Posts Tagged ‘Beastiary’

PFBB Consolidated Beastiary

April 22, 2012

Here’s the consolidated monster converions for Pathfinder’s Beginner Box, with a few new ones from David Jenks.  They aren’t in any particular order (sorry 😦 ) but the ones in the front are mine and the ones towards the back are David’s (also noted below each set of cards).  Again, these are intended to be printed on Avery 3×5 index cards (product #5388), but can nearly as easily (and much more cheaply) be printed on cardstock and then cut out with scissors or a cutting board.


Edit:  Once again, the preview mode at Mediafire makes it look like the document is formatted all wrong, but once you download it, it should look correct.

PFBB Beastiary – “Stone” Cold Killers

April 3, 2012


Here’s a new batch of PFBB monster conversion by yours truly.  The theme for this set is petrification, so I present to you the Basilisk, Cockatrice and the Gorgon.  I hope these monsters aren’t too “hard” (hehe) for your players.  Cheers!

PFBB Beastiary Azer, Fetchling and Grick

March 30, 2012

Here’s another batch of BB monster conversions, compliments of David Jenks.  He’s fast becoming the BB monster converson expert. 🙂

PFBB Beastiary: Azer, Fetchling and Grick

These were simpler monsters, so there wasn’t a problem fitting everything onto the cards.

Many thanks to David for all his work on these.  Cheers!

P.S.:  I think I’ll be seeing Wrath of the Titans this afternoon.  I’m not expecting much from the movie, but it’d be nice to turn my brain off for a bit and admire the explosions.  I’ll give my impressions of the movie afterwards.

PFBB Beastiary – Dark Creeper, Dark Stalker, Dark Slayer

March 26, 2012


David Jenks has been busy on another batch of monster conversions for the Beginner Box: the Dark Creeper, Dark Stalker and Dark Slayer.  We had a bit of trouble with the Dark Slayer, as it had so many special abilities it didn’t fit well on a 3×5 index card.  But I think David made some good compromises that preserve the deadly essence of the monster.  Enjoy!

Dark Creeper, Dark Stalker, Dark Slayer

PFBB Beastiary: Giant Vermin

March 21, 2012

These monster conversions were submitted by one of my readers, David Jenks.  They are the Giant Amoeba, Giant Fly and Giant Maggot and I have to say they look pretty good.  Can’t wait to pester some PCs with a swarm of giant flies. 🙂

Something else David did was exclude redundant verbiage for abilities, instead substituting a page number where the information can be found.  Given the limitations of the 3×5 index card format, I think this is generally a good idea, especially for more complex abilities that require a lot of space.  However, if there is room to list out an ability on the monster card, I think it’s best to do so (saves the GM a little time).

So, here it is:  Giant Vermin (by David Jenks)

Edit:  I’m working on the consolidated Feats list, including all those from the Heroes Handbook and the supplement Paizo put out.  Hope to have it up later today, or maybe tomorrow at the latest.

PFBB Beastiary: Black Pudding, Gelatinous Cube, Slime Mold

March 12, 2012


A new crop of monsters for your Pathfinder Beginner Box game, done up in 3×5 index card format as before.  Of these, the Black Pudding is the big baddy (CR 7, acid eats your weapons and armor!), even after I toned it down by omitting a couple of its abilities.  I particularly like these types of monsters, as disolving your adventurers in slimy, acidic goo is so much more horrific than a mundane beat-down.  Enjoy!

PFBB Beastiary: Black Pudding, Gelatinous Cube, Slime Mold (corrected 3/20/2012 to replace Blindsight with Scent)

PFBB Beastiary: Scorpions & Hydra

February 10, 2012


By request here’s a Pathfinder Beginner Box conversion of scorpions and your garden-variety hydra.  The hydra was a bit tricky, what with the regrowing heads thing and all.

PFBB Beastiary Scorpions & Hydra


PFBB Beastiary – Ankheg, Owl Bear, Troll

January 12, 2012

Here are a few more monster conversions for Pathfinder Beginner Box.  This time I did some monsters that were a little more complex than the last bunch:  the Ankheg, Owl Bear and Troll.

One limitation of the 3×5 index card format is a lack of space to provide full descriptions for special abilities.  There was barely enough room for these three moderately complex monsters, and even then I had to take a few ‘artistic’ liberties with them.  Hopefully they’re still clear enough to understand.

Next time I’ll try some conversions for more heavy weight monsters, provided I can fit them on the 3×5 cards.

Next up:  the first class conversion from the APG:  the Alchemist (hopefully ready sometime tomorrow).


PFBB Beastiary – Kobold, Hobgoblin, Gnoll

January 9, 2012

Here’s my first foray into converting PF core monsters into Beginner Box versions.  Not too hard really, just needed a convenient template to use.

I thought it’d be nice to add a few classic humanoid enemies to the Beginner Box:  the Kobold, Hobgoblin and Gnoll.  Enjoy!