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Pathfinder’s Remastered ‘Monster Core’ Features All New Dragons for Golarion’s Dungeons

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Mar 27 2024

With the release of Pathfinder: Monster Core, Paizo gives you even more of the “remastered” 2nd Edition goodness, including eight new dragons!

The Monster Core for Pathfinder 2nd Edition is out today. And with it comes another major step away from the OGL of yore, as Paizo carves out new territory for the “remastered” Pathfinder 2nd Edition. And what a new territory they carve. The book is hefty, featuring more than 400 individual monsters. You’ll get everything from the humblest best lurking in an innkeeper’s basement, to mythological foes like the Grim Reaper.

But what really makes the book stand out are the new dragons that will soon be populating the dungeons of Golarion. Because, if you’ll recall, the Pathfinder Remaster Project was a concerted effort to move away from the OGL content. It’s why Wizard schools are now actual schools instead of Divination, Conjuration, etc.

And it’s why Pathfinder’s new dragons step away from the Chromatic/Metallic/Gem paradigm established by D&D (though all the colors and metals of those dragons still exist in Golarion, just with some updated lore changes). The Monster Core features brand new dragons. Including the Fortune Dragon, Mirage Dragon, and the new cover dragon, the Admantine Dragon, all of which you can take for a spin today.

Pathfinder Monster Core – Out Today!

Heroes are defined by their foes—from shambling skeletons to terrifying dragons, each enemy leaves a mark on their growing legend. Make your legends memorable with foes from the new Pathfinder Monster Core rulebook for Pathfinder Second Edition! This 376-page hardcover book is packed with a wide range of monsters useful to all Pathfinder campaigns, giving the Game Master plenty of threats to throw at their adventurers, at any level of experience. The lavishly illustrated tome also includes guidelines for reading monster entries and adjusting existing monsters to tailor fit your story! This is the definitive resource for Pathfinder Second Edition monsters!

Pathfinder Monster Core is the third core rulebook for the fully remastered Pathfinder Second Edition RPG! These rules are compatible with previous Pathfinder Second Edition rulebooks, incorporating comprehensive errata and rules updates and some of the best additions from later books into new, easier-to-access volumes with new presentations inspired by years of player feedback. Along with the Player Core, GM Core, and Player Core 2, these books provide a new foundation for the future of tabletop gaming!

Pathfinder Monster Core includes:

  • Over 400 individual monster writeups, including everything from common animals, like wolves and bears, to terrifying supernatural foes, such as the rune giant or the grim reaper!
  • Eight brand new dragons to challenge your players, including the power-hungry fortune dragon, the peerless adamantine dragon, the mischievous mirage dragon, the fiendish diabolic dragon, and more!
  • Classic monsters drawn from mythology, like the minotaur and the medusa, as well as creatures drawn from the legends of the Lost Omens setting, including favorites like the wicked sinspawn and unpredictable proteans.
  • Simple templates that allow you to customize a monster, making it more or less powerful with just a few simple adjustments.
  • Guidelines for reading and using a monster statistics, ensuring you get the most out of a creature both in and out of combat.
  • Lists of creatures sorted by both type and level, making it easy to find the monster you need when you need it.
  • Fully integrated errata from the first 4 years of Pathfinder Second Edition, including new balance adjustments to ensure that every creature presents a thrilling level-appropriate challenge!
  • Hundreds of beautiful full-color creature illustrations!
  • Published under the new Open RPG Creative (ORC) license, giving players and Game Masters even more freedom for making their own creations based on Pathfinder Second Edition.

And watch out for the Diabolic Dragon. For real, though.

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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