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QUALITI-CONS! TERRORIZE! kee ko KO kee KEE
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oh shit, last dungeon of the campaign is this weekend and I'm blanking on SECRET DOOR bullshit.

There's a SECRET DOOR behind which +Zak Sabbath's Pale Eye cult keeps genetic material samples, Jurasic Park style, of all humanoids from before Tiamat's terrible awakening so they can seed the world with the correct genetic keys to allow her to sleep again.

What are the hints to this secret door, and how can it be opened?
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BUGBEARS - the Muppets who love murder the most. Topics include:

- goblin physiological development being tied to murder count and style.
- the fury of children
- you can't cook fire giant meat.
- Bugbears are cowardly but lethal ambush specialists because getting to their valhalla requires body count, not honor.
- You could play them as where-the-wild-things-are tantrum killers and make your players feel bad about fighting them.

12 - Bugbear - Monster Manual Mash
12 - Bugbear - Monster Manual Mash
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BASILISK!

Do you like the 5e dog-lizard with gaze attack, or do you prefer (as I do) the tiny chicken lizard whose smell just kills you?

I think my favorite bit from this episode is the idea of violating a cultural taboo resulting in monsters materializing in the vicinity. A Basilisk is said to be born from an egg that was incubated by a rooster, so what other monsters could spawn from higher forms of life crossing the gender boundary? Maybe your medieval fantasy is patriarchal and misogynistic because humans learned over time that doing it any different gets you smelly death chickens everywhere.

https://monstermanualmash.ptbopodcasters.ca/podcast/8-basilisk/
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Did you know that ant-lion larva don't have anuses?
5 - Ankheg - Monster Manual Mash
5 - Ankheg - Monster Manual Mash
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Hey gee plus crowd, I'm launching a podcast where my friend Wes and I dig into history, myth, psychology, math and bad improv to dredge insight from every single page of the 5th edition Monster Manual, all to help you, the cunning dungeon master, run unforgettable encounters.

Get it from iTunes or whatever you use to get your podcasts. The Algorithm likes it when you leave reviews and ratings on iTunes, so please throw your two cents in if the mood strikes.

You can get it on your browser and forget iTunes here: https://monstermanualmash.ptbopodcasters.ca/
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Annihilation is dungeon as fuck
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I tried to get into Critical Roll by starting with season 2 episode 1, but was really turned off by the 15 minute preamble full of sponsorships and glee club antics. It's so different and overproduced compared to the dnd as I know her.

Maybe it's different if you go through season 1 and know the players.

Or maybe I'm old and the "read esoteric blog posts in a cave away from sunlight and the voices of fellow humans and burrow deep into psychedelic myth space through experimental prose with a crowdsourced d100 table" way of life isn't for everyone.
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Beautiful Japanese DnD editions
mystara.thorf.co.uk/jrc.php
mystara.thorf.co.uk/jrc.php
mystara.thorf.co.uk
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