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Just a question I'm curious about: What monster(s) from first and/or… 
6th-Dec-2004 10:58 pm
Just a question I'm curious about: What monster(s) from first and/or second edition of Dungeons & Dragons would you love to see make a come back in the next monster manual/compendium?

Though it's shown in The Book of Exalted Deeds I'd love to see the Moon Dog make an appearance, along with the Grell from the second edition Monsterous Manual. Who can resist a dog with hands and a freaky looking tentacled brain that has a bird's beak?

I forgot to list the amirah from the first edition Dungeons & Dragons books. That's another I'd love to see make a return.

Cross-posted to dndfanz, dnd3e, and dnd_women.
7th-Dec-2004 04:14 am (UTC)
Grell was in the Return to Elemental Evil + MM II.

7th-Dec-2004 04:20 am (UTC)
Beat me to it.

7th-Dec-2004 07:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info! I'll be sure to take a closer look the next time I skim through the Monster Manual II next time I'm shopping for books. I couldn't afford it last time I went shopping.
7th-Dec-2004 04:20 am (UTC)
Oh no question, the mold man. My second edition favorite. If anyone can make a third edition version, let me know. I'd love to play one.
7th-Dec-2004 04:59 am (UTC)
I was always a big fan of the Witchlight Marauders (from spelljammer) and Linnorms (worm-like dragons). Linnorms were brought back, but aren't the same. :(
7th-Dec-2004 07:51 am (UTC)
Linnorms were really cool back in second edition, I haven't seen what they're like in third edition though. What book(s) are they listed in?
7th-Dec-2004 01:52 pm (UTC)
Linnorms are in Monster Manual 2. Sort of.

The problem is, instead of having an age progression (like true dragons), they're shown in "great wyrm" stage only. Of the three kinds shown, the lowest CR is 20.
7th-Dec-2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
Blech. That's kind of boring. And I remember there being more than three kinds of Linnorm back in the second edition days. x_x
7th-Dec-2004 11:07 am (UTC)
i'd like to see cambion, although probably quite basic a main villain in my campaign world was a cambion...the cross over from 2nd ED means i've had to make him up myself.

im sure i've not seen "it" about in the current books.
7th-Dec-2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
You know, I was just never that into the monster part of D&D. I always preferred humanoid villains for anything important.
7th-Dec-2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
cambion were humanoid tanar'ri/demons types. sorta one step up from Tiefling.
So "he" was evil personified, and yet semi human in appearance.
7th-Dec-2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
I can understand that. One humanoid with class levels can really surprise a party. I attacked my party with Lizardman rogues once. They worked together, they used tactics, flanking, backstabbing. It was great.
7th-Dec-2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
agreed. i try and make a point that not necessarily all creatures are dumb, and just cos some are dumb doesn't mean they dont fight well. kobolds and goblins giving a party a struggle always goes down well
7th-Dec-2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah it does. :) My boyfriend, and his friend had to deal with goblin archers who used tactics of ducking behind tables that were on their sides so we couldn't fire back effectively. Then they tried to ram us when Rick's fighter/monk character set their table on fire. O_O; It was awesome!
8th-Dec-2004 12:21 am (UTC)
cool. when i run, i try and use weaker creatures but play them to their best ( if it seems within there intellect ) and try and get them to flee if it don't look good.
8th-Dec-2004 01:37 am (UTC)
The tressym from Forgotten Realms. I can't find it anywhere.
8th-Dec-2004 02:38 am (UTC)
That's yet another I'd love to see make a come back. They'd make great wizard/sorcerer familiars!
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