Tuesday, February 7, 2012

[Infographic] Blue Box Monster Taxonomy

8 comments:

  1. I really appreciate this kind of work, and this piece in particular, Doug, even though I think that most of your Whimsical belongs in the Legendary line. Yoink! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I've done a lot less work on Holmes than you have, but I did some poking around in the recent past, and my post on Alignment has a table with all the Holmes creatures by alignment which might be of some interest. I'll include the address below in case you haven't seen them.
    http://mythopoeicrambling.blogspot.com/search/label/Holmes-DnD

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  3. Thanks. I guess the medusa, cockatrice etc. would also be legendary but then I wouldn't have had any room for the more crucial "whimsical" and "a wizard was bored" categories. Hippogriffs are not legendary. They are an invention of Ariosto in "Orlando furioso".

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  4. Good work. The groups are fine; I appreciate arbitrary taxonomies.

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  5. Nice!

    A few beasties seem to have gone missing - displacer beast, werebear, vampire, black pudding, djinni, rust monster, purple worm, shrieker. Some of these are high HD creatures - should there be more lines going up? Also, Shadows are specified as not being undead in Holmes.

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  6. Dang, you're right, I missed all the creatures you mentioned! D'oh!
    Hey, I wonder why the purple worm was included in the monsters section at all. C'mon, a 15-hit dice monster?

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  7. PS. Dang that is weird about shadows not being undead. I don't think I ever picked up on that!

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  8. Hello,

    I recently chanced upon your Hex Maps on drivethrurpg.com.

    I would be interested in a world map with your particular art style for my home-game Fantasy World.

    Do you take commissions and how much would that cost in that case?

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