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Monster of the Week: Rakshasa

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekThe fearsome Rakshasas, originally demons in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, are evil magical shapeshifting spirits. Fictional usage has developed far beyond the original myths, so much there’s … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Dark Elf

This entry is part 2 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 2 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekThis week we look at the Dark Elves, known as Drow in D&D. Like many of the creatures, Dark Elves have their history in mythology. Norse mythology … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Gelatinous Cube

This entry is part 3 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 3 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week Unlike the previous two Monsters of the Week, this week I look at a monster which is completely unintelligent, has no tactics, and is a pushover … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Golems

This entry is part 4 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 4 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week(Er, Monster of the Month, due to sickness and the whole Christmas thing) Golems are a classic part of D&D. Everyone knows the deal: you find a … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Mimic

This entry is part 5 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 5 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekThe Mimic is a classic monster dating back to the beginning of D&D. It’s a creature that, in standard Gygaxian fashion, tries to kill you despite looking … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Lycanthropes

This entry is part 6 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 6 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekLycanthropes, or Werewolves, are a strong part of our standard mythology. Wolf attacks on humans combined with the human penchant for imagination lead to an obvious result. … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Zombies

This entry is part 7 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 7 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekAh, Zombies. A classic creature from various mythologies that, like many others, has been revived through modern film and literature, and is thus standard fare for roleplayer … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Ettin

This entry is part 8 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 8 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekOriginally just a word for a giant, an Ettin is now a two-headed giant or ogre-like creature. The fit a nice niche in D&D: they’re stronger than … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Humans and PC races

This entry is part 9 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 9 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekHumans, and, to a lesser extent, other player races, are quite handy for use as enemies in many campaigns. I mean, the real world’s done pretty well … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Hydras

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekFrom the trials of Heracles, we get a classical monster which is instantly recognisable, and a dangerous opponent. Tough and strong, with enough heads to attack everyone … Continue reading

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