Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Bestiary (PFRPG)

***** (based on 7 ratings)
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Bestiary (PFRPG)
Show Description For:
Non-Mint

Add Print Edition $19.99

Add PDF $13.99

Non-Mint Unavailable

Facebook Twitter Email

This book contains dozens of new monsters found in the Inner Sea region—all invented specifically for the Pathfinder campaign setting! Some, like the gearsmen of Numeria or the moth-like star monarchs who serve the goddess of dreams, have been mentioned many times in Pathfinder Campaign Setting books, but others, like the alien vespergaunt or Rahadoum’s desert-dwelling whirlmaws, have only been obliquely illustrated or mentioned before. And some—like the mysterious and ancient veiled masters, and the disturbingly alluring fungus queen—make their appearance for the first time in print after debuting in Paizo’s office campaigns.

The Inner Sea Bestiary explores some of Golarion’s most unique monsters. Inside this book you will find:

  • New monsters ranging in challenge rating from 1/3 (such as the mysterious syrinx) to 25 (the powerful infernal duke Lorthact).
  • Three new monstrous templates: the exotic mind-draining vetala vampire, the blighted fey of Fangwood, and the twisted mutants of the Mana Wastes.
  • Five new 0-Hit Die races ready for you to customize as villains—or playable as characters if that suits your particular game!
  • Beings both benevolent and destructive—48 in all—ready to challenge adventurers in any Pathfinder game!

The Inner Sea Bestiary is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder campaign setting, but can be used in any fantasy game setting.

By Jim Groves, James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, Greg A. Vaughan

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-468-9

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Campaign Setting Subscription.

Product Availability

Print Edition:

Ships from our warehouse in 1 to 7 business days.

PDF:

Fulfilled immediately.

Non-Mint:

Available now

Unavailable

This product is non-mint. Refunds are not available for non-mint products. The standard version of this product can be found here.

Are there errors or omissions in this product information? Got corrections? Let us know at store@paizo.com.

PZO9251


See Also:

1 to 5 of 7 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | next > last >>

Average product rating:

***** (based on 7 ratings)

Sign in to create or edit a product review.

A short but great bestiary

*****

I enjoyed reading and skimming this one a lot. The ideas were even more interesting than at regular bestiaries. And it is a pure bestiary - monster listing begins at page 3 and ends at the last content page (63). Monsters are diverse and partially go beyond usual Inner Sea inhabitants, from robots over evil and neutral outsiders to aliens. The book includes two familiars (e.g. parrot fey hybrid), five playable races (not covered by Advanced Race Guide, e.g. monkey goblin) as well as three templates (e.g. charisma sucking vampire). In comparison to regular bestiaries (about 280 pages of monsters) it's expensive (especially the PDF), but I felt it was still worth it.


More creatures.

*****

I bought this hoping for creatures... and you know what I got? Exactly that. Good price considering how many baddies i got. You get three playable races, enemies only mentioned in the inner sea world guide, and even some completley new ones. This is definitly worth the price for the PDF, and it will see some use in the future.


Templates we've been missing

*****

I bought this specifically to get my hands on the Blighted Fey and Mana Wastes Mutant templates, and I love them. I've been frustrated at the lack of "fey gone evil" options I had, and now I've got them!
I love that the monsters in this bestiary are versatile enough to use them with the Golarion flavour or as monsters in a homebrew setting. You can bet my players are going to be running into some monkey goblins or water wraiths soon ;)


Excellent!

*****

Read my full review on my blog.

The Inner Sea Bestiary is really an excellent book, one that manages to add yet more monsters to the game but still fill a niche for the Golarion setting. The monsters are full of a flavour that can’t quite be achieved in a generic monster book. I know that I’m certainly more likely to use monsters from this book in my own games than many of the monsters from the hardcover bestiaries (such as the zoog, an obscure monster from Bestiary 3 that I just chose randomly). I highly recommend it to all GMs who use the Golarion setting, and even to those who don’t, but still want some new and interesting monsters!


Monsters of the Inner Sea

*****

While there isn't any hardcover bestiary this year, the people of Paizo at least gave us something. That something is the Innersea Beastiary and it is good. We get 5 playable races, 2 improved familiars, 5 powerful evil outsiders, 3 robots, 3 golems, 2 spawn of Rovagug, 2 dragons, 3 giant vermion, 1 giant, 2 Psychopomps, and 3 templates. Personely I think this book is worth it just for the 5 playable races, wich are the Lashunta, Andriod, Monkey Goblin, Ghoran, and Syrinx. I wish there was more info on these races, heck they don't even list were in the Inneasea region the Lashunta can be found. I do think the book suffers from the too many evil outsider syndrom and I do think there are creatures in there that weren't that world specific and could have been in a hardcover book. But despite some issues it is a good solid book for what 64 pages can really give you. I hope one day we will see more of these world specific books for things like distant worlds and the other continents. etc. but as long as it doesn't cost us a hardcover bestiary.


1 to 5 of 7 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | next > last >>
1 to 50 of 705 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>
Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Announced for October! The product image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yes! Numerian monsters! You sold me on that alone.

And then you threw in the Lashunta and- (heart... beating) the Mana Waste Mutants! And it's a template!!!!

This one is on my wishlist for sure.


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules, Tales Subscriber

Wazzabee!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

2 people marked this as a favorite.

There's a LOT of monsters in this book... and folks who've been wondering about monsters we've mentioned or illustrated but never gave stats to should be well pleased with the book, since that's a primary purpose of it—to stat up monsters we KNOW live in or visit the Inner Sea region, but as of yet have no stats.

That means that it's something of a departure for is in that these monsters are not things taken from the SRD or inspired directly from myth and legend. With perhaps a couple of exceptions (which should be obvious once the book is out), these really are "monsters invented specifically for Golarion" through and through.


Numeria. I'm going to die of happiness now. Bye.


Awesome! I can't wait for the new spawn of Rovagug, the creations of Numeria, and all the other monster-y goodness :)

Liberty's Edge

Hah, Lorthact!

Spoiler:
The survivors of my Academy of Secrets mod will love that one. :)

Silver Crusade

I just hope that the cyber scorpion that is on the mockup cover art gets a write up. I have been a fan of that pic for quite a while.

Contributor

Added a spoiler tag to Zahariel's post. Shhh!

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8

Yes please!

Silver Crusade

Cthulhudrew wrote:

Yes! Numerian monsters! You sold me on that alone.

And then you threw in the Lashunta...

Wait, Lashunta? Does that mean that official support for psionics could be on the way?


omigawd the orc vs the laser firing transformer spider makes my nerd-senses tingle!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

7 people marked this as a favorite.
Apostle of Gygax wrote:
I just hope that the cyber scorpion that is on the mockup cover art gets a write up. I have been a fan of that pic for quite a while.

Let's just say we didn't idly pick that image to serve as the mock-up cover.

Silver Crusade

1 person marked this as a favorite.

going to have to revisit numeria and think harder on Alkenstar

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Apostle of Gygax wrote:
Cthulhudrew wrote:

Yes! Numerian monsters! You sold me on that alone.

And then you threw in the Lashunta...

Wait, Lashunta? Does that mean that official support for psionics could be on the way?

No more so than the intellect devourer and the neothelid being in the Bestiary means that.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

So which two spawn is it in the book? I'm guessing the one from legacy of fire and the giant beatle In Osirion.


so we are getting a Bestiary 4

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Kevin Mack wrote:
So which two spawn is it in the book? I'm guessing the one from legacy of fire and the giant beatle In Osirion.

The one from Legacy of Fire is already presented in Pathfinder #24. (There are NO reprinted from other sources monsters in this book.)

The giant beetle is dead. (All the monsters in this book are still alive in modern Golarion.)

Therefore... the two in this book are different than those two.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

MerrikCale wrote:
so we are getting a Bestiary 4

Note that this book does NOT replace "Bestiary 4." We could well still do a "Bestiary 4" at some point in the future.

BUT! Having it come out at about the same time as the NPC Codex was intentional. Folks who would rather have more monsters at that time will have an option.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16

lashuntas = inner sea? where? Kyonin?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Erik Freund wrote:
lashuntas = inner sea? where? Kyonin?

That's something folks will need to wait to find out in print once the book's out.

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Erik Freund wrote:
lashuntas = inner sea? where? Kyonin?
That's something folks will need to wait to find out in print once the book's out.

Given their trope, I'm going to guess Realm of the Mammoth Lords.


James Jacobs wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
So which two spawn is it in the book? I'm guessing the one from legacy of fire and the giant beatle In Osirion.

The one from Legacy of Fire is already presented in Pathfinder #24. (There are NO reprinted from other sources monsters in this book.)

The giant beetle is dead. (All the monsters in this book are still alive in modern Golarion.)

Therefore... the two in this book are different than those two.

Will they be statted as Behemoths? (which by the way is an amazing monster subtype)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mechalibur wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
So which two spawn is it in the book? I'm guessing the one from legacy of fire and the giant beatle In Osirion.

The one from Legacy of Fire is already presented in Pathfinder #24. (There are NO reprinted from other sources monsters in this book.)

The giant beetle is dead. (All the monsters in this book are still alive in modern Golarion.)

Therefore... the two in this book are different than those two.

Will they be statted as Behemoths? (which by the way is an amazing monster subtype)

No. Behemoths are different things than the Spawn of Rovagug. You can certainly look at them as "world-neutral versions" of the Spawn of Rovagug, I guess... but in Golarion... the Spawn of Rovagug and behemoths are two different things.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

You had me at "Numerian monsters". To quote a certain purple unicorn: Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes!

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Any plans to include good outsiders, powerful or otherwise?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

GIVE.


James Jacobs wrote:
MerrikCale wrote:
so we are getting a Bestiary 4

Note that this book does NOT replace "Bestiary 4." We could well still do a "Bestiary 4" at some point in the future.

BUT! Having it come out at about the same time as the NPC Codex was intentional. Folks who would rather have more monsters at that time will have an option.

Thats good enough for me

Paizo Employee Creative Director

logic_poet wrote:
Any plans to include good outsiders, powerful or otherwise?

There WILL be some outsiders in this book... but no real plans to do more angels or azatas or the like here.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Are the Spawn of Rovagug new new or have they been mentioned but haven't been stated up before?

The Lashunta in the Innersea region!!!

Blighted Fey and Mana Waste mutants sounds like interesting template.

This book sounds awesome, I just can't get enogh monsters.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Erik Freund wrote:
lashuntas = inner sea? where? Kyonin?

if my monsters are all lined up correctly and Nethys didnt allow cayden to spike my drink again, then you certainly can find one by Kyonin....

not anywhere on Golarion if my monsters are all lined up correctly and if Nethys kept Cayden from spiking my drink...

if my monsters are no all lined up and my drink was spiked then oh well....

Dark Archive

My next game will probable have a lot of steampunk and science fantasy elements, so I am more than thrilled about construct-like monsters and mutants.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber

Wait, this maxes out at CR20? Both the terrasque and Xotani are higher than CR20 monsters.

I wonder what Spawn you're using. probably not the Slohr, since that's a ghostbusters reference. if it's Ones that you've illustrated, then Probably Chemnosit, the Monarch Worm, and Volnagur, the End-Singer.

Unless it's new Spawn? Either way, Spawn are always welcome foes for high level campaigns. I presume they'll be as hard to kill as old 'rasquey and the Firebleeder?


An NPC Codex AND a new Bestiary?

...

Hey Liz, what's the maximum number of times I could type the word "want" in a single Paizo thread post? I don't want to try if its not going to be enough to show how much I want this book.

A Bestiary is a Bestiary, no matter where the title says the monsters are from, after all!


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Stratagemini wrote:
Wait, this maxes out at CR20?
Product Description wrote:
all the way up to beyond CR 20

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

WANT, want, want, want, want, want!

Silver Crusade

So the mockup cover is a promise that we'll get the Numerian Scorpionbot, right? ;)

Extremely curious about the vespergaunts.

Really eager to see more on Lorthact.

Also, shifting my Bestiary 4 hopes for dark/scary/ugly celestials to this book!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Dragon78 wrote:

Are the Spawn of Rovagug new new or have they been mentioned but haven't been stated up before?

The Lashunta in the Innersea region!!!

Blighted Fey and Mana Waste mutants sounds like interesting template.

This book sounds awesome, I just can't get enogh monsters.

The spawn of Rovagug in this book have been mentioned before, yes.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Stratagemini wrote:

Wait, this maxes out at CR20? Both the terrasque and Xotani are higher than CR20 monsters.

I wonder what Spawn you're using. probably not the Slohr, since that's a ghostbusters reference. if it's Ones that you've illustrated, then Probably Chemnosit, the Monarch Worm, and Volnagur, the End-Singer.

Unless it's new Spawn? Either way, Spawn are always welcome foes for high level campaigns. I presume they'll be as hard to kill as old 'rasquey and the Firebleeder?

The Slohr is no longer a part of the Campaign Setting; we omitted it precisely because it's TOO much of a ghostbusters reference. To the extent that it could be deemed legally actionable.

It IS the two we've illustrated, since you guessed that pretty well.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mikaze wrote:

So the mockup cover is a promise that we'll get the Numerian Scorpionbot, right? ;)

Extremely curious about the vespergaunts.

Really eager to see more on Lorthact.

Also, shifting my Bestiary 4 hopes for dark/scary/ugly celestials to this book!

No dark/scary/ugly celestials in this book. Those are more of a Great Beyond monster. There ARE some outsiders in this book, but they're ones that we've either a) mentioned already or b) have a stronger interest in the Inner Sea region, or c) both.

And the vespergaunt has been illustrated before... but we've not yet revealed that's what it is in print.


Awesome! Consider this added to my wishlist ;)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Finally get some Numeria based monsters, especially the scorpion bot one.


Any of the new monsters happen to be 0HD races that can be used for PC characters?


SQUEEE~!

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Enevhar Aldarion wrote:
Any of the new monsters happen to be 0HD races that can be used for PC characters?

From another thread:

James Jacobs wrote:
There will be 4 0-HD races in the Inner Sea Bestiary.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

But whether or not they're something that can be used as PCs is only a question your GM can answer...

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

I should have made that distinction. Thanks, James.

Dark Archive

Well damn, fine make me keep buy boks :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Are the mutants going to have Gamma World like mutations?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Adam Daigle wrote:
I should have made that distinction. Thanks, James.

That's Daigle for you! Always trying to drain away the power of the world's GMs for his own machinations!

BEWARE!

1 to 50 of 705 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>
Community / Forums / Paizo / Product Discussion / Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Bestiary (PFRPG) All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.