 100 feet radius?

THX


As many are as within range, there is no limit.

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