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Libris Monstrum #24: Oni

Libris Monstrum #24: Oni

Good evening everyone! Tonight we have another Twitter-voted creature to add to the Libris Monstrum! This time you asked for the oni and I am rather glad, because these beings have a diverse history at the table. My first interaction with them stems from the original 3rd Edition Monster Manual and moves forward from there. Here I will reveal some of their mythological roots, as well as some of the ways they have evolved in our RPGs since I saw…

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Libris Monstrum #23: Genies

Libris Monstrum #23: Genies

Good evening everyone! Tonight our entry of the Libris Monstrum is going to talk about the enigmatic beings known as genies. These are a favorite topic of mind because they come from old lore that isn’t Eurocentric. These awesome beings come from old folklore and have been developed into something awesome for our RPGs. Not only that but there are, in fact, other similar beings through mythologies, but that will be something for our revisit. For now, let’s delve into…

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Klingons & Kobolds!

Klingons & Kobolds!

This special two topic Rant explores the kobolds and the klingons. One a sneaky, clever race of cavern dwellers. The other a space faring warrior people. We talk mek’leths and pit traps, we talk tribbles and dragons, we talk kobolds versus klingons!  

Review: Trash Mob Paper Miniatures

Review: Trash Mob Paper Miniatures

Good evening everyone! Tonight we have the first review of 2018 and it features not an RPG or supplement, but a tool that you can use at your table. There are many ways for you to represent creatures and heroes at your table, and many ways of doing so on a battle grid. Some use gummies, dice, or other small objects. Many people use miniatures whether they are plastic and pre-painted or metal hand painted ones. Today’s review is about…

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Libris Monstrum #22: Golems

Libris Monstrum #22: Golems

Today we get to visit a creature voted on by you, the readers. Well, those of you who follow the blog on Twitter. This entry into the Libris Monstrum features a classic monster from Dungeons & Dragons: the golem. In it we are going to explore some of the inspirational sources for such a creature. There are more than I thought and learning about them has been great! D&D Basics To begin I want to go over what golems are…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #21

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #21

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #20

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #20

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #19

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #19

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #18

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #18

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #17

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #17

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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