Tagged: monsters

Creating a Monster with the Tome of Adventure Design

Creating a Monster with the Tome of Adventure Design

I received a copy of the Tome of Adventure Design from Frog God Games for Christmas last year. I flipped through it and put it on the shelf, hoping that it would go unnoticed — as I did not want to have to get rid of an old game book to be able...

New Monsters: The Thunderstinger, Red Doom, and Flame Wings

New Monsters: The Thunderstinger, Red Doom, and Flame Wings

Long ago, I picked up a copy of The Dungeon #10 at my hobby shop just as they arrived. This was the October 1977 issue and was one of the first issues of The Dragon magazine to be available at Dibbles. This issue had a couple of good articles and the Snit Smashing...

New OSR Items for my Collection

New OSR Items for my Collection

I don’t allow my players to buy me Christmas presents because I can’t afford to give them any (due to cancer bills and the fact that my wife can no longer work but does not qualify for disability). However, they decided to give me an anniversary present (right) this year. A large collection...

Microlite74 Companion IV & Companion V Drafts Available

Microlite74 Companion IV & Companion V Drafts Available

A promised Monday in this post, drafts of Microlite74 Companion IV: Bestiary of Monsters and Microlite74 Companion V: First Edition Spells are available for download. While these are labeled as drafts, the only thing preventing me from listing them as “release candidates” is that I have not had time to completely proofread them...

Old School Conversions of WOTC D&D Material

Old School Conversions of WOTC D&D Material

There’s a greater thread on theRPGSite where people are converting classes, races, and monsters from (mainly) WOTC D&D to old school (TSR) editions of D&D is this thread: Oldschool Conversions of Post-Oldschool Material. There is some good (if untested) stuff in this thread. From the first couple of pages of messages: The Warlord...

Microlite74 Swords & Sorcery: The Monster Dilemma

Microlite74 Swords & Sorcery: The Monster Dilemma

I’ve discovered a problem creating a Swords and Sorcery variant of Microlite74: the monster list. Many of the monsters on the standard monster list don’t really fit into the average swords and sorcery milieu. Most swords and sorcery stories are very human-centric. Most of the enemies characters face are humans of various types....

Air Shark!

Air Shark!

One of my favorite D&D monsters comes to (radio control) life: the Air Shark!