Fall Previews #6: Mythic Monsters: Mythos intro and TOC!

What You Will Find Inside Mythic Monsters: Mythos


Creatures from beyond the stars are relative newcomers in the grand scheme of monster lore, but they have a long history in fantasy RPGs; nearly as long as they’ve been around in horror games. The beauty of creatures of this alien mythos is that they are simultaneously impossibly ancient and futuristically foreign; whichever direction they lie in terms of flavor, they are something deeply and terribly other from the normal run-of-the-mill monsters PCs might encounter. They signal that something is fundamentally wrong in the universe, in a way that demonic irruptions or the walking dead or fire-breathing monstrosities just don’t quite match. All of these creatures have their place in the world, but the alien mythos is from somewhere else. They are a great unknown, their plans inscrutable, their numbers unimaginable, and their motivations unfathomable. They are not here for wealth, or power, or even adoration. Their twisted cultists offer up paeans of praise to beings that could scarcely care less about their feeble bleatings, but may reward them with power anyway as they continue infiltrating the world of sanity and normality with their ghastly servants. The mythic rules really provide the perfect springboard for taking these alien creatures and really showcasing their alien-ness, from the simple cerebric fungus to the titanic shoggoth, from alien masterminds like the moon-beasts to mythos minions like the new byakhee, Mythic Monsters: Mythos brings to you a great variety of alien horrors with CR from 4 to 23, and it just scratches the surface of the unearthly terrors that populate the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. And to top it off, an introduction to alien alchemy and elder signs, mythic style!



Table of Contents by CR


CR/MR Creature

4/1       mythic cerebric fungus

5/2       mythic faceless stalker

6/2       mythic gibbering mouther

8/3       byakhee

9/3       mythic hound of Tindalos

10/4      mythic denizen of Leng

10/4      mythic neh-thalggu

10/4      mythic shantak

12/5      mythic gug

13/5      mythic gug savant

13/5      mythic moon-beast

18/7      mythic Leng spider

23/9      mythic shoggoth

How do you open the byadoor? With a byakhee!

How do you open the byadoor? With a byakhee!