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There's a factor you missed out on: the square-cube law. As Wikipedia describes it: When an object undergoes a proportional increase in size, its new surface area is proportional to the square of the multiplier and its new volume is proportional to the cube of the multiplier. Let's consider the implications of this for a moment with a cube of water: it ...


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An up-sized Rhinoceros seems pretty fitting. Rhinos are tough and beefy, famously ill-tempered, short sighted and love charging into battle and running over everything that gets in their way.


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No, an opportunity attack is a single melee attack. From the Player's Basic Rules, page 74: To make the opportunity attack, you use your reaction to make one melee attack against the provoking creature. Additionally, multiattack specifies that it can't be used in this way. From the DM Basic Rules, page 6: A creature that can make multiple ...


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Celestial Forces Solar – much too powerful for a pit fiend Of celestial creatures, the solar is the most powerful. In fact, solars considerably more powerful than a pit fiend. They are CR 23, to the pit fiend’s 20, but more importantly, the solar casts divine spells as a 20th-level cleric. The pit fiend merely gets a number of spell-like abilities – ...


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In Pathfinder, ogres are generally way too short-sighted to use animals or mounts of any kind - the temptation to kill, eat, and or mate with them from all the ogres daily means that slaves, animals, etc. don't last more than a couple days. (Classic Monsters Revisited). None of the variant ogres in the Monster Codex have any kind of mount. The ogre ...


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This OGL compliant database is arranged in a spreadsheet and already tagged with pretty much all of the reasonable criteria in a variety of ways. Of your criteria, it is missing tall v.s. long as an explicit quantity, but it has both Size, Space, and Reach so you should be able to emulate that pretty easily. In order to actually use the thing, however, ...


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If you use Excel then you can get pretty close without any macros. Excel online has the functionality and it is free - you just need a free Microsoft account with OneDrive. Of course the full version will work too if you have that. Google Drive spreadsheets will also work. Download the database. If you're using Excel online or Google docs, upload. Open the ...


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I am unaware of any "linked" creatures that have been published on the PFSRD. There may well be one or more, but I haven't come across them. That said, this is an awesome idea, and definitely one that shouldn't be hard to build: find your favorite creature add the zombie (or, perhaps, the bloody skeleton) template of your choice separately, add the ghost ...


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Giant Degenerate Shaggra Ogres If there's one thing Ogres like (besides rape, murder, and gluttony) it's incest. Applying the Giant template to Degenerate Ogres fits with the theme of mutant powers the Ogres have going, and riding their family members makes the most sense of any mount from an Ogrish standpoint. Your criteria in detail: Huge Sized yep ...


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From the definition: Multiattack A creature that can make multiple attacks on its turn has the Multiattack ability. A creature can’t use Multiattack when making an opportunity attack, which must be a single melee attack. My emphasis.


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There are two options here: Create a template (or use one of the templates provided by the monster manual). For Vampires it's outlined on pg 295, for Lycanthropes it's outlined on pg 207, half dragon is outlined on pg 180. Use the custom race construction rules on dmg pg 285-287. These provide the by the book rules for these possibilities. There is no LA ...


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Yes exactly, slowed as the spell. There is no other slow to be found.


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Reading it literally, it says "as if" but overrules specifically what you can change into. So that means that if you pick a Bat, you will become Diminutive and if you picked a Crocodile you become Large. However, you still only gain the listed abilities up to the speeds mentioned, even if the animal has better, and there are no changes to your stats for ...


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In my experience every druid of the appropriate level has such a companion, but I have only GMed for one evil druid in Pathfinder (I have GMed many more evil druids in 3.5 but they don't face the no-evil-treants problem) and I suspect most evil pathfinder druids wouldn't have pulled off a permanent companion like that. As you have noted, the treant is in no ...


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From D20PFSRD: It retains the appearance, Hit Dice, base attack bonus, base save bonuses, skills, and feats of the normal animal it once was [...] and further down, Familiar Basics Use the basic statistics for a creature of the familiar's kind, but with the following changes. Hit Dice: [...] Hit Points: [...] Attacks: [...] ...


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Parallel Spell Options Looking closely at the two spells in question, I was surprised to find that having Animate Objects instead of Animate Dead is actually pretty balanced as far as game mechanics go. At 5th Level, both Animate Dead & Animate Objects animates the same amount of medium sized corpses, at with larger bodies or higher levels, Animate ...


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A terkow is a variant Vampire. The blood drain and energy drain abilities are unchanged and can be found here, in the SRD.


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In a Pathfinder set, ogres mainly live in patriarchal societies, and are used to the company of direwolves (or even, sometimes, worgs) as pets. It is no more or more 'suitable', but it would be quite lore friendly to use upsized direwolves. Rules are very clear on how to upsize and existing creature. But don't worry, and just use your DM talent to make it ...


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The Greater Doppelganger, Monsters of Faerûn (p. 35) Greater doppelgangers are the paranoid’s ultimate nightmare: a monster who can eat your best friend’s brain and then not only look like him, but talk like him, have all of his memories, and wield all of his abilities. It possessed the Alter Self ability to turn into any small or medium sized creature ...



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