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ALLENDM wrote:
ALLENDM wrote:

This is a resource I have used for a while now and he does a fantastic job of researching the monsters and converting them to PF1E for play. I will tweak them on occasion if I need to but it is a great reference site and a great starting point on conversions.

Creature Codex-demiurge1138

Was formally called:

Creature Chronicles

The Chronicles go back to 2012.
The Codex go back to 2016.

Tons of great conversions and new monsters as he is avid reader of monster mythology, folklore and such.

If you do a search for the [monster name] AND Creature Codex AND Tumblr or [monster name] and Creature Chronicles AND Tumblr you can go to the page directly you are looking for.


EDIT - let me correct myself-. Codex is owned and maintained by dmiurge1138 and Chronicles (which is no longer updated was owned and maintained by filbypott. Both are nice resources for old 3.5/3.0 and even the older ones that never got ported over to the newer versions plus some cool creations of their own.

A friend of mine linked me to this thread. Thanks for the kind words! The Codex and Chronicle are indeed separate projects, though Demiurge is a friend of mine and has my full blessing.

Incidentally, both blogs are named after the EN World Creature Catalog, which similarly converted AD&D 1st and 2nd Edition monsters to 3.5.

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How much of d20 Future and Star Wars d20 are OGL? There's a lot in them that I wouldn't mind seeing Paizofied.


I just got my hands on Occult Bestiary, and I'd like to try and design some of my own psychic monsters. I was wondering, are there any rules or guidelines for determining how much PE a monster has for its psychic magic ability?

If I have a villain NPC with Leadership, should I increase the CR of the encounter if their cohort is present? Or is the cohort like an animal companion and doesn't increase the encounter level?

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I've heard that writers are only allowed to make up one name with an apostrophe in it as long as they work for Paizo. Have you used your apostrophe yet?

Do giants worship or otherwise venerate titans?

Would you consider the Hunter more of a "combat role" or "skill role" class for monster NPCs? Or is it never a key class, like the monk and paladin?

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Oh, so ghouls don't belong in an inn? I didn't know the Rusty Dragon was an anti-undead establishment. You'll be hearing from our level 12 mohrg lawyer.

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Do you allow the Leadership feat in your campaigns? Would you ever give an NPC Leadership?

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Are Prophets of Kalistrade tolerated in Rahadoum?

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Who runs the @Paizo Twitter account?

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What do you think would be the best class(es) to represent a character based on Robin Hood? Rogue, ranger, fighter, swashbuckler, duelist...?

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If they existed in the same continuity, how do you think Calistria and Corellon Larethian would view each other?

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Do you like charau-ka to look like chimpanzees like in their Ecology article, or like baboons in the ISWG? Or both?

Is there any region in Golarion where you'd place adventures with a medieval Celtic feel, like Ireland or Wales? I know the Kellids are vaguely Celtic, but in a more pre-Roman "painted warrior" way than medieval Celtic bards and whatnot

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What's your favorite multiclass combination?

What ethnicity are most of the people in Nidal?

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Does the name "Golarion" have a meaning in-universe? What culture gave the planet that name?

James Jacobs wrote:
As for erinyes, they're all female because Hell is a male dominated realm, and the erinyes are one of the few options for female devils to excel. Whether or not they cull the male erinyes or such creatures simply can't form is unclear.

Are devils' genders locked as either male or female? Could a male barbazu be promoted into a female erinyes?

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James Jacobs wrote:
And because the First World is a brand new addition to the cosmology that has no real analogy to anything in previous editions of D&D

Wasn't there a Realm of Faerie in D&D that's sort of analogous to the First World?

Speaking of fey, what was the reason for not including the Seelie and Unseelie Courts in Pathfinder?

If all fey come from the First World, why aren't they all considered extraplanar? What makes a lurker in light extraplanar but not a pixie?

Why do the ghouls of Nemret Noktoria hate ghasts, aside from the meta precedent in Lovecraft?

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Are the islands that are left of Azlant completely barren, or are there any native cultures living there (other than the Sun Temple Colony)?

About how much space does the Azlanti archipelago take up? Is it Greenland-sized? Australia-sized?

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Will the Occult Bestiary include updates of any creatures from the Psionics Handbook?

What 3rd Edition sourcebooks do you think hold up best for Pathfinder players/GMs?

What's the most memorable thing that's happened in your campaign lately?

Also: Ostog status: still unslain?

Who came up with the Dorvae from Bestiary 4? Is there a story behind its creation? And was it a test run for a wider fiendish "race", like the kyton and ogre mage in the first Bestiary?

Do you still use loumaras in your home campaign?

Are they connected in any way to the Shoal? The story about a whole pantheon being imprisoned reminds me of the story in Fiendish Codex 1 about a whole pantheon dying.

If you redid the orlath demon from "The Porphyry House Horror" and "Serpents of Scuttlecove" for Pathfinder, would you still give it 17 melee attacks per round? Just looking for some advice as I'm eying it for conversion to my home game.

And thank you so much for answering so many questions here. I know some of my own questions have bordered on inane and I thank you sincerely for your patience.

Have we seen the last of the "Monsters Revisited" books?

What did you think of the Seeds of Sehan campaign arc?

Also, what's your favorite Paizo adventure outside of the APs?

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What creature type would you make Ridley from Metroid? Dragon, magical beast, monstrous humanoid?

Do you like Lolth better as a demon lord or a deity?

Will the Deacons and the draug from your home campaign ever be published? They sound fascinating.

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1) How do you feel about 3E's divine "aspects", like from the Miniatures Handbook or your Demonomicon articles? And if I were to use them in my game, would you recommend making them mythic?

2) If you could bring Iggwilv into Pathfinder, would you still make her CR 30, or would you tone her down compared to her mother Baba Yaga? (I love the dimensional occultist witch archetype, btw.)

Asking both questions because I'm looking at Savage Tide thinking of running it and both feature in the AP.

Have you ever run any D&D adventures converted to Pathfinder, and if so how did they go?

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James Jacobs wrote:
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Who came up with Proteans as Chaotic Neutral incarnate? I'd like to give whoever it was a metaphorical pat on the back, because I was never satisfied with Slaadi, and think Proteans are superior in every way (redacted).

Wes and I pretty much came up with it, and then had Todd run with the idea to flesh out our initial concepts of them being primal serpent like entities with the heads of prehistoric sea monsters.

Also... let's all avoid badmouthing other companies if we can. Thanks! :-)

I think proteans and slaadi complement each other very nicely. Proteans are chaos focused outward, destabilizing orderly systems; slaadi are chaos focused inward, existing for their own hedonistic desires. Both exist in my campaign.

And the fact that the primordial chaos gods of ancient Egypt had the heads of snakes and frogs seems too on-the-nose to be a coincidence.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Darius Darrenbar wrote:


How well do you think Thri-Kreen (or Mantisfolk in general) would fit into Golarion? I got this bizarre idea for introducing them as fleshwarped Red Mantis Assassins among other things but barring that what would be a good way to introduce them as a normal race?

They, like pretty much all the classic D&D monsters we can't touch, would fit in quite well. I'm not gonna go into where I think they'd fit though. That's up to you folks to decide for your home games as you see fit.

I gave their cousins the tohr-kreen an empire on Castrovel close to the formians and said the thri-kreen are exiles living on Golarion and Akiton.

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I could see this book being of considerable use to space-based adventures, especially concerning Verces and Eox. I'd also like to combine it with Dreamscarred's psionics rules for adventures on Castrovel or Akiton.

Hi. I'm a little embarrassed to be posting this here because asking for help is hard for me to do, but the guys on PathfinderWiki urged me to, so here goes.

My name is Will Staples. I'm a PFRPG player and have posted on these boards on and off for the last few years. Before that, I was active on the Dicefreaks messageboards since around 2005-ish. I run a gaming blog, The Creature Chronicle, where I convert monsters from D&D 3E to Pathfinder.

I'm in a bit of trouble. Due to an inability to pay property taxes in 2010 and 2011, my city foreclosed on my family's home and will evict us on February 28th if we can't pay. The property taxes alone are over $6,000, and that's not counting legal fees and other costs. We haven't been able to get a straight answer yet on the exact amount that we owe.

We've lived in this house for 22 years and the thought of being kicked out is unbearable. I, my mother, my sister, her fiancee, and their 1-year-old son with congenital health defects would be cast adrift with nowhere to go.

With that in mind, a friend of mine suggested I set up a fundraiser on GoFundMe. This is it right here. Another friend of mine runs a fairly popular blog and thanks to her help we were able to raise about $2,500 in the first day, but after that, unsurprisingly, the interest dropped off and donations started drying up.

And that brings me here. Mark Mooreland and Alex Greenshields at PFWiki suggested I "raise the gamer goodwill signal" on the Paizo boards. I don't know if there's anything anyone can do to help. I'm not demanding anything. But if you could donate anything - even just your daily coffee budget - to our cause, I'd be in your debt. If you need an incentive, a comic book writer/artist friend of mine is offering his original graphic novel, Damnation, for £2.50 ($4.11 USD), with proceeds going to our collection drive.

If you can't afford that, just share it on Facebook or Twitter. The more people who see this, the closer we get to saving our home of 20+ years. In the meantime, we're seeking legal advice and whatever eviction protection we can find.

Will / Filby

I note the Worldwound's expanse ends right at Tanglebriar in Kyonin. I wonder how Treerazer would get involved.

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I've been waiting for this a long time :)

I hope there are more "...of Golarion" books featuring "savage" races, though, like hobgoblins or whatnot.

I'm hoping for some of the creatures that have received mentions but no stats, like...

Akyrak (Pathfinder 10: A History of Ashes, pg. 64)
Drake, caustic (Pathfinder 4: Fortress of the Stone Giants, pg. 71)
Drake, lightning (Pathfinder 4: Fortress of the Stone Giants, pg. 71)
Drake, thunder (Pathfinder 4: Fortress of the Stone Giants, pg. 71)
Dream wolf (Guide to Darkmoon Vale, pg. 3)
Elemental, time (The Great Beyond, pg. 50)
Formian, wasp (The Great Beyond, pg. 30)
Ixion worm (Princes of Darkness, pg. 13)
Keld piskie (D0: Hollow's Last Hope. pg. 5)
Kyton, oitos (Princes of Darkness, pg. 24)
Loa spirits (W2: River into Darkness, pg. 18)
Silkgoyle (Guide to the River Kingdoms, pg. 33)
Skullwasp (Elves of Golarion, pg. 18)
Wisagatkak (Princes of Darkness, pg. 18)

Other types of gigas besides the Hell gigas and Abyss gigas (Nirvana and Maelstrom have received passing mentions).

Any of the groupings of dragons mentioned in Pathfinder 4: Fortress of the Stone Giants, pgs. 70-71:

Abomination dragons: Hoarfrost, rot, ruin, rust, suffocation
Humour dragons: Choleric, melancholy, phlegmatic, sanguine
Mineral dragons: Coal, pyrite, silicon, sulfur
Thaumaturgic dragons: Abjuration, conjuration, divination, enchantment, evocation, illusion, necromancy, transmutation
Miscellaneous types: Gray, sin, virtue

Any number of alien races and creatures mentioned in Distant Worlds.

The elemental lords (Ayrzul, Hshurha, Kelizandri, and Ymeri)

Furthermore, now that mythic rules have arrived, it would be awesome to Pathfinderize some creatures from the 3.0 Epic Level Handbook, especially the abominations.

@Calas Dermain: IANJJ, but catfolk can be found in southern Garund (i.e., south of the Mwangi Expanse) and the Valashmai Jungle of Tian Xia.

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So, uh... anyone else super stoked to read about the gods of ancient Osirion?

My favorite option is the cavalier archetype from Animal Archive. Can't remember the name, just that I thought the houndmaster was an excellent idea ever since it came up in one of the RPG Superstar contest and was thrilled to see it in print.

I noticed that in addition to the undead and necromancy, Orcus is also the demon lord of wrath. How is that expressed by him and his cult, aside from being very very angry?

Who came up with Usaro and the Gorilla King, and were they consciously inspired by Gorilla City and Gorilla Grodd from DC Comics?

EDIT: Nevermind, looked up the answer myself. Sorry.

Are Kurgess and Ghlaunder still considered demigods, or have they been bumped up to full deity status like Achaekek?

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