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Classic Monsters: The Manual. Fear the snail. :D

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Post Re: Classic Monsters: The Manual
serleran wrote:
I'll be interested to see the gentle "translations" into C&C for some creatures, especially Son of Kyuss or the dread Eye of Fear and Flame. Also... Nilbog, Xvart, Azer, and several others. The Fiend Folio (by itself) is just chock full of BBQ; gets tastier to consider Monster Manual II as well.

I do hope there will be some actual new creatures though. I think that should be mandatory.


There will be some new monsters, fresh from the mind of yours truly. Been gaming for 148 years now, so I have a few in my brain floating around. :)

OK, maybe closer to 25 years...


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what about the Dire Duck?
or Dire Flumpf?

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NORKERS! You've been advised.

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NORKERS! You've been advised.

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Norkers: See Goblin, Hob. Add 1d3 bite damage. Fights with club. Cut and paste everything else. :lol:


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Haha! Seperate entry required. Srlsy.

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Post Re: Classic Monsters: The Manual
Xvart, Meezel, Meenlocks?
(I have no idea the original source book for these)

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Xvart, Meezel, Meenlocks?
(I have no idea the original source book for these)

Xvarts make me think of evil Smurfs. :)

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Relaxo wrote:
Xvart, Meezel, Meenlocks?
(I have no idea the original source book for these)

They appeared in the 1st Edition Fiend Folio. According to the credits in the back of the book, the Xvart was created by Cricky Hitchcock, the Meazel by Dermot Jackson, and the Meenlock by by Peter Korabik.

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SWEET! SO THEY'RE IN!

Norkers, Xvarts, Meezels and meenlocks became a bit of a running gag wiht some friends of mine because I inherited a Ranger character whos character sheet listed every possible humanoid and giant he had a bonus to fight, and I guess this group didn't have the FF because they hadn't heard of Norkers, Xvarts and Meezels... and out of context, those are silly sounding words, so it became a running gag.
I didn't say it was a funny story.

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I have my own versions of these, but it will be fun to compare and modify, or just use both at once. Really throw a loop around the waist of a "veteran."

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This just in: The Tarrasque is pretty awesome.

As you were.


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This book needs to be released, immediately. Can't.... control.... urges....

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Omote wrote:
Can't.... control.... urges....

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That can get you arrested. :lol:

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I would love to see a huge tome of monsters, a lot of the classics from TSR many monster compendiums. I have always loved the Hound of Ill Omen and the werespider.

But honestly, it needs to be big (like 400+ pages) and be hard back.

For the sole reason that I can drop in on the table in front of my players and say;

"This is my boomstick!"


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I noticed Steve doesn't have a "Badger" in the M&T. Even though its a relatively mundane creature, I think I'm going to put it in. Why?

See below: (This video contains a lot of NSFW language. You have been warned.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg&hd=1


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WTF?
Honey Badger FTW.
I thought the clip was going to be, "We don't need no stinking badgers!" from UHF, but NO, that was funny.

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OMG love that narrator! "Oooh that's so naasty!!"


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"ewwww, it eats snakes!"

Great video.

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New Druid spell: Badger Summoning I
http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

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I took my old Monstrous Compendium, scanned them and with the help of Photoshop converted them to C&C. The blank monster page was very useful for making a word template to make my own monsters with.

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Personally I would love it if there were something very close to an Illithid (without infringing anyones copyright of course ;) )


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Personally I would love it if there were something very close to an Illithid (without infringing anyones copyright of course ;) )


+1

Anyone remember the xvarts in BG1? Think I'd buy the monster book just to have that critter in c&c form :lol:

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zarathustra wrote:
Personally I would love it if there were something very close to an Illithid (without infringing anyones copyright of course ;) )

Anyone remember the xvarts in BG1? Think I'd buy the monster book just to have that critter in c&c form :lol:

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One is, one isn't.


Now you are just being cruel being that cryptic.


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AGNKim wrote:

One is, one isn't.


Now you are just being cruel being that cryptic.


They wont touch the flayer.....

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I'm still pulling for dire flumpf.

But seriously, the Prismal Eye was a really cool work around for the beholder. I actually like it in and of itself, so if they did that sort of treatment it would be fine by me,
Still, the MF is easy enough to convert.

I know, converting is easy but there's something about getting it from an official book. I know.

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Post Re: Classic Monsters: The Manual
Another reason I love the idea of this book and have been so adamant on Kim Hartsfield forcing TLG to release this book sooner rather than later is that I am SO not into luggiung around Monster Manual II and the Friend Folio to every game where I'm going to need some monsters that don't fall into the standard Monsters & Treasure basic creature choices but need these baddies more in line with good old fashioned classic monster goodness and is strikingly different from Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde which is still awesome in it's own right but doesn't fall well into what player characters might run into, say in the Keep on the Borderlands.

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I recently ran the Gauntlet and Sentinel modules, so I have already converted the Xvart to C&C. They are pretty much a blue skinned Kobold.

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This is not directly in response to your post Treeb, but I will reply just the same.

Am I the only one who doesn't like to do even "easy" conversions? I hate doing conversions period, particularly the difficult ones. But even when it comes to easy old-school D&D conversions to C&C, I hate doing it. I'm proficient in doing so, and have done so for years now... still hate it. I'd much rather have official C&C monsters for this. That is one of the reasons I'm looking forward to this product so much.

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