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This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekAs some of you may have noticed, Monster of the Week has lapsed. In order to keep things fresh and interesting, I have decided to discontinue it … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Basilisks

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekBasilisks are, like many D&D creatures, a solid mythological creature. Check the Wikipedia entry, it’s quite good. What’s particularly interesting is, apparently, a Cockatrice is a variant … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Aboleth

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekAboleths are large and intelligent marine creatures not to be confused with an Axolotl, another strange fishy creature also starting with ‘A’. However, rather than having legs, … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Goblins

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekGoblins are like the eternal minion. Fireball fodder. Unlike Zombies, they can think for themselves, so are perfect for enlisting in huge quantities for random armies. Ever … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Wraiths

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekWraiths are incorporeal undead, pretty standard in just about any fantasy setting. Their very nature makes them very difficult to injure at all. For a DM, they … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Medusa

This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekI was going to write an article about Cockatrices, having been killed by one in NetHack (a Rogue-like game, more on NetHack later this week). However, I … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Vampires

This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekAnother classic creature born of human fear and storytelling, Vampires are a staple in a host of roleplaying games. They are inherently a strong opponent, and a … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Hellhound

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekYay, Hellhounds! I’ve favoured them a little ever since DMing a solo game where the player used Handle Animal to tame one, and I let him keep … 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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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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