Blast from the Past

Monday, November 10, 2008

Two old favorites finally arrive on Golarion in Pathfinder #17. I'm pretty excited to get these two monsters into the game in particular, since they've been two "missing monsters" that I've always had a soft spot for. The first is the banshee, based on Irish legends of a female messenger of death. (It always seemed weird to me that the spell wail of the banshee was in the game, but there was no banshee in the SRD.) The second is a creature whose genesis in myth likely came about after travelers in a strange land had their first encounters with hyenas. When you think about it, a creepy doglike creature that eats bones and sounds like a laughing human madman would indeed be pretty unnerving to run across. In any event, hence the legendary leucrotta—a monster that mimics the voice of a friend in peril to lure you into the dark so it can pounce and kill.

James Jacobs
Pathfinder Editor-in-Chief

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Who are the artists who drew the art featured in this blog entry?


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Caedwyr wrote:
Who are the artists who drew the art featured in this blog entry?

I believe it was Ben Wooten for the leucrotta, but I'm not sure who did the banshee.

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The_Minstrel_Wyrm wrote:
Caedwyr wrote:
Who are the artists who drew the art featured in this blog entry?
I believe it was Ben Wooten for the leucrotta, but I'm not sure who did the banshee.

Yup, you can see Ben's "BW" signature in the lower left-hand corner.

In addition to looking for signatures, I've also found that searching deviantart is a great way to find many of these images credited to their artist, as lots of them post their work in their galleries. I periodically do searches for Paizo and Pathfinder and move all official artwork from all the varying artists to my favorites folder for easy access later.


So, did Ben Wooten draw the Banshee as well as the Leucrotta, or was it drawn by another artist?

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Caedwyr wrote:
So, did Ben Wooten draw the Banshee as well as the Leucrotta, or was it drawn by another artist?

It doesn't look like his style and lacks his signature, which almost all of his works have somewhere. You'll probably have to wait for someone for Paizo to go back and look up who exactly it was; patience is a virtue.

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