Converting Pathfinder Bestiary's

I love monsters. And while I'm enamored with the tomes that have been released for S&W, I must admit, I would really like to convert many of the monsters in Pathfinder's Bestiarys for use in my S&W games.

There doesn't seem to be any real solid guidelines for doing this. To make matters worse, I am very unfamiliar with Pathfinder's stats and system. Seems like a great game, but far too crunchy for my tastes. Does anybody have any links or leads on where I might learn better how to do this?

Any help would be great.

I mean with Monstrosities, Tome of Horror Complete, Tome of Horror 4, and soon to be the Blight Bestiary coming out, most of your monster needs should be covered.

However, if you are looking for something specific from them this is a pretty decent converter guide.

https://pickledpunksgames.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/quick-converting-monsters-pathfinder-to-swords-wizardry/

Fizz Bang's picture

Thank-you!

This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I tried converting a few already with this system and it works out great. The stats might not be entirely proportioned 100% correctly with this, but it keeps the overall flavor and is close enough.

I have the Blight Bestiary already, and it's great. Just waiting for the Blight itself now... :)

athutch's picture

I'm the Pickled Punks guy. :) If you get stuck when converting something and need some advice, just shoot me an e-mail at juniorspacecadet@gmail.com . I've already run the numbers on 5e to S&W so I'll get that up soon.

Fizz Bang's picture

Thanks man - appreciate it! :)