Monster Monday: Mahamba

The mahamba is a freshwater cousin of the mosasaur, a large prehistoric marine reptile. The mahamba can reach a length of 50 feet. The aboriginals simply call it Nkoli and sometimes compare this terror to the nguna-monene, a sizeable lizard-like monster, even if the creatures are quite different. Although overly voracious, this cunning aquatic monstrosity seems to know when to give up and swim away, a rare quality amongst the biggest predators....

Monster Monday: Lightning Bird

The Impundulu, more commonly known as a lightning bird, is an avian with an insatiable thirst for blood, and many witches do not hesitate to offer a small amount of their lifeblood to control one. The lightning bird’s fat possesses incredible properties. A spellcaster can substitute the material components and focus of any spell having the electricity descriptor and instead use the impudulu’s fat. An extract from the bird’s flesh can also be...

Monster Monday: Ilomba

As soon as this yellow-bellied sea snake emerges from the river, it releases an ear-splitting yell. Ilomba     CR 5 XP 1,600 Any evil alignment (same as proprietor) Medium Construct     Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; low-light vision, scent; Perception +13 Defense     AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)     hp 55 (6d10+20)     Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +3 Defensive Abilities construct traits     Weaknesses cold-blooded union...

Monster Monday: El Naddaha

An amazingly beautiful woman with flowing dark hair leisurely walks knee-deep in the river’s muddy waters wearing a diaphanous dress that reveals her slender form. Her body is nearly transparent underneath. An el naddaha is the daughter born from the rare union between a nereid and a janni. Although such offspring retains many characteristics of both parents, the el naddaha later develops unique talents during her lone existence that set her...

Experience the Creatures of the Southlands Bestiary

Now available, the Southlands Bestiary brings 90+ new monsters of the hotter climes to Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Want to run a campaign in the deserts, jungles or savannas? This 120-page tome of monsters will make sure your players will have hair-raising encounters like none they’ve experienced before. Several of these creatures are brought to life by the core designers of Southlands, and many more are designed by Southlands backers. With...

Monster Mondays: Adze

As this glowing fly takes flight away from its victim, you notice a streak of blood that flows from a puncture left behind by the insect in the man’s skin. Adze CR 11 XP 12,800 CE Fine Undead (shapechanger)     Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +20 Defense     AC 24, touch 23, flat-footed 19 (+5 Dex, +1 natural, +8 size)     hp 52 (16d8-16); fast healing 10     Fort +5, Ref +12, Will +12 Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4; DR...

Monster Mondays: Agogwe

You are not sure if this erect biped is some kind of hairy humanoid, a very strange chimp, or perhaps some ape species about which you know nothing. The agogwe are discreet and reclusive creatures that inhabit the central forests of the southern continent, though they they hide among others of their kind if threatened. Their long arms and the wooly reddish hair that entirely covers the creature help it to pass as an ape, although a keen...

Monster Monday: Afiti

When this man gazes at you, you feel compelled to follow him, forgetting about the feral aspect of his person that had so disturbed you but a moment before. Afiti CR 1 XP 400 Afiti Sorcerer 2 CE Medium Humanoid (human)     Init +2; Senses Perception +1 Defense     AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 10 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge)     hp 18 (2d6+9)     Fort +3, Ref +2, Will +4 (see iron guts) Defensive Abilities Immune disease Offense     Speed 30 ft.     Melee...

Monster Monday: Abatwa

Abatawa This living being hiding under a blade of grass has a human form, but its height does not exceed one quarter of an inch. Abatawa CR 1 XP 400 Abatawa fighter 1 CN Fine Humanoid     Init +4; Senses Perception +3 Defense     AC 22, touch 22, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +8 size)     hp 9 (1d10-1)     Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +3 Immune venom Offense     Speed 10 ft.     Melee shortsword +13 (1d2-5 plus poison) Ranged shortbow +13 (1d2-5 plus...

Giant-Size Fun All in One Place: Larger Than Life, a Pathfinder Supplement

Are your adventurers ready for a larger challenge? As in, physically larger—though size isn’t the only thing our collection of giants brings to your gaming table. Why not find out if they’re prepared? Larger Than Life gives you everything you need to bring these terrifying titans to your table. This 76-page book by RPG Superstar Mike Welham offers Thursir, Hill, Frost, Stone, Fire, Cloud, and Storm Giant NPCs—plus new spells, feats,...

Judge’s Commentary: Monarch of the Monsters 5—The Gargoctopus and the Glasscrock

There were more amazing creatures submitted to the Monarch of the Monsters fifth edition contest than made it into the Top 6—it’s a testament to the quality of the work that we couldn’t decide on only a Top 5. Though I had numerous favorites that didn’t make it to the voting round, there are two I had to take a moment to comment on. Gargoctopus Though I wasn’t impressed by the generic name (by Leon & Serina Towns-von Stauber), the...

Judge’s Commentary: Monarch of the Monsters 5—Low CR Design

One of the joys of a monster design contest for me is always seeing monsters at the low end of the CR spectrum. It is much easier to design a monster at a medium-to-high power level, because you have more options: the creature can have more powers, more magical fallbacks, and elements that only a medium-or-high level-party can handle. So, I want to shine a bit of the judge’s spotlight on two low-Challenge Rating creatures from the recent...

Judge’s Commentary: Monarch of the Monsters 5—The Kryt and the Gargoctopus

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you some commentary from the three Monarch of the Monsters 5 contest judges regarding monsters that did not make it into the public voting phase. This week, Steve picks out two monsters to highlight. We invite you to share your own insights in the comments field below! Kryt By Dave Breitmaier Medium humanoid (Kryt), neutral evil Armor Class 15 (natural armor) Hit Points 120 (16d8 + 48) Speed 25...

Larger Than Life: Stone Giants Now Available

Strong as the Mountains and Deep as the Caves! Most stone giants spend their long lives in peaceful pursuits on the rocky peaks of mountain ranges: raising livestock, contemplating the passage of history, and educating captured adventurers about the tribe’s peaceable intentions before releasing them. But hotheaded young stone giants would rather change the world than observe it — and a charismatic young leader with enough followers...



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