This is the final week of editing before we ship the Bestiary 2 off to the printer and that means the whole office is neck deep in monsters. Since we've nowhere else to put them in the ever-more-crowded editorial pit, I thought a nice way to get them out from underfoot would be to exile a few to the blog. So here are a handful of beasties we no longer need immediately on hand. Enjoy!
Okay, here's my (totally unofficial) guesses:
Monster 1: The creator of Mountain Dew.
Monster 2: Trap-Rat-Spider
Monster 4: Aquamarine Dragon... or is that more cerulean?
Monster 3: ...WTF! Awww! How'd that get in there!
I throw my iron helm in with monster 1 being some sort of golem an alchemist makes.
Monster 2, whatever the hell it is looks to be JUST the monster I have been looking for! Been needing a new monster for a horror/chtulhu adventure.
Monster 3: about time!
Monster 4: thinking some kind of gem monster. In the Dragons book it talks about different types of dragons, one of them being a few gem dragons. And those were always popular enough to be in secondary Monster Manuals for ages past.
Has anyone taken the position that monster #3 is not a hippogriff, and that anyone who thinks it's a hippogriff is wrong, and should feel bad about being so wrong? Because, if not, I call dibs on that position. I will henceforth be intractable regarding the identity of monster #3 (which I believe is actually a pegasus with a magic item that makes it look like a beak) and belligerent* towards any who claim otherwise.
One of my players actually has two intellect devourer corpses in jars in his laboratory (I planted them in Carrion Hill as set-dressing). I might have him find one of the jars has gone missing, and his laboratory is in shambles. Would be a fun little side-trek :-).