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AD&D Monster Manual part 22
Halfling: Yes, I think at this point we can safely declare the use of the term ‘hobbit’ in D&D to be dead and buried. Halflings first appeared in OD&D Vol. 1 , but they did not...
- Posted 835 days ago
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 837 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 871 days ago
Merry Christmas, all
This one is for commentor Dwight Divine, who was looking for the Christmas message on the back cover of The Dragon #11.
- Posted 885 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 892 days ago
AD&D Monster Manual part 17
Giant Gar: Gar were first mentioned in
- Posted 901 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 904 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 907 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 908 days ago