The Colossal Creatures Bestiary (PFRPG) PDF

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The best monsters are big. Really, really big.

Within these pages, you will find 82 creatures of colossal size, from CR 1 all the way to CR 26 (as well as a CR 33 and CR 40 monstrosity): straightforward enemies like the bearhemoth and sharknado, nuanced complexities like the draconic abomination and dreamer's nightmare, pushovers like the rusted colossus and pastorix, and megabosses like the tribunal wheel and harbinger of time. You'll find animals, constructs, dragons, swarms, spellcasters, angels, brain eaters, kaiju, dimension hoppers, living siege weapons, and really big raccoons. In fact, you'll find every type and CR in the game.

Need a colossal creature for an epic battle at any level? You'll find it in the Colossal Creatures Bestiary.

This bestiary contains 81 colossal creatures, including:

  • Dragon Molt: The discarded molt of a great wyrm, animated and given purpose.
  • Etherworld Fisher: An ethereal jellyfish who taunts and traps its foes through dimensional rifts.
  • Grave Blob: A mobile mass grave with death on his many brains.
  • Harbinger of Time: A CR 40 apocalypse-bringer, who grinds the world to dust under the inevitable march of time.
  • Kongimus Rex and Dracozilla: The King Kong and Godzilla of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (forget about that silly tarrasque).
  • Tribunal Wheel: A CR 33 judge, jury, and executioner of epic proportions.
  • Yuggothian Shambler: A floral weapon of war for the hideous mi-go, complete with laser beams and spore launchers.

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Awesome Massive Monsters!

*****

This book contains 81 colossal creatures, ranging from CR 1 to CR 40, and covering every creature type. The table of contents also lists the creature's CR and type, so you know something about the beast before even turning to it's page, which I feel is a nice touch.

Creatures range from the reanimated dragonskin of the Dragon Molt to the falling-apart Rusted Collossus, from the haunting Stormghost Ship to the massive Titankarp, from the undead pile of the Grave Blob to the time-crushingly powerful Harbinger of Time. No matter what level your players are, there's always a giant monster that you could work in and throw at them.

My main complaint about this book would have to be the pictures - rather than having artwork depicting the creatures, each creature is accompanied by stock art of something similar - a butterfly for the butterfly monster, an hourglass for the Harbinger of Time, flowers for the massive plant that is the Yuggothian Shambler - which is unfortunate, as the pictures in a bestiary are a great way to see the monster, especially since descriptions only go so far.

Overall, the book carries a fantastic selection of massive monsters, so I rate the book 4.5 stars (rounding up to 5 as ratings here don't do half-stars), and look forward to the chance to throw some of these things at my players.

Disclaimer: I won a free copy of this book.


I wish I had more colossal figurines!

*****

I love it! Not only are all of these incredibly creative, but they provide opportunities for players to fight colossal creatures from a fairly low level, certainly lower at least than the official pathfinder bestiary monsters would ever allow. Any product that gives me an opportunity to pull out my WotC colossal red dragon figurine is an A+ in my book. I might even re-skin some of these for a Shadow of the Colossus style campaign. If nothing else, the Harbinger of Time creature alone was worth buying this book in my opinion.

5 stars out of 5!


Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

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Now available!

Shadow Lodge

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Thanks Chris! We had 18 authors work on this piece, and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. It's a colossal one!

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

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Really exciting to see this one hit the site so quickly. Fun team to work with. If you like huge (no huger than huge!) creatures, this is a great place to find them.

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

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Yay, it's out! It was awesome to see this come together, and I'm thrilled I got a trio of monstrosities in here.

I hope everyone enjoys the book!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 8

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Great team, great fun, and a great product! Hope everyone gets a kick out of it!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32

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Being one of the contributors to this may leave me biased, but seeing the work of everyone else was inspiring and some really cool monsters came out of it. (Some wacky ideas in between too, that turned out great).

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32

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I finally got a chance to use my long-brewing concept of a sequoia treant for this book :-)
Colossal guardians for colossal forests!


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Got to love it on 1st sight for names like bearhemoth and sharknado . . . .


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This was my first ever experience working as a freelance writer, and it was honestly amazing.

I have spent the time since we all finished writing eagerly awaiting the release of the book so I can get my copy of EPIC MONSTERY GOODNESS


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Was really happy to contribute with three monsters to this beauty.

Ideas are excellent, and variety is the key point: They may all be Colossal, you can see creatures of all types, including humanoids and plants!


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I love the colossal vision of the book which runs the whole gamut from combative godzilla types through unspeakable arcane horrors, good job team!


Will a physical book be available (POD perhaps)? How much will it cost?


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I made my dream of a colossal fighting butterfly true. Thank you for letting me write it.


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This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed building a bit of kaiju ecology :)

Cheers!
Landon

Shadow Lodge

Corathonv2 wrote:
Will a physical book be available (POD perhaps)? How much will it cost?

Right now, we don't have plans for a physical book. Sorry!

The Exchange

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I had a lot of fun working on this book, and I'm honored to have been included with so many other cool folks!

Scarab Sages

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Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

It was a joy to work on this collection! I will be wholly subservient to its forwarding of goodness!

Maybe that's the Braghummor who's consumed my consciousness talking though...


Some of these monsters are really good but we gotta talk about the art. It is all over the place and frequently does not even remotely display what it's intended to. Like the gughemoth has one of the best pieces of artwork in the book, but it doesn't depict a giant gug. Instead it shows a humanoid horse monster with only 2 arms. Similarly the doomworm is paired with artwork of some jellyfish-like flying aberration. Less egregiously the grave blob is supposed to be a mass of connected corpses but appears to be a bunch of skulls stacked on top of each-other. Several of the images are also clearly just images of normal sized animals without anything to make them appear larger.

I plan on writing a review of this product, but do you guys have any particular reason for the art issues?


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Bardess wrote:
I made my dream of a colossal fighting butterfly true. Thank you for letting me write it.

Aaaaaand CART! :D


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Catching up after vacation, but I'm also excited to see this.

Who says fey can't once in a while be really big? Not me, and not the monster I contributed to this. :) I hope everyone enjoys the stormswimmer and all the other monsters here: Remember, they bigger they are, the harder they fall.

Shadow Lodge

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Alex Smith 908 wrote:
Art

Simply, we wanted to focus on the writing, and commissioning good art for 80+ monsters would mean (let's say 25$ for each monster at the very cheapest) $2,000 for art for this book. We aren't Paizo, so we would never make that money back. I wanted a colossal book filled with colossal creatures, and great writing has always been more important to me than good pictures. There's no way we could offer $5 for 80+ creatures if we commissioned art for each creature.

The focus of the book is awesome writing, creative mechanics, and great monsters. Those interested in the art of the book can look at the preview on rpg now.


I appreciate the work that went into this book and enjoy all the mechanical presentation. I just think the places where the art does not even remotely represent the described creature could have been serviced better by having no art at all.

Also the art for the gughemoth really deserved to have stats made to match the art rather assigning it to the giant version of gugs. My review should be up today or tomorrow.

Sovereign Court

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Class Deck, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

This was totally rad to contribute to- I'm excited to see the full release since there are a few monsters (Colossal Beheaded and Doomweb in particular) which I want to throw at my players for a fun Halloween game!

Shadow Lodge

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We are at two weeks as the top selling non-Paizo download on Paizo. Thanks folks!

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