Sunday, September 15, 2013

Days 15 through 23 - Monsters

Day:15:30: Favorite Monster (Undead)

The lich, by far. The final destination for mages who fear death, or for what may happen to their souls afterward. The ones who will do anything to continue their lives, and therefore their research. The ones who don't care about their body outside it's ability to function for magical tasks.

I like it because it's a choice.

A few tech levels later and they'd all be brains-in-jars-on-robots.

Day:16:30: Favorite Monster (Aberration)

Otyugh! For whatever reason I've got a soft spot for weird things that happen to have a strong ecological niche.

Day:17:30: Favorite Monster (Animal/Vermin)

Ankhegs! Makes traveling through farmland fun.

Actual animals I try to use as ambiance. I don't know what the point of a half-mile stack of published DND-compatible monster books is if you're just gonna throw a normal bear at somebody.

Day:18:30: Favorite Monster (Immortal/Outsider)

Demons/devils/etc. I don't make the distinction betwixt the various types. Creature of Chaos from beyond, and I try to keep them unique-ish.

Day:19:30: Favorite Monster (Elemental/Plant)

Plant: Shambling Mound. Just angry biomass, no need to apply a faux noblilty as what happens with treants.

Elemental? The various Genies - I like the idea of a noble class in the Elemental Planes.

Day:20:30: Favorite Monster (Humanoid/Natural/Fey)

<rod sterling>The most fearsome monster of all - Mankind.</rod sterling> Kuo-toa take a close second, just cause I want to use them in some sort of Innsmouth knock-off.

Fey? Not sure. Don't use them much.

Day:21:30: Favorite Dragon Color/Type

Hey,  you know what would make this dragon with all the wizard levels even scarier?
If it was a lich, like, a dracolich.

Day:22:30: Favorite Monster Overall

Humans. It's all you really need.

Day:23:30: Least Favorite Monster Overall

Everything that's almost-but-not-quite-just-like-a-human. That includes the demihumans. Anything that can fall under the Star Trek Forehead Of The Week rule.

I try and often fail to really get humanoids acting and presenting as alien.

I still use them though, because all human humanoids gets boring too. I dunno. It's a conundrum, and, at the end of the day, who cares?

Day 24-Favorite energy type
Day 25-Favorite magic item (your character’s or someone else’s)
Day 26-Favorite nonmagic item (your character’s or someone else’s)
Day 27-A character you want to play in the future
Day 28-A character you will never play ever again
Day 29-What is the number you always seem to roll on a d20?
Day 30-Best DM You’ve Had

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