Pathfinder Bestiary 2 Special Edition Hardcover

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Preorder expected May 2020

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With more than 350 classic and brand new monsters, this 320-page hardcover rulebook greatly expands on the foes found in the Pathfinder Bestiary. From classic creatures like serpentfolk and jabberwock, returning favorites like the primal dragons or the Sandpoint devil, to brand new menaces sure to test even the bravest of heroes, this must-have tome of monsters designed to challenge characters of any level is an essential companion to your Pathfinder game!

This deluxe special edition is bound in faux leather with metallic deboss cover elements and a bound-in ribbon bookmark. The perfect way to commemorate Pathfinder's new edition! (Cover color and design subject to change.)

Pathfinder Bestiary 2 includes:

  • More than 350 monsters drawn from mythology, genre classics, and more than a decade of Pathfinder, with plenty of new monsters too!
  • Gorgeous full-color illustrations on nearly every page!
  • Detailed monster lists sorted by level, type, and rarity to help you find the right monster for any situation!
  • Universal monster rules to simplify special attacks, defenses, and qualities like grab, swallow whole, and regeneration.
  • Detailed lore sidebars offering additional information about even more of Pathfinder's most popular monstrous friends and foes!

ISBN: 978-1-64078-224-2

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Preorder, expected approximately 27 May 2020

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So question, are the "Deluxe" editions of the Rulebooks going to be a thing now? Can we start a subscription just for these if that's the case? I most certainly AM NOT going to mix and match my collection between normal and deluxe versions lol. Also, it kinda hurts to not have the PDF in the cases I don't want to lug my beautiful books around. I'd be happy to pay a bit more to include the PDFs.

VERY happy for the expanded monster rules and lore!


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

I’d love a deluxe subscription option.

Having said that, it has been asked before and there didn’t seem to be any plans for such a thing. It makes these an even more expensive option if you also want the PDF.


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I would have thought at the beginning that a deluxe edition subscription was a bad idea since (I thought) there was no way they would keep putting out deluxe editions after the first few books.

But are they perhaps now committed to putting out deluxe editions indefinitely? Or are they avoiding having such a subscription so that they could discontinue deluxe editions whenever sales no longer warrant putting them out?


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David knott 242 wrote:

I would have thought at the beginning that a deluxe edition subscription was a bad idea since (I thought) there was no way they would keep putting out deluxe editions after the first few books.

But are they perhaps now committed to putting out deluxe editions indefinitely? Or are they avoiding having such a subscription so that they could discontinue deluxe editions whenever sales no longer warrant putting them out?

Presumably, it's the old "split the market" issue:

If they provide a deluxe subscription then, almost by definition, the largest cohort of people taking up the new subscription are going to be people who currently have the regular sub. It's hard (for me, at least) to picture someone who is not now a subscriber jumping on board for a deluxe subscription.

So Paizo will lose a bunch of regular RPG subscribers. If it's significant enough to reduce the number they get printed that results in a direct hit to profitability (since number of copies is the principle driver of print-costs-per-unit). The only way they make that up is if the surge in sales of deluxe copies is significantly greater than the number they're going to sell anyhow on top of regular subs.


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Steve Geddes wrote:


Presumably, it's the old "split the market" issue:

If they provide a deluxe subscription then, almost by definition, the largest cohort of people taking up the new subscription are going to be people who currently have the regular sub. It's hard (for me, at least) to picture someone who is not now a subscriber jumping on board for a deluxe subscription.

So Paizo will lose a bunch of regular RPG subscribers. If it's significant enough to reduce the number they get printed that results in a direct hit to profitability (since number of copies is the principle driver of print-costs-per-unit). The only way they make that up is if the surge in sales of deluxe copies is significantly greater than the number they're going to sell anyhow on top of regular subs.

That makes sense, but I would still like some sort of "automatic" option so I don't have to worry about missing one and then *gasp* my entire collection is ruined. /drama

Also not having to buy the PDFs separately would also be nice.


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I'm 100% with you.

Special Editions cause me all manner of stress in the months leading up to release.


I have only seen one of these deluxe books in the store, unopened. Those who have these versions, do you think that they are worth the price?


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It’s the same book, only the cover is different, and you have seen that.


I understand that but are the cover and other amenities worth the extra cost?


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

It’s a luxury and not for everyone, but I like the feel of a faux leather book over glossy cardboard. That would be enough for me, though the bookmark ribbons are nice too.

For me it’s worth it (especially because I generally buy for our table so the players get the regular, subscription books while the DM gets the special, bookmarked, leather version).


Nice!

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Update: This has been moved from an April to a May release.

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