Tag Archives: Eight Arms

T is for Tyrannosaurus the Great

T was surprisingly difficult, though not for lack of options. My players fought a tojanida while riding on its back, but that was more of a set piece, and that’s a different topic. They’ve fought several titans, but of the … Continue reading

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S is for Stymphalidies, the End

Yesterday I talked about a creature I intended as the campaign villain from his first appearance. Today’s monster, not so much. A stymphalidies is a large, carnivorous bird with beaks and feathers as sharp as metal. They’re based on the … Continue reading

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R’s for Rakshasa, a Foe and a Friend

Is this really the first monster with the accent on the second syllable? Cripes. Every once in a while I like going back through books of monsters and wondering why I’ve never used certain creatures. Often the answer is something … Continue reading

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Q is for Qlippoth; I Guess They’re from Space

I never understood the fascination with Lovecraft. I assume it’s because I’m an escapist who loves happy endings and triumphing over evil, and the Lovecraft mythos is about creatures so alien and powerful that to merely look upon them is … Continue reading

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J is for Jyoti, Light-Spitting Birds

J is hard. Fewer monsters begin with J than with B, and I wrote about how rough that was. The issue again is in which monsters I’ve used; I’ve dealt with juggernauts a few times, and I love the jahi … Continue reading

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