Introducing Paizo's Newest Monsters

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Last week we showed you a few pictures of the first few copies of Bestiary 2 to straggle into the office. But we've been remiss in introducing the Pathfinder community at large to the two newest monsters to grace Paizo HQ with their presence. They showed up here around the same time I started at the company, so it's easy to see why their arrival slipped under the radar. They serve as the official golem watch-monsters, guarding our most prized possessions. Here they are, for example, stealthily lurking at the top of the stairs outside Lisa's office.

Sulley (left) is a Gemini and enjoys long walks on the beach, games of Candyland, and Gary Busey movies. Mike (right) is a perfect match for anyone smitten by a "bad boy" type and dreams of one day having a gaze attack and growing more eyestalks. And for those of you who were expecting new monster art, well, who am I to disappoint?

Illustration by Kieran Yanner

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Dark Archive

That's a cool Mona mini !

Get him some clothes though.

Great now when Erik posts his avatar will sound like Billy Crystal.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Adoratorble?

Dark Archive

wooo! oozes!

as for the top pick... what are they holding?

Paizo Employee CEO

ulgulanoth wrote:

wooo! oozes!

as for the top pick... what are they holding?

They are holding all of the Ennie Awards that Paizo has won throughout the years. We were trying to figure out how to display all of them and Mike and Sully ended up being perfect!

-Lisa

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Lisa Stevens wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:

wooo! oozes!

as for the top pick... what are they holding?

They are holding all of the Ennie Awards that Paizo has won throughout the years. We were trying to figure out how to display all of them and Mike and Sully ended up being perfect!

-Lisa

wow, i thought they were keys or something... maybe its cause you have too many of them :P


Lisa Stevens wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:

wooo! oozes!

as for the top pick... what are they holding?

They are holding all of the Ennie Awards that Paizo has won throughout the years. We were trying to figure out how to display all of them and Mike and Sully ended up being perfect!

-Lisa

Oh, that's what those are. I honestly thought that Sulley was holding a figurine of a bat just hanging out, lol.


Lisa Stevens wrote:

They are holding all of the Ennie Awards that Paizo has won throughout the years. We were trying to figure out how to display all of them and Mike and Sully ended up being perfect!

-Lisa

That is awesome! :D

Tony Law
ENnie Awards Business Manager


What are their stats and Challenge Ratings?? ;-D

Cheers, JohnH / Wanda

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Is it pronounced goe-lem or ga-lem? ...


Gui_Shih wrote:
Is it pronounced goe-lem or ga-lem? ...

It's pronounced MIKE WAZOWSKI!


Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Yanner FTW! You guys are receiving, consistently, excellent work from this artist.


You guys just happened to find some life size Monsters Inc figures laying around somewhere?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber
Wanda V'orcus wrote:

What are their stats and Challenge Ratings?? ;-D

Cheers, JohnH / Wanda

Ennie Swarm (CR 3)

XP 600
N Tiny construct (swarm)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

Defense
AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 16 (3d8+3)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2
Defensive Abilities swarm traits, construct traits

Offense
Speed 15 ft., climb 15 ft., swim 15 ft.
Melee swarm (1d6 plus publishing win)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks publishing win, distraction (DC12)

Statistics
Str 2, Dex 15, Con 13, Int -, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB —; CMD —
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Balance +6, Climb +10, Perception +8, Stealth +14, Craft (publishing) +20; Racial Modifiers uses Dex to modify Climb and Swim

Ecology
Environment office
Organization solitary, pack (2–5 swarms), or infestation (6–12 swarms)
Treasure books, tomes, scrolls, decks, art, wondrous items

Special Abilities
An Ennie swarm typically consists of a throng of metal disks which hang from leather straps; a roiling mass of dozens of major awards driving those who observe them to uncharacteristic heights of productivity by fantastic and overwhelming praise from their peers. In such numbers, they can become a distraction, however, capable of infusing those who see them with the sense that even a flail snail can work if it just has the right back-story. Ennie swarms are found in the offices of large human settlements.

Due to their size and delicacy, Ennie swarms are commonly found draped over more powerful constructs which can provide both protection and a colorful place to highlight their owners' success.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber
Wanda V'orcus wrote:

What are their stats and Challenge Ratings?? ;-D

Cheers, JohnH / Wanda

Quote:
Just posted this, but it didn't seem to take... sorry if this shows up twice

Ennie Swarm (CR 3)

XP 800
N Tiny construct (swarm)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

Defense
AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 16 (3d8+3)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2
Defensive Abilities swarm traits, construct traits

Offense
Speed 15 ft., climb 15 ft., swim 15 ft.
Melee swarm (1d6 plus publishing win)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks publishing win, distraction (DC12)

Statistics
Str 2, Dex 15, Con 13, Int -, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB —; CMD —
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Balance +6, Climb +10, Perception +8, Stealth +14, Craft (publishing) +20; Racial Modifiers uses Dex to modify Climb, Craft is not based on Int and is only used to Aid Another.

Ecology
Environment office
Organization solitary, pack (2–5 swarms), or radical success (6–12 swarms)
Treasure books, tomes, scrolls, decks, art, wondrous items

Special Abilities
An Ennie swarm typically consists of a throng of metal disks which hang from leather straps; a roiling mass of dozens of major awards driving those who observe them to uncharacteristic heights of productivity by fantastic and overwhelming praise from their peers. In such numbers, they can become a distraction, however, capable of infusing those who see them with the sense that even a flail snail can work if it just has the right back-story. Ennie swarms are found in the offices of large human settlements.

Due to their size and delicacy, Ennie swarms are commonly found draped over more powerful constructs which can provide both protection and a colorful place to highlight their owners' success.


Best. Monster. Ever. =D

Tony Law
ENnie Awards Business Manager

ajs wrote:

Ennie Swarm (CR 3)

XP 800
N Tiny construct (swarm)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

Defense
AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 16 (3d8+3)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2
Defensive Abilities swarm traits, construct traits

Offense
Speed 15 ft., climb 15 ft., swim 15 ft.
Melee swarm (1d6 plus publishing win)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks publishing win, distraction (DC12)

Statistics
Str 2, Dex 15, Con 13, Int -, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB —; CMD —
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Balance +6, Climb +10, Perception +8, Stealth +14, Craft (publishing) +20; Racial Modifiers uses Dex to modify Climb, Craft is not based on Int and is only used to Aid Another.

Ecology
Environment office
Organization solitary, pack (2–5 swarms), or radical success (6–12 swarms)
Treasure books, tomes, scrolls, decks, art, wondrous items

Special Abilities
An Ennie swarm typically consists of a throng of metal disks which hang from leather straps; a roiling mass of dozens of major awards driving those who observe them to uncharacteristic heights of productivity by fantastic and overwhelming praise from their peers. In such numbers, they can become a distraction, however, capable of infusing those who see them with the sense that even a flail snail can work if it just has the right back-story. Ennie swarms are found in the offices of large human settlements.

Due to their size and delicacy, Ennie swarms are commonly found draped over more powerful constructs which can provide both protection and a colorful place to highlight their owners' success.

Grand Lodge

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Lisa Stevens wrote:
They are holding all of the Ennie Awards that Paizo has won throughout the years. We were trying to figure out how to display all of them and Mike and Sully ended up being perfect!

That is just plain awesome.

-Mark Green
2010 & 2011 ENnies Judge

Scarab Sages

Cool. My avatar has finally made his debut.

Contributor

Anthony Law wrote:

Best. Monster. Ever. =D

Tony Law
ENnie Awards Business Manager

HA! Seconded!

Andrew Vallas wrote:
Cool. My avatar has finally made his debut.

Nice. And strangely appropriate considering your workload.


It's not easy being a critter in a fantasy world ...

Dark Archive

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

So how tall are they, anyway, and where did you get them from? (Monsters Inc. is my wife's absolute favorite Pixar movie - I'm almost afraid to show her the picture on the grounds that she might want to find her own "lifesize" Mike and Sulley.)


They are obviously life sized - look at the railing. Those come up to what? 3 - 4 feet?

Paizo Employee Customer Service & Community Manager

Kvantum wrote:
So how tall are they, anyway, and where did you get them from? (Monsters Inc. is my wife's absolute favorite Pixar movie - I'm almost afraid to show her the picture on the grounds that she might want to find her own "lifesize" Mike and Sulley.)

I just went down there and did a rough measurement. Mike is around 30-36 inches tall and Sulley is about 5'10" ish (probably taller if he worked on his posture).

Paizo Employee Franchise Manager

Sara Marie wrote:

I just went down there and did a rough measurement.

The lengths to which you'll go to serve the customers astound!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Gui_Shih wrote:
Is it pronounced goe-lem or ga-lem? ...

KITTY!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Lisa Stevens wrote:
They are holding all of the Ennie Awards that Paizo has won throughout the years.

That's not even all of Paizo's ENnies—a few of the ones we've won didn't come in medal form.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Kvantum wrote:
...where did you get them from?

They were part of a Monsters Inc. toy promotion at Toys-R-Us around the time the movie was released. The promotion included a drawing to win the monsters; Lisa and I entered once, and won. It was a nationwide TRU promotion, so there are probably a couple hundred more of them out there...


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Mark Moreland wrote:
Sara Marie wrote:

I just went down there and did a rough measurement.

The lengths to which you'll go to serve the customers astound!

You should render such customer service Mark... more art previews please.

See, I even asked nicely... ;)

Thank You,

Dean

PS: Just teasing oh Pathfinder Wiki Guru (and Pathfinder Society Guru).


F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Andrew Vallas wrote:
Cool. My avatar has finally made his debut.
Nice. And strangely appropriate considering your workload.

That answers my question. (Was he the ooze or the poor mousy.)

Kieran's artwork now makes me feel bad for all the rats I've killed over the years as different adventurers. I swear my next character will be a some kind of rat protecting druid or the like.

Liberty's Edge

That goblin coming out of the closet in Runelords#1...
The overhaul of the bugbears into boogimen, shadows monsters...

I think I can see the influence now. :D

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