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Review: Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos

Review: Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos

Hey everyone! Before we get into today’s review I wanted to talk about reviews moving forward for a little while. I have them lined up for the next couple weeks with the last one being the first Thursday in August. Currently I am not actively pursuing reviews as I am going to be cutting down the rate at which I do them. Doing them every week is time consuming and while I feel that I give a pretty good run…

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Libris Monstrum #35: Kuo-toa Revisited

Libris Monstrum #35: Kuo-toa Revisited

Last time we visited the kuo-toa we talked about their changing existence throughout the history of D&D and their relationship to cosmic horror literature. Because they are D&D IP, other games must find or create different creatures to act in their stead. Today we will look at some examples of that. Skum This is an interesting one. Skum started off in Dungeons & Dragons as a slave race. Like so many of the horrific, aberrant races of horror the aboleth…

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Resources For Every GM: Characters Part 4 / Horror Part 6

Resources For Every GM: Characters Part 4 / Horror Part 6

Hello everyone! Today I have another double topic featuring three characters from classic horror movies that would make interesting monsters or villains for your campaign! Freddy Krueger Freddy comes from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series by Wes Craven and is among the more famous slasher killers. What makes him interesting is the fact that the character does not exist in the real world, he is merely a fiction of our nightmares. Of course that isn’t wholly true as…

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Libris Monstrum 34: Oni Revisited

Libris Monstrum 34: Oni Revisited

Hello everyone! A while back we delved into the lore behind the oni, a spirtual / demonic group of mythical beings stemming from Asian mythologies. Today we are going to continue that look at oni with some of the more modern fantasy RPG interpretations. At then end we will take a moment to point out some other popular culture oni as well. Pathfinder In the Pathfinder lore oni are not simple fiends but were once spirits of some kind. Most…

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Libris Monstrum #33: Genies Revisited

Libris Monstrum #33: Genies Revisited

Good evening everyone (or at least it’s evening right now). This article is a little late, as in: I’ve decided to delay the whole week by a day because I’ve been in a blarg and today (Tuesday) was a Monday. That being said, here we are returning to the genies! There is plenty to talk about here but I think our first entry on the subject did a pretty good job covering your classic genie, from the myths they were…

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Reskinning: Tieflings & Liches!!!

Reskinning: Tieflings & Liches!!!

Here we are friends, a little late but that’s okay!! Today we have a special double reskinning article (complete with me giving up on the hyphen because I don’t know if it was necessary anyways!). Because we are focusing on two different topics, these are gonna be a little shorter. That being said, today’s topics are going to be tieflings and liches. First we will look at some alternatives for players who want to play interesting or unique tieflings. Then…

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Libris Monstrum #32: Golems Revisited

Libris Monstrum #32: Golems Revisited

Welcome back to the Libris Monstrum and the revisit portion of our second series! Today we are going to talk about golems, those lumbering magical constructs that guard many a dungeon and wizard sanctum. Last time we touched upon a lot of the real world myths surrounding these things and where the D&D version seems to stem from. In looking for stuff to talk about today, I discovered a few things I had not realized. Golems that appear in various…

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Libris Monstrum #31: Gorgons Revisited

Libris Monstrum #31: Gorgons Revisited

Hello everyone! Here we are at the start of the second revisit series! We begin to take a look back at the last 10 entries for the Libris Monstrum and some of the things I was unable to fit into our original outings. First up is the gorgon or, as we discovered is the more common name at table, the medusa. If you missed out on that entry go back and take a look. We talk about what gorgons are…

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Libris Monstrum #30: Ghosts

Libris Monstrum #30: Ghosts

We made it! Here we are at the half-way point of the second series of the Libris Monstrum. After today, the next 10 entries will be our revisit series where I go back to the most recent 10 topics and add more to them. Sometimes it will be more real-world lore, sometimes it will tackle D&D versions, and other times it will tackle various franchise versions of the topic. For now, though, we are tackling a pretty broad topic and…

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