More Inner Sea Monsters!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ever since we released Pathfinder RPG Monster Codex last fall fans have been asking for an Inner Sea version, covering monsters unique to the Pathfinder Campaign Setting. Soon, those fans will get their wish, as the Inner Sea Monster Codex debuts in just a couple short weeks! The 64-page book presents ten monsters iconic to the Inner Sea region, including charau-ka, gillmen, and strix, each with four sample creatures filling a variety of combat and social roles. To support these monsters, the book also includes new rules, such as archetypes, oracle mysteries, alchemist discoveries, traps, spells, feats, and magic items. Here are two of the new rules found in the book, a minotaur spell and a gillman magic item, as a little sample, as well as a few choice pieces of art to whet your monstrous appetites.

PUZZLE BOX

School enchantment (compulsion) [curseUM, mind-affecting]; Level bard 2, sorcerer/wizard 3, witch 3
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels) or touch; see text
Target one creature or one object up to 5 lbs./level
Duration 1 round/level or permanent; see text
Saving Throw Will negates or none; Spell Resistance yes

This spell causes even commonly used objects to become conundrums. When cast on a creature, the target loses all weapon and shield proficiencies. The target also forgets how to use all spell-completion, spell-trigger, and use-activated magic items, as well as any mundane items used as part of a skill check, imposing a –5 penalty on all ability and skill checks attempted with such items. These effects last for 1 round per level. As a move action, the target can attempt a skill check to negate the effects of this spell for one object. Weapons, shields, and mundane objects require a successful Craft skill check of the type required to craft the item in question, with a DC equal to the spell's save DC. Magic items require a successful Spellcraft or Use Magic Device skill check against the spell's save DC.

Alternatively, this spell can be cast on a single touched object that weighs up to 5 pounds per the caster's level. Use of this object becomes a puzzle even to those previously familiar with it. Any creature attempting to use an item affected in this way is treated as though the creature was the target of puzzle box for that item only. When cast on an object, the duration of this spell is permanent.

BATHING BASIN

Price 6,750 gp
Slot none CL 5th Weight 5 lbs.
Aura faint conjuration and transmutation

This heavy bronze bowl, etched with outlines of waves, feels cool to the touch. Once per day as a standard action, the bowl can be commanded to grow in size and fill with 25 gallons of cool, fresh water. In its enlarged state, the basin can accommodate a Medium or smaller creature. The basin remains enlarged for 1 hour or until the user commands it to shrink. All water in the basin disappears when the item shrinks, and any creatures or objects that don't fit in the shrunken bowl are expelled into an adjacent square.

Construction Requirements

Cost 3,375 gp
Craft Wondrous Item, create water, shrink item


Illustrations by Milivoj Ćeran and Wayne England

Illustrations by Aleksey Bayura, Maichol Quinto, Chris Seaman, and Jaime Martinez

Mark Moreland
Developer

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Tags: Aleksey Bayura Chris Seaman Jaime Martinez Maichol Quinto Milivoj Ćeran Monsters Open Game License Pathfinder Campaign Setting Wayne England

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Wow, puzzle box looks like it would be a nasty spell. Also the art is as always really nice.


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I like the Bathing Basin.

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I have high hopes for this book, especially after the blog post. So exciting!


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Please tell me their is someway I can play the scorpion guy. That would be freakin' sweet.


I cannot wait for this book. Day 1 pdf purchase.


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Aaron Scott 139 wrote:
Please tell me their is someway I can play the scorpion guy. That would be freakin' sweet.

From the image title it looks like he is a Dune Strider.

It looks like the scorpion equivalent of a Drider.

From the product description it seems that the species is Girtablilus. Maybe Dune Strider is more of a job description.


Awakened Agent? - new minion types for the Veiled Masters, perhaps?
Very cool.
Puzzle box seems very nasty, especially as it is a ranged curse instead of touch. Much amusement at casting on saddles, as well (what's your Craft: Leather, oh [non-Calistrian] mounted caster-person?)

-TimD


I think I'll use puzzle box for trolling loot. "Heightened CL 20 Puzzle Boxed +5 Vorpal Longsword". DC 30 Spellcraft and a move action to use.

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I keep reading that title as "Inner Sea-Monster" when I first see it.

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The girtablilu are so hardcore in this, you would not believe.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
The girtablilu are so hardcore in this, you would not believe.

As if they weren't before. ^_^

Looking forward to it!


That Derro Brainwasher is awesome.

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Puzzle Box is a powerful troll spell... I'll have to be cautious with that against my PCs.


That puzzle box spell is overwhelming.


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I've considered playing a Girtablilus before. After seeing that picture, I now want to play a Girtablilus. Someone needs to make a PC race version.


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I wonder if some shackleborn tiefling hasn't already developed a more potent puzzle box spell that includes a variant maze effect? Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Kcinlive wrote:
I've considered playing a Girtablilus before. After seeing that picture, I now want to play a Girtablilus. Someone needs to make a PC race version.

Wayfinder #14 is still accepting submissions. :)

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
I wonder if some shackleborn tiefling hasn't already developed a more potent puzzle box spell that includes a variant maze effect?

Probably a unique magic item.

I equipped Laori with something like that in my campaign (based directly on my Crimson Throne GM doing something similar). ^_^

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Wayfinder #14 is still accepting submissions. :)

How does one go about getting involved in that, anyway? What if what you're working on isn't on theme?

For example, the other thread you posted in? The changeling one? I wouldn't mind working on something like that. ^_^


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Huh. For some reason, I'd thought that girtabilu only came in female. Which may have been part of the reason that it's one of my Brown Fur Transmuter's favourite things to polymorph the party beatsticks into.

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