Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2 (OGL)

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Go beyond goblins with an army of fantasy's most fearsome foes! Bestiary 2 presents hundreds of different creatures for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Within this collection of creatures you'll find undead dragons and mischievous gremlins, shrieking banshees and unstoppable titans, the infamous jabberwock, and so much more! Yet not all these monsters need to be foes, as new breeds of otherworldly guardians, living shadows, and vampires all might take up adventure's call. In addition, new rules for customizing and advancing monsters and an expanded glossary of creature abilities ensure that you'll be prepared to challenge your heroes wherever adventure takes them!

The Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 2 is the second indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

The 320-page Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 2 includes:

  • More than 300 different monsters
  • Creatures both new and familiar, drawing upon the best-known beasts of legend, literature, and Pathfinder RPG adventures
  • Challenges for any adventure and every level of play
  • Hosts of new templates and variants, including simple templates for on-the-fly creature customization
  • Numerous lists of monsters to aid in navigation, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat
  • New rules for creating and running high-level menaces
  • Expanded universal monster rules to simplify special attacks, defenses, and qualities
  • New familiars, animal companions, and other allies
  • ... and much, much more!

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My favorite book from Paizo.

5/5

This book so far has been my favorite purchase of ALL of my RPG books.
I don't know if I can explain the fervor I have for this book but I will try.

So first of all there is the cover, the ever feared Jabberwock(y) of Lewis Carroll legend. Having a tough SOB (CR23) on the cover is the best way to start things off I think. Lets me know im in for a ride with this book.

While the first Bestiary was the standard array of Monsters we have all come to know and love through years of them being reprinted for games the Bestiary 2 is where Paizo took off on its own with a whole slew of new monster and just general new ideas for monsters. A handful of new extraplanar monsters of various alignments were added such as The Aeons, Qlippoths and Daemons all have decently written history and offer a lot of inspiration for using them in games.

The two things I love best about this book are as follows.
One: New dragons, and not just more "coloured or metal" dragons, but a new type of dragon altogether: Primal Dragons. These bad boys have probably the best art in the whole book (magma, im looking at you) and they make for a nice change from the everyday.

Two: The art, while the art in Bestiary 1 is GOOD, its not near as sharp, crisp, and detailed as this book. The colours, the textures, the everything, all done very well. You will not be disappointed when looking through this book.


Great buy!

5/5

I really enjoyed the artwork and the monsters presented in this book, especially the Qlippoth! Must have for your pathfinder library!


Back to the Golden Age

5/5

Looking through the PDF of Bestiary 2, I find myself remembering the days in the 1980s when I'd sit in the back of the mall bookstore and leaf through the various gaming tomes I couldn't possibly buy all of.

Crystal Dragons, Aeons, and several others in this book remind of that golden era, when DMs had such a wide variety of unusual (and often new-age-y) creatures at their disposals, they couldn't possibly ever use them all.

Sure, some of the creatures are a little odd, but on the other hand, the vast variety will lead to some adventurer groups with a far different list of encountered monsters than the norm.

I personally can't wait to spring the Dullahan (aka Headless Horseman) and Animate Dream on my party!


Something does not add up...

3/5

Not as extensive as the first, yet the same price...

I do not mind the creatures in this book, but it does get less use than my other bestiary. However it still has the same problem as the first also. The use of generic rules for a creature type. For an actual hardcover book to be useful in a game (for creatures) you MUST be able to have all rules for the creature on the one page. The use of rules based on a type of creature that you need to leave the creatures page to reference is irritating and a waste of in game time.

Please fix this problem. I understand that constructs all have similarities but I need the rules on each constructs page to reference. Not have to skip to the end of the book to see if they have something relevant when they need it.


Cautiously recommended

4/5

I find some of the artwork choices dubious and some of the stat-blocks clearly don't hold up under close examination.
Also only about a third of the creature content is of current use/interest to me.

BUT, all that said, in a book this size at this price that third of content is the right side of value for money for me, and there's enough variety here in the creatures that I don't personally have much time for that I'm certain most of them will appeal to a fair portion of the audience amongst other readers. This is a follow-up bestiary - and like most such works it faces the challenge that most of the decent staples of fantasy have already been covered in an earlier work, inviting the editors to try and diversify to give everyone a bit of what they might want...

Warts and all this is a pretty spiffing book, and I would cautiously recommend it.
I give it a rating of four stars.


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*twiddles thumbs while still waiting*

I really ought to learn about adding stuff on sale to my subscription shipments. :-(

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Mikaze wrote:

Have the warehouse crew been pulling all-nighters? Mine shipped the day I ordered.

Much appreciated, either way!

Not all-nighters, but pretty darn close to it. The warehouse crew increased in size this week with the additions of Cosmo, Alvarez and Lisa to make sure y'all get your subscriptions just in time for the holiday season. :)

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Liz Courts wrote:
Mikaze wrote:

Have the warehouse crew been pulling all-nighters? Mine shipped the day I ordered.

Much appreciated, either way!

Not all-nighters, but pretty darn close to it. The warehouse crew increased in size this week with the additions of Cosmo, Alvarez and Lisa to make sure y'all get your subscriptions just in time for the holiday season. :)

Man. If your warehouse is anything like ours, hope they're all keeping warm in there!

Thanks for getting these out so crazyfast!

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Liz Courts wrote:
Mikaze wrote:

Have the warehouse crew been pulling all-nighters? Mine shipped the day I ordered.

Much appreciated, either way!

Not all-nighters, but pretty darn close to it. The warehouse crew increased in size this week with the additions of Cosmo, Alvarez and Lisa to make sure y'all get your subscriptions just in time for the holiday season. :)

And for those not paying attention, yes, the CEO of Paizo actually takes the time to go down and help out in the warehouse. Reason #4,963 Paizo is a pretty dang cool company.

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Kvantum wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Mikaze wrote:

Have the warehouse crew been pulling all-nighters? Mine shipped the day I ordered.

Much appreciated, either way!

Not all-nighters, but pretty darn close to it. The warehouse crew increased in size this week with the additions of Cosmo, Alvarez and Lisa to make sure y'all get your subscriptions just in time for the holiday season. :)
And for those not paying attention, yes, the CEO of Paizo actually takes the time to go down and help out in the warehouse. Reason #4,963 Paizo is a pretty dang cool company.

Now if they would only make their books out of chocolate, they would be the perfect company.


Liz Courts wrote:
Mikaze wrote:

Have the warehouse crew been pulling all-nighters? Mine shipped the day I ordered.

Much appreciated, either way!

Not all-nighters, but pretty darn close to it. The warehouse crew increased in size this week with the additions of Cosmo, Alvarez and Lisa to make sure y'all get your subscriptions just in time for the holiday season. :)

Yes, great work! I'm living overseas and my order shipped yesterday, fantastic!

By the way Liz, where's the artwork of your avatar from? Looks great.


It's from Lords of Chaos. It's the artwork for the seraptis demon.

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Dale McCoy Jr wrote:

I about had a geek-gasm when I saw the new dragons, .... but ... you guys made the sarlac pit?!?!?!?! Where's mark hammel when you need to throw him into something!

BTW, thank you for doing the dhamper. I was considering doing that myself, but I was hoping you guys would do it.

The dustdigger's been a part of the game since it was first introduced in the "Desert of Desolation" adventures back in the early 80s' actually... whether or not those adventures came out before or after "Jedi" I don't know off the top of my head. We didn't invent this one as much as updated it from the Tome of Horrors, in other words.

Still... glad you like it! :-)

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Mikaze wrote:

Have the warehouse crew been pulling all-nighters? Mine shipped the day I ordered.

Much appreciated, either way!

Not all nighters, but definitely all hands on deck. My back and neck are a bit sore from all the picking of orders the last few days!

-Lisa


Asgetrion wrote:
FenrysStar wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
FenrysStar wrote:
I just got an email saying payment was successfully reprocesed. So it should be shipped to me soon. Such a wonderful present for my Yuletime celebrations.
Har har, you think so?!? I've sent my imp squad to intercept and steal your shipment!
You sent me food for a few weeks in addition to my books? How kind!
Uh... well, I'll send a *bigger* squad of sneakier and nastier imps! Who will distract you by showing naughty pictures of me dressed in ladies' underwear!

*burns the photos, slaughters the imp, makes plans to leave Darkmoon Vale for Cheliax and castrate a certain devil worshiper and then go home to my wife. Not all of us of the furry persuasion are gay. I happen to be straight with gay experience. Which means I prefer females.

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I don't have a problem with the elemental kin (well the undine not being able to breate water is kind of funky).

Amusing thing for me, the slyph and undine caused me a bit of a double take, since I play Battletech :-)

As others have said, if you don't like the Dhampir, then use the half vampire template. The Dhampire doesn't seem to need a LA, though that negative energy affinity really sucks (pun intended)


Hmm negative energy...reminds me of my old online rp where my dhampire almost got killed because an angle used a healing spell to help....didn't work out so well.

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Marc Radle wrote:

The first Bestiary has the Monster Cohorts section (which I really like!)

Does Bestiary 2 have any additional info on Monster Cohorts? Maybe additional creatures from the new book to expand the main table???

Thanks!

I'm willing to give away a brand new, shiny nickle if someone can please answer my question (above) :)

Scarab Sages

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Marc Radle wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:

The first Bestiary has the Monster Cohorts section (which I really like!)

Does Bestiary 2 have any additional info on Monster Cohorts? Maybe additional creatures from the new book to expand the main table???

Thanks!

I'm willing to give away a brand new, shiny nickle if someone can please answer my question (above) :)

Yes. There's an appendix with a list of the Cohort-appropriate creatures.

There's also an appendix listing the entries with Animal Companion information.

There is no summary of Familiars, but there are several entries that mention they can be Familiars.

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Lisa Stevens wrote:
Not all nighters, but definitely all hands on deck. My back and neck are a bit sore from all the picking of orders the last few days!

Picking orders in a warehouse is hard work, but at least you don't need to workout at the gym after your done! :-)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

OMG, somebody finally realized that giving the Concentration check bonus in statblocks is a sound idea ! Rejoice ! Any chance of B1 PDF being updated to incorporate Conc totals as well ? Because calculating them on the fly is bloody annoying.

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Liz Courts wrote:
Mikaze wrote:

Have the warehouse crew been pulling all-nighters? Mine shipped the day I ordered.

Much appreciated, either way!

Not all-nighters, but pretty darn close to it. The warehouse crew increased in size this week with the additions of Cosmo, Alvarez and Lisa to make sure y'all get your subscriptions just in time for the holiday season. :)

I won't receive mine by christmas, but no complaints here. I hope you guys get some nice relaxing time off soon, just hope you all know we appreciate everything you guys and gals do for us.

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Finally! I just got my notice to download the PDF!

It feels like Christmas for me now! :-)

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Brutal Ben wrote:

Finally! I just got my notice to download the PDF!

ARRGGHH!!!

I'm downloading at 8 KB/sec at work! I have to wait 2 more hours before it finishes.


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Razz wrote:
But it can create rifts between the Pathfinder/D&D hybrid people and the Pathinder-Only folks. One side is totally happy, the other side is going to always expect a way to tie things to a 3.5e product (I'm in the middle of them both, personally).

One side needs to get realistic. I'm involved in four campaigns, all of which are hybrids of 3.5e and PFRPG. Not one of the players or DMs involved have any difficulty with any of Paizo's releases.

I think it's because we've moved on from the "WotC screwed us" mentality. Just detach yourself from the nostalgia. If Paizo puts out a version of something that isn't the same as the old one, simply use either. Or both. Or neither. Gnashing of teeth shouldn't be an option.

I understand how you feel; you've made it abundantly clear over the past quarter of a decade. Yeah, it sucks. But there's so much good that's come out of the situation that I would never go back to the way things were.


There are conversion guidelines; stuff that's closed content is closed content and there's no way Paizo can convert it without wrangling to the point of diminishing returns. The differences between 3.x and Pathfinder are miniscule (as were the differences between 3.0 and 3.5 for that matter) and in play most will come out in the wash. Any conflict between 3.x and Pathfinder is a matter of people splitting hairs that don't need to be split. :)

-The Gneech

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Okay, one quick question for those who already have it, and if it has already been answered and I missed it I apologize. Do the new planetouched races; i.e. Fetchling, Ifrit, Oread, Slyph, Undine; have P.C. stats or do they just have monster stats? Thanks in advance for the answer.

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David Fryer wrote:
Okay, one quick question for those who already have it, and if it has already been answered and I missed it I apologize. Do the new planetouched races; i.e. Fetchling, Ifrit, Oread, Slyph, Undine; have P.C. stats or do they just have monster stats? Thanks in advance for the answer.

Sorry,

Yes, they all have PC stats.

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Matthew Morris wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Okay, one quick question for those who already have it, and if it has already been answered and I missed it I apologize. Do the new planetouched races; i.e. Fetchling, Ifrit, Oread, Slyph, Undine; have P.C. stats or do they just have monster stats? Thanks in advance for the answer.

Sorry,

Yes, they all have PC stats.

Awesome. Even more to look forward to.

Jon Brazer Enterprises

Well... They have NPC stats (15,14,13,12,10,8) and they have a "_________ as character" write up. They have player class levels, and are CR 1/2 (the same a human or a halfling would have with the same quantity of gear and stats).

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Gorbacz wrote:
OMG, somebody finally realized that giving the Concentration check bonus in statblocks is a sound idea ! Rejoice ! Any chance of B1 PDF being updated to incorporate Conc totals as well ? Because calculating them on the fly is bloody annoying.

We've actually been putting concentration check bonuses in Pathfinder adventure paths and modules for quite a while. It just took a bit for the rulebook line to "catch up" (mostly because they don't do stat blocks that often, I guess).

Chances of updating Bestiary 1 with this information are not 0%, but they're not much higher. That's a relatively time-intensive stunt that in, I fear, several cases will cause a line to jump down and force some trickery to make fit on the page again... maybe if the next time the Bestiary needs a reprint, and maybe if that time miraculously coincides with a point where we're all not scrambling to do other things, we can make that adjustment. No promises... and I agree it'd be a GREAT addition...


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Anguish wrote:
Razz wrote:
But it can create rifts between the Pathfinder/D&D hybrid people and the Pathinder-Only folks. One side is totally happy, the other side is going to always expect a way to tie things to a 3.5e product (I'm in the middle of them both, personally).
One side needs to get realistic. I'm involved in four campaigns, all of which are hybrids of 3.5e and PFRPG. Not one of the players or DMs involved have any difficulty with any of Paizo's releases.

What I find funny about the "debate" is that the game has never really had a unified cosmology. Subtle things are different about races and planes and deities depending on which campaign universe you were using, Forgotten Realms vs Dragonlance vs Eberron vs Dark Sun vs Golarion.

Paizo creates stuff for Golarion, but home games can mix and match as they have for as long as people have been role-playing.

PS: Love the new Bestiary. Can't wait to throw an adamantine golem at my players.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

deinol wrote:
PS: Love the new Bestiary. Can't wait to throw an adamantine golem at my players.

Wow! You're a lot stronger than you look!

Unless you meant at your player's CHARACTERS. :-P


James Jacobs wrote:

We decided not to make the dhampir a template mostly because templates have been, in my opinion, overplayed. The inspiration for our dhampir is one part mythology (which ONLY has human/vampire hybrids) and popular culture, like Blade or Vampire Hunter D (who are also specifically human/vampire hybrids). There really aren't a lot of half dwarf/half vampires, half gnoll/half vampires, half harpy/half vampires, half linnorm/half vampires out there to justify making the thing into a template, honestly.

The argument that we should have made dhampir a template is the same argument that says we should have made half-orcs, half-elves, tieflings, and aasimars templates as well. I can see and understand the logic behind that, but the point is that these aren't templates—they're intended to be actual races that could (and eventually will) have entire societies. It's really difficult to build a society around a template, since a template isn't an actual race of creatures.

One case in point: the ogrekin IS a template. In this case, we did go down that road. But I did spend a fair amount of time during development agonizing over that—the ogrekin came VERY close to being turned into a normal race rather than a template. In the end, I decided to keep it a template, since that's what it was in its original appearance (a point that the dhampir does not have as far as Pathifnder products go) and since it's not really based on any real-world or popular culture race, and thus there's no real preconceived image for the ogrekin.

Yeah, it's a bit of a conundrum...the whole lineage thing. I'm proud that Paizo decided to do their own thing though (and go a different path than Wizards). So I'm guessing playable races (such as Dhampire, Aasimar, Tieflings, Fetchlings, etc etc) are the FIRST offspring of a HUMAN and the appropriate being (and thus no longer merely descended from a Half-Templated being)? That kinda makes sense as Ogres are one to just breed with humans ya know? So Ogrekin makes sense as a template.

One question though. Will the Dhampire get to use an ability similar to the Nosferatu's Swarm Form or are you awesome Paizo duded/dudettes planning on introducing Feats to allow Dhampire to "acquire" Vampire abilities and such?


Kvantum wrote:
Berselius wrote:
I'm personally hoping for the following beasties:

Here's what you get:

New Playable Races
Dhampire (Part human, part Vampire)

New Elementals
Elemental, Magma (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
Elemental, Ice (Ice Ice Baby)
Elemental, Lightning (Shocking isn't it?)
Elemental, Mud (That might be kind of messy.)

New Angels
Movanic Deva (Angels tasked with patrolling the Ethereal and Astral Planes]
Monadic Deva (Angels tasked with patrolling the Positive and Negative Energy Plans]

New Azata
Coure (Playful and cheerful fairy like Azata who love to spread joy wherever they go) - Well, they're called Lyrakien, but pretty much.

New Planar Dragons
Umbral Dragon (Cone of Negative Energy/Cone of Rebuke Undead Gas) (Planar Dragons with negative energy powers) - Yep, updated from Pf #11, IIRC.

New Templates
Axiomatic (example: Axiomatic Dire Tiger) - Renamed to Resolute
Archanic (example: Archanic Satyr) - Renamed to Entropic

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James Jacobs wrote:
Chances of updating Bestiary 1 with this information are not 0%, but they're not much higher. That's a relatively time-intensive stunt that in, I fear, several cases will cause a line to jump down and force some trickery to make fit on the page again... maybe if the next time the Bestiary needs a reprint, and maybe if that time miraculously coincides with a point where we're all not scrambling to do other things, we can make that adjustment. No promises... and I agree it'd be a GREAT addition...

Is there a chance we could get this at least as a seperate download? I know I could just calculate it myself, but I could just copy it from a web download and write it in with my trusty pen.

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deinol wrote:
Love the new Bestiary. Can't wait to throw an adamantine golem at my players.

Me neither. Especially given the CR they'll encounter it at, and not even considering that they will probably be awakened :)


Please, I must know....the titans-what are they like?

And the nightshade family (walkers, crawlers, etc.)-are they awesome?

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Brutal Ben wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Chances of updating Bestiary 1 with this information are not 0%, but they're not much higher. That's a relatively time-intensive stunt that in, I fear, several cases will cause a line to jump down and force some trickery to make fit on the page again... maybe if the next time the Bestiary needs a reprint, and maybe if that time miraculously coincides with a point where we're all not scrambling to do other things, we can make that adjustment. No promises... and I agree it'd be a GREAT addition...
Is there a chance we could get this at least as a seperate download? I know I could just calculate it myself, but I could just copy it from a web download and write it in with my trusty pen.

Posting the list as a separate download doesn't really reduce the time footprint of this project at all, alas, unless we were to just post it here on the boards, I guess, at which point I still don't think we'd be able to do this faster than anyone else who posts to these boards.


David Fryer wrote:
Do the new planetouched races; i.e. Fetchling, Ifrit, Oread, Slyph, Undine; have P.C. stats or do they just have monster stats?

Wait -- there's an ifrit and an efreet now?

I guess we already have genie and djinni meaning different things, not to mention dragons and dragonnes. Maybe in Bestiary #3 we can have stat blocks for Ratts and Wyld Stallyns. :-)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
hogarth wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Do the new planetouched races; i.e. Fetchling, Ifrit, Oread, Slyph, Undine; have P.C. stats or do they just have monster stats?

Wait -- there's an ifrit and an efreet now?

I guess we already have genie and djinni meaning different things, not to mention dragons and dragonnes. Maybe in Bestiary #3 we can have stat blocks for Ratts and Wyld Stallyns. :-)

Speaking of which, we also have ghuls and ghouls and demons and daemons and Matt Damon !

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Gorbacz wrote:
Matt Damon!

*shivers*

Paizo Employee Creative Director

hogarth wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Do the new planetouched races; i.e. Fetchling, Ifrit, Oread, Slyph, Undine; have P.C. stats or do they just have monster stats?

Wait -- there's an ifrit and an efreet now?

I guess we already have genie and djinni meaning different things, not to mention dragons and dragonnes. Maybe in Bestiary #3 we can have stat blocks for Ratts and Wyld Stallyns. :-)

There's plenty of "close-call" names in the game already for the precedent to be set, alas. In the case of the ifrit, there really wasn't a great choice for them; we weren't about to make up a nonsense word for them and use mythological names for the other three, and the fact that there's just not as many fire spirit names going around means that most of them had already been used. And so we opted to use a variant spelling for these guys.


Is there a TOC out yet?


Just downloaded the PDF. Just scrolled through, so far, but I love what I'm seeing. Just one big gripe:

The Krenshar art does not feature a 'OH HAI!' speech bubble. I blame the artist. ;)

In all seriousness: Great work. Can't wait to get my hands on the print copy.

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darth_borehd wrote:
Is there a TOC out yet?

Nope. Looking like that's not actually going to happen, with priorities and impending vacations using up all the time.


James Jacobs wrote:
hogarth wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Do the new planetouched races; i.e. Fetchling, Ifrit, Oread, Slyph, Undine; have P.C. stats or do they just have monster stats?

Wait -- there's an ifrit and an efreet now?

I guess we already have genie and djinni meaning different things, not to mention dragons and dragonnes. Maybe in Bestiary #3 we can have stat blocks for Ratts and Wyld Stallyns. :-)

There's plenty of "close-call" names in the game already for the precedent to be set, alas. In the case of the ifrit, there really wasn't a great choice for them; we weren't about to make up a nonsense word for them and use mythological names for the other three, and the fact that there's just not as many fire spirit names going around means that most of them had already been used. And so we opted to use a variant spelling for these guys.

I understand how it is such a problem. For example, the classic medieval elemental spirits (as recorded by Paracelsus) were Gnomes (Earth), Salamander (Fire), Undines (Water), and Sylf (Air). As you can see two of those have already been used for other creatures in game.

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James Jacobs wrote:
There's plenty of "close-call" names in the game already for the precedent to be set, alas. In the case of the ifrit, there really wasn't a great choice for them; we weren't about to make up a nonsense word for them and use mythological names for the other three, and the fact that there's just not as many fire spirit names going around means that most of them had already been used. And so we opted to use a variant spelling for these guys.

Considering the game has like 5 different meanings for "level," I think our players can handle "ifrit" vs. "efreet," and so on.... ;)

Silver Crusade

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darth_borehd wrote:
Is there a TOC out yet?

A pretty much complete list of beasties is in one of the posts few pages back in this thread.


Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Considering the game has like 5 different meanings for "level," I think our players can handle "ifrit" vs. "efreet," and so on.... ;)

I have my next headline, I think...

"Sean K Reynolds Gloats: Confusing Names Are A Good Thing!"

That's the gist of it, right? ;-)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Word-Twisting Rumormonger wrote:
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Considering the game has like 5 different meanings for "level," I think our players can handle "ifrit" vs. "efreet," and so on.... ;)

I have my next headline, I think...

"Sean K Reynolds Gloats: Confusing Names Are A Good Thing!"

That's the gist of it, right? ;-)

You didn't know that the K in Sean's name stands for Konfusing ?


My PDF copy doesn't have active links in the Table of Contents... will this be rectified soon?

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Gorbacz wrote:
Word-Twisting Rumormonger wrote:
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Considering the game has like 5 different meanings for "level," I think our players can handle "ifrit" vs. "efreet," and so on.... ;)

I have my next headline, I think...

"Sean K Reynolds Gloats: Confusing Names Are A Good Thing!"

That's the gist of it, right? ;-)

You didn't know that the K in Sean's name stands for Konfusing ?

I thought it stood for Kiss, as in that's what he tries to do to all the girls. :)

Silver Crusade

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Dark_Mistress wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Word-Twisting Rumormonger wrote:
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Considering the game has like 5 different meanings for "level," I think our players can handle "ifrit" vs. "efreet," and so on.... ;)

I have my next headline, I think...

"Sean K Reynolds Gloats: Confusing Names Are A Good Thing!"

That's the gist of it, right? ;-)

You didn't know that the K in Sean's name stands for Konfusing ?
I thought it stood for Kiss, as in that's what he tries to do to all the girls. :)

Kisses are Konfusing, aren't they ? :)

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