D&D Creatures

Anonymous's picture
May 8, 2008 - 9:34am
Just a comment about creatures in SF and thought this would be the correct project to post in.

After playing my first D&D miniature game I was really impressed with the game mechanics, the look of the creatures and the abilities. I noticed that there are creatures the do not have spell casting abilities but simply maw and hack.

I spoke with Bill about this and I think that some of the creatures would be really great for SF. Perhaps on a forgotten area of one of the newer discovered worlds, an unexplored moon or make up a totally new planet.

Anyone else have thoughts?

Mycanid's picture
May 19, 2008 - 12:45am
Are we thinking something like the "dire animals" here ... or we inclining towards the tarrasque?

What were you thinking of in particular?
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Anonymous's picture
w00t (not verified)
May 19, 2008 - 8:32am
Creatures that are animal-like. Nothing undead or magical.
If it is magical have a way to explain the magic scientifically. Example: In SF the air whale soaks up the sun and shoots laser beams but *could* be a DnD creature that _magically_ shoots light beams. Make sense?

Golem's could be powered by an energy source that protects something/someone.
Dragon without having fire breath (or other breath weapons - maybe bad breath).

BLUESPAWN AMBUSHER - Gains lightning charge related to electric eels.

Thundertusk Boar

Umber Hulk Delver

Gargoyle2k7's picture
September 21, 2010 - 1:50am
Oh, yeah, tons of D&D creatures could easily become weird alien monsters (or races) of the Frontier.  If you run a d20 SF, all the better; there's almost no translation required between the games!  Likewise, folks might want to look at the d20 Modern Menace Manual for ideas (even if you stick to the SF game engine, ideas are always worth stealing for a personal game), both for creatures and new cults, cadres and other organizations.
Long live the Frontier!

bossmoss's picture
October 16, 2012 - 11:59am
I sometimes mine D&D for alien animals, or even minor technological aliens from distant regions.

For example, I have had planets where the dominant species are primitives based on Gibberlings or Quaggoths.   However, you have to rename them, and change a detail or two, because a lot of gamers play D&D.  The more obscure the creature is, the better.

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w00t (not verified)
October 30, 2012 - 7:48pm