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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 (OGL)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 (OGL)
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Untold Horrors!

Confront the creatures that go bump in the night! Bestiary 4 presents hundreds of new monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Within this tome of terrors you’ll find pitiless psychopomps and blood-drinking nosferatu, insectile formians and faceless nightgaunts, and even unique mythological horrors like Spring- Heeled Jack and Grendel himself. Yet not every creature need be an enemy, as mighty empyreal lords, primeval outer dragons, and valorous swan maidens enlist you in their epic battles!

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 is the fourth indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game 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 best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 includes:

  • More than 300 different monsters
  • Creatures from classic horror literature and monster films, including the colour out of space, elder things, and kaiju
  • New player-friendly races like changelings, kitsune, and nagaji
  • Entities of mythic might, from despotic demon lords and alien elohim to terrifying Great Old Ones—including Cthulhu!
  • New creatures you can construct, like clockworks and juggernauts
  • New familiars, animal companions, and other allies
  • New templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters
  • Appendices to help you find the right monster, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat
  • Expanded universal monster rules to simplify combat
  • Challenges for every adventure and every level of play
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-575-4

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Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

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Announced! Illustration is final, but the cover layout may change prior to production.

Silver Crusade

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

Oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy....

Cheliax

6 people marked this as a favorite.

We're gonna need a bigger boat!

Cheliax

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

Looks to me like its gonna be the best Bestiary yet!

Andoran

sweet!!!

Andoran

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Fantastic!


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

Taking full advantage of Mythic, I see...


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Now this is more like it!

Silver Crusade

Can't wait to get my mitts on this sucker! More toys to play with!

Sczarni

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Cards Subscriber

*faints*

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

OH MY GOD. SO MUCH WANT.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

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Oh.

I--

Oh my word.


Cthulhu!? Mythic I see.

Will Kaiju also use mythic or have their own set of rules. I remember reading James saying that Kaijus need their own (long) subsystem.

Shadow Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Ia, ia

Silver Crusade

Completely shocked. NEVER saw this coming. #awesomecover

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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goldomark wrote:

Cthulhu!? Mythic I see.

Will Kaiju also use mythic or have their own set of rules. I remember reading James saying that Kaijus need their own (long) subsystem.

It's a bit early to give away the whole farm.

Patience. You'll see. :)

Andoran

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HUZZAH!!!!!


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You had me at Cthulhu...

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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kikai13 wrote:

Looks to me like its gonna be the best Bestiary yet!

I was blown away by the response to Bestiary 3... you don't usually see people saying nice things about at THIRD monster collection. Taking that as kind of a challenge, I think there's some even cooler stuff in this one. Sean and Stephen have been churning through stat blocks for months here, so we're pretty far along on this and there's been plenty of awesome to see from the art side already. Can't wait to see what everyone thinks this Fall!

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Taking full advantage of Mythic, I see...

Oh my yes. But not as much as you might think. We're really conscious that, as with any system that steps away from the baseline experience, that some people might not dig it. So while there are dozens of mythic creatures in this, they probably don't account for more than 10% of the total monster list. And there's a wide, wide range of CRs with these creatures, despite being mythic--the lowest is below CR 5. But in any case, mythic creatures still work with all the Pathfinder core assumptions and can be used in non-mythic games.

So even if you're not the "go big or go home sort" we've gotcha covered!

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Radiarch Eklesya wrote:
Completely shocked. NEVER saw this coming. #awesomecover

[Not sure if sarcastic...] >_>

Silver Crusade

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I'd be surprised if Cthulhu has anything more in his statblock then the following ability:
THE END: If Cthullu appears, proceed to reroll the party.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

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Wes,

Not only am I excited (oh jeez wow, do I ever *love* new Bestiaries, because that opens up new monsters for scenarios, modules, and AP's)—I'm shocked!

Because this is not a surprise PaizoCon announcement!

Which makes me wonder what the hell is the surprise announcement gonna be now!?

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

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Radiarch Eklesya wrote:

I'd be surprised if Cthulhu has anything more in his statblock then the following ability:

THE END: If Cthullu appears, proceed to reroll the party.

Honestly, I'm going to be looking for the "Consumes 1dX investigators/adventurers per round" line in its statblock.


Rock on Paizo, rock on! I forsaw 4 coming, but not all this goodness.

Osirion

Edit: I was the wrong. [ignore me!]


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Ulmaxes wrote:
The Cthulhu-esque creature everyone is talking about is (my guess) probably the Star-Spawn of Cthulhu, the CR 20 beast that was included in Wake of the Watcher [Carrion Crown]'s bestiary.

...but it says right there in the official description text that this bestiary includes stats for Great Cthulhu.

Why put a 'spawn on the cover when the real thing is going to be in there?


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Product Description wrote:
This collection of creatures shatters all past thresholds of danger and destructiveness with phenomenally powerful beings like demon lords, kaiju, juggernauts, and Great Old Ones—including invincible Cthulhu!

*faint*


Ulmaxes wrote:
The Cthulhu-esque creature everyone is talking about is (my guess) probably the Star-Spawn of Cthulhu, the CR 20 beast that was included in Wake of the Watcher [Carrion Crown]'s bestiary.

From the product description...

Product description wrote:
...and Great Old Ones—including invincible Cthulhu!

So yeah, sounds like it's Cthulhu himself. :)

EDIT: Ninja'd. Twice.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

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Hold onto your SAN score, it's going to be an awesome ride. :D

Silver Crusade

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Radiarch Eklesya wrote:
Completely shocked. NEVER saw this coming. #awesomecover
[Not sure if sarcastic...] >_>

It was sarcastic. Enthusastically sarcastic. Looking forward to it!


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The Stars have Come Right!!!

Osirion

Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Ulmaxes wrote:
The Cthulhu-esque creature everyone is talking about is (my guess) probably the Star-Spawn of Cthulhu, the CR 20 beast that was included in Wake of the Watcher [Carrion Crown]'s bestiary.

...but it says right there in the official description text that this bestiary includes stats for Great Cthulhu.

Why put a 'spawn on the cover when the real thing is going to be in there?

Yeah, that was my bad. Funny enough, I had actually only read the description on the Announcement over at the Blog. I even meant to post this in that discussion thread, but I guess I got my tabs mixed up. Still, mess up on my part.


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Squeeeeeeeeeeee!


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I am so happy about this one except for the demon lords(I thought these books were supposed to be world neutral). While I am not big on the mythic rules stuff I am still happy about getting Kaiju and Great Old Ones, especially Cthulhu. Finally a mummified template and nosferatu being in a hardcover bestiary. I know somebody who is going to be happy about the sadistic tooth fairies.

Juggernuats, so are these supposed to be the mythic robbots/constructs to battle the Kaiju with?

Shadow Lodge

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Dragon78 wrote:
Juggernuats, so are these supposed to be the mythic robbots/constructs to battle the Kaiju with?

O_O

pleasebeyespleasebeyes


Kamaitachi! Batibat! Mahaha! Karkadann! Cherufe! Buggane! Fossegrim! Those I want in the most!

but the Sadistic Tooth Fairies and Al-Mi'Raj are a real suprise! Never thought they would be in! Maybe there is still hope for the Drop Bear afteral! :p


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Anymore Asuras?


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Happy Happy Joy Joy!

\o/


Dragon78 wrote:
I am so happy about this one except for the demon lords(I thought these books were supposed to be world neutral).

If Great Old Ones can be setting-neutral, demon lords can be setting-neutral. Somehow I doubt there's much room for flavor text in the demon lord entries anyway. Even if there is, though, it's entirely possible to write flavor without making it setting-specific. For instance, there's an entire page dedicated to each of the main outsider variants in the Bestiary, and that page is both flavorful and setting-neutral.


I do not hope those demon lords take up more than 2 pages...


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kikai13 wrote:

Looks to me like its gonna be the best Bestiary yet!

BESTESTiary.

Andoran

Dragon78 wrote:
I am so happy about this one except for the demon lords(I thought these books were supposed to be world neutral).

Most of the Outsiders entries have a side table in the past bestiaries that list off named "leaders" of their kind.


Looks nifty! Cannot wait!


HAH I KNEW IT...Knew that Bestiary 4 would be on it's way, and that it would have mythic!

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

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Mahaha was a monster I proposed for the AP Bestiary when I was writing The Hungry Storm for Jade Regent but it got bounced in favor of other concepts. We will see if it shows up in B4.


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Ah, just in time for the Dark of the Stars AP in which the PCs fight against the Great Old Ones themselves.

Wishful thinking.


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donato wrote:

Ah, just in time for the Dark of the Stars AP in which the PCs fight against the Great Old Ones themselves.

Wishful thinking.

My name is Commander Shepard and this is my favorite post on the Citadel.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber

Oh my lanta.


Hooray!

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