[Zenith Games] The Colossal Creatures Bestiary


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Shadow Lodge

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The best monsters are big. Really, really big.

Within these pages, you will find 81 creatures of colossal size, from CR 1 all the way to CR 26 (as well as a CR 33 and CR 40 monstrosity): straightforward enemies like the bearhemoth and sharknado, nuanced complexities like the draconic abomination and dreamer's nightmare, pushovers like the rusted colossus and pastorix, and megabosses like the tribunal wheel and harbinger of time. You’ll find animals, constructs, dragons, swarms, spellcasters, angels, brain eaters, kaiju, dimension hoppers, living siege weapons, and really big raccoons. In fact, you'll find every type and CR in the game.

Need a colossal creature for an epic battle at any level? You'll find it in the Colossal Creatures Bestiary.

This bestiary contains 81 colossal creatures, including:

  • Dragon Molt: The discarded molt of a great wyrm, animated and given purpose.
  • Etherworld Fisher: An ethereal jellyfish who taunts and traps its foes through dimensional rifts.
  • Grave Blob: A mobile mass grave with death on his many brains.
  • Harbinger of Time: A CR 40 apocalypse-bringer, who grinds the world to dust under the inevitable march of time.
  • Kongimus Rex and Dracozilla: The King Kong and Godzilla of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (forget about that silly tarrasque).
  • Tribunal Wheel: A CR 33 judge, jury, and executioner of epic proportions.
  • Yuggothian Shambler: A floral weapon of war for the hideous mi-go, complete with laser beams and spore launchers.

You can find it on the Zenith Games Blog, at Paizo or at RPGnow for $4.99. Take your pick!

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

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$4.99 for the book equates to less than 1/10 of 1% of a penny per pound of creature. :D

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 8

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Wow Mike! Who all contributed to this wonderful product of monster and mayhem!? (For those also interested in authors: Jacob Michaels, Jarryd Webber, Jason Owen Black, Jeffrey Swank, Joe Smith, Joshua Hennington, Kim Frandsen, Landon Winkler, Margheita Tramontano, Maria Smolina, Marr Kimmel, Mike Welham, Nikolai Samarine, RObert Thomson, Scott Janke, Wojciech Grynchala, and Jeff Gomez)

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32

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Being one of the contributors to this may leave me biased, but seeing the work of everyone else was inspiring and some really cool monsters came out of it. (Some wacky ideas in between too, that turned out great).


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"Hey, Azten?"

"Yeah?"

"Why do you bring that Colossal Red Dragon miniature with you to every game you run?"

"I don't have any other colossal minis, and I might need it."

"We're level one!"

"I know!" *laughs maniacally as the players quake in fear*

Sovereign Court

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It was awesome to contribute to this- and I'm really excited by all the other contributions in this massive tome!

Really excited to hear what everyone's favorites are :)

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32

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Working on the monsters was really cool!
I forsee some really epic adventures coming, built around colossal beasts. These monsters really have ways to involve many, many lesser creatures into trouble.


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This was my first ever experience working as a freelance writer, and it was honestly amazing.
The concepts people were throwing around were amazing and got the creative juices flowing so well.

I have spent the time since we all finished writing eagerly awaiting the release of the book so I can get my copy of epic monstery goodness.


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It was my first time actually working on a bestiary, and It was a very nice experience!
I've seen the monsters: the book contains a lot of cool ideas!

I definitively need to add some C-sized ennemies in my game, now...


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Huh, I'd missed the monkey mob on my first read-through of this; a friend was just asking me for help on a monkey-themed encounter. I'll have to point it out to her.

It was fun writing for this, and seeing everyone's ideas take shape.


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Interesting take on a Bestiary here, folks ^_^

I'll check it out when I have the chance.


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I would have liked to have the Dreadnoughtus idea myself... well, next time... I'm very satisfied of Dypthera, though.

The Exchange

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This book actually includes my first monster design, but since we all had the opportunity to give each other comments, I'm pretty confident that she came out awesome! It was a blast to work on and I'm proud of this product and my small part in it!


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This looks like a lot of fun; a CR 40 creature reminds me of the Quasar Dragon out of one of my old Dungeon Magazines! This goes on my buy list!

Shadow Lodge

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Readerbreeder wrote:
This looks like a lot of fun; a CR 40 creature reminds me of the Quasar Dragon out of one of my old Dungeon Magazines! This goes on my buy list!

I hope you like it! Our CR 40 Harbinger of time ages his enemies into dust (an underused attack, in my opinion)!


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Like others said, it was really fun to work on this. Who knew there were no really, really big fey. Well, we've definitely remedied that problem.

Shadow Lodge

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Thanks for the 5/5 star review, Angry Wizard!

Angry Wizard wrote:

I love it! Not only are all of these incredibly creative, but they provide opportunities for players to fight colossal creatures from a fairly low level, certainly lower at least than the official pathfinder bestiary monsters would ever allow. Any product that gives me an opportunity to pull out my WotC colossal red dragon figurine is an A+ in my book. I might even re-skin some of these for a Shadow of the Colossus style campaign. If nothing else, the Harbinger of Time creature alone was worth buying this book in my opinion.

5 stars out of 5!

Shadow Lodge

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And another 5/5 star review!

John S. wrote:

Are you looking for an epic boss fight? How about an adrenaline-rush inducing start to a campaign? With "The Colossal Creatures Bestiary," that and more is possible and any level of a campaign or one-shot. From fairly standard (for a definition of 'standard') fights, such as colossal camels, to the eccentric and awe-inspiring (perhaps you wish to fight the high judge themself? one of multiple demigods? how about a colossal owlbear?), there's everything you could want in for some truly memorable fights. In addition, every creature comes with a paragraph or two of fluff to give you a better idea of how to fit the creature into your game. Aesthetically, the book could use help. While the cover is gorgeous, the rest is in black and white with pictures. Simplicity can be nice, but something a bit more personalized, or at least related to the subject matter, would be nice.

Overall, I highly recommend this piece for it's awesome ideas and intruiging creatures.

Shadow Lodge

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We're at two weeks as the top selling non-Paizo download at Paizo. Thanks guys, and check it out if you haven't yet!

You can find the Colossal Creatures Bestiary on the Zenith Games Blog, at Paizo or at RPGnow for $4.99. Take your pick!


Bought it, read it and like it a lot ^_^

Little nitpicks though:
- Many creatures have weaknesses to balance their sheer size, but it's not written in the Weakness section in the stat blocks.

- I would have loved to see variants without those weaknesses. Sure, it would break the concept for low-level Colossal creature, but as an alternate option, that would still have worked.

- Not much a fan of the "-hemoth" naming convention. One's fine, but having several of them is getting redundant.

- The Dypthera is weaker than its Larval Form... and I feel like it should the opposite.

Aside from that, I can really get some mileage out of those creatures, especially when templates are applied ;)


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In 2E's Monster Manual, the larval Gargantuan Insect was stronger than the adult form. I followed that example. ^^

Shadow Lodge

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Glad that you liked it a lot JiCi!

And it seems that you are not the only one. The Colossal Creatures Bestiary has hovered in the top three non-Paizo downloads for the past 6 weeks or so. If you haven't picked it up, now's your chance!


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Wizard: I'm so glad we leveled up, I got 3rd level spells.
Paladin: Yeah I can divine-bond my falchion now.
Barbarian: I dipped into sorcerer. Mage armor & dragon disciple here I come.
GM: Don't get too excited yet *kthunk* (dropping the largest mini I own)
Party: ...

So glad I got to finally do this. :)

Azten wrote:

"Hey, Azten?"

"Yeah?"

"Why do you bring that Colossal Red Dragon miniature with you to every game you run?"

"I don't have any other colossal minis, and I might need it."

"We're level one!"

"I know!" *laughs maniacally as the players quake in fear*


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Gotta check this out!

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