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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #16

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #16

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Taproot Taproots are large, central roots that extend down from a plant and from which smaller…

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Barbarian Path: Wendigo

Barbarian Path: Wendigo

Tonight is the start of something very special, the first of our monthly class archetype articles. Around the turn of the new year I decided to challenge myself with two new articles each month. The first of these articles would be a re-skinning article and the second would be to build a new subclass for fifth edition. In order to do this I asked Twitter to vote in a few polls. The results gave me some topics from which to…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #15

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #15

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Style The style is the tube-like stalk that connects the protected ovary to the outward protruding…

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Libris Monstrum #25: Kuo-toa

Libris Monstrum #25: Kuo-toa

Good evening everyone we are back, beginning with the Libris Monstrum. In the last entry I went over one of the more mythological creatures that you can find in the Monster Manual, the oni. This time we get to something a little more mundane but unique to D&D. Tonight I am going to be talking about one of my favorite semi-obscure monsters that belong directly within the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons & Dragons. The strange fish people live underground and…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #14

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #14

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Stigma These are sticky or feathery ends to pistils which help capture pollen for the plant….

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #13

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #13

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Pistil The pistil is the portion of a plant that takes in polled to bring to…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #12

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #12

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Anther Often two-lobed, these structures are the part of the stamen which house microsporangia and have…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #11

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #11

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Nectary These are glands which produce the nectar to attract pollinators to a plant’s flowers. This…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #10

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #10

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Calyx This is the term used for the collective whorl of sepals that surround a flower’s…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #9

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #9

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Stomata These are pores in the epidermis (“skin”) of a plant and can be found in…

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