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Libris Monstrum #15: Rakshasa Revisited

Libris Monstrum #15: Rakshasa Revisited

Tonight we go back to the rakshasa! Last time we talked about the origins of the rakshasa and what makes them recognizable at the D&D table. Today we take a stronger look at their various forms over the years, and explore the real world version of the deity they are said to worship. Finally we take a quick look at another version from television wish provides a little twist on the monster and an idea for what weapon can really…

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Libris Monstrum #14: Will-O’-Wisp Revisited

Libris Monstrum #14: Will-O’-Wisp Revisited

It seems like we just began doing the revisited series of Libris Monstrum, but we are already almost half done! Of course, I feel like I just started the article but this is the 14th so here we are. I will be posting some polls on Twitter soon asking about Libris Monstrum topics. This will happen around the beginning of November after we have finished the giveaway. By the way…there is a giveaway. When it gets to that point I…

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Libris Monstrum #13: Worm That Walks Revisited

Libris Monstrum #13: Worm That Walks Revisited

Here we are, back again in the Libris Monstrum! Today we are revisiting our third entry: the worm that walks. Defining the trope as we recognize it is relatively recent, but that doesn’t mean the idea of a swarm monster hasn’t been around. Last time we explored some more noticeable ones such as Oogie Boogie and Kyuss himself, but we also mentioned an early version given to us by Lovecraft. As we revisit the worm that walks, I want to…

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Re-skinning: Vampires Part 2

Re-skinning: Vampires Part 2

Last time we talked about taking a vampire stat block and tacking on some traits to make it unique. Simple things like making it a dwarf or dragonborn for an encounter a little more memorable than your average vampire. I also mentioned some possibilities, like gnolls or centaur, that could be truly frightening and might beef up the CR a bit. Today though, we are going to go crazy. Let’s talk about some creatures that you wouldn’t want to meet…

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New Untamed Rant Is Here!

New Untamed Rant Is Here!

Sorry for the delay! Some personal stuff happened this weekend so things are a little out of whack. More coming this weekend with an update as to what to expect coming up! For now take a listen to us talk over some interesting golem types and come up with a few of our own!  

Libris Monstrum #12: Mimics Revisited

Libris Monstrum #12: Mimics Revisited

Of all the monsters to include in the Libris Monstrum, mimics were the one I was most skeptical about. It’s not that there isn’t anything to explore with mimics. Their history is interesting, but they are restricted to more modern, gaming mythologies than anything in the real world. When you voted on it I wondered what I would involve in my revisited portion. After some legwork I finally figured out what I would discuss. A Natural Form The thing about…

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Re-Skinning Vampires Part 1

Re-Skinning Vampires Part 1

I have been meaning to write this article to get back into the re-skinning series for a while now. I wasn’t sure what it would be about initially, but when I did the Libris Monstrum about vampires and we talked about them on the illithid episode of the Untamed Rant, I just couldn’t help myself from going there for this article. In thinking about and planning for some vampire re-skins I ended up deciding that this would have to be…

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Libris Monstrum #11: Naga Revisted

Libris Monstrum #11: Naga Revisted

Tonight we have the first revisitation article for Libris Monstrum. Each entry into the series ended up being a bit different. Some focused on real world examples and some ended up focusing on various iterations within RPGs. With each revisit, I will be trying to build on what I have already. Whatever I didn’t get into, whatever I couldn’t fit, and the suggestions you provide will be included. To start of we go back to the beginning with naga, talking…

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Libris Monstrum #10: Oozes

Libris Monstrum #10: Oozes

We have made it to the 10th installment of the Libris Monstrum! Thank you everyone for your comments and votes with regards to the various monsters, both discussed and left behind. As a reminder, the next 10 installments will feature a revisitation of the monsters I have already discussed. This is your chance to tell me what I missed, what I can do better, what I need more of, and what I need less of. Please, if you enjoy or…

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