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Monsters of Sin #1: Avarice (PFRPG) PDF

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The Monsters of Sin epitomize the very worst of our natures, and prey on others’ weaknesses. Designed for GMs, this first book in the Monsters of Sin series for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is devoted to Avarice: the insatiable lust for wealth. The monsters in this book are powerfully motivated by wealth, or they tempt player characters to make poor choices in the name of greed.

Monsters of Sin: Avarice includes:

  • The Hoard Golem, guardian of treasure, born from the paranoia of dragons.
  • The small, but often deadly Map Mimic—bane of dungeon dwellers!
  • The golden Midasites, fey creatures with an invaluable talent.
  • The embodiment of Avarice itself, a colossal outsider with gleaming armor and filthy fur.
  • Details on Avarice within the Midgard Campaign Setting, or any fantasy campaign.
  • Rules for incorporating Avarice into your NPCs and monsters.

Whether you’re running a Campaign of Sin, or just want to add a little greed to your game, Monsters of Sin: Avarice offers a wealth of possibilities!

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Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Sin, sin, sin, got your red-hot sins right here! In other words, now available!

Taldor

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Is this Shattered Star Synergy-tastic?

Andoran

I can say that the monsters in this bad boy are very cool and the illustrations to go with the monsters are quite cool!

Check this series out ... there is some really interesting and unique stuff within!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Geraint, I would say that there is some nice crossover with either Rise of the Runelords or Shattered Star, yes.

The series really works in any campaign with sin as a theme, such as noir settings, Zobeck, parts of the Realms, and certainly Ravenloft.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

I really like the idea of this product line. :)

Andoran

Thanks to Azazyll for the four star review already. He raises some good points which may yet get implemented.


The whole concept of this series is really cool and fascinating. I'll definitely be checking it out.


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

I'd like to emphasize again that I thoroughly enjoyed this product, and, ironically, just wanted more!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

The next installment should be available next week, with a little luck.

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Wolfgang Baur wrote:
The next installment should be available next week, with a little luck.

If it gets delayed can we make some safe assumptions about which sin it is? ;)

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Sloth is a fine bet, though I think Pride in thinking we could hit a weekly deadline isn't out of the picture. :)

Cheliax

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

Cool in the side cart it goes.

Silver Crusade

Congrats, Ryan! More and more the Pathfinder Universe becomes yours! Muahahahahaha!


I picked this one up and it's great. Very well done bit of work!

Andoran

Azazyll wrote:
I'd like to emphasize again that I thoroughly enjoyed this product, and, ironically, just wanted more!

Then you'll be happy to know there are six more scheduled to follow.


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

Not to take away from this product, but for those interested, Rite's free Pathways series also has 4 of the deadly sins in template format. Seems like between the excellent creatures here and the ability to give any creatures aspects of the sins, you'd be pretty well off. Wrath is found here, Pride here, Gluttony here, and Envy here.


Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Sloth is a fine bet, though I think Pride in thinking we could hit a weekly deadline isn't out of the picture. :)

We've already got the Megatherium, how many more types of sloths do we need?

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

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Giant ground sloth. Deadly poison sloth. Dire sloth. Giant pygmy sloth. Space sloth. Darklands sloth. Glacier sloth. Elvish war-sloth. Fey sloth. Armored sloth. Undead sloth. Bear-Sloth. The Highland Sloth of Auld Langsyne.

Is that all? Wait, no, there's also the High Germanic Sloth, the Purple Sloth, and the rare Cloudwall Mountain Sloth found north of Zobeck in the summer months when it comes down from its alpine ranges.

I think that covers it. Really, someone should get going on that the Slothonomicon.


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

Is the Elvish War-sloth any different than a slightly-more thick pallisade?

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Pretty sure that the Elvish war-sloth differs primarily in that its pelt can be woven by elvish fur-weavers into a cloak of elvenkind (sloth variant).

Other than that, they're pretty much a palisade.


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

A sloth soiree without inviting Slothulhu or Slothoggua?

You will all despair when they rise from their ... slothful slumber ... in S'loth'leth. Oh, no, it's happening ... their influence ... emanates from the depths. It's affecting our minds!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Well sure, I think the Sloth-demons and Sloth-gods deserve their own book! Absolutely!

(If only to keep them from rising from the depths.)

Andoran

Sheesh, what were we talking about again? This thread has taken an ODD little turn ... :)

Andoran

Marc Radle wrote:
Sheesh, what were we talking about again?

Book of Sloth: Slothulhu.


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

Back on topic, does Midgard's shinny old Mammon get his due in this book?

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Yes, Mammon absolutely gets a mention in the Midgard sidebar, and the Embodiment of Avarice is pretty much the avatar of Mammon.

Andoran

Thanks to Megan Robertson for Monster of Avarice's first 5-star review!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

One of the South American native cultures actually has an embodiment of death take the form of a sloth, Wamu the Black Sloth

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Thanks for the review, Megan!

I especially liked, "ample material for GMs to lead characters astray..."


Review up

Andoran

Well reasoned review KTFish7!


Reviewed here, on DTRPG and sent to GMS magazine. Wow! One of the rare occasions when KTFish's review is actually more critical than mine! O_O I get your points, though for me, the embodiment worked best among the creatures. :D To each his own and good to have you add a well-reasoned, valid opinion! Cheers!

Andoran

Thanks for the influx of reviews, KTFish7 and Endzeitgeist. I'm especially happy to see the art is getting its due, because I feel spoiled by the quality of what Cory Trego-Erdner did with the cover and what Aaron J Riley did with the interior.

KTFish7, if you come up with a good miniature for the horde golem, let me know. Before I originally ran it, I sent a D&D Mini earth elemental to a trophy maker to get chromed. Unfortunately, the chroming process melted the miniature.


Wolfgang Baur wrote:

Giant ground sloth. Deadly poison sloth. Dire sloth. Giant pygmy sloth. Space sloth. Darklands sloth. Glacier sloth. Elvish war-sloth. Fey sloth. Armored sloth. Undead sloth. Bear-Sloth. The Highland Sloth of Auld Langsyne.

Is that all? Wait, no, there's also the High Germanic Sloth, the Purple Sloth, and the rare Cloudwall Mountain Sloth found north of Zobeck in the summer months when it comes down from its alpine ranges.

I think that covers it. Really, someone should get going on that the Slothonomicon.

You forgot "baby sloth swarm," where the PCs save vs. distraction or be incapacitated (just standing there saying "awwwww" or "SQUEEEEEE!")

If you need a baby sloth swarm statted up, I'm sure that SupaStah! Badger can do it. :)

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Supastah! Badger can do ANYthing.

Also, thanks for the reviews, KTFish7 and Endzeit!

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