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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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Resources For Every GM: Characters Part 3 / Horror Part 5

Resources For Every GM: Characters Part 3 / Horror Part 5

Hello everyone, we’re back to the Resources with more inspirational works. This time we have three characters from the horror genre. More specifically, these are characters of Lovecraftian horror. If you are new here you may not have seen how much I love cosmic horror, but I do and for good reason. It holds concepts of philosophical horror that other tales just don’t connect with. Sure, other tales are less weird or more humanized, but that is why I love…

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Libris Monstrum #29: Gargoyles

Libris Monstrum #29: Gargoyles

Have you ever had a monster that just stuck out to you for some reason? One that just sort-of keeps coming to your mind as something that has a lot more potential or possibility than it generally gets. For me, that monster is the gargoyle. These are mean, devilish looking elementals or constructs. They have horns and wings. All too often I just see them as evil guardian statues though. There is much more we could do with them, so…

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Libris Monstrum #28: Doppelgangers

Libris Monstrum #28: Doppelgangers

Good evening everyone! Tonight we return to the Libris Monstrum and come ever-so-closer to the halfway point of our second series. In this entry we are going to talk about a classic monster that helps bring a level of intrigue to any game: the doppelganger. Strange creatures who take the form of someone else. these guys are often responsible for replacing key NPCs or having been the NPC the whole time! When where they replaced? Did we ever know the…

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Libris Monstrum #27: Cyclopes

Libris Monstrum #27: Cyclopes

Hey everyone! Today I am covering a creature from the table and mythology that tends to be well known, but also a bit obscure. Everyone knows what a cyclops is, but how much do you really know about these one-eyed giants? If you are anything like me, it isn’t much. Or…wasn’t. As we get started here I want you to know that for this topic I am going to take the standard myth vs. D&D approach. Before we do though,…

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Re-skinning: Yeti Goblins!

Re-skinning: Yeti Goblins!

Good evening everyone! Tonight is a re-skin I am very happy you all decided to vote for. In fact, in thinking of how to go about it I kind of figured out a whole little new race of goblins that I want to make. Instead of talking about those or going crazy with designing them, I will stick to how to make yeti goblins. Hopefully this article will provide you with a fun alternative of goblins to use in your…

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Libris Monstrum #26: Plants

Libris Monstrum #26: Plants

Hey everyone! Tonight is a very special Libris Monstrum for a couple reasons. First off, we are half way over the hump of our second series! Second this topic is the first one that is more of a category than any other before. Even rats doesn’t compare! I thought plants would be a great choice and a pretty simple one to do. Then I began to realize that this one could easily become 3 entries instead of the usual two….

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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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Re-Skinning: Dinosaur Druid!

Re-Skinning: Dinosaur Druid!

Let me tell you, I am so excited that this was the second place winner in the poll to decide what re-skinning topics would show up here on Notes of the Wandering Alchemist. Like many, I fell in love with dinosaurs long ago and that love never dies away. A significant portion of my undergrad career included studying dinosaurs and having watched the realization and acceptance of feathered dinos has been awesome. As you know, near the top of my…

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