It’s been quite a long time since my last update, during which time my wife gave birth to our second child, a beautiful baby girl who we named Meridian. So, needless to say, things have been busy at the Rambler Household of late. Despite this, it was never my intention to neglect this blog for … More Monstrous Monday: Yellow Musk Creepers
What do you get when the half-formed ideas you’ve been bouncing around in your head collide with your self-imposed timetable-blog-post-deadline-thing? I’m not sure, but we’re about to find out! Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how Dungeons and Dragons has evolved over its long history into its current iteration. I’m well aware that this … More Monsterous Monday – Where I Ramble About Things Like Dungeon Design
Of course, I’m not referring to the myriad ways you can obtain a lion’s pelt, but I have always wondered how many peer reviewed and endorsed methods there actually are for skinning a cat. I’ve been led to believe there are at least two such methods out there. But this isn’t about that. This is about … More Monstrous Monday – There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Monster!
Keeping with the theme from my last Monstrous Monday, I stuck my nose back into my trusty old Fiend Folio to dig up some old monsters and give them a modern makeover. The Fiend Folio is an absolute gold mine of weird, and it’s crammed full of monsters that for the most part are way … More Monstrous Monday, Monsters That Time (Rightfully?) Forgot: The Umpleby
I was doing some research on the Eye of Fear and Flame, thinking it would be a good monster to feature on Monstrous Monday with the theme “Monsters that Time Forgot.” The idea was to find a cool monster from the earlier editions of Dungeons and Dragons, talk about it a little bit, and give … More Monstrous Monday, Monsters That Time (Almost) Forgot: The Eye of Fear and Flame
If you’re like me, something like the image above is what comes to mind when you think of mummies. If you’re more normal than me then you probably think of Egypt and pyramids and the desert. Perhaps you think of the movie “The Mummy,” starring either Boris Karloff or Encino Man (more on him later) depending … More Monstrous Monday – Let’s Rap About Mummies (Warning: More Terrible Puns Ahead)