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    354 KB Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:18 No.16545159  
    Mid 90's Diterlizzi AD&D monster art time!

    I can post creature descriptions from the book if anyone is interested in a particular entry. From the Monstrous Compendium Annual Vol. 1.


    Tasked Genie, Administrative
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:21 No.16545182
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    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:22 No.16545191
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    Abyss Ant

    So named because they hail from the plane of the Abyss.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:23 No.16545203
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    A whale-sized fish that makes whirlpools.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:26 No.16545230
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    This shit is awesome, OP.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:27 No.16545233
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    This book was published in 1994, which was Al-Qadim's second year of existence (and was supposed to be its last). There's a lot of other Al-Qadim type creatures here.

    Al-Jahar are creatures that feed on the emotions of humanoids.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:29 No.16545246
    Where's my coin- imposter monster!

    Capcha: this alearj
    What the fuck capcha, is an alearj. Is that a D&D monster? It sure sounds like it!
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:29 No.16545249
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    I love Diterlizzi. It's a shame they don't use him any more.


    A fire elemental kin. They wear clothes made of bronze or other metal.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:30 No.16545255
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    I have it, I'm going in alphabetical order so I don't lose track.


    Good elf lich.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:32 No.16545272
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    The spell to create these things was originally created by priests of Bane in FR. They cast magic missile.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:33 No.16545278
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    Nagalike servants of Bane.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:36 No.16545301
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    Blazing Bones

    Undead created by a mage or priest's miscasting of the contingency spell to prevent death by fire, causing them to turn into flaming undead.

    I think the illustration is a fairly standard EVIL FLAMING SKELETON. What stands out in this one is the fluff.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:36 No.16545313
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    Bone naga

    Undead naga created by dark naga.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:37 No.16545323
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    Brain golem

    Created by ilithid, who else?

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:38 No.16545331
    The hell's a Dark Naga?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:39 No.16545335
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    Brain spider

    Lives off brain matter of intelligent beings. Not a true arachnid.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:39 No.16545340
    I know I'd commission art like this if I ever needed illustrations. I think this kind of naive style is a lot more inspiring than the chunky, shiny, WoW-esque look they've gone for in the 4ed books.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:40 No.16545347
    What do you think of PF art? It seems pretty similar to 4E stuff, but with a bit of flair.

    The stuff here is incredibly charming though.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:42 No.16545362
    >Use improvised weapons
    >Get liquor bottle enchanted
    >Have it refill itself once per day
    >Make it as sturdy as adamantine

    I think we can beat it, hauss.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:42 No.16545367
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    A subspecies of naga. They're evil.


    The book's description is awesome: "Campestris are happy-go-lucky creatures with few cares or worries. The fungus creatures are a bit smarter than a domestic cat -- just smart enough to have developed a warped sense of humor and some rudimentary powers of reason. Each "herd" of mushrooms has a collective intelligence equal to about 6-7 . . . "

    I imagine myconids keep these things as pets.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:44 No.16545384
    They're probably fun guys.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:45 No.16545395
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    I think something's really lost with a lot of the CG stuff. It's very bland. But AD&D had some fuckterrible art as well - so it's not the edition, it's the individual artist.


    Chaotic evil animated marionette or puppet.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:47 No.16545400

    Yeah, PF has a bit more glitz about it, which I think helps distinguish it from the broader fantasy RPG ouvre. Everything looks like its been really taken apart and designed from scratch rather than "Draw a dwarf with armor and an axe." IMO, your art should set your world apart from the rest of what can be a very same-y genre.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:47 No.16545401
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    Small race of webspinning humanoids. Use processed web as clothing, building materials, weapons, etc.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:47 No.16545406
    I fucking love that grin of theirs.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:49 No.16545418
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    Chrysmal, earth elemental kin

    Chrysmals wander around and turn stone into "ordered, living crystal." They're intelligent. The leaders are psionic.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:51 No.16545438
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    Corpse Tearer Linnorm

    Hideous and thoroughly feared linnorm.


    Linnorm are Norse dragons. There's a lot of them in this Annual.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:53 No.16545454
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    Crawler, Flameling and Spitter Elemental Vermin

    Elemental vermin are pretty much exactly what they sound like they are. They scavenge for food on whatever plane they're on.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:53 No.16545458
    Cool, cool.

    Also, huh, I feel as though I've seen some of this oddly enough.

    Diterlizzi is the artist...? I'll copy down the name of the book.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:56 No.16545484
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    Crypt Servant

    Created from corpses or willing volunteers. They clean and repair tombs, polish valuables, light candles, and keep out intruders.


    Yeah. Tony Diterlizzi.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:57 No.16545495
    I'm not a huge D&D guy, but I have never seen nor heard of most of these monsters. Was this book kind of a one-off, or were/are all these pretty established creatures I just haven't stumbled across yet?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)00:58 No.16545496
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    Dark Tree

    Evil, sentient jungle trees.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:08 No.16545571
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    A little of both. This was an annual compendium to the Monstrous Manual, so it wasn't exactly a core book. As far as I've seen, it's the only AD&D book that was illustrated entirely by him. He seems to be the guy who's essentially responsible for the current designs of a lot of genre standbys like the rust monster and the displacer beast.

    As AD&D became 3e, a lot of monsters were winnowed out and either never talked about or relegated to really obscure books. You stopped seeing setting specific monsters in the basic manuals, as well.

    IIRC, the Kingmaker module for PF has an article written by Greenwood about how PF is making an attempt to resurrect some of the old D&D/AD&D monsters, like the carbuncle.

    Death's Head Tree

    Looks like a weeping willow. Requires blood to germinate, so they tend to grow near battlefields and gallows and the like. These trees tend to mark the sites of ancient battles and the sites of evil temples.

    1-4 humanoid heads grow at the ends of branches until they're mature, at which point they fall off and float away by their organic gasses, seeking the body of a warm-blooded creature to plant its seeds.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:09 No.16545583
    Misfit Monsters Redeemed is a great book.

    PF just does monster redesign well. I just love reading their bestiaries.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:12 No.16545603
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    Deceiver tasked genie

    Servants to noble djinn and jann. "perverted to a life of deception, sworn to mask the face of the world. Their true form is difficult to judge. They are said to be tall and gaunt . . . and striking eyes, one blue and one brown."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:14 No.16545618
    Diterlizzi has some of the best MTG art. That vintage feel with old cards man, I have a deck with all Diterlizzi art that I bust out for nostalgia
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:14 No.16545623
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    Very distant cousins of dragons that "somewhere along the evolutionary chain developed humanoid features."


    Diterlizzi makes people look so elegant and strange, even if they're hulking. This guy has a Jim Henson feel to him. I love it.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:17 No.16545640
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    Exactly what they look like. They attack people. Created by wizards and priests as guardians. They follow simple instructions.

    "Long ago, families who could not afford better, or could not bring themselves to trust hireswords, had dread created to guard their treasure vaults. Typically these were armed with magical swords, and many dread encountered are so armed."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:19 No.16545657
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    Dread Linnorm

    The only two headed Linnorm known. Firebreathing, destructive.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:20 No.16545681
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    Dread wolf

    Animated undead. Originally created by a renegade mage. A dread wolf serves as the eyes and ears of the mage who creates it.


    Wolves are a staple of low-level adventures. This book dresses them up in a lot of different ways.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:25 No.16545724
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    Crawler, earth elemental vermin

    The last of the elemental vermin. I made a mistake with the last one.
    is duster, flameling and spitter.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:25 No.16545736
    > Undead created by a mage or priest's miscasting of the contingency spell to prevent death by fire, causing them to turn into flaming undead.


    I think I just love everything that misinteprets your words and fucks you over. Like wish spells, genies and such.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:27 No.16545753
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    Earth Weird

    From the elemental plane of earth. Generally attacks without provocation. "It is unknown what keeps an earth weird alive. It is surmised that they must feed off the bodies of their prey, probably through the blood that leeches into the soil, fetilizing an already fierce opponent."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:31 No.16545777
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    Electrum Dragon

    Peaceful, philosophical dragons. Hobbies include trading, bargaining, and philosophical debate. Preferred hoard: artwork.

    "Electrum dragons eat lichens, scrub bushes, and graze treetrops for tender young leaves. They also eat all manner of fish, fowl, and meat, especially enjoying the flesh of wyverns and griffons.

    Some electrums have invented new spells and have sold or given them to humans and elves. In some places, electrum dragons are worshiped by primitive tribes or respected as sages."


    Back when I was your age, we had electrum coins and we liked it!
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:32 No.16545796
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    Fang Dragon

    Greedy, rapacious, and cunning. Body covered in spines. They like to travel far from their lair to find food and will bargain to avoid hopeless or difficult battles.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:35 No.16545832
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    Not as small as it looks. 4' tall at the shoulders. Bipedal standing, quadrupedal when running. Highly intelligent, can identify magical items with a pretty good success rate. Can and will activate identified magical items from up to 20' away.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:38 No.16545855
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    Flame Linnorm

    The most beautiful and rare of the Linnorm. Manipulates people and accumulates treasure. They eat domestic animals and earth, preferring their food to be on fire.

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    This is awesome OP, please continue.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:44 No.16545912
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    Created, exceedingly rare, undead guardians. "Flameskulls do not reproduce, nor do they have any purpose in life beyond the guardianship for which they were created. Though they retain their intelligence, they often go insane from sheer boredom and may, if the DM wishes, exhibit erratic behavior. They always want to be entertained, and if freed from their guardianship by the destruction or pilferage of whatever they were set to guard, they do not hurl themselves to attack to achieve their own destruction. Instead, they try to accompany or follow the being(s) who freed them from guardianship. They typically float along, just out of reach, making smart comments and wanting to see everything interesting that is going on (including secret meetings, seductions, magical research, and other private matters). Flameskulls are utterly lonely and act accordingly."


    Another "lol flaming undead" that is actually incredibly, amazingly awesome. AD&D had a lot of "monsters" that were like this. They weren't really there to be attacked, they were there for role playing. The talking bird is another good example, it comes up later.

    This thing reminds me of the floating hand and eye that's my mage's tutor in our campaign.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:45 No.16545929
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    Forest Linnorm

    Egotistical linnorm. Hates all creatures above animal intelligence, especially "beautiful" creatures.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:47 No.16545944
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    Grotesquely misshapen flying predators thought to originate on another plane. Savage and wanton, enjoy killing. Mildly empathic and lazy hunters. Clumsy fliers.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:49 No.16545960
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    Frost Linnorm

    The most territorial of the Linnorms. They do not rest until all intelligent beings and their settlements within their territories are destroyed. Spend a lot of time scheming before attacking.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:52 No.16545983
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    Colloquially known as "springing skulls of doom," which gives a pretty good idea of how they attack. Amoral. Buries itself up to its head and bursts out of the ground.

    The skull is not the creature's head. Muscles on its face and jaw allow it to use the jaw of the skeletal head it wears.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:54 No.16546000
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    Related to carrion crawlers.


    Hilarious looking.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:55 No.16546007
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    Giant Cobra

    Dimly intelligent snake, lives for centuries.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:57 No.16546023
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    Giant Nautilus

    50' in diameter. From the Elemental Plane of Water, also present on the Prime Material. Referred to as the "Druid of the Deep" because of its philosophical inclination and preoccupation with maintaining The Balance within the deep oceans.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)01:59 No.16546040
    > Flameskull
    Wait, isn't a dwarven one of them in the D&D 4e comic book?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:01 No.16546057
    I especially like the Snidely Whiplash moustache thing they've got going on.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:01 No.16546058
    oh shit this was my favorite book when I was a kid.. read it so much both front and back covers wore off.
    Tony's art defined D&D.
    Thanks for this OP.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:03 No.16546078
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    Maybe? I've never read it.

    Gibbering Mouther

    Now a fantasy standby. Created creature. Usually kept as guards by mages or "obscene cults" (I wonder why). Reproduces via asexual fission once growing large enough. Can survive in the wild as a scavenger, but rarely forms reproducing populations outside of swamps.


    I miss the veiled reference to perverted shit that was in early editions of D&D.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:05 No.16546090
    I think the heart tick is the most striking illustration from this book.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:05 No.16546091
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    You're welcome. I'm having fun looking at this stuff again, too.


    Fairly standard evil canid monster. Also has a winged variety, which is pictured here.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:07 No.16546102
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    Evil, 3-wolf-headed creature. Not actually any kind of dragon. Has one intelligence spread across all of its heads.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:09 No.16546122
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    That picture creeps me out, but it is very well-done.


    Intelligent creature, rumored to have cities in the demiplane of shadow (solitary on the prime material). Can speak any language it has heard for 1 hour continuously.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:10 No.16546130
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    Grey Linnorm

    Smallest of the Linnorm, uses its whiplike body to that effect in combat. Delights in the destruction of intelligent life. Scales and poison make for good spell components.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:12 No.16546143
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    Hammer Golem

    Created by dwarf priests. Stands 9' tall. Kills the fuck out of orcs when it sees them. Those designed specifically for mining have two pickaxes instead of one.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:14 No.16546161
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    Harem Servant Tasked Genie

    Serves as a guard for the women of a harem, also entertains and performs minor tasks. They like to work for mortals, because they are looked down upon by other genies - and protecting lesser beings who revere them builds their sense of self-importance.


    Another Al-Qadim monster.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:18 No.16546192
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    Heart Tick

    Very rare. 6' in diameter. Leap onto humanoid prey and impales with legs, then proceeds to suck blood. Victims killed in this way become hosts for heart tick eggs, which hatch in a week.


    It wasn't always easy to resurrect a character, so if you're toting around a dead party mate killed by one of these things, this could be a massive pain in the ass.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:21 No.16546212
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    Helmed Horror

    Animated suit of armor. Neither truly undead nor a summoned creature. Creation process is unknown, but takes a very powerful wizard. "Its orders cannot be changed once given, and loopholes may put its loyalty in jeopardy; instilling orders to a horror is as delicate as wording a wish spell."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:22 No.16546227
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    House Hunter Mimic

    It's a mimic - but it looks like a house. No, seriously.


    Is the paraphrasing from the book helpful, or should I just forgo in order to post faster?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:23 No.16546231

    It helps. /tg/ is a patient board, take your time.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:24 No.16546232
    Wow, this one's kinda interesting looking. Not that they all aren't, but this one's got me thinking, do the three heads all always talk in unison, or can they talk individually? Do they nominate a speaker? Take turns?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:24 No.16546238
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    Jacinth Dragon

    Neutral dragon. Rarest of the nonunique dragon species. Only a dozen or so exist on any given world. Live in deserts in solitude, but can become "overly curious of visitors."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:28 No.16546259
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    Okay, cool. Sometimes the scale and such is lost if it's not explained, and I think that's a disservice to a really great book.

    I imagine it can decide to do any one of those things, though if it were to nominate a speaker, it's be playing pretend with itself. The creature only has one personality/intelligence.

    Jade Dragon

    Eastern-flavored cousin to the Emerald dragon. The text describes it as being winged, but Diterlizzi didn't seem to take it in that direction. Jade dragons refuse to eat humanoids and live off of forest life and vegetation exclusively.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:31 No.16546271
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    Like a kangaroo rat, but 2' tall. Psionic ability to detect water over long distances.


    >Detected possible malicious code in image file.
    . . . Uhh . . .
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:32 No.16546274
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    Land Linnorm

    Driven solely by greed, enjoys twisting humans for their own purposes. Prefers to live in hilly areas surrounding settlements.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:34 No.16546285
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    Distant relative to the nishruu, also feeds off of magic. Lives in swamps. Must stay wet, or it becomes "very uncomfortable."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:37 No.16546310
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    Living Steel

    Basically the T-1000. If two living steel encounter one another, they fight to the death. Reproduces asexually. Described as "tracking its enemies mercilessly until it or they are dead."


    Terminator 2: Judgement Day was still a really fucking big deal when this book was published.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:40 No.16546325
    Man, why do all the best threads show up when I get tired.
    Anyways, this is great stuff! I've always liked his artwork, and a lot of this is new to me.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:42 No.16546332
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    Lock lurker

    Looks like a normal coin. Bane of thieves, often used to guard against them. Has razor-sharp teeth and a lightning-fast stinger of up to 2 feet long, kept hidden in the ethereal plane when not in use. Sting causes slow and paralysis. Also popular with thieves as an assassination tool.

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    Loup Du Noir

    Lycanthrope that transforms into a wolf by donning a special pelt. Only has a human and wolf form. Cannot transform without pelt. This trait is genetically heritable. Loup Du Noir tend to become seduced by the power they gain in their wolf form, and over time often become afflicted by an irresistible urge to change.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:48 No.16546357
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    Semi-nomadic, generally peaceful elephantine humanoids. Ironically, they are noted as being talented ivoryworkers and do business in trading their own tusks. They enjoy a variety of food, which they eat in massive quantities. They frequently travel to different areas and plant fruit trees and grains to maintain the health of their grazing lands.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:51 No.16546379
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    Eel-like creature. Lives for hundreds of years. Tends to be found spiraling in the air or in the water, dancing in a particular place for years at a time. They are as "thick as a human thigh."

    "Lythlyx are aggressive, but attack apparently at whim, sometimes ignoring easy prey and going after stronger or more numerous creatures."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:54 No.16546396
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    Inhabits tombs, ruins, and caverns. Silent, immune, and invisible to psionics. It shadows a chosen mage undetected, and has a 60% chance of stealing all or part of the mage's spells when cast, either negating it entirely or weakening its effect.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:54 No.16546397
    Any of his stuff from Planescape is just...

    ...it's just great.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:55 No.16546403
    God what a dickish monster your loot is going to kill you in your sleep.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:55 No.16546406
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    Heh, it's funny that the sage-dragon has a bit of a gut, that's what staying home reading instead of pillaging and ravaging the countryside does to you.
    I just love Diterlizzis style, it's so evocative.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)02:59 No.16546434
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    Evil spirit of pestilence, sometimes agreeing to serve a wizard of evil genie in exchange for treasure or the opportunity to spread contagion. Reproduces by striking victims with a special taklif arrow, who die within a day and become a Marrashi if not treated within 6 hours. Marrashi prefer to use their arrows on human or demihuman prey.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:01 No.16546450
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    Messenger Tasked Genie

    Once djinn, now serve all genies equally. Prefer to flee from fights. "They cannot stand to be kept waiting and are prone to pacing, fingertapping, and other nervous. Being tied up is a form of torture that can sometimes (10%) force a messenger genie to undertake a mission for creatures to which a messenger genie owes no service."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:02 No.16546455
    The sage is for the belly and not for the eye.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:05 No.16546484
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    Hollow construct that has been given magical life. Animated by elemental spirits, but given intelligence and the ability to speak. "They have no society as such, but they do seem to bear a strange fondness for others of their kind. Occasionally, several metagolems can be found relaxing together in worlds particularly prone to violent lightning storms." Will often join parties of adventurers if it will advance the achievement of the task its master has given.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:06 No.16546500
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    Midgard Linnorm

    Possibly the sole offspring of Loki's child, the Midgard Serpent. Possibly immortal. Sages hope it is a unique creature.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:08 No.16546516
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    Miner Tasked Genie

    Once dao, created by evil wizards. Now serve the dao in their mines. Survive by eating stone.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:10 No.16546532
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    Elemental spirits of poisonous plants such as mistletoe, hemlock, foxglove, and belladonna. Vaguely resemble dwarves. Capture and sacrifice trespassers to their high queen. Exceptionally greedy, but only for magical potions and poisons.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:12 No.16546549
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    Amorphous, mistlike creature that feeds on magic.


    Fucking Nishruu. Killing my wizard.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:17 No.16546580
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    Subterranean petrified treant-like creature. Fights with its whiplike branches, which it also uses to load its hollow trunk with small rocks. Can "spit" rocks out of its trunk for considerable damage, decent range, and with good accuracy.

    Prefers its food bruised and bloody for easy digestion.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:19 No.16546604
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    Oathbinder Tasked Genie

    Reshaped efreet. Serve as maintainers of oaths between their master and any other sentient being. Doles out punishments in accordance with that laid out by the broken oath.

    Experts on contracts, oaths, vows, and obligations. More than happy to debate or split hairs on the minutia of absolutely any topic.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:23 No.16546636
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    Large snake with humanoid arms and hands. Can change color at will, as a chameleon. Occasionally enslaved by yuan-ti, sometimes serve naga or make alliances with lizardfolk.

    Ophidia can create additional ophidia by biting a humanoid creature. An ophidia created in this way gradually loses the memories of its previous life.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:27 No.16546671
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    Benevolent desert-dwelling psionic camel. Has the face and hands of a monkey, lion's mane and tail, and eagle wings. Natural creature. Tend to live in or around ruins, though they sometimes venture to champion good causes. Enjoys playing pranks and making jokes.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:30 No.16546694
    OP, do you have a digital copy of this book that I can snag?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:31 No.16546705
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    Amphibious, weapon-loving creatures. Hibernate in mud or go out to sea during winter. Lives in lake bottoms, hunting on land. Fascinated by magic but utter failures at using it themselves, despite their constant efforts.

    Ormyrr dream of someday flying by either growing wings, breeding wings into the species, or stealing enough magical flight items that every ormyrr may possess one. Wyvern and other winged species breeding attempts have been disastrous.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:35 No.16546735
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    Tool-using, telepathic insectoid predator. 4'-6' in length. Calipha (hive queens) have beautiful, humanlike faces and bloated mothlike bodies.


    More Al-Qadim, I believe.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:37 No.16546748
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    Pearl Dragon

    Seminomadic lovers of rocky coasts. Spend most of their days hunting for pearls. Can stay underwater for over an hour without surfacing. Hoard tends to contain massive amounts of pearls. Prefer to stay away from humans.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:39 No.16546762
    Isn't it up somewhere? I'd check Google.

    >MEAT hatshop
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:39 No.16546765
    (Someone archive this when it's mostly done. I don't have time/bandwidth to save all this now.)
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:40 No.16546771
    If I ever make an evil wizard, he'll have a soft-spot for those fellows.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:44 No.16546798
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    Petty Faerie (squaker, stwinger)

    Squeaker: Believed to have been created by a wizard spell gone wrong. Tiny humanoids with disproportionately large heads and spindly bodies. Attack only to annoy and aggravate prey by throwing rocks and branches, with no apparent strategy, and without concentrating on a single target. Society operates with antlike precision, but to what ends no one knows.

    Stwinger: "Nauseatingy cute." Do not fight, exist only to have fun. They believe the most fun thing one can possibly do is to swing from the beard of a dwarf (though other beards will also suffice.)

    Can cast charm in a 40' radius via pheremone to help convince a person to play with them.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:45 No.16546807
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    Psionic Lich

    Just what it says on the tin. A psionic variant of lich.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:47 No.16546823
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    Vicious and mean-tempered pterodactyloid humanoid creatures. Enemies to goblins, pterodactyls, and pteranodons.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:50 No.16546847
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    Rain Linnorm

    Vain to the point of demanding credit for its atrocities. Feels more powerful in accordance with the heinousness of its acts. Tends to live on hills, retreats to its lair when the weather turns pleasant. Wyrm and older rain linnorms have been known to control weather when too long a period has passed between storms.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:50 No.16546849
    Woah. Excellent, thank you anonymous.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:52 No.16546867
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    Evil subterranian, hairless, eyeless psionic monkey. "The rautym are an anomaly. No one is sure of their origins, but most know that disturbing a circle of dancing ratyum is a sure way to invite destruction."


    At first I thought this might have to do with the movie Congo, but that film was released a year after this book.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:54 No.16546884
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    Exactly the real-world animal. Notable here for being a favored breed of the jann. "Their pedigrees are rigorously maintained, allowing owners to breed only from the finest stock."


    More Al-Qadim. I like that setting a lot.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:55 No.16546888
    Look at the grin on those mushrooms.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:57 No.16546903
    What, exactly, is the name of this book?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:57 No.16546904
    >Lich with a mustache
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:57 No.16546908
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    "The sandman's name describes it exactly: It is a manlike biped made entirely of sand, held together by magical cohesion." Serve as slave-takers for the dao, used to great effect due to their ability to capture people unharmed. Any creature coming within 20 feet of a sandman must save vs spell or fall asleep (90% resistance for elves).

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:58 No.16546910
    Name's in the first post. Monstrous Compendium Annual Vol. 1.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)03:59 No.16546922
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    Sea Linnorm

    Vicious linnorms who view land-dwelling races as a threat to sealife. Frequent capsizers of ships.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:04 No.16546964
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    From the demiplane of shadow. Human-sized, shapeless, flowing sentient shadows in natural form. Duplicates a victim's shadow, then takes its material form (including weaponry, and physical abilities) and attempts to slay its victim. Remains in the guise of its victim for a number of days before returning to true form and finding a new victim.

    Multiple shadelings are incapable of cooperation, and will all attempt to steal the same form without any apparent hierarchy.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:05 No.16546976
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    Shimmering Wraith

    Nonliving energy created by combined forces of the negative energy plane and the quasi-elemental plane of lightning. Apparently non-sentient.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:08 No.16546998
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    Singing Tree

    Lures creatures to rest near it, then drains them of blood to feed itself. Each oddly-shaped leaf sings with a melodic voice, blending into a beautiful, calming chorus. When particularly hungry, the tree itself sings as well, adding a bass accompaniment.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:12 No.16547025
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    Bred by aboleth over thousands of years from humanoid stock to serve as beasts of burden. "Unnecessary parts" such as hair, vocal cords, lungs, external ears, etc have been removed and useful features such as a tail and teeth and claws were added.

    Aboleth cannot transform captive humanoids into skum, but can change them so their offspring will.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:13 No.16547032
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    Snow Troll

    Artic variant of troll.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:13 No.16547034
    Man, so much better than those monkey-things.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:15 No.16547057
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    Spectral Wizard

    Undead who have retained their ability to cast spells, created through a unique spell. They generally continue to perform the work that they did throughout their life. Typically neutral evil.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:16 No.16547069
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    Powerful, telepathic, nonhuman spellcaster from an alternate prime material plane. Humans communicating with spellweavers telepathically often become inflicted by temporary insanity.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:18 No.16547082
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    Spiderstone Golem

    Or Obsidian Golem. Created by drow to serve spellcasters. Each is inhabited by the spirit of an unknown tanar-ri servant of Lolth, to ensure that the creations are not used against her or her church.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:19 No.16547096
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    Stone Snake

    A snake composed of segments of stone. Consumes scavenged mineral matter. Stone snake egg yolk is a prized ingredient for ink used for inscribing the stoneskin spell.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:20 No.16547109
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    Stone wolf

    Animated stone creature. Appearance of a stone wolf varies upon its creator.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:23 No.16547135
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    Exceptionally intelligent, philosophically-minded, creature that appears to be composed of sensory organs such as antennae, tendrils, and feelers. Favored by mages for security. Curious and disdainful of the guard duties to which it is typically assigned. Often fails to notice threats when deep in contemplation.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:25 No.16547151
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    Metalmaster (Sword Slug)

    Can mimic vocal sounds previously made in its presence, but frequently mimics an inappropriate sound for the particular occasion. Able to magnetically attract and repel metallic items to/from its body at will.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:27 No.16547158
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    Talking Bird

    Intelligent, long-lived bird. Purportedly created to help the worthy by giving advice and answering questions. Occasionally lives near a singing tree, which does not harm the talking bird.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:29 No.16547173
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    Also referred to as "the eye," in reference to its singular, protruding eye. Typically used as assassins. Society is organized as a thieves' guild, will often work in cooperation with illicit societies.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:32 No.16547183
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    Undead monster created by evil clerics in jungle villages using the corpse of a man slain by death magic spells. The corpse's legs below the knees and tongue are removed prior to enchantment, and an ancestral spirit of a wizard or priest possesses the body.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:33 No.16547187
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    Ulitharid (Noble Illithid)

    Elite mind-flayers favored by the elder brain.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:34 No.16547193
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    Undead Dwarf

    Created to protect dwarven burial sites, typically found wearing ceremonial arm.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:35 No.16547200
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    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:36 No.16547206
    Why? What is the advantage?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:36 No.16547207
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    Undead Lake Monster

    Presumed to be unique.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:37 No.16547213
    What's this from? Maybe Pathologic?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:38 No.16547216
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:39 No.16547230

    I think it's part of the creation ritual. Tuyewera are able to drain breath from an enemy and grants it immunity from all weapons.

    They're pretty horrendous in general. "They are little more than despicable machines made to do their misguided masters' bidding."
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:41 No.16547242
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    Vampire Moss

    Hangs from branches and waits for creatures to pass beneath in order to feed.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:42 No.16547252
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    Vampiric Wolf

    Undead, vampiric wolves created by corrupting ceremonies performed on normal wolf pups by evil clerics.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:43 No.16547255
    Okay, thanks.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:43 No.16547260
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    Dwarven lycanthropic badger.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:44 No.16547273
    >greatest monster ever created
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:45 No.16547276
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    Lycanthropic jaguire. Good at infiltrating humanoid societies. They tend not to marry, but do have preferred mates.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:47 No.16547294
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    Rocky ledge predator. The ball-like center body is studded with numerous eyes hidden within the flaps of its skin. Underside contains a large, suckerlike mouth with three serrated teeth arranged in a triangle, capable of moving independently of one another and gnawing through plate armor.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:49 No.16547301
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    Wind Walker

    From the elemental plane of air. Servants to djinn, used to sculpt clouds and herd rain.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:49 No.16547305

    Hurry up with the last 7! I have to get to bed for work in the morning.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:50 No.16547317
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    Winged Cat (Greater)

    Peaceful large feline with fur-covered wings (15' span).

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:51 No.16547321
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    I'm trying!

    Winged Cat (Lesser)

    As a greater winged cat, but housecat-sized.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:51 No.16547323
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    I wish I could meet Diterlizzi, and have him draw a tophat on my Verdant Force.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:53 No.16547343
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    "They are flying cones, the large base (their head) foremost." Capable of manipulating magic-dead zones to envelop itself or enemy spellcasters.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:54 No.16547362
    Haha, fantastic.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:55 No.16547368
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    Xantravar (Stinging Horror)

    "The stinging horror is a silent, deadly predator that inhabits swamps, salt marshes, and remote seacosts with tidal caverns. A xantravar's body is actually two wine-red to gray mottled, teardrop-shaped, rubbery bulbs, 6 to 7 feet long, ending in strong, corded muscles that can drive home the two hollow bone strings at the base of each bulb with great force. Above the stings, eight eyes ring each stalk. The bulbs are of the same size, linked by a curious glowing energy field that varies in length from a 2-foot norm to a maximum vertical separation of up to 12 feet and horizontal separation yup to 20 feet."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:56 No.16547369

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:57 No.16547386
    If you're still around whoever posted this, its called an Ascended Sleeper, for future reference.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)04:59 No.16547398
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    Intelligent creature that appears to be a sword, with six-faceted green eyes that resemble gems around the blade's hilt. They scuttle about on their retractile, wormlike legs. Consumes ferrous metal and alloys, as a rust monster.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:01 No.16547412
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    Zombie Wolf

    Undead created when wolves starve or freeze to death near undead-infested areas such as graveyards and necropoli. Often have gaping wounds or missing limbs. "A zombie wolf cannot howl like its living counterparts, but it does occasionally throw back its head and utter a strangled cry from rotting vocal chords."

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:02 No.16547424
    I need the top seven monsters from this. So vote.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:03 No.16547429

    is there one missing OP?
    >> OP 10/07/11(Fri)05:05 No.16547448
    No, looks like I accidentally made 108 twice.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:06 No.16547460
    Some of the AD&D monsters are so wack.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:07 No.16547462
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    Great thread bro. Seriously, this was awesome. One of those threads that really makes you have faith in /tg/, that reminds you why you keep coming back. You did a great job out here tonight, soldier.

    Now, I'm going to bed. Just one last work from the bard himself.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:08 No.16547468
    Np, just checking. Do you seriously want a vote?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:08 No.16547474
    OP didn't ask, but I did. And yes.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:09 No.16547483
    Is there an archive for these?
    I don't feel like "save image as" 114 times right now and "down them all" doesn't save the names..
    >> OP 10/07/11(Fri)05:10 No.16547489
    You're welcome! Sorry I kept you awake. Stay safe driving to work or whatever it is you do drowsily tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:11 No.16547499
    These are great. Some of them are just really characterful. Others sound and look like awesome monsters to use. Thanks for sharing.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:12 No.16547510
    File > Save Page As
    >> OP 10/07/11(Fri)05:16 No.16547534

    Here you go. All the files are named properly, so that should help.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:19 No.16547550
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    >>16545571 Deaths Head Tree
    >>16546332 Lock Lurker
    >>16546532 Nightshade
    >>16546212 Helmed Horror
    >>16545496 Dark Tree
    >>16545395 Carrionette
    >>16547398 Xaver

    I think those are my faves, was a difficult decision though.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:19 No.16547554
    Do you intend to more of these?
    It would be greatly appreciated.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:21 No.16547560

    Dear sweet bless, thank you. This shall be preserved for future generations.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:21 No.16547562
    >> OP 10/07/11(Fri)05:29 No.16547605
    This is the only book I've seen so far that was completely illustrated by Diterlizzi. Some of the subsequent Annual Volumes had passably decent artwork, but none with td's style.

    Originally, I was just going to dump his art, because it's beautiful, but the monsters are so damn interesting - and it's kind of sad they were lost to time, so I started summarizing their descriptions as well.

    I guess I could do another later on, but I'd have to find a good book. I'll see what I can do.

    I like:
    >>16545301 Blazing Bones (lore)
    >>16545367 Campestri (lore and art)
    >>16545571 Death's Head Tree (lore and art)
    >>16545912 Flameskull (lore)
    >>16545983 Gambado (it's like a hermit crab, but with skulls - and it kills you!)
    >>16546332 Lock Lurker (lore and art)
    >>16546998 Singing Tree (lore)

    I also really like the Ormyrr.

    You're quite welcome.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:32 No.16547631
    Hm. Makes sense.
    Thanks regardless, highly enjoyable thread.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)05:35 No.16547651
    The art's delicious. I think that if you can keep consistent art duties to a single artist in a book it does a lot for it.
    >> OP 10/07/11(Fri)05:47 No.16547730
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    I might be able to do another later. Check out these little dudes. They're called Kercpa. This is pretty representative of the art in the Annual II. It's not Diterlizzi-level imagination-spawning, but it's decent. The entries are still worth a glance.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)07:06 No.16548201
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    >As far as I've seen, it's the only AD&D book that was illustrated entirely by him

    >> OP 10/07/11(Fri)07:13 No.16548248

    You know, I actually knew perfectly well about the Planescape books he illustrated when I wrote that. They're absolutely gorgeous, too. I think I'm just sleepy and on my way to losing coherence and thought.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)07:16 No.16548268
    OK, carry on then. Thanks for the dump!

    btw Tony D also has some illustrations in the MC Annual #3, but iirc they are all reprints of Planescape MC art.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)07:21 No.16548299
    Yeah, I saw those. I've been scrounging around in what I have, and Volume 1 is the best of it. I'm going to see what I can do with the Planescape stuff, but a lot of it is unworkable since it's multipage or has text on top of it - not to mention the scan quality is really quite poor.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)07:25 No.16548321
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    Yeah, sometimes I wish I had a better scanner, because the copies floating around the net were scanned back in like 2000.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)07:26 No.16548323
    >fun guys
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)07:30 No.16548341
    I just want you to know you have a beautiful, beautiful bookshelf full of fucking treasure.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)11:06 No.16549493
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    This is great, OP. Thanks, you are bro-tier.

    I personally like the Pearl Dragon, the Spectral Wizard and all the freaking Linnorms. Masterful.

    Have a Cat Lord. Mmmmm, Cat Lord.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)11:20 No.16549588
    Thanks for being awesome, OP. Diterlizzi was my favorite, at least until they stopped hiring him over at Wizards (which is understandable, since he has his own successful franchise now, and doesn't need the work). I bought the Blood War box set just for that amazing poster he made.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)11:28 No.16549664
    Hey, OP, is there any chance you can put all this junk on rapidshare? I'm a big fan of it Diterlizzi's work, but I'm about to run out to see a client for the day. I'd like to be able to just grab it when I get back.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)11:34 No.16549708
    It already is.

    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)11:34 No.16549710
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)11:39 No.16549741
    I like the Psionic Lich best. He's just so dapper!
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)11:40 No.16549750

    Thank you, thank you. I was just glancing through and didn't see anything.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)13:06 No.16550356
    Holy hell, this is a large thread. Must wade through and pic out my faves later.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)13:42 No.16550705
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    Awesome thread, OP. DiTerlizzi basically shaped my mental image of what D&D looks like.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)14:21 No.16550985
    His boots are far too large for his emaciated legs, poor guy.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)14:33 No.16551071
    That's what his psyonic powers are for.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)14:44 No.16551151
    Post more Diterlizzi art please!
    Or is there a comprensive archive already?
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)15:33 No.16551420
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    Not sure if there's a "definitive" collection. From what I've seen, in addition to the Monster Manual & Planescape stuff, he's also done a fair amount of art for a couple adventures and a fair amount of stuff for Dragon & Dungeon magazine. His website has some D&D related stuff too
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)15:45 No.16551539
    He also did a LOT of work in oWoD Changeling, especially the 1e Player's Guide and main rulebook.

    He stopped working on Magic: The Gathering just after the Tempest block, unfortunately, but he still did some excellent work on cards there, as well.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)15:52 No.16551587
    he also did the artwork for the Spiderwick chronicles... with the spin-off film if you want to see his work in CGI

    very henderson, and all round awesome
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)17:35 No.16552407


    Was Morte from planescape torment one of these guardian skulls?

    If so, hells yeah!
    >> DM Kroft !ScSfaqO.RY 10/07/11(Fri)17:52 No.16552516
    Great read, OP. This is my favourite Annual from AD&D as well, and one that has seen constant use from my since the 90's.

    By the way, guys, if you want a copy of the book, Noble Knights often has used copies in pretty good conditions (got my copy of the third Annual from them, as well as a lot of books from the late AD&D era I missed back in the day).
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)19:10 No.16552999
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    >>16548321 here again.


    I uploaded the comic that came in Hellbound about a year ago, for anyone who wants to see some more Tony D art. For some reason the Hellbound scan doesn't have the comic.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)19:11 No.16553008
    >Was Morte from planescape torment one of these guardian skulls?

    He wasn't on fire, was he? I always thought he was just a mimir, but then someone told me he was actually a skull made of bone.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)22:24 No.16554558
    Thank you for doing this.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)22:25 No.16554566
    He's a petitioner of Baator. Pillar of Skulls.
    >> Anonymous 10/07/11(Fri)22:35 No.16554659
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    >> Electrum Dragon
    >>Peaceful, philosophical dragons. Hobbies include trading, bargaining, and philosophical debate. Preferred hoard: artwork.

    OH SHIT SON! I now have a BBEG for my next camapign: A sophisicated, tea-sipping dragon-gentlemen who sends his cronies to steal some valuable and rare artwork for him.
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)02:13 No.16556603
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)02:24 No.16556686
    Weird that these made it into the annual, since they were already int the Forgotten Realms Monstrous Compendium volume II.
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)04:01 No.16557272
    This thread is awesome and you should feel awesome.

    Think this deserves an archive, actually.
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)04:07 No.16557301
    No. We only have a finite amount of resources for archival so we don't waste them on image dump threads. Besides, the OP provided a convenient download link.
    >> OP 10/08/11(Sat)05:03 No.16557604
    >Wake up, thread's still here.

    Yeah, there's no need to archive. The images are all packed up nice and neat and the annual is readily available by a number of sources. This is just me going "Hey look at all of this neat old shit!" It might have taken me a while to finish, but there's no OC here.
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)10:45 No.16559238
    My goodness, that excellent bird has spectacles.
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)10:55 No.16559283
    >At first I thought this might have to do with the movie Congo, but that film was released a year after this book.

    >implying the book wasn't made before the movie
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)11:25 No.16559472
    I don't know. I considered that, but the novel was published in 1980 and it seemed unlikely to that it would still be a big enough deal to have an entry based off of it 14 years after the fact.

    But maybe it was. Or maybe it's from OD&D or 1e, was based off of the novel and then got carried over into AD&D?

    Whatever is the case, that thing is really strange.
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)13:54 No.16560738
    I always loved this book.I remember looking at it in the store and saying to myself that the whole book was by the guy from Planescape .

    My favorites were always the Bound Genies My highest level wizard ever had a huge fortress-tower built and staffed by them.
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)18:25 No.16562734
    I love how derpy this thing's expression is. I can't imagine fighting something like that without laughing.
    >> Anonymous 10/08/11(Sat)23:59 No.16565711
    Bump for DiTellizi art
    >> Anonymous 10/09/11(Sun)07:35 No.16569024
    What is this thread doing on page 14? Back to page 1.
    >> Anonymous 10/09/11(Sun)14:09 No.16571110
    Bump to the front.
    >> Anonymous 10/09/11(Sun)18:58 No.16573325
    Bump for the bump god.
    >> Anonymous 10/09/11(Sun)19:02 No.16573366
    bump for goodness
    >> Anonymous 10/09/11(Sun)22:36 No.16575184
    >> Anonymous 10/09/11(Sun)23:12 No.16575554
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    This thread's still alive? Nice.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)03:03 No.16577780
    I know, right?
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)03:10 No.16577818

    I felt in love to that picture.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)03:45 No.16577992
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    >this thread
    needs more Sluagh
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)03:46 No.16578000
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    and satyr
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)03:48 No.16578014
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    Sidhe-it, nigga.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)04:08 No.16578095
    and one more bump, for the kiddies
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)06:18 No.16578645
    What are those?
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)06:34 No.16578720
    Old Changeling: the Dreaming artwork. Fuck the haters, the game was awesome.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)07:20 No.16578892
    Bump fu suckas, cause fuck 40k.
    >> Kungstroll 10/10/11(Mon)11:02 No.16579905
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    Bumping with some Spiderwick art, if you give me time I can scan some pictures from the Field Guide and the Fairy book...

    Here a Dwarf Gargoyle, me thinks...
    >> Kungstroll 10/10/11(Mon)11:17 No.16579992
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    Another Gargoyle
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)12:42 No.16580639
    It's really cool. A consistent aesthetic is nice and it really works for some of the monsters.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)13:40 No.16581142
    The game was awesome as long as you kept staring lovingly at the DiTerlizzi art.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)14:07 No.16581348
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    More C:TD
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)14:08 No.16581368
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    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)14:10 No.16581384
    I agree. C:TD will always have a special place in my memory for WoD.

    That said though, Changeling: The Lost is pretty fucking cool.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)14:16 No.16581442
    Agreed. That game is gorgeous and fuck-awesome.

    Even /without/ DiTerlizzi art.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)14:19 No.16581463
    Yeah, I was unsure about it when I first heard they took Changeling and went 'Grim's Fairy Tales' on it... then I started reading through it, and reading up on Character Creation, and I my mind was blown with possibilities. It also helped that I started reading Charles DeLint novels... and it seems the C:TL pulls a hefty amount of theme pulled from those as well.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)15:00 No.16581787

    Grimm's Fairy Tales are essential in faerie games for two reasons:
    1) It adds the dark element that the Irish-inspired stuff somehow misses, despite dark stuff like fomori and Balor being part of that mythos
    2) It adds non-faerie "fae" critters to the mix and makes the line between types and archetypes a little blurry
    3) More cannibalism
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)15:10 No.16581871
    DiTerlizzi's art made Planescape awesome
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)16:30 No.16582629
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:12 No.16584141
    rise from your grave!
    >> Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)22:10 No.16585968
    /tg/ I am disappoint. Why is this on page 11 but there are over 9000 40k posts above it.

    just split off a 40k board, this shit has got to stop.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/11(Tue)04:34 No.16588800
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