Tag Archives: Eight Arms

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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E is for Earth Elemental, Disguised

So far this month has been all about monsters I created and ran as a DM, and most of the rest of the month will be too. But every once in a while I get the opportunity to develop a … Continue reading

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