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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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Libris Monstrum #9: Vampires

Libris Monstrum #9: Vampires

Good evening everyone! The Libris Monstrum has not come out for almost a month now (I think) and the main reason is because i wasn’t sure which monster I wanted to write about. You may be saying, “but you can just keep writing them so who cares which one is next!?” Well, you would be kind of right. The next one will be down to a vote, and while I do have some (specifically choosing 4 options) control over that,…

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Libris Monstrum #8: Slaadi

Libris Monstrum #8: Slaadi

Here we are in the 4th vote-decided entry into Libris Monstrum and that means one more of my choosing and one of your before I go back and take a second look at the previous ten entries. If you are worried that we won’t get to a monster you prefer, let me know and it’ll get into the voting. Until then lets talk about a creature made for D&D, one which has had a history as something a bit silly,…

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Libris Monstrum #7: Rats

Libris Monstrum #7: Rats

Rats! The bane of, well, a pretty small number of adventures probably. They are creatures common to low level adventures, but I have never seen anyone taken down by a rat before. Of any kind. Still there are plenty of ways a rat or group of rats could take out a party. Especially if the DM is using something strange and exciting. Today’s Libris Monstrum concerns the simple (and not so simple) rats of fantasy role-play! Well, some of them…

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Libris Monstrum #6: Kaiju

Libris Monstrum #6: Kaiju

The day is calm, peaceful. Not a single sign of anything bad. No demons, no thugs, no undead….nothing. Until a roar unlike anything, including those dragons you fought, could compare to. The ground shakes and the day goes from nice and serene to something more akin the end of the world. That is the effect of a kaiju as it makes its way through a city. Kaiju are a classic monster that has a long, if small, presence throughout much…

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Libris Monstrum #5: Rakshasa

Libris Monstrum #5: Rakshasa

Not all of the classic Dungeons & Dragons monsters are strange aberrant creatures, nor are they simply demons, dragons, and the like. Some have stuck around and made a name for themselves after being pulled out of mythology. As with the first entry in the series (the naga), this one features a classic monster that has been in mythologies for centuries but has obtained a unique and constant present within the D&D world. Rakshasas are seen, but I find that…

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Libris Monstrum #4: Will-O’-Wisp

Libris Monstrum #4: Will-O’-Wisp

Hey everyone, sorry for the delay but yesterday was, frankly, a bit meh. Today I have for you the 4th installment of the Libris Monstrum, as voted by you. While I would love to talk about most of the options I place there, and take every other entry to do a piece on a monster of my choice, I am glad you voted on the will-o’-wisp. It is a creature I have been thinking about recently, as I tempted my…

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