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AD&D Monster Manual part 21
Gorgons: Gorgons, which first appeared in OD&D Vol. 2 , are still metal-skinned bulls with a petrifying breath weapon, and that makes them among my all-time favourite monsters. They haven’t changed at all statistically, although their...
- Posted 830 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 19
Gnoll: Although these guys haven’t changed very much at all statistically, just about everything else in their entry is new. We learn that they live in loosely organised bands that occasionally form together to fight a...
- Posted 865 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 18
Giants: There are six types of giants detailed in the Monster Manual: Cloud Giants, Fire Giants, Frost Giants, Hill Giants, Stone Giants and Storm Giants. The first five debuted in OD&D, while Storm Giants were first...
- Posted 886 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 17
Giant Gar: Gar were first mentioned in
- Posted 895 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 16
Flightless Bird: Honestly, I’m disappointed. Gary went to the trouble to differentiate Asian and African Elephants, but he’s lumped emus and ostriches together. Anyway, flightless birds first appeared in Supplement III on the wilderness encounter tables,...
- Posted 898 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 15
Elephants: Elephants first appeared in the wilderness encounter tables in Supplement III. These are the plain old Earth variety, though ever-thorough Gary provides different stats for Asian and African Elephants (which doesn’t amount to more than...
- Posted 901 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 14
Giant Eagles: As far as I can tell, this is the first appearance of Giant Eagles in D&D. These are big buggers, with a 20’ wingspan. They live in the mountains, and get a whole lot...
- Posted 901 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 13
Dragonne: Hey, a new monster! These guys are a cross between a brass dragon and a lion. Their origins aren’t explained here, but I suppose a wizard did it. It’s a shame the dragon involved here...
- Posted 916 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 12
Bronze Dragon: Also known as Draco Gerus Bronzo. We know from their first appearance in Supplement I that they live near the sea and can polymorph into animals. This book adds that they are beneficent, and...
- Posted 923 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 11
Dragons: I have to be honest here: I’ve been dreading this entry. It’s big. Part of what makes writing this blog so easy is that I can tackle it in fairly manageable chunks, but this entry...
- Posted 930 days ago