A Monsters of fiction revisited


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How about revisited book that focuses on game creatures that come from fiction rather than mythology or folklore.Now I know anything connected to LOTR would be out of the question.Would any of the following creatures be possible

Pseudo Dragon- from L. Sprague de Camp
Serpent People-from Robert E Howard
Wererats - Fritz Leiber
Morlocks-H.G.Wells
Jaberwock
Bandersnatch-Lewis Carroll
Jub-Jub Bird
Zoogs
Gugs-H.P.Lovecraft
Men from Leng
Hounds of Tindalos-Frank Belknap Long
Grendel - Anglo-Saxon epic poem
Caliban-Shakespeare
Girallon-Edgar Rice Burroughs
Hippogriff- Ludovico Ariosto
Preyton- Jorge Luis Borges
Anyones I am missing?


Unfortunately, according to James Jacobs, the revisited series is on permanent suspension due to diminishing sales of the last few volumes.


It's a bit of an Orwellian chicanery on Paizo's part as they're still doing "Unleashed" books at this point which are practically the same as the "Revisited" line.


The Unleashed books tend to be more encounter focused. Less playing around with a creature and describing there role in Golarion, and more "here a detailed NPC with lair/item/etc info


MMCJawa wrote:
The Unleashed books tend to be more encounter focused. Less playing around with a creature and describing there role in Golarion, and more "here a detailed NPC with lair/item/etc info

Have you all thought about releasing a "no frills" version of the revisited series. You could release pdf versions with no art-work. That was it would cost you all less money and fans of the revisited series could look forward to some future volumes


Thomas Jones wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
The Unleashed books tend to be more encounter focused. Less playing around with a creature and describing there role in Golarion, and more "here a detailed NPC with lair/item/etc info
Have you all thought about releasing a "no frills" version of the revisited series. You could release pdf versions with no art-work. That was it would cost you all less money and fans of the revisited series could look forward to some future volumes

IIRC, there isn't a whole lot of difference between the costs of producing a pdf and a printed book. Most of the money goes into layout/writing/editing/art. On top of that...it still ends up taking up time that can be used for other books, in which case it would be better to just release it as a normal book than as extra work on the schedule in addition to all the other CS books

And art is a big seller for the books I think...I don't think they would go through and produce a book with no art, because the savings from not having to order art would not offset lost of customers who won't buy something with no art.

I mean don't get me wrong, The revisited books were some of my favorite campaign setting books. I would love for them to come back, especially as there are still plenty of creature types/niches to cover.


MMCJawa wrote:
Thomas Jones wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
The Unleashed books tend to be more encounter focused. Less playing around with a creature and describing there role in Golarion, and more "here a detailed NPC with lair/item/etc info
Have you all thought about releasing a "no frills" version of the revisited series. You could release pdf versions with no art-work. That was it would cost you all less money and fans of the revisited series could look forward to some future volumes

IIRC, there isn't a whole lot of difference between the costs of producing a pdf and a printed book. Most of the money goes into layout/writing/editing/art. On top of that...it still ends up taking up time that can be used for other books, in which case it would be better to just release it as a normal book than as extra work on the schedule in addition to all the other CS books

And art is a big seller for the books I think...I don't think they would go through and produce a book with no art, because the savings from not having to order art would not offset lost of customers who won't buy something with no art.

I mean don't get me wrong, The revisited books were some of my favorite campaign setting books. I would love for them to come back, especially as there are still plenty of creature types/niches to cover.

Sigh, oh well.

BTW, how did I do on my list in the OP can you think of any I missed?


MMCJawa wrote:
Unfortunately, according to James Jacobs, the revisited series is on permanent suspension due to diminishing sales of the last few volumes.

Yeah this news made me sad as I loved those books...sigh.


Well how about the community taking over here? A new category for Wayfinder magazine article perhaps?


There is still an open call for the next Wayfinder issue. The theme just happens to be monsters, so now is the time to do a monsters of fiction write up for it, if ever.

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I love the revisited books as well. And they're not on PERMANENT suspension. They're just waiting, patient and potent. Unleashed rules now where they ruled once. The time shall come when they shall rule again. When winter is summer, and summer is winter. Their hand is at your throat, yet you see them not. The Player Companions are their cousin, yet even they can spy the Revisited books only dimly. When the stars are right again, they shall return.


James Jacobs wrote:
I love the revisited books as well. And they're not on PERMANENT suspension. They're just waiting, patient and potent. Unleashed rules now where they ruled once. The time shall come when they shall rule again. When winter is summer, and summer is winter. Their hand is at your throat, yet you see them not. The Player Companions are their cousin, yet even they can spy the Revisited books only dimly. When the stars are right again, they shall return.

Isn't that what David Gerrold said about the Chtorr series

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