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Untold Horrors!

Confront the creatures that go bump in the night! Bestiary 4 presents hundreds of new monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Within this tome of terrors you'll find pitiless psychopomps and blood-drinking nosferatu, insectile formians and faceless nightgaunts, and even unique mythological horrors like Spring- Heeled Jack and Grendel himself. Yet not every creature need be an enemy, as mighty empyreal lords, primeval outer dragons, and valorous swan maidens enlist you in their epic battles!

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 is the fourth indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game 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.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 includes:

  • More than 300 different monsters
  • Creatures from classic horror literature and monster films, including the colour out of space, elder things, and kaiju
  • New player-friendly races like changelings, kitsune, and nagaji
  • Entities of mythic might, from despotic demon lords and alien elohim to terrifying Great Old Ones—including Cthulhu!
  • New creatures you can construct, like clockworks and juggernauts
  • New familiars, animal companions, and other allies
  • New templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters
  • Appendices to help you find the right monster, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat
  • Expanded universal monster rules to simplify combat
  • Challenges for every adventure and every level of play
  • ... and much, much more!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-575-4

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The Horror Takes Center Stage....

5/5

This edition of the Bestiary series brings all the worst nightmares, not found in a traditional fantasy setting alive! Despite the horror feel, they work in any genre you might be playing. By far my favorite of the Bestiary series! The sheer creativity of the Paizo team explodes in this awesome collection of crazy!


An RPG Resource Review

5/5

Herein is a fine and fascinating array of monsters, most with supernatural aspects and worthy of songs and legends... indeed it is suggested that to make the most of them you should be also using the Mythic Adventures rules. Fitting adversaries for those who fancy themselves as such legendary heroes, perhaps...

The Introduction is mainly explanation of how each monster entry is presented, complete with handy icons used to enable you to tell at a glance the creature type and the terrain and climate that it favours. These are supplemented by appendices that list them by CR, terrain and so on thus enabling you to populate a chosen area with ease. Other appendices deal with special abilities and other details, including a fascinating section on monster creation, another on monster advancement and one on monsters as player-characters.

The main bulk of the book is composed of an alphabetical listing of the monsters. Each comes with a colour illustration and stat block, with plenty of detail and description to enable you to work out suitable uses for it and how it will behave when encountered by the party.

Beginning with the abaia, an eel with a strong regard for the environment which acts as guardian to a body of water... and turns quite nasty if you do not respect the lake it inhabits (it doesn't mind people who take only what they need, it is those who abuse nature that upsets them), there follows a fascinating array of creatures.

The almiraj, for example, looks like a cross between a rabbit and a unicorn, but it's no fluffy bunny! If nothing else, anything slain by its horn is turned to stone so if the poor almiraj wants to eat whatever it has attacked (it's apparently a carnivore), it has to eat its prey alive.

One of the weirdest is the colour out of space. This is an eerie radient incorporeal ooze that leaches life out of its surroundings until it reaches maturity, at which time it departs into the interstellar depths from which it came. If that's not enough for you, the Great Old Ones are here, so if you wish to combat Cthulhu or Hastur or the like, now you can... if you dare. Most have cults associated with them, details of which are also given.

If it's monsters out of legend that you want, there are beings such as Grendel, if you prefer more mundane ones there are gremlins or even giraffes! Undead too, and an alchemist's error called a hungry flesh, a giant ooze. To cap it all, how about an immortal ichor, which is an intelligent mass of blood from a dead evil deity...

This is indeed a collection of monsters rich and strange, ones whose very being deserve a song or story, never mind those that will be written when heroes defeat them in battle!


Lots of fun new monsters!

4/5

Read my full review on Of Dice and Pen.

Bestiary 4 contains over 300 new monsters. All the monster types are represented, although some more than others. There are many of the standards found in every Bestiary—new dinosaurs, devils, dragons—but also many unusual and bizarre creatures. It has provided me with lots of new options to throw at my players, and that’s always a good thing.


5/5

The Bestiary 4 for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game has been one of the more favorites of the Bestiary series for me and I'd like to take a moment to tell you why.

To start, the Bestiary 4 has added everything from new types of fey to additional golems as well as the more prominent and popular Kaiju, Great Old Ones, and Empyreal Lords. Paizo's inclusion of these creatures that've gone on to become pop culture legends in their own right is a direct result of the designer's dedication to getting their monsters right. The Bestiary 4 is an awesome sourcebook and stands right up there with the Bestiary 3 in terms of 'fantasy verisimilitude,' hardening gamers resolve against such villainous foes as Cthulhu himself.

Not every book is a perfect image of idolatry however and the Bestiary 4 is no exception. While it's true that this book is littered with new baddies for your players to chase and new races for their characters to face, it is also bogged down with what seems to be an over-saturation of multiple page monsters. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does seem as if several of these creatures could've used a proverbial trimming before being posted.

If you don't mind a bit of length though and you want more vile beasts for your players to square off against then the Bestiary 4 is yet another wonderful book to add to your collection and one that comes Five-Star recommended by your Severed Ronin.

Robert Beasley
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5/5

This is a good Bestiary. I'd personally put it up with Bestiary 3, with both having a good mix of classic, mythological, and completely new monsters.

There's a bit of a horror them and a bit of a mythic theme, but neither is overwhelming. If you're looking for a whole book of mythic monsters, this isn't it. If you're worried the whole book is mythic monsters, there aren't that many in practice.

For me, the evocative flavor on the high CR creatures pushes it over the top. The demon lords, empyreals, and great old ones really feel like epic creatures.

If you're sure you don't need any more monsters... don't buy this book. That said, I wasn't sure if I needed any more monsters and was definitely impressed by this.

Short Version: These are sweet monsters, but only you know whether you want more monsters.


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Odraude wrote:
TheLoneCleric wrote:
Odraude wrote:

That reminds me. Selkie made it in.

I need to sit down and catalogue how many "hot chick that tricks guys and drowns them" monster all the bestiaries have. There are a lot I can imagine :)

Seeing as your character(s) have a habbit of dating them. *koff*
Least they aren't lizardfolk ;)

Yet...


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OMG quit pending!!!!1

I need that PDF.

;_;

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Odraude wrote:
The Pooka is this bunny woman... thing... It's like a furry drew Thumper.

Heeeellllllllloooooooooo.

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Starsunder wrote:

OMG quit pending!!!!1

I need that PDF.

;_;

With you

I HAVE THE MIGHTIEST NEED!!!!


If three creatures are in there this is gonna be my favorite book of all times!

One creature of lava/magma with the letter C
One icy monster with the letter M
One super fast creature with the letter K or SW

Don't spoil me yet on these cuz they need to suprise me, but if they are in! This is gonna be my favorite Bestiary of all times! Fossergrim, Mirror Monster, Alpluachra, Drakiana and Buggane already done much!

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For those who were wondering—and desperately wanted to know—I can safely lay to rest all fears to the contrary: the pipefox does have rules for making it a familiar! Life can now resume it's normal course.

*squeeeels like a little girl*


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Gancanagh wrote:

If three creatures are in there this is gonna be my favorite book of all times!

One creature of lava/magma with the letter C
One icy monster with the letter M
One super fast creature with the letter K or SW

Don't spoil me yet on these cuz they need to suprise me, but if they are in! This is gonna be my favorite Bestiary of all times! Fossergrim, Mirror Monster, Alpluachra, Drakiana and Buggane already done much!

Well I can tell you this... you'll be in for a surprise!

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Odraude wrote:

That reminds me. Selkie made it in.

I need to sit down and catalogue how many "hot chick that tricks guys and drowns them" monster all the bestiaries have. There are a lot I can imagine :)

Mist drake looks like a blue misty dragon and can make fog clouds around it. Also has fogvision.

I volunteer for any field work required.


Ok question for all the people having seen Bestiary 4 already, rate bestiary 4, is it much better than the previous bestiaries? Or do you think it could be better?

Give a grade to the:
1 - Overal monsters
2 - Overal artwork
3 - Overal book (everything combined)


What traits does the great old one subtype grant?

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DeathQuaker wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:

Oh ... oh gods ....

The drakiana .... Its basically an evil, baby-making aberration. It can impregnate creatures with its spawn (yes, even the gentlemen) and all impregnated creatures within 30 feet of a drakiana have their gestation increased to 2d4 rounds, even if your baby WASN'T a drakiana-spawn! What's worse, the rapid, forced pregnancy deals damage to you and breaks any armor that you happen to be wearing. (Unless it was a natural pregnancy, in which case it is merely hasted, the baby is mutated.)

ISN'T SHE AWESOME? She's definitely in my top favorite monsters in this book. Also note that some of her abilities are *not* dependent on the sex of the target. :D

....

Can't say body-horror stuff like that is my style of "entertainment." Just kind of traumatizes me actually. Makes me regret I'm getting this book now, but I think it's too late to cancel my order. It's "pending" but hasn't shipped, and it's a subscription order.

Kinda shows the inherent hypocrisy of the forums, don't it? Anyone makes a thread about how their campaign involved rape, and everyone blasts the GM for being an insensitive ass and how nobody should ever have that stuff in their games.

Paizo puts out a rape-monster, and they jump all over the place talking about how it's awesome.

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Adjule wrote:
Gigerstreak wrote:
Adjule wrote:


What are all the templates like? I kinda wish they would just make a clockwork template, to be honest.
If you are looking for a clockwork familiar I suggest Pathfinder Adventure Path #63
Not so much clockwork familiar, but clockwork template so I could make some clockwork bears or clockwork rust monsters and such. I saw the clockwork familiar, and just now saw that it could be any of the familiars, not just one of the birds. But yeah, clockwork template would be good to clockwork other creatures (should probably put that in the wishlist for #5), as the gnomes in my world create lots of that stuff (was inspired by the clockwork dragon in the Shattered Star AP).

A clockwork rust monster might not have a very long lifespan.


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And this was such a nice thread too...


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Kthulhu wrote:
Kinda shows the inherent hypocrisy of the forums, don't it?

Not really, no. That is, not unless the people who blast GMs for including rape in a campaign are the exact same people who rejoice in the presence of the drakiana.


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I skimmed through the rest of the bestiary during my lunch break. Haven't read in detail all the stat blocks and largely skimmed over the reprinted material. Will have probably a more detailed response later. For now, on first impressions:

I got a very strong horror vibe from this bestiary. Yeah there is a lot mythological creatures and such, but with critters like Body thieves, Nosferatu, Pickled Punks, Kytons, and Xenopterygids. Even the mythic creatures seem to contribute to that, with the Pazuzu, Dagon, Great Old Ones, Grendel, etc.

To a lesser extent there is also a strong sci-fi vibe. We get Kaiju, Formians plus almost all of the Distant Worlds monsters, and a few other critters with ties to the Dark Tapestry.

While we don't get much in the way of "new" diverse outsider types, we do get lots of new beings for some oft neglected planes, including the Shadow and Ethereal planes. Personally would have preferred if some of those outsiders had been upgraded to families (looking at you Manitou), but did find it an interesting observation.

There also appeared to be more "complicated" monsters than previous bestiaries. We get more templates as well as more monsters that just have complicated build rules, or exploit certain aspects of class abilities. At any rate, for those concerned, this is most definitely NOT a mythic bestiary in theme, despite a few mythic creatures and CR 25+ beings.

Flavor was pretty good. There were some critters that were adapted pretty loyally to the source material/inspiration, while others were a bit further off from expectations. There were a few that to me just didn't work. Sorry but "sexy" and "Pooka" are too things that don't go together in my mind

Artwork was pretty good. Their were a few disappointing pieces but overall I was happy with it. Wyvaran was off the top of my head one of the most disappointing...the body of it just seemed too thin and the head almost dog-like.


I didn't realize it until you mentioned it, but yeah, there were definitely more creatures that are native to the Ethereal plane in this. That and more stuff from the Dimension of Dreams. I can dig it.


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Just caught up with all the new posts and first I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone who's put in the time to share all the goodness in the new bestiary. You guys (and gals) are real troopers. Thanks!

Now, so far I really like what I'm hearing. This book sounds awesome which I sort of expected since Paizo hasn't put out a lackluster Bestiary yet.

I'm very intrigued by their take on Fomorians. From the sounds of it, they're going with the original Tuatha de Danann interpretation where they were noted as beings of incredible beauty. I can always count on the people at Paizo to do their homework and stick close to the original myths. Also kudos on making them Titans since that's basically what they were in the actual myths, the Irish equivalent to the Greek Titans.

Does the Fomorian entry mention any connection to their fallen and more hideous kin? Or are there any name drops, like Cethlenn or Ethniu?


Did we get any creatures from the positive energy plane?


Does all the artwork really go well with the other bestiaries? Are there drawings much like the Girtablilu for example?

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Odraude wrote:
I didn't realize it until you mentioned it, but yeah, there were definitely more creatures that are native to the Ethereal plane in this. That and more stuff from the Dimension of Dreams. I can dig it.

I'm glad. The tendancy in the past, both Pathfinder and D&D, has been that if it's not from the Material, it's from the outer planes. The elemental gets most of what's left. The other inner planes usually get very very few, comparatively.

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DeathQuaker wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:

Oh ... oh gods ....

The drakiana .... Its basically an evil, baby-making aberration. It can impregnate creatures with its spawn (yes, even the gentlemen) and all impregnated creatures within 30 feet of a drakiana have their gestation increased to 2d4 rounds, even if your baby WASN'T a drakiana-spawn! What's worse, the rapid, forced pregnancy deals damage to you and breaks any armor that you happen to be wearing. (Unless it was a natural pregnancy, in which case it is merely hasted, the baby is mutated.)

ISN'T SHE AWESOME? She's definitely in my top favorite monsters in this book. Also note that some of her abilities are *not* dependent on the sex of the target. :D

....

Can't say body-horror stuff like that is my style of "entertainment." Just kind of traumatizes me actually. Makes me regret I'm getting this book now, but I think it's too late to cancel my order. It's "pending" but hasn't shipped, and it's a subscription order.

Different strokes for different folks. While there are definitely a few body horror creatures in here, that's not the *entirety* of the book, and there are plenty of other creatures in here.

Kthulhu wrote:

Kinda shows the inherent hypocrisy of the forums, don't it? Anyone makes a thread about how their campaign involved rape, and everyone blasts the GM for being an insensitive ass and how nobody should ever have that stuff in their games.

Paizo puts out a rape-monster, and they jump all over the place talking about how it's awesome.

Whether or not adult topics like including rape, torture, slavery, or any other possible sensitive topic is entirely up to the gaming group in question, and our point of contention is when those subjects are forced upon the group without prior consent or understanding from the GM. I would not put the drakiana (or incubus, for another example) in a group with a rape survivor without getting a clear understanding of what is and is not acceptable during a roleplaying game.

To reiterate: this is a creature that is perfectly fine for some groups, and not for others. I happen to like the creature's abilities, because there's a lot of potential for great storytelling there. I would drop it in a hot instant if somebody had a problem with it, just like I have removed any number of creatures, plot lines, or story hooks because it made a player uncomfortable. When the GM is unwilling to alter their campaign to avoid topics the players find sensitive, and continues to do so despite protests from the players, then yes, something should be said about that. Gaming is a social contract, and where the lines are drawn needs to be clearly understood by the entire group to enjoy gaming together.


Gancanagh wrote:
Does all the artwork really go well with the other bestiaries? Are there drawings much like the Girtablilu for example?

The artist for the Girtablilu is Francesco Graziani. I don't see anything else attributed to him in the Bestiary 4.

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Aren't monsters there to shock, rape, eat and torture you?

Why would you not create such creatures? The greek sure did enjoy their raping stories...

No more art from Francesco Graziani???? But a lot from that Gothic artist... too bad :-(


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Gancanagh wrote:

Aren't monsters there to shock, rape, eat and torture you?

Why would you not create such creatures? The greek sure did enjoy their raping stories...

No more art from Francesco Graziani???? But a lot from that Gothic artist... too bad :-(

The art is very varied. There's some from all types. Jean-Baptist Reynard ("The Gothic Artist") actually has some good stuff from Distant Worlds. The Oma looks amazing. Also Vincent Devault is another good one. His art style is very busy, but very gritty. Looks like something you'd see in a Renaissance painting. He does the Dorvae and the Graeae, amongst other things. And then there's Emiliano "I Will Haunt Your Nightmares Forever" Petrozzi. His Pathfinder stuff lies here and may be what you are looking for. Some NSFW artwork on his DA account BTDubs. I seriously want his Ettercap picture as a tattoo. I'm absolutely serious.

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Liz Courts wrote:
DeathQuaker wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:

Oh ... oh gods ....

The drakiana .... Its basically an evil, baby-making aberration. It can impregnate creatures with its spawn (yes, even the gentlemen) and all impregnated creatures within 30 feet of a drakiana have their gestation increased to 2d4 rounds, even if your baby WASN'T a drakiana-spawn! What's worse, the rapid, forced pregnancy deals damage to you and breaks any armor that you happen to be wearing. (Unless it was a natural pregnancy, in which case it is merely hasted, the baby is mutated.)

ISN'T SHE AWESOME? She's definitely in my top favorite monsters in this book. Also note that some of her abilities are *not* dependent on the sex of the target. :D

....

Can't say body-horror stuff like that is my style of "entertainment." Just kind of traumatizes me actually. Makes me regret I'm getting this book now, but I think it's too late to cancel my order. It's "pending" but hasn't shipped, and it's a subscription order.

Different strokes for different folks. While there are definitely a few body horror creatures in here, that's not the *entirety* of the book, and there are plenty of other creatures in here.

Kthulhu wrote:

Kinda shows the inherent hypocrisy of the forums, don't it? Anyone makes a thread about how their campaign involved rape, and everyone blasts the GM for being an insensitive ass and how nobody should ever have that stuff in their games.

Paizo puts out a rape-monster, and they jump all over the place talking about how it's awesome.

Whether or not adult topics like including rape, torture, slavery, or any other possible sensitive topic is entirely up to the gaming group in question, and our point of contention is when those subjects are forced upon the group without prior consent or understanding from the GM. I would not put the drakiana (or incubus, for another example) in a group with a rape survivor without getting a clear understanding of what is and is not...

I feel as if Liz puts it well but to add a little,

The thing to always remember is that a gaming group is a piece of collaborative art, crafted by a GM, and molded by her and the players. It is first and foremost meant to be theirs to both indulge in and consume. It is a form of entertainment with an average viewing audience of about 5 and therefore needs to cater to them and theirs before all others.

This is part of the reason why having battles over content and help with groups you are not a part of is so difficult and why threads in which players or GMs are complaining about their game are so annoying. The first step is to talk to your team and hash out what's wrong and from their the problem needs to be addressed, either by having whomever is causing it needs to leave, having the plot change, starting some new adventure, or having the whole game dissolve.

Really that is about it, and we as gamers need to accept that the groups we have are different, that those differences aren't bad, and that sometimes that just means we might not play certain games with certain people and vice versa.


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Gancanagh wrote:

Ok question for all the people having seen Bestiary 4 already, rate bestiary 4, is it much better than the previous bestiaries? Or do you think it could be better?

Give a grade to the:
1 - Overal monsters
2 - Overal artwork
3 - Overal book (everything combined)

1. 4.75/5 or A

2. 4.5/5 or B+
3. 4.6/5 or A-

I do up a more full review when I have a chance.


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Gancanagh wrote:

Which of the following AP monsters are in this book?

Hadhayosh / Black Jinni / Ukoback / Vrykolakas / Bog Strider / Camulatz / Eurypterid or Sea Scorpion / Ningyo / Mokele-Mbembe / Inkanyamba / Vilcasis / Hala Demon / Selkie / Saumen Kar / Chon Chon / Gashadokuro / Dunkleosteus / Sea Cat / Coral Capuchin / Kapre / Bakekujira / Gigas Clam / (the thing made up from electric eels) / Bogwid / Bogwiggle / Wolpertinger / Polevik / Kere / Flying Polyp / Sentinel / Fachen / Living Rune

Ningyo

Selkie
Sea Cat
Kapre
Galvo (the thing made up from electric eels)
Flying Polyp
Fachen

Are all in there. :)


Not Vilcasis? Damn almost all (in my eyes not really cool) creatures from Carrion Crown (not counting the Lovecraft part) made it in the book but the only cool creature (Vilcasis) didn't make it in... Too bad... :-(

Did the Weaverworm and Grim Reaper make it? (And if they did, did they receive new artwork?)

A shame Polevik, Kere, Bogwid, Wolpertinger, Gigas Clam, Bakekujira, Gashadokuro, Ukoback, Vrykolakas, Dunkleosteus, Bog Strider, Camulatz and Hala didn't make it in, those are awesome, together with Raiju and Skrik Nettle

Thanks BTW for the answer, LOL i'm sure I almost know all creatures in the book now with my endless curiosity! :-p


Hey guys, any info on the Nosferatu?


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On a personal level the drakiana is kind of double whammy for me. Like others have stated I'm one of those people that stays away from any rape like subject or any violation to people like that in my games. It happening to a player's character will especially never happen. I'm also one of those people that has a no children get hurt rule for the games I create and run, and that runs afoul of that also.

To be more accurate those types of things don't cease to happen in any realistic world I run, but they area always kept in the background. If some evil army overruns a city, bad things happen to everybody and a lot of people might get killed, even children, but I don't make the players directly experience it. It remains likely an obvious, but mostly unelaborated background element.

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Oh hey, I have a download now. Look at that.

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Day 8: Hope running low.

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Withholding judgment on the Drakiana until I see it. I have to admit, (fictional) body horror works for me, but given the description so far it does sound like a "handle with extreme care" type of creature.

Like it's been said already, things like rape aren't necessarily verboten, but they absolutely must be handled with care and consideration for everyone at the table, because there will be groups and players for whom the subject is forbidden. There are going to be groups where such a creature is going to be entirely inappropriate and some where it will be usable, but even in the latter case it really isn't a good idea to just spring stuff like that on a group without making sure everyone is going to be alright with it and be ready to stop if it crosses a line during play.

And, while it hasn't happened yet in this thread, those whose lines this creature does cross shouldn't be called out for being uncomfortable. We've all got our boundries for that sort of thing, and we typically don't control where those fall.

has been reading some threads elsewhere where that last bit was becoming a problem, plz let's not go there


Can someone tell me about the following:

-death dog
-festering spirit
-gallowdead
-geist
-necrocraft

I appreciate you folks going to the trouble of helping us out! :D

Thanks!!


Do the dinosaurs have any interesting features?
Is the spawn of Yog-Sothoth similar to the Dunwich Horror or Wilbur Whateley?

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Day 8: Hope running low.

Captains log, star date 10/23/2013

I have been waiting for supplies now for 8 days and hope is running low, I and the crew have begun devouring every 3rd party book our store credit can afford and have had even the most marginal of interest in in the last 3 years and yet have not bought. Our copy of pokemon Y is beginning to lose it's luster with only the elite 4 and the humourous thoughts of naming our snomer Barack so that when it evolves it will be Barack the Abomasnow.

Our recordings both audio and visual are running thin HIMYM, Castle, Extra Credits, and Sleepy Hollow are running out of new material to hold our interests. We have broken into our emergency stores and begun to ingest the audio drama known as Welcome to the Nightvale but many are finding it's Mythos themes to only be making our anguish for this horror themed bestiary all the more acute. Many have begun to fantasize about creating a lonely desert town with a mysterious dog park that NO ONE GOES TO. This small town has even begun to craft itself a religion to a deity with an odd name and a purveyor of what I have begun to believe to be false hope as well as a new, tentacle maned dog like creature that seems to be for some reason allowed to use the dog park.

I fear that we will soon all lose our minds.

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Gancanagh wrote:

Ok question for all the people having seen Bestiary 4 already, rate bestiary 4, is it much better than the previous bestiaries? Or do you think it could be better?

Give a grade to the:
1 - Overal monsters
2 - Overal artwork
3 - Overal book (everything combined)

1 - 6.5

2 - 9
3 - 8

It feels better than Bestiary 2, but somewhere near 1 and below 3 (based on my preferences, with 3 being the top dog). The variety of monsters presented was probably the best feature, even though the book was very high on the CR side (or at least it felt it, those three 30's weigh a lot more than the unicorn bunny of death). I would have loved to see about a dozen more sub-cr10 mythic monsters, a new mythic simple template, and some mythic monster abilities in the glossary; oh and its missing ashuras and divs. Other than those qualms, its a solid buy.


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Tirisfal wrote:

Can someone tell me about the following:

-death dog
-festering spirit
-gallowdead
-geist
-necrocraft

I appreciate you folks going to the trouble of helping us out! :D

Thanks!!

What the hey. Back at it! :)

Death Dog:
Two-headed, evil dogs infested with symbiotic flesh devouring worms whose eggs are implanted on a bite attack. There is also a variant: Death Worgs. You have been warned. CR 2 or 3 respectively.

Festering Spirit:
An incorporeal spirit that does Con damage on a hit and has staggering putrescent slime as a bonus gift. Creatures killed by Con damage become it's spawn. CR 8.

Gallowdead:
CR 16 intelligent undead with whispers in an aura that can cause victims to become shaken and possibly nauseate with its dread secrets. It fights with a spiked chain that does 12d6 negative energy damage on its first hit each round.

Geist:
An incorporeal undead killed by a haunt and now has learned to shape haunts to its will. It also has a terrifying laugh ability which can lead to panic. CR 9.

Necrocraft:
Constructed undead (NOT a construct) using parts from other undead. The creation has unique powers based on whatever undead was used to build it and the shape it takes. Think undead eidolon that isn't summoned and dismissed but sticks around and when killed is dead. Each is a unique creation, differing in both size and shape. CR 3 for medium and it gets worse from there.

Shadow Lodge

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Feros wrote:
Tirisfal wrote:

Can someone tell me about the following:

-death dog
-festering spirit
-gallowdead
-geist
-necrocraft

I appreciate you folks going to the trouble of helping us out! :D

Thanks!!

What the hey. Back at it! :)

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God Feros, your spoilers are both a balm to soothe this wait and a stinging, burning salve that only heightens my awareness of how much I don't have this damn book!


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Troodos wrote:

Do the dinosaurs have any interesting features?

Is the spawn of Yog-Sothoth similar to the Dunwich Horror or Wilbur Whateley?

Dimorphodon:
Is a flying dino with a poisonous bite. CR 1.

Diplodocus:
Is the world's longest dino (Colossal) and has a nasty tail whip attack. CR 12.

Styracosaurus:
Can use it's crest with back facing horns to make attacks of opportunity, up to 5 in a round. CR 5.

Velociraptor:
You've seen the movies, right? ;) The leap attack? It's there. CR 2. Remember: it's a pack hunter. You'll have more than one CR 2.

The Spawn is the big guy, not Wilbur.


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Gancanagh wrote:
Did the Weaverworm and Grim Reaper make it?

Nope, sorry.


Feros wrote:
Tirisfal wrote:

Can someone tell me about the following:

-death dog
-festering spirit
-gallowdead
-geist
-necrocraft

I appreciate you folks going to the trouble of helping us out! :D

Thanks!!

What the hey. Back at it! :)

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My goodness, those sound delicious :)

I assume that they all got rad artwork? :)


Hey, any info on the Nosferatu?


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And just to give a little more for Mikaze in case the download faerie hasn't yet made a visit:

Korada:
Primal Aura (Su) Korada’s primal aura radiates calm and tranquility, automatically suppressing any non-mythic charm or compulsion effect on any creature within its area. Any creature in his aura (including him) can deal nonlethal damage with weapons without taking the –4 penalty on attack rolls for doing so.
Shatter Spells (Su): Korada can destroy a magical effect (whether it’s on a creature or an independent effect such as a wall of fire) by attacking it with an unarmed strike. He must succeed at a melee touch attack against the creature or effect and expend 2 points of ki. If the attack hits, the creature or effect is subject to targeted greater dispel magic (CL 20th). If he dispels an effect, he suffer no harmful effects from touching it. If the effect is on a creature, the creature takes 1 point of damage per spell level of each effect dispelled.


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Tirisfal wrote:

My goodness, those sound delicious :)

I assume that they all got rad artwork? :)

Not bad. The necrocraft and geist are the best. Can't hold a candle to the Nightmare ettercap though.


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Sauce987654321 wrote:
Hey, any info on the Nosferatu?

They're vampires.

>:D


For those of you who have the PDF, what's the deal with the devils and the devilbound creature template? Physical appearance? Powers? Shtick?


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Just kidding. :)

Nosferatu:
High natural armor class, blood drain that drains Con and Wis, and some classic vampire abilities: Dominate person, swarm form, telekinesis, telepathy, and spider climb. They can't drain energy or create spawn, so if you want the "classic" vampire rather than the traditional D&D vampire the Nosferatu is the way to go. Trés Gothic.


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Heine Stick wrote:
For those of you who have the PDF, what's the deal with the devils and the devilbound creature template? Physical appearance? Powers? Shtick?

Devilbound:
Devilbound creatures look the same as before, but they have a new spell-like ability that comes from the devil they made a contract with. They also get a boost to their ability scores for their trouble, again based on which devil was involved. They can summon a devil once per day to aid them however they choose. They gain regeneration and fire resistance along with a save bonus vs. poison. And all this costs them nothing but their soul for all eternity when they die!

Essentially it is an augmenting template with really cool fluff!

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