Bestiary 5 for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is out now! But should you buy it? As a general rule of thumb for Pathfinder Bestiaries or D&D Monster Manuals, the higher the number in the title, the less useful it is. This is something I learned before I ever started playing D&D. When I went over to my friend Marc's house in junior high school, I would flip through his monster manuals and marvel at the strange collection of beasts therein. I soon realized that, while there were some pretty weird creatures throughout all the books, it was the higher-numbered ones that were more likely to contain cheesy, dumb, or downright bizarre monsters destined never to be included in a random monster table or emblazoned on some knight's shield. It was Monster Manual IV, after all, that famously gave us the ice-skating dragon.