Another old article…
I’ll be posting a few of the things that I previously posted on Tumbr over the next few days.
One of the curses of being the GM is that you can have all sorts of great ideas for characters, but you rarely get to use them since you’re the GM. Sure, you can turn them into NPCs, but it’s just not the same.
Here’s a short list of (odd) character ideas I’ve had over the years based on either the kitchen sink setting of Golarion, or inspiration from character crunch…
- Golarion Goblin Bard, with Perform (Puppetry)
- Tengu Plague Doctor – *takes mask off* “You have got to be kidding… Really?!”
- Sanctified Rogue of Abadar – “Credit is a sacred trust, it’s what our society is founded on. Do you think they give a damn about their bills in Rahadoum?”
- Android Monk (yes, I know, not terribly optimal) with the Apotheosis (Story) feat. This one has a name. I call him Rild.
- Goblin Gunslinger (Gun Scavenger) – Utini!
- Halfling Bard (Archaeologist) with all of the Halfling helper feats and Halfling Luck. Just need to get him a cigar, some sort of fancy hat, and a bullwhip.
Starfinder design lead, Owen KC Stephens, has created and posted a one page quick reference that highlights some of the more major differences between Starfinder and Pathfinder. It’s been posted in the Paizo forums and can be found here: Starfinder Cheat Sheet.
If you’re a Pathfinder GM and you’re only going to purchase one single third party product, my recommendation would be this book right here.
However, it was getting regular use by the folks at Paizo on their early D&D 3.x adventure paths. This and Tome of Horrors were a mainstay in section 15 of their OGL listing.
So, when Paizo decided to publish Pathfinder, it was only a matter of time before both the Advanced Bestiary and the Tome of Horrors were published as Pathfinder compatible. Both books are excellent, and I recommend both, but this post is focused on the Advanced Bestiary.
In a nutshell, the Advanced Bestiary is a book of monster templates. As a GM, I have found this invaluable… there are roughly 120 templates in the book. Multiply that by however many bestiaries you have, and well… 🙂