A Book of Creatures

20 Aug

I’m on a roll this week. First a new podcast, now a new blog to follow!

A Book of Creatures updates three times a week, each post providing you with a new creature taken from mythology. The entries include an illustration and size reference, a map showing where the creature comes from, a write-up, and references.

It reminds me a lot of the old Sandy Petersen’s Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters and Creatures of the Dreamlands for Call of Cthulhu, and that’s good company to be in.

Do yourself a favor and add this one to your blog roll. I’m sure you’ll find something new to spring on your players. In fact, if I may make a suggestion.*


*Not a suggestion for you, Matt.


1 Comment

Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Cool Stuff


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One response to “A Book of Creatures

  1. Matt

    August 27, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    You don’t have to worry about encountering Baxbakwalanuxsiwae in any upcoming games I run. because (1) I don’t think that monster does anything a shaggoth or gibbering mouther couldn’t and (2) I already have a backlog of creatures to insert into games with the occasional request from one of your friends for new strange monters for you to encounter.

    I must say that it makes GMing a bit more challenging when you have to figure out how to insert both a conjoined, two-headed Confederate American bald eagle ghost and a Squirrelsaurus Rex into a game.

    Still I do thank you for bringing this blog to my attention. While Baxbakwalanuxsiwae may never be encountered, your chances of encountering a hrökkáll, an alp-luachra, or an a-mi’-kuk just went up considerably.


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