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Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby aaronAGN » Thursday October 12th, 2017 8:25pm

I have this plastic mini.
Spectral looking, translucent green lizard-like body, with a demonic skull-like head with three horn like protrusions sweeping back similar to a triceratops.
About the same size as the dragon mini from DragonStrike.
Any help deciding what sort of creature I could use it as?

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Re: Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby whitebeard » Thursday October 12th, 2017 9:35pm

Cool! Conan would just refer to this as a "Dragon". That or some cult's demi god.

I would put it in a quest where cultists are attempting to summon it, and the heroes unwittingly complete the blood sacrifice by slaying a cultist. The Jade Idol then comes to life andgoes on a rampage killing everyone. Maybe weapons can't hurt it and you leave clues about how to destroy it/put it back to sleep on the way into the dungeon?


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Re: Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby aaronAGN » Thursday October 12th, 2017 9:44pm

whitebeard wrote:Cool! Conan would just refer to this as a "Dragon". That or some cult's demi god.

I would put it in a quest where cultists are attempting to summon it, and the heroes unwittingly complete the blood sacrifice by slaying a cultist. The Jade Idol then comes to life andgoes on a rampage killing everyone. Maybe weapons can't hurt it and you leave clues about how to destroy it/put it back to sleep on the way into the dungeon?


Interesting idea. I'll definitely consider it. Thanks.
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Re: Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby Goblin-King » Friday October 13th, 2017 2:25am

Original Creature: Stalker Beast
It a dangerous predator that hunts on several different planes.
It can jump between planes at ease. It can turn invisible when out of combat and even phase through solid objects.
Luckily because they jump all over the planes they rarely encounter a mate so they are really rare.


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Re: Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby aaronAGN » Friday October 13th, 2017 4:24am

Goblin-King wrote:Original Creature: Stalker Beast
It a dangerous predator that hunts on several different planes.
It can jump between planes at ease. It can turn invisible when out of combat and even phase through solid objects.
Luckily because they jump all over the planes they rarely encounter a mate so they are really rare.


That's rather interesting as well. I really like that one too. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby torilen » Friday October 13th, 2017 10:17am

I'ts green - I'd use it as one of a couple of things:
1 - Plant beast that serves and protects nature
2 - miniature creature mix of dragon and ooze
3 - extra-planar creature that can jump from place to place using a teleport-like ability, or
.........that is semi-corporeal, and only magical weapons can attack it.
Magic beats the blade every time...unless you are caught asleep or else-wise occupied.


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Re: Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby aaronAGN » Friday October 13th, 2017 8:42pm

torilen wrote:I'ts green - I'd use it as one of a couple of things:
1 - Plant beast that serves and protects nature
2 - miniature creature mix of dragon and ooze
3 - extra-planar creature that can jump from place to place using a teleport-like ability, or
.........that is semi-corporeal, and only magical weapons can attack it.


Dragon and/or ooze and/or plant

And the extra planar creature sounds similar in nature to Goblin-Kings suggestion.

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Re: Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby torilen » Saturday October 14th, 2017 2:40pm

One other idea - just thought of now - you could use it as the embodiment of a spell. Maybe
a "summon beast helper" type spell...think Harry Potter patronus that can defend and/or attack.
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Re: Need help fleshing out a new monster

Postby aaronAGN » Saturday October 14th, 2017 6:48pm

torilen wrote:One other idea - just thought of now - you could use it as the embodiment of a spell. Maybe
a "summon beast helper" type spell...think Harry Potter patronus that can defend and/or attack.


That's actually a pretty neat notion. Thanks.
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