With the $14,000 stretch goal for Brian Berg behind us I think it’s high time we reveal the monsters our amazing Pathfinder third party publishers have dreamed up for you. Keep in mind, we still have to hit the next three stretch goals in order to get all these monsters into the Aventyr Bestiary (so spread the word while there’s still time!)
I have to say that I am absolutely honored to have these incredible creative minds on board for this project and hope you’re as excited as I am to see these four creations come to fruition. We were already secretly working on the art behind the scenes and Mates Laurentiu of Romania just sent me the final creation today… thus, the reveal…(scroll down if you dare!)
WOLFGANG BAUR OF KOBOLD PRESS PRESENTS…
THE LAKE TROLL
Pebbled hide as strong as stone, claws that snatch a marching hero or his careless mule underwater, and the ability to shatter steel–these are the dangers of the Lake Troll. They love to lurk along lake shores and riverbanks or (better still) at bridges, fords, and crossings, the easier to drag prey under and drown it. But they are not merely ambush predators: in small families and clans, they hollow out whole villages and squat in the ruins, devouring all the inhabitants and gorging themselves on the poor villagers’ supplies and livestock. A few even hide in wells and cisterns, leaving by night to raid sheep or snatch careless members of the city watch….
Wolfgang Baur is the publisher at Kobold Press. He is a game designer and editor known for his work with Dragon magazine, the Dark*Matter setting, and the 5th Edition D&D adventure path Tyranny of Dragons. Kobold Press is also known for its platinum-selling Midgard Campaign Setting, recently expanded to include the Southlands region for desert, jungle, and savanna adventures.
A magical beast that is a melding of volcanic rock and pestilence – it incubates in diseased piles of decaying flesh. Germs from corpses are trapped in volcanic rock as it incubates. The creature delivers disease and has fire resistance that protects it from full immersion in lava for a specified number of rounds. It explodes in disease-ridden ash when slain.
Monster type concept by Brian Berg (TPK Games), description and creative ideas by Michael Allen (AdventureAWeek.com)
OWEN KC STEPHENS OF ROGUE GENIUS GAMES & PAIZO PRESENTS:
THE MAGEKILLER GOLEM
The magekiller golem is a walking answer to why people play fighters! Enjoying the immunities of a construct and a persistent antimagic field, armed with automatic repeating crossbows, a reach weapon, and a prismatic sphere, the magekiller golem can also track the destination of teleportation spells even following its targets onto other planes!
Owen K.C. Stephens is a developer for Paizo and Green Ronin, and the publisher for Rogue Genius Games. He just released Anachronistic Adventures, a 132-page Pathfinder-compatible supplement for playing pulp adventure campaigns.
Remember: Only ONE of these stretch goals are unlocked yet, we need your help to unlock the rest! Please do your part and share the Kickstarter far and wide, ask your fellow GMs to back, post in forums and social media, and let’s make sure this book is jam packed full of these amazing monstrosities!
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We have soared far past the initial goal (funding on the first day!) and are trying to push beyond every fantastic stretch goal before the pledging period ends. The video preview below shows what’s in store, but only for a small portion of the book—funding has gone so phenomenally well that the number of monsters within far exceeds what you see on these pages!
Skeptical of what sorts of beasts you’ll get for your buck?
Want a closer look at the goods so you know you’re getting the highest quality bestiary this side of the Paizo golem?
When we’re past 400 Backers new cover artwork by the esteemed Raven Minumara is unlocked and there are still stretch goals for BrianBerg of TPK Games, Jason Nelson of Legendary Games, Owen K.C. Stephens of Rogue Genius/Green Ronin/Paizo, and Wolfgang Baur of Kobold Press—all designing brand new creatures to go with the other monsters we unlock!!!