Giving a little background info on the dragons isn't that too much different than the questions I see in the Question topic. They can atleast try, maybe somebody answers, just like they answered to my Karkadann vs Smilodon question in an awesome way. Asking for 4 pages for each of the 5 dragons isn't gonna work, they already know the answer to that. No.
Skull Rippers are very unique in a lot of ways and very useful in a hardcover bestiary. It also is very nostalgic as it was one of the earlier pathfinder monsters. I don't understand what is so plot-based about a scorpion made from skulls, then every creature must be somewhat plot-based. I can see why some (like Havaro) unique-creatures are plot-based, but not the regular monsters.
Milo v3 wrote:
What is Chronicles of Darkness? Can you link me? I can't find much about it?
I hope they start soon with this show Liz had for us last time. The black pictures that go against each other in a race to the finish and the winner gets its stats reveiled. I hope this time more creatures participate in it so it takes longer.
I'm sure someone out there can replace Liz in this? Or do they have to wait till the Preorders? I hope not, it doesn't make any sense, this game/show should be long before that.
Why are Destrachan (underground creature) at war with the Xill which live on the Ethereal plane?
What is the story behind this war and hate? And what chance does a 4 armed humanoid have against at creature that commands the very sounds?
Xills are good in making powerful enemies it seems, I wouldn't want to have Night Hags , Destrachan and Phase Spiders to be my enemies.
I also want to see something like the d&d hullathoin, a non-humanoid force of undead that creates undead outbreaks everywhere it goes, all that dies in its aura rise as suiting undead, all undead gain more power when the creature is near and fight with more ferocity. They are like Gods among the undead. Atropal could also work for this role.
I wished the creator of the mohrg would have been more creative with it. Instead of just a skeleton mass murderer how about this idea: the mohrg is actually a disease/corruption from the far realm that clings itself to extreme vile murderers, assassins and killers, it grows like a cancer with every kill the host makes until eventually it becomes so big it bursts out of its host and becomes its own creature, an cancerous mess that controlls the bones of its old murderous host. This turns the mohrg into an aberration though.
I hope this bestiary has an animated grimoire monster, a possessed spellbook of evil that absorbs creatures into its pages so it can summon its own copies of the creatures to fight/capture more other creatures with.
Generic Villain wrote:
She is not sexy enough for him probably ;-)
I love the Drakaina, good replacement for Echidna. I just think an unique Drakaina is called Echidna.
I like the elemental/environmental drakes, golems, and giants. But to me it is too bad they are hooked on demons and devils.
I don't really care for more demons and devil too, but in this bestiary there are probably only lords. (hopefully, I never want to see the Wrath-Adventure path demons in a bestiary, those are instant skip pages.
Too bad for us, they are hooked on the elemental and environmental drakes, golems and giants. Those will forever show up.
While I can somewhat come into the golem part, I think two bestiaries of environment/elemental giants would have been enough, 1 elemental drake bestiary would have covered that part for me, much better monsters (even drop bears and ravids) could go to their somewhat forced pages.
So both havn't really been forgotten. Orange and Pink dragons on the other hand only appeared in 2nd edition, in some rare product, probably a dragon magazine.
You want forgotten monsters? Try the Zorbo.
The most mysterious monster of D&D history, I mean, for some reason Tome of Horrors didn't ask for the creature, or for some reason Wizards of the Coast never gave permission, but never used it anymore so that would be stupid from both sides.
Gorgimera to me is the perfect example of a monster that people put in manuals if they are out of imagination, they start to just put other monsters together and call it a new beast. They are fine, but more like the winter Chimera, a sub-species they use in a Adventure path for one time and not take in a precious page in the bestiary.
It is the last monster I hope they will ever use, after Dragonspawn of course.
Also found some VERY awesome D&D monsters in Dragon-manuals, one called the Hellchain Weaver, a giant monstrous spider that eats Kytons and which spins chains.
One of my monsters called the Raktavija has a D&D counterpart, my idea of using blood as a weapon IS used in D&D before without my knowledge! I love the Scabmettler from Dragon352 (February 2007) they rule and are awesome. Hope to see a monster with similar powers in Pathfinder one day.
All the best powers in D&D (Metalmaster, Zorbo, Gravorg and Scabmettlers) should be used in other monsters in pathfidner, those powers are just too awesome to miss! Jean Grey monster (with multiple powers including one of these) don't count, the creature should FOCUS only on the power in question.
Magnetic abilities, absorbing material it touches into skin, gravity control and blood control. Make it happen please!
The more I go through old Dungeon and Dragon magazines and 2nd edition material, the more monsters from pathfinder turn out to be not so unique, or at least not only in Pathfinder which I did think were 100% pathfinder, all mythology monsters from Bestiary 2 for example are one way or another in D&d as well, Water Leaper, Garuda, Grindylow, Alraune (as Venus Weed), Chupacabra, Springheel, Valkyrie, Brown Unicorn (Karkadann) and many more all turn up somewhere.
In that way only the Afanc must be used yet. That is the only mythology critter from D&D (called Adanc there as the Afanc is a big charybdis-like fish) that hasn't turned up in pathfinder yet, and probably because JJ finds that creature a joke (beaver/crocodile mix)
I'm not excited at all to be honest. I hope this books suprises me, but I don't think that is possible, i'm not a fan of most of the creatures so far mentioned, i'm not a fan of unique boss-type creatures, i'm not a fan of boring real-world animals in monster books, i'm not a fan of SF monsters, i'm not a fan of lovecraft and i'm not a fan of templates and too much re-used creatures from other books. (ESPECIALLY when they have re-used artworks as well)
Seems this book has mostly such creatures, which makes me less hyped than for the previous books. The last bestiary didn't really cut it for me eighter, when I think about it, there are only like 30 creatures in the book I really like.
I really want them to go back to the Bestiary 2,3 and 4 times.