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Here's the Cover Art for Pathfinder 2E's April Bestiary 2

Eight months after the launch of Pathfinder 2E, Bestiary 2 will hit store shelves - 320 pages, to add to the 400+ in Bestiary 1. Here's a look at Wayne Reynolds' cover art for the book.

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"This 320-page hardcover rulebook greatly expands on the foes found in the Pathfinder Bestiary. From classic creatures like serpentfolk and jabberwock, returning favorites like the primal dragons or the Sandpoint devil, to brand new menaces sure to test even the bravest of heroes, this must-have tome of monsters designed to challenge characters of any level is an essential companion to your Pathfinder game!

It’s never too early to invite these monsters to your table, so preorder your regular or deluxe edition today!"

Here's a look at that Deluxe Edition.

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Russ Morrissey

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Campbell

Relaxed Intensity
Those are Serpentfolk. They are different from Yuan-Ti and modeled much more on the snake people from Conan. They have to be visually distinct because Yuan-Ti are product identity. It also makes sense from a branding perspective to make Pathfinder monsters visually distinct.

I am not certain, but I think that dragon is actually a dracolich, given all bone jutting out.
 

Lucas Yew

Explorer
Many Examples
Oh, I was late on the response, sorry. Yes, so there are Yuan-ti with upper human-esque torso, I get it. Shame that they are Product Identity, though (I have a very hard time mentally trying to work with non-legal free races despite their rich lore and admirable quirks).

Actually, my first question lingered in my head for a long time because in most contemporary fiction I am familiar with (mostly of Japanese origin) it is the Lamia that fits the position in question most of the time, not the Conan-esque Serpent-folk. So my frustration with the (for some reason) lion-half centaurine and (especially making them unplayable) evil-cursed lore-heavy Lamiae made me quip on that...
 

dave2008

Adventurer
Those are Serpentfolk. They are different from Yuan-Ti and modeled much more on the snake people from Conan. They have to be visually distinct because Yuan-Ti are product identity. It also makes sense from a branding perspective to make Pathfinder monsters visually distinct.
The PI just extends to the name really as yuan-ti are clearly modeled after Conan's snake people too. Heck there are snake people in the Cthulhu Mythos as well.

(PS I know there is a bit of a shared storytelling between the two).

I am not certain, but I think that dragon is actually a dracolich, given all bone jutting out.
Either that or some kind of spectral dragon. You can see right through its bottom jaw after all.
 

DWChancellor

Kobold Enthusiast
The more I look at this picture, the more I think they're posing for a vacation photo.

"Hey everybody, we made it to the Caverns of Ut'Utkalakalala'lath! Hey, can you take a picture for us?"
 

dave2008

Adventurer
Very nice cover by WAR. Not sure what the rest of you are complaining about.
Some people don't like WAR's work, so there is that. His style is wearing on me a bit, but I generally like his covers. I just don't think this one is particularly interesting.
 

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