Tome of Horrors 4 (PFRPG) PDF

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The original Tome of Horrors was gifted to the world in 2002, quickly following were two more Tomes' worth of monstrous goodies. In 2011 we updated them for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game as "The Tome of Horrors Complete."

As a reward for your great appreciation we are proud to present to you this all-new installment of the Tome of Horrors series!

GMs rejoice!

Players—don't be afraid...be VERY afraid.

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A good tome to have

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The Tome of Horrors 4 is a decent book for any collection. I'll go over some pros and cons and then overall.

Pros
1. There are a lot of decent monsters here of a variety of challenge ratings and types which are easily usable in any campaign (not too campaign specific). Oozes, plants, constructs, they are all here in fairly equal amounts.

2. They have nice color pictures of every monster. This is a big plus for me as I scan and make counters of the monsters. This one fact has kept me from buying other monster books from other publishers and this one. Color is king for me. The art was all done by the same artist who has a style reminiscent of the planescape series though I'm not sure if it is the same person. It ranges from very good to somewhat stylized for certain tastes.

Cons (and these are somewhat picky)
1. Whoever designed these monsters was very centered on spiders, snakes, scorpions, rats and monkeys. Especially the first two. These creatures are always frightening on a base level but it is too easy to make another spider, snake or variation without it starting to get a little boring. Look for new monster archetypes other than spider and snake.

2. No animal companions rules. We get some regular animals and dinosaurs but nothing is provided for animal companions which is kind of sad since that is always done in all the bestiaries. It could have been a table in the back (if I missed this I apologize).

3. More text. Some of the pages have a lot of space that could have been filled up with descriptive text about the monsters. Even if it was just fluff to explain how the monster feels and hunts it is space that could have been filled. I'm always wanting to read a bit more about the monsters.

Overall: I'm glad I got this book. It has a lot of what I like and while not all the monsters were hits with me, the vast majority were by like 95%. I recommend it to anyone who likes monsters.


Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

I see this on the pre-order list.

Will it include the PDF? I like having PDFs in one place.

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC

I'd guess they'll offer a combo once Paizo has the PDF available; I pre-ordered it from Frog God directly and got both :)

Edit: Though I think the Frog God folks ought to get some pointers from Paizo; their PDFs are kinda slow in comparison.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Bumping my question.

Webstore Gninja Minion

In the past, Frog God has granted PDFs to those that have bought the print edition. The final decision rests with them. :)

Webstore Gninja Minion

Oooh, PDF now available. :D

Scarab Sages

Me: Uh, I've already got one, you see.

Cosmo: What?

Sebastian: He said he's already got one!

Cosmo: Are you sure you've got one?

Me: Oh yes, it's very nice!

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Maps, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

I'm with the Zombie...


I love the Crimson Death being in this! Since when D&D made it lose the copyright? Awesome picture too.

The creatures I don't like are mostly creatures with Ghoul, Greater, Lesser or Shadow put behind or before them, ghoul ape, ghoul rat ect ect.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

And.... Bogught! Thanks for the follow up Liz! :-)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

Anyone mind sharing what the players races are and what they're like? Do they have that weird "two levels of monstrous humanoid" thing that some of the races from "TOH Complete" did?


gbonehead wrote:

I'd guess they'll offer a combo once Paizo has the PDF available; I pre-ordered it from Frog God directly and got both :)

Edit: Though I think the Frog God folks ought to get some pointers from Paizo; their PDFs are kinda slow in comparison.

This is exactly why I won't buy anything else from them. I'm blind and have to use the accessibility functions of Adobe Reader, so sometimes their PDF's won't even open at all for me. Which is down right annoying when you spend good money on something that doesn't work. So I'm done.


So... is there any more information available about what's actually in this book? The copy at the top sort of reads like: "We're glad you liked our other stuff! Buy this one, you'll love it."
Only, I haven't bought the other stuff yet either and would like to know more about what comes in this one.

What's the monster count?
How many and what are the new templates?
How many monsters at what CR's?
How many player races and what type?

Things like this are what I'd like to know rather than, "Here, buy this."


Seconding what James said.

I do actually have Tome of Horrors Complete and it's great, but what's in this book? I know it's full color, but what kind of creatures are there?

Shadow Lodge

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It's about 300 pages. Here's the table of contents:

Spoiler:

Introduction............................................ 2
Addath..................................................... 5
Algidarch................................................ 6
Amalgamation........................................ 7
Amber Skeleton...................................... 8
Animal, Elemental.................................. 9
Argos..................................................... 10
Astral Spider......................................... 11
Aswang.................................................. 12
Aurochs, Northlands............................ 13
Baba Yaga............................................. 14
Baboonwere.......................................... 15
Banshee, Lesser.................................... 16
Battlehulk............................................. 17
Bear, Shadow Dire................................ 19
Beetle, Ravager..................................... 20
Beetle, Stench........................................ 21
Blaze Boa............................................... 22
Blood Orchid
Blood Orchid..................................... 23
Blood Orchid Savant......................... 23
Blood Orchid Grand Savant.............. 24
Bloodsoaker Vine................................. 25
Bloodworm........................................... 26
Boarfolk................................................ 27
Bone Crawler........................................ 28
Bone Delver........................................... 29
Boobrie.................................................. 30
Borsin.................................................... 31
Bronze Minotaur.................................. 32
Bucentaur.............................................. 33
Burning Ghat........................................ 34
Carrion Claw........................................ 35
Cavern Crawler.................................... 36
Char Shambler..................................... 37
Chike..................................................... 38
Chuul-Ttaen......................................... 39
Cimota
Cimota............................................... 40
Guardian Cimota............................... 40
High Cimota...................................... 41
Cinder Knight....................................... 43
Cobalt Viper
Cobalt Viper...................................... 44
Giant Cobalt Viper............................ 44
Conshee................................................. 45
Crimson Death..................................... 46
Crysolax................................................ 47
Daochyn................................................ 48
Dark Custodian.................................... 49
Deathstroke Serpent............................ 50
Defender Globe..................................... 51
Demon
Demon, Ciratto.................................. 52
Demon, Kytha................................... 53
Demon, Tatarux................................. 54
Demonic Mist........................................ 55
Devil, Dantalion (Duke of Hell)........... 56
Devouring Mist..................................... 57
Dinosaur
Dinosaur, Euparkeria........................ 58
Dinosaur, Gorgosaurus...................... 59
Dinosaur, Nothosaurus...................... 60
Dinosaur, Podokesaurus.................... 61
Dire Animals
Dire Fox............................................ 62
Dire Mastiff....................................... 62
Dire Stag........................................... 63
Dobie
Dobie................................................. 64
Enlarged Dobie................................. 64
Domovoi................................................ 65
Dracohydra........................................... 66
Dragon, Grey........................................ 67
Drake
Drake, Brine...................................... 71
Drake, Storm..................................... 72
Drake, Vile........................................ 73
Drakeling
Drakeling, Flame............................... 74
Drakeling, Frost................................ 75
Dreadweed............................................ 76
Dune Horror......................................... 77
Dwarf, Frost.......................................... 78
Ebony Horse......................................... 79
Edon...................................................... 80
Eel, Fire................................................. 81
Ekimmu................................................. 82
Elemental Lords
Inder (Fire Elemental Lord).............. 83
Lypso (Water Elemental Lord).......... 84
Onyst (Earth Elemental Lord)........... 85
Susir (Air Elemental Lord)............... 86
Elementals
Elemental, Salt.................................. 87
Elemental, Smoke............................. 89
Elemental, Wood............................... 91
Emberleaf.............................................. 92
Fachan................................................... 93
Firebird................................................. 94
Fisherman............................................. 95
Flayed Angel......................................... 97
Fountain Fungus.................................. 98
Fungus Man
Fungus Man...................................... 99
Fungus Man King............................. 99
Galley Beggar..................................... 100
Gargoyle, Spitting.............................. 101
Gelatinous Emperor........................... 102
Genie, Seraph..................................... 103
Ghaggurath......................................... 104
Ghirru................................................. 105
Giant
Giant, Coral..................................... 106
Giant, Crag...................................... 107
Giant, Jotun..................................... 108
Gibbering Abomination..................... 109
Gibbering Orb
Gibbering Orb................................. 111
Gibbering Orb, Lesser..................... 112
Glacial Haunt..................................... 114
Gloom Haunt...................................... 115
Golem
Golem, Crystalline.......................... 116
Golem, Necromantic....................... 117
Golem, Philosopher......................... 118
Golem, Skiff.................................... 120
Golem,
Spontaneous-Ossuary Golem.......... 121
Grave Mount...................................... 122
Grey Spirit.......................................... 123
Gribbon............................................... 124
Grimlock............................................. 125
Grimshrike.......................................... 126
Hag Nymph......................................... 127
Hedon.................................................. 128
Hellwidow........................................... 129
Hooded Horror................................... 130
Horde, Zombie.................................... 131
Horse, Rhianna................................... 132
Inphidian
Inphidian, Death’s Head.................. 133
Inphidian, Grey-Scale..................... 134
Jolly Jelly............................................ 136
Jynx..................................................... 137
Kamarupa........................................... 138
Kapre................................................... 139
Knight Gaunt...................................... 140
Korog
Korog Technician............................ 141
Korog Scientist................................ 141
Kulgreer.............................................. 142
Lamprey, Burrowing......................... 143
Leonine................................................ 144
Leviathan............................................ 145
Lightning Bladder.............................. 146
Lightning Lamprey............................ 147
Living Disease
Festering Lung................................ 148
Blackrot........................................... 148
Living Monolith
Living Monolith.............................. 150
Crawling Offspring......................... 151
Lizard
Lizard, Giant Forest........................ 152
Lizard, Lava.................................... 153
Lupin................................................... 154
Lurker Wraith.................................... 155
Lycanthrope, Werewolverine............ 156
Malkeen............................................... 157
Mandrake, Deadly............................. 158
Megaswarm
Megaswarm, Dire Rat..................... 159
Megaswarm, Dretch........................ 160
Mimic, Undead................................... 161
Monkey, Ghoul................................... 162
Monkey, Spire..................................... 163
Mordnaissant...................................... 164
Mummy, Asp
Mummy, Asp................................... 165
Asp Swarm...................................... 165
Naga
Naga, Death..................................... 166
Naga, Ha-Naga................................ 167
Naga, Hanu-naga............................. 168
Narwhal............................................... 169
Necro-Phantom.................................. 170
Neomimic............................................ 171
Niserie.................................................. 172
Nithu.................................................... 173
Noble Steed......................................... 174
Ommoth.............................................. 175
Ooze
Ooze, Ebon...................................... 176
Ooze, Spawn of Jubilex.................. 177
Oozeanderthal.................................... 178
Peg Powler.......................................... 179
Pestilential Cadaver........................... 180
Petrified Horror.................................. 181
Piranha
Giant Flying Piranha....................... 182
Piranha Swarm................................ 182
Plant Guardian
Algant.............................................. 183
Banyant........................................... 184
Sargassant....................................... 184
Cactant............................................ 184
Plantoid
Plantoid........................................... 185
Plaintoid King................................. 185
Plantoid Servitor............................. 186
Proto-Creature
Proto-Creature................................. 187
Giant Proto-Creature....................... 187
Rakewood........................................... 188
Rat-Ghouls.......................................... 189
Ravager............................................... 190
Salamander, Ice.................................. 193
Sciurian............................................... 194
Scorpionfolk....................................... 195
Screamer............................................. 196
Sea Serpent, Finback......................... 197
Sealwere
Sealwere.......................................... 198
Seal.................................................. 199
Serpent Creeper................................. 200
Sewer Sludge....................................... 201
Shadow Hunter
Shadow Hunter................................ 202
Shadow Hunter Hatchlings............. 202
Shadow Wing...................................... 203
Shark, Swordtooth............................. 204
Shattered Soul, Impaled Spirit......... 205
Silverfish
Silverfish, Giant.............................. 206
Silverfish Swarm............................. 206
Sirine Flower...................................... 207
Skin Feaster........................................ 208
Skull Child.......................................... 209
Slitherrat............................................. 210
Slug, Dimensional............................... 211
Sojourner of the Sea........................... 212
Soul Knight......................................... 213
Sphinx, Dromosphinx........................ 214
Spider
Spider, Albino Cave........................ 215
Spider, Giant Funnel-Web............... 216
Spider, Shard................................... 217
Spider, Lich..................................... 218
Stone Idol
Frog Stone Idol............................... 219
Variant Frog Stone Idol................... 219
Gargoyle Stone Idol........................ 220
Shedu Stone Idol............................. 220
Sphinx Stone Idol............................ 221
Stygian Spawn.................................... 222
Swarm
Swarm, Bladecoin........................... 223
Swarm, Bone................................... 224
Swarm, Lamprey............................. 225
Swarm, Skeletal.............................. 226
Swarm, Stirge.................................. 227
Swarm, Sparksting.......................... 228
Sword Spider...................................... 229
Talorani............................................... 230
Thought Eater.................................... 231
Tombotu.............................................. 232
Treant
Treat, Razor..................................... 233
Treant, Stone................................... 234
Troll
Troll, Black..................................... 235
Troll, Huge Black............................ 235
Troll, River...................................... 236
Troll, Undead.................................. 237
Uggoth................................................. 238
Undead Elemental, Fire..................... 239
Valeany................................................ 240
Vampire Spawn, Feral....................... 241
Voltar................................................... 242
War Flower......................................... 243
Wasp, Elven........................................ 244
Water Leaper...................................... 245
Weirds
Weird, Lesser, Acid......................... 246
Weird, Lesser, Frost........................ 246
Weird, Lesser, Magma.................... 247
Weird, Lesser, Mud......................... 247
Weird, Lesser, Ooze........................ 247
Weird, Lesser, Smoke...................... 247
Weird, Greater, Air.......................... 247
Weird, Greater, Earth...................... 248
Weird, Greater, Fire......................... 248
Weird, Greater, Water...................... 248
Wichtlein............................................. 249
Wight, Sword...................................... 250
Witchlights
Withclight........................................ 251
Elder Withclight.............................. 251
Worg, Dire.......................................... 252
Xacon................................................... 253
Xothotak............................................. 254
Yhakkor.............................................. 255
Zombie, Pyre...................................... 256
Zombyre.............................................. 257
Appendix A: Templates
Chose of Lilith................................ 258
Crazed.............................................. 260
Crystalline Creature......................... 261
Death Knight.................................... 263
Fallen Elf.......................................... 265
Fleshewn.......................................... 266
Guardian Beast................................. 267
Meat Puppet..................................... 269
Minikin............................................. 270
Reborn.............................................. 271
Refracted Creature........................... 273
Shade................................................ 275
Soulless............................................ 276
Vapor Creature................................. 277
Winged Creature.............................. 278
Zombie, Hungry............................... 280
Appendix B:
Universal Monster Rules................ 281
Appendix C: New Feats..................... 288
Appendix D: Creature Types............ 289
Appendix E: Monsters by Type........ 295
Appendix F: Monsters by CR........... 296
Legal Appendix.................................. 297


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The new O HD races are the

Sciuran (Squirrel-folk)
Talorani (aquatic humanoids that are descendents of merfolk and sea elves)
Xothotak (Jungle dwelling cannibalistic pygmies)

Kthulhu has the list of monsters; it's a pretty even mix of all the regular types (oozes, undead, vermin, etc).

The pdf is a pretty good value for the number of monsters you get. My biggest problem is that a large chunk of those monsters seem rather repetitive and generic, and some would be just better as templates. Reading through the book there were far fewer monsters that grabbed me and made me want to use them, when compared to the Tome of Horrors complete (Which granted has the benefit of being a much larger book with monsters invented over a larger time period).

Also I would perhaps say that emphasizing the book being in color wasn't a great idea. There is only one illustrator for the book, and while some monsters look awesome, his style is repetitive, which doesn't help the generic feel of some creatures. On top of that, some of the artwork in the book is arguably worse than Tome of Horrors Complete, and the repetitive use of some color schemes (Dark Blue shading to purple specifically) doesn't help. Higher quality black and white artwork would have been a better investment.


Oh, thank you very much Kthulhu and MMCJawa. I appreciate this.
Now as soon as I can get medic release to return to work and repair the financial damages 3 weeks with no paycheck has done, I will give this some serious consideration. I have I currently have more than 20 monster books and am always looking for more. And more... and more...

I need counseling.


I just purchased it... OMG the colors ^_^

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Is anyone else having trouble getting the Pdf to work with abode or is it just me?


I love the green sheen of this book. Quality product inside and out!

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