Thursday, April 17, 2014

O is for Owlbear

That's right, O is for owlbear. It's arguably one of D&D's most iconic (or at least unique) monsters, and I've never once used one in a campaign. Part of the reason I've never liked the owlbear is that I just didn't like the concept. The idea of randomly mismatched animals just didn't appeal to me. To be honest, they still don't. You might as well have a parakeet-lion or a bunny-crocodile.

And that idea, my friends, is what led me to write this post. No, I don't like owlbears - but maybe the idea of weird animal combos isn't entirely useless even if it is ridiculous. Perhaps there is a good combination out there that doesn't seem quite so goofy. I mean, after all, some of the cooler creatures out there (like the griffon) are essentially the same type of animal mishmash... so the idea can't be completely without merit. Click on the picture of the owlbear below for some ridiculous owlbear-like crossbreeds, and comment below if you manage to discover something particularly useful or funny!



This month, as a participant in the A-Z Blog Challenge, I'll be writing a post each day (except for Sundays) and letting the alphabet guide my content. Thematically, all of my April posts (at least those related to the blog challenge) will be monster related. Each day, I'll be challenging myself to create an encounter, NPC, location, etc. that features a monster I've never used before in a roleplaying game. Hopefully this will push me to include more variety in my current campaign, and who knows... maybe I'll find a few new favorites.
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