The Island of Misfit Monsters!
The latest Pathfinder Campaign Setting book looks at lovable losers from the past!
It started off as a joke that took on a life of its own. While brainstorming product ideas for the Pathfinder Campaign Setting line, we started to talk about our popular "Revisited" books. I had just seen some reviews that said we seemed to have a knack for revitalizing and adding new flavor and depth to iconic monsters and items from fantasy RPG gaming's past. This, of course, led to speculation about whether there was ANYTHING that we couldn't make cool in a Revisited book. Names started flying from those around the table: Flumph! How about the Dire Corby? Do you think anybody could make the Flail Snail interesting? Before you knew it, we had a list of the lamest monsters from our game's past, and a mission to make them cool. Thus was Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Misfit Monsters Redeemed born!
Over the course of its decades-long history, fantasy gaming has produced countless monsters both terrifying and alien, some pulled from mythology and others sprung full-formed from the twisted imaginations of their creators. Yet as with any idea, not every monster can be a winner. Or can it?
With Misfit Monsters Redeemed, Paizo Publishing has taken 10 of the most notoriously bad monsters in RPG history—the lamest, most hated, and flat-out silliest creatures in the genre—and attempted to make them fun allies and adversaries for players and Game Masters alike. Each monster comes complete with updated statistics for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, lengthy ecologies explaining how the monsters behave and why they are the way they are, tips on how Game Masters can use them in a campaign, notes on how to fit the monsters into the world of the Pathfinder campaign setting or your own home game, and more.