Hi everyone, Roll for Combat Director of Game Design Mark Seifter here! 2023 has already been a wild year for Roll for Combat and the entire RPG industry, but it’s also the start of something exciting: the Battlezoo Ancestries: Year of Monsters! With Year of Monsters, you can play a creative monster ancestry each month of 2023, plus receive a final compilation book as a capstone with additional content!
The ancestries are demons, gremlins, intelligent weapons, dungeons expanded (you can get the original dungeon ancestry for free at https://battlezoo.com/), oni, nymphs, doppelgangers, minotaurs, slimes, sthenos, mimics, and sidhe. Each ancestry will receive at least twice as much content as a standard-size ancestry, such as those presented in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook or Pathfinder Lost Omens Ancestry Guide, and some of them have been expanded to add versatile heritages, double-length content, and more surprises!
The Year of Monsters subscription comes with:
- Thirteen ancestry PDFs—one for each ancestry, and then the expanded Year of Monsters Compilation book at the end of the year.
- The Foundry VTT module, which will automatically update itself 13 times with the latest ancestries throughout the year.
- Thirteen ancestry files for import into Pathbuilder 2e.
- No less than 21 digital assets for each ancestry.
- A private invitation to join our design team for special design streams, one per month for each ancestry, and have your ideas heard as we incorporate them into an expanded compilation at the end of the year.
In addition to everything listed above, you can get the final compilation book in hardcover at https://battlezoo.com/.
Finally, while we still recommend the full experience with Foundry VTT integration and special design streams where you can join the design team for the ancestries and have us add your ideas, we also want to make Year of Monsters available and affordable to as many people as we can. To that end, we’ve worked with one of the Pathfinder 2e discord moderators, ink, to put out a special club aimed at new players and old who would like just the PDFs and digital assets of Year of Monsters for a lower price: the Battlezoo Digital Monsters Pledge. The more people who pledge, the less expensive the Digital Monsters Pledge will be. Simply fill out the form here to commit to the pledge!
Battlezoo Ancestries: Year of Monsters lets you play the monster with a creative monster ancestry each month of 2023, plus a final compilation book as a capstone with additional content!
I’m excited to have you join us for this adventure as we explore what it means to be a monster in a world full of diverse ancestries!
Director of Game Design, Roll for Combat
I’m Mark Seifter, Roll for Combat director of game design and Paizo’s former design manager, and one of the four leads on the creation of Pathfinder Second Edition. I’m @markseifter on twitter. Check out Arcane Mark, my Twitch stream with Linda Zayas-Palmer, Tuesdays at 7 PM Pacific, and Saturdays at 10 AM Pacific at https://www.twitch.tv/arcanemark, as well as my Roll for Combat Live youtube stream with Stephen Glicker at https://www.youtube.com/c/RollForCombat/. Both shows cover a variety of RPG and Pathfinder topics! You can also join my discord at https://tiny.cc/arcanemark!
Play a slime, mimic, demon, nymph, and more with Battlezoo Ancestries: Year of Monsters!
Tuesday, January 24, 2022