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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Bestiary

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Bestiary
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This book contains dozens of new monsters found in the Inner Sea region—all invented specifically for the Pathfinder campaign setting! Some, like the gearsmen of Numeria or the moth-like star monarchs who serve the goddess of dreams, have been mentioned many times in Pathfinder Campaign Setting books, but others, like the alien vespergaunt or Rahadoum’s desert-dwelling whirlmaws, have only been obliquely illustrated or mentioned before. And some—like the mysterious and ancient veiled masters, and the disturbingly alluring fungus queen—make their appearance for the first time in print after debuting in Paizo’s office campaigns.

The Inner Sea Bestiary explores some of Golarion’s most unique monsters. Inside this book you will find:

  • New monsters ranging in challenge rating from 1/3 (such as the mysterious syrinx) to 25 (the powerful infernal duke Lorthact).
  • Three new monstrous templates: the exotic mind-draining vetala vampire, the blighted fey of Fangwood, and the twisted mutants of the Mana Wastes.
  • Five new 0-Hit Die races ready for you to customize as villains—or playable as characters if that suits your particular game!
  • Beings both benevolent and destructive—48 in all—ready to challenge adventurers in any Pathfinder game!

The Inner Sea Bestiary is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder campaign setting, but can be used in any fantasy game setting.

By Jim Groves, James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, Greg A. Vaughan

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-468-9

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

I knew this was going to be pushed back.


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

Has this been delayed? My subscriptions say yes. Official word?


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

I noticed that too but someone deleted my post. I am not surprised, it happens to every item I am really looking forward too.

Cheliax

I also noticed that the campaign setting and players companion lines have a delay scheduled in them. October is real light from a sub perspective, with November getting hit pretty hard. I'm not particularly worried, but that is getting dangerously close to the holidays and empty pocketbooks...


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

I am glad I do my christmas shoping before november.

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

With the cover art not being updated I was getting suspicious that this would be on time. I'd rather it be better than on time.


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

Well at least the official cover art will still have the mech-scorpion.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber

This delay has happened every year for as long as I can recall - which isn't that long, given Pathfinder has only been around a few years. They fall behind by a month or two, then catch up in time for the next Gencon/Paizocon. It's just the way of things. The good news? It appears the Adventure Path line is on schedule thus far (it used to fall behind as well).


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Any chance we will see stats for Calistria's "vengeance demons" - I think one or more may have been called Velvet Wing?


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

I am more curious of what that 5th playable 0HD race is.

So far we know about:
Lashunta
Android
Monkey Goblin
Bird Race of somekind
????

It would be interesting to see stats for those Velvet Wings.


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

Dragon, they're a 0HD plant people race from Nex.


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

Were did you hear/see that Cheapy? ....Wait, from Nex?


in the "ask James" thread...he gave their name but I can't remember what it was

Where was the bird race mentioned?


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

Right here for the plant-people. Their name is the Ghoran.

Osirion

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Ah, Nex, the part of the setting where the presence of sentient hive-mind ooze colonies, monster-making 'fleshforges' and an abundance of research into new and shiny forms of construct make it possible to have PC races of almost *any* type...

Granted, given all that, *plant* type Nexian PCs was not the first thing I was expecting! Since Eberron had already 'done' the Warforged thing, I was kind of hoping for ooze-type PCs, generated by the hive minds as mobile sensory input / humanoid interaction units, and spinning off into their own individual sentiences (with some sort of vestigial link to the hive-mind allowing them to break out the funky knowledge rolls 1/day or something by sitting down to meditate and reconnect with the hive-mind).

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Set wrote:

Ah, Nex, the part of the setting where the presence of sentient hive-mind ooze colonies, monster-making 'fleshforges' and an abundance of research into new and shiny forms of construct make it possible to have PC races of almost *any* type...

Granted, given all that, *plant* type Nexian PCs was not the first thing I was expecting! Since Eberron had already 'done' the Warforged thing, I was kind of hoping for ooze-type PCs, generated by the hive minds as mobile sensory input / humanoid interaction units, and spinning off into their own individual sentiences (with some sort of vestigial link to the hive-mind allowing them to break out the funky knowledge rolls 1/day or something by sitting down to meditate and reconnect with the hive-mind).

That's almost exactly how I fit the Squole into our Golarion. :D

I'd love to see Paizo's own take on that idea, because something has to be brewing in that lake!


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James Jacobs wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
Does this mean we might get a Tian Xia Beastiary, or Distant Worlds Bestairy?

Perhaps...

We'll see.

I would love to have a Tian Xia Beastiary...


James Jacobs wrote:
Jim Groves wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Yeah... turns out that on closer inspection to the original source, one of those two is actually the size of a crocodile and so there'll be a bit of development adjustments going on there. The result of which = no longer a good choice for familiar, alas.
I can't remark further publicly, but I was the one that actually brought that to your attention myself. Yet... it's not that simple. The creature is a rare one in that it can vary from Tiny to Large, depending if it is encountered in captivity or in the wild (i.e. that is what the source material specifically says when I read it over a couple times). So I tried to account for that. We'll see if you approve. Sorry, I won't contradict you again in public. :)

No worries!

But this is a good example of why it's best to resist temptation and not talk about the contents of a book too much before it's published—it's why I often try to be cagey or obscure in my answers since sometimes, something might get cut from a book or otherwise change.

The kaiju template is a great example of this—it's something that we had in an early version of Bestiary 3, and mentioned it in an early bit of ad copy or something, but then when we got to developing it... I realized that it's fundamentally not possible to do a 2 page kaiju template that would live up to my standards and so I cut it from the book.

Is there any chance that a kaiju template will actually show up, some day?


James Jacobs wrote:
Stratagemini wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The kaiju template is a great example of this—it's something that we had in an early version of Bestiary 3, and mentioned it in an early bit of ad copy or something, but then when we got to developing it... I realized that it's fundamentally not possible to do a 2 page kaiju template that would live up to my standards and so I cut it from the book.

Will we ever get a Kaijuu template? Cause I totally wanna Unleash Godzilla on My PCs. Especially since I was planning on running a campaign utilizing Siege Engine and Vehicle Rules called "Golarion Rangers!"

The premise was a line spoken by Rovagug "After 10,000 years I'm Free! It's Time to Eat Golarion!"

But Right! Will we ever see Kaijuu rules?

No kaiju template ever. I did it once before, back in Dragon Magazine several years ago, and it took up about 8 pages and still wasn't perfect.

We WILL do kaiju as monsters some day... but they'll be a type of monster, similar to how behemoths and linnorms and demons and angels are types of monster. Each one will probably be a unique monster as well.

Oops. I posted too soon.


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

Sorry MMCJawa, I have spent the last couple of days looking on this sight and I can't find the post that said there was a bird race in this book. I asked James Jacobs about it and he said it was a secret, so I gues we are back to not knowing for sure what the 5th race is in this book.

Races
1)Lashunta
2)Android
3)Ghoran
4)Monkey Goblin
5)????

Yeah Pagan priest I would love an Tian Xia Bestiary, Distant Worlds Bestiary, Arcadia Bestiary, Azlanti Bestiary, Sarusan Bestiary, Garund Bestiary, Vudra Bestiary, and Bestiary 4.

Mr. Jacobs has already said that the Kaiju would be done with mythic rules so hopefully we will get at least one in that book.


What does everybody have with this Kaiju monster? Tarrasque would do the trick pretty well, as does the giant butterfly/moth of desna creature.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I can't wait for the Mana Waste mutant template. (Although I've recently been thinking that using the mongrelmen as the mutants might have been a suitable alternative.)

I'd love a Tian-Xia bestiary, myself. Anything Tian-Xia related, actually.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Dragon78 wrote:
Sorry MMCJawa, I have spent the last couple of days looking on this sight and I can't find the post that said there was a bird race in this book.

A bird race is mentioned here.

Read into that what you may.


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

I'm guessing the bird race is from Garund. I wonder if they've been mentioned anywhere. Could be a fun little scavenger hunt.


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

I would like to see alternate/upgraded racial abilities/traits for Mongrelmen one day.

I can't wait for a complete list of the monsters that are in this book and the final cover art.


Dragon78 wrote:

Sorry MMCJawa, I have spent the last couple of days looking on this sight and I can't find the post that said there was a bird race in this book. I asked James Jacobs about it and he said it was a secret, so I gues we are back to not knowing for sure what the 5th race is in this book.

Races
1)Lashunta
2)Android
3)Ghoran
4)Monkey Goblin
5)????

Yeah Pagan priest I would love an Tian Xia Bestiary, Distant Worlds Bestiary, Arcadia Bestiary, Azlanti Bestiary, Sarusan Bestiary, Garund Bestiary, Vudra Bestiary, and Bestiary 4.

Mr. Jacobs has already said that the Kaiju would be done with mythic rules so hopefully we will get at least one in that book.

And Beastiary 5, and Beastiary 6...

I suppose that (if I must) I can wait a little longer for Kaiju. After all, at the moment I am not even running a game, let alone one high enough level to worry about stats for Kaiju.


Sincubus wrote:
What does everybody have with this Kaiju monster? Tarrasque would do the trick pretty well, as does the giant butterfly/moth of desna creature.

But the tarrasque just isn't Godzilla...

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Specifically, Kaijuu are Monsters bigger than Colossal. And have nothing to do with Rovagug.

Will the Festering Spirit be in this book?


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

I wonder what kind of plant the Ghoran will be based on or maybe it can look like anykind of plant.

Where was the "Festering Spirit" from?

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dragon78 wrote:

I wonder what kind of plant the Ghoran will be based on or maybe it can look like anykind of plant.

Where was the "Festering Spirit" from?

Paizocon 2012. It was the featured Mini. They said that it would be statted up for release soon. And this is the only Bestiary I know of coming out soon. Well, unless you count APs and The NPC Codex.


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

I am really hoping that in the next week or two we will get the final cover art and product description updated.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Stratagemini wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:

I wonder what kind of plant the Ghoran will be based on or maybe it can look like anykind of plant.

Where was the "Festering Spirit" from?

Paizocon 2012. It was the featured Mini. They said that it would be statted up for release soon. And this is the only Bestiary I know of coming out soon. Well, unless you count APs and The NPC Codex.

"Soon" in that case should be amended to "Eventually."

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Stratagemini wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:

I wonder what kind of plant the Ghoran will be based on or maybe it can look like anykind of plant.

Where was the "Festering Spirit" from?

Paizocon 2012. It was the featured Mini. They said that it would be statted up for release soon. And this is the only Bestiary I know of coming out soon. Well, unless you count APs and The NPC Codex.
"Soon" in that case should be amended to "Eventually."

Awwwww.... You make me sad with anticipation, James Jacobs.

On the other hand, maybe it'll be out in the Shattered Star AP?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

It was originally going to be an add-on encounter to the Festering Maze of Sloth in Rise of the Runelords on a sheet we handed out at PaizoCon... but that turned out to be a bit ambitious given all the rest of what we were doing while prepping fro PaizoCon.


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

What is a Festering spirit though and what does it look like?

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Festering Spirit


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

Thanks for the Info Stratagemini.

Can't wait to find out what that 5th 0HD playable race is going to be.


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

Well as long as it doesn't get pushed back any farther down the line I will be happy.

Wish there was more info on it though.


That got me interested, I'm eager to take a look at it. While it is mostly for the Inner Sea, I'm pretty sure it can be adapted to any setting, like Eberron, which I'm running. I mean, Numerian technology can easily fit into Eberron.

I agree that this won't replace a Bestiary 4, but that would be nice to get a good chunk of this book into that book. You see, I tend to see Bestiaries as compendiums, because a lot of monsters from the Adventure Paths and related books, like that Inner Sea Bestiary, gets another publication in Bestiaries. If you guys at Paizo are looking to create a 4th Bestiary, it would be a good idea to take each and every monster published in between Bestiaries and add all of them into the new one. After that, you fill the rest with new creations or converted monsters. That way, you make these rather obscure monsters known... and it saves you work ^_^

That's just my suggestion thoug, let's be clear here.


I hope the creatures from Inner Sea Bestiary stay in this book, I think putting them in bestairy 4 as wel leaves less places for the many monsters that still need to be paizonized, I rather see new creatures that easy converted creatures.


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

Creatures in the hardcover bestiaries are setting neutral but the ones in this one are setting specific. So I doubt they will end up in a hardcover except maybe if they do another race book then any playable races from this one can be make it's way into that.

I really hope they update the cover art and product description soon.

Andoran

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Yeah, and they seem to have a rule about publishing monsters so close to their write-ups in AP volumes. I imagine this would follow the same path, so maybe some of these could see "Bestiary 5" but they would lose a lot of the setting specific flavor and at that point I'd have to ask "why?".

Paizo Employee Project Manager

Dragon78 wrote:

Well as long as it doesn't get pushed back any farther down the line I will be happy.

Wish there was more info on it though.

It's out the door and off to the printer, so there shouldn't be any more pushbacks. :-)


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

That means updated cover is coming soon? :D

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

After we send stuff to the printer, there's a proofing cycle that runs entirely on the printer's schedule, not ours, and only after that cycle—which may take more than one pass—is completed is the cover considered final. So yes, the fact that it's gone to the printer means that we're closer to having the updated cover... but I wouldn't expect it next week, if that's what you're asking.


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

Well at least were getting closer, if not next week, still it will be soon.


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

I saw on the ask James Jacobs section that we will be getting some new Psychopomps(3 I think) in this book. I wonder if any of them will be any of those CR20+ guys they said were in there.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

I *think* I ended up doing all of the CR 20+ creatures in the ISB and I can definitively tell you that NONE of the psychopomps

Spoiler:
will be spoilered by this posting in any way. :)

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

Final product image and description are up!


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Whoa.

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