Pathfinder Lost Omens: Monsters of Myth

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Release the beasts! Heroes abound in the Age of Lost Omens, but for every great hero, there is an even greater monster. Lost Omens Monsters of Myth provides details on 20 of the most infamous and terrifying monsters from the Inner Sea region and beyond. Uncover the secrets of some of Golarion's greatest monsters from the Sandpoint Devil to Fafnheir, the Father of All Linnorms, and more. Monsters of Myth provides rumors, tales, and even treasures for the brave adventurers willing to face these legendary creatures!

Written by: James Case, John Compton, Dana Ebert, Joshua Kim, Aaron Lascano, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, Stephanie Lundeen, Liane Merciel, Andrew Mullen, Michael Sayre, Sen H.H.S., Shay Snow, and Jason Tondro

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-389-8



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Ah so thats why I love the book

5/5

I was wondering about if I'm biased or something because I inherently like this book a lot, but I realized what it is: It reminds me of the 3.5 Elder Evil books(admitedly only 3.5 D&D book I've read) that is one of my favorite similar style books ever :'D I just love the focus on singular creature and how to form story around them.


Wonderful

5/5

Every creature in here was something I was highly looking forward to or I was very interested in after, bundles of ideas from every critter. Highly recommend this offering, this is a Lost Omens quality book.


The best “short” Lost Omens book to date

5/5

I wasn’t very excited about this book. I thought it would probably be a mini-bestiary. Or, if we were lucky, something along the lines of the “monsters revisited” line, which are pretty great, but largely because they provide new angles to approach old classic monsters.

What I didn’t expect was 20 sketches for home-brew APs. And that’s basically what this book is. Each monster is given some rich informative lore, brimming with potential adventure ideas, a juicy stat block, some epic items or player options that tie into the creature’s lore, and a sketch regarding the different kinds of adventuring opportunities the monster presents, for low-level, mid-level, and high-level campaigns. Each entry left me swimming with ideas, and wanting to run a home-brew campaign centered around the monster.

A really amazing book. My favorite “short” Lost Omens book to date.


Excellent to plan adventures, or for just cool creatures and lore

5/5


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Announced for December! Product image and description are not final and may be subject to change.


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So... Lost Omens: Legends for BBEG Monsters? Yes please!

Dark Archive

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Oh hey its Fafnheir on cover(and on description) :O We getting Fafnheir stats YAY


Very Cool. I enjoyed Legends, and this should also be awesome!

Sovereign Court

The mother of all Lost Omens books!


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Wow! Looks amazing!


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Are there actually going to be stat blocks for all the monsters, it's pretty much worthless to me without stat blocks.

No offense to the talented writers, I'm sure they're doing a splendid job, just telling it like it is.


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Neat, I too hope stats are included for all of them.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Are there actually going to be stat blocks for all the monsters, it's pretty much worthless to me without stat blocks.

No offense to the talented writers, I'm sure they're doing a splendid job, just telling it like it is.

I'd expect so...

Hell I think the Sandpoint Devil already has been statted up... Bestiary 2 maybe?


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Would be pretty wild if they didn't include stat blocks. I would expect at least stats for the BBEGs and maybe also for some of their special minions.


I'm excited to see what monsters will be included!

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Every monster will have their stat blocks. We made sure to have a large variety of monsters of varying levels so you have suitable challenges for any campaign, no matter the level of the PCs.


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Luis Loza wrote:
Every monster will have their stat blocks. We made sure to have a large variety of monsters of varying levels so you have suitable challenges for any campaign, no matter the level of the PCs.

You da real MVP, Luis :)


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this is perfect one of the pcs in my party has to kill fafnhier at the conclusion of his quest so yaay I won't have to hombrew him. what about the whispering tyrant will he have a statblock?


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Sporkedup wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Are there actually going to be stat blocks for all the monsters, it's pretty much worthless to me without stat blocks.

No offense to the talented writers, I'm sure they're doing a splendid job, just telling it like it is.

I'd expect so...

Hell I think the Sandpoint Devil already has been statted up... Bestiary 2 maybe?

Inner Sea World Guide.

Fafnheir is in Lands of the Linnorm Kings.


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Luis Loza wrote:
Every monster will have their stat blocks. We made sure to have a large variety of monsters of varying levels so you have suitable challenges for any campaign, no matter the level of the PCs.

Excellent! As much as I like Legends the complete lack of stat blocks makes it my least used or read Lost Omens book, which even I found surprising as I usually don't get hung up on it, but with every NPC now being unique onto themselves it was a surprising let down for me.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Sporkedup wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Are there actually going to be stat blocks for all the monsters, it's pretty much worthless to me without stat blocks.

No offense to the talented writers, I'm sure they're doing a splendid job, just telling it like it is.

I'd expect so...

Hell I think the Sandpoint Devil already has been statted up... Bestiary 2 maybe?

Inner Sea World Guide.

Nope, I was right. Bestiary 2.

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Dustin Knight wrote:
The mother of all Lost Omens books!

or father, when Lamashtu is involved we never know


But approximately how many pages long?!


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Looking forward to it!


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I did not know i needed this until just now!

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Syri wrote:
But approximately how many pages long?!

I have zero info, [AGAIN, SPECULATIONS], but I would bet it will have about the same number of pages as the Legends book, so ~128 pages. A small number of pages for the glossindex and miscellaneous, and an average of 6 pages per monster. Might be a smaller average if there are articles not directly related to each monster though. At 5 pages each on average (half with 4, half with 6), it leaves us with ~20 pages for other articles.

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Luis Loza wrote:
Every monster will have their stat blocks. We made sure to have a large variety of monsters of varying levels so you have suitable challenges for any campaign, no matter the level of the PCs.

For the case of the Sandpoint Devil, will it just be a re-print of the Bestiary 2 statblock? If that's the case, are there any other creatures in this book that have already been printed too?


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This is not a book for me, but I’m glad it has an audience!


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Sporkedup wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Sporkedup wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Are there actually going to be stat blocks for all the monsters, it's pretty much worthless to me without stat blocks.

No offense to the talented writers, I'm sure they're doing a splendid job, just telling it like it is.

I'd expect so...

Hell I think the Sandpoint Devil already has been statted up... Bestiary 2 maybe?

Inner Sea World Guide.
Nope, I was right. Bestiary 2.

It would seem I haven't looked at the 2nd edition Bestiary in quite some time, I didn't even know it was in there.

I was referring to first edition, so we're both correct!


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Fafnheir, the Father of All Linnorms!

I hope it has as much information as the Unleashed series from 1E (dragons unleashed, undead unleashed, etc).

I hope to see the Tarrasque or maybe a Kaiju...


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The Gold Sovereign wrote:

Fafnheir, the Father of All Linnorms!

I hope it has as much information as the Unleashed series from 1E (dragons unleashed, undead unleashed, etc).

I hope to see the Tarrasque or maybe a Kaiju...

the tarrasque has stats in the final age of ashes book. I personally want stats for the the whispering tyrant


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Jason Tondro confirmed on Twitter (HERE) that he wrote up both Fafnheir and the Grogrisant for this book. So we can mark off another magical beast to the pile!


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My PCs are ready...other than the recent Ancestry Guide, I'd say this is my most anticipated Lost Omens book.


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can't wait for fafnhier stats!


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It is something of a deep cut, but I always loved Rudrakavala, the soul devourer from Undead Unleashed. I at least want something of comparable mystery and coolness.


Sweet! Looks like a great book. Some of the more unique creatures in here will be appreciated.


Ezekieru wrote:
Jason Tondro confirmed on Twitter (HERE) that he wrote up both Fafnheir and the Grogrisant for this book. So we can mark off another magical beast to the pile!

This tweet is no longer available.

This book is 128 pages? 6 per pages creature?

My assumption is the page count must be some multiple of 16 unless printing tech has changed and I didn't notice.

Horizon Hunters

I know it's extremely unlikely, but I'd really like a write-up of the Beast of Bloodcove. It's one of my super niche trivia obsessions.

Dark Archive

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keftiu wrote:
This is not a book for me, but I’m glad it has an audience!

Do realize that dedicated monster lore book should be important in lot of ways ;D

I mean what are mythical monsters if not because of how they affect people living near their lairs and such!

(I'm hoping this is as amazing book as Lost Omen Legends was)


Gnollvalue wrote:
I know it's extremely unlikely, but I'd really like a write-up of the Beast of Bloodcove. It's one of my super niche trivia obsessions.

Might sneak into the Mwangi book?

Dark Archive

captain yesterday wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
Every monster will have their stat blocks. We made sure to have a large variety of monsters of varying levels so you have suitable challenges for any campaign, no matter the level of the PCs.
Excellent! As much as I like Legends the complete lack of stat blocks makes it my least used or read Lost Omens book, which even I found surprising as I usually don't get hung up on it, but with every NPC now being unique onto themselves it was a surprising let down for me.

I do understand why since statblocks ARE fun even if you never use them, but most of Legends characters weren't really type you'd need NPC stats for :'D (and the few ones that were, well there aren't rules for level 26 creatures yet for Tar-Babhon nor rules how to have players ready fight them, so I think its too early until there is equivalent of mythic for 2e) Like, while in 1e every ruler had level, it rarely was relevant for neutral or good aligned rulers outside of "what kind of monster could threaten them as part of your adventure?". Level of Galt's First Citizen isn't particularly relevant for political maneuvers.

(that said, I still would have loved if all legends npcs had statblocks xD I do miss levels being listed for rulers)

Dark Archive

But yeah to check, are all 20 monsters "Unique" ones with lot of cool local relevance and mythical presence? :O

This really seems like "20 unique monsters" book


To the person asking, Tar-baphon almost certainly will not be in this because he was already in legends.

This looks awesome. December feels so far away, especially when one of my PCs wants to find a kaiju as soon as possible.

I wonder if any “monstrous” ancestries will sneak their way in here, given that Grand Bazaar has an ancestry we didn’t find out about until months after it’s announcement


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KaiBlob1 wrote:

To the person asking, Tar-baphon almost certainly will not be in this because he was already in legends.

This looks awesome. December feels so far away, especially when one of my PCs wants to find a kaiju as soon as possible.

I wonder if any “monstrous” ancestries will sneak their way in here, given that Grand Bazaar has an ancestry we didn’t find out about until months after it’s announcement

I hope some sort of PC options sneak in here.

A Sorcerer bloodline for some kind of kaiju would be a delight.


Am I the only one that has questions about the power levels of kaiju vs things like the whispering tyrant or servants of deities, and who's really strongest in the world?

If godzilla is godzilla it will be blatting "ultimate" divine champions like solar angels and starstone-capable mortals and the tarrasque like flies, and if it's level 15 it's going to be weirdly lame.


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Dr A Gon wrote:

Am I the only one that has questions about the power levels of kaiju vs things like the whispering tyrant or servants of deities, and who's really strongest in the world?

If godzilla is godzilla it will be blatting "ultimate" divine champions like solar angels and starstone-capable mortals and the tarrasque like flies, and if it's level 15 it's going to be weirdly lame.

The equivalent to Godzilla, King Mogaru, was CR 28 in PF1E, so he'll probably be level 28 in this edition. So given that, we probably won't see his actual statblock until we get the equivalent to Mythhic rules.

(Although, Mogaru is supposed to be involved somehow in the last book of the new Fists of the Ruby Phoenix AP, so who knows?)

Dark Archive

Oh, wow! Will there be lair maps and/or hand-outs in this book? It would be great if it did include both. :)


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Asgetrion wrote:
Oh, wow! Will there be lair maps and/or hand-outs in this book? It would be great if it did include both. :)

I am sure they will handing out TPKs.


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Asgetrion wrote:
Oh, wow! Will there be lair maps and/or hand-outs in this book? It would be great if it did include both. :)

I imagine at least some monsters will have supplemental features like that, given the 6 pages per monster estimation made earlier. I'm thinking two pages of lore, two pages for statblock (high level creature statblocks get big), and then two pages for extra PC options, maps, handouts, treasure they guard, etc.


Themed Bestiary from Lost Omens!

Dark Archive

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Oooh tasty!


I like this, very much. Very much indeed.

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Ezekieru wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
Every monster will have their stat blocks. We made sure to have a large variety of monsters of varying levels so you have suitable challenges for any campaign, no matter the level of the PCs.
For the case of the Sandpoint Devil, will it just be a re-print of the Bestiary 2 statblock? If that's the case, are there any other creatures in this book that have already been printed too?

Rather than reprint the stats of existing monsters, such as the Sandpoint Devil, we point readers to the existing stat block and provide alternate mechanics in this book. These mechanics might take the form of new, related monsters that can add more foes in a related campaign, new abilities to swap in to the existing monster to give you new ways to use them in your games, or something else entirely!

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