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Hadn't realised the first depictions of Myconids are still some of the greatest depictions of mushroom men around until now
nice one Erol Otus
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These are fun
A chilly Sunday afternoon, what a lovely time for a nice, hot, relaxing bath...
1d20 Haunted and Cursed Bathtubs
1d20 Haunted and Cursed Bathtubs
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Isometric detail rich hexes like what +Courtney Campbell is doing are fucking cool
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Blogs are still good and pouring forth merriment and gaspments
d50 villains
these are fifty villains
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Good Ideas that I'm just going reshare without having anything to add to the conversation : )

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LETS DISMISS,SOLVE , RESOLVE, OR MADDENINGLY FRACTUALLY EXTRAPOLATE ONE LAST QUINTESSENTIAL D&D PROBLEM:
Dinosaur names.

Using Dinosaurs in games is Self-Evidently Wise ,Noble And Good.
However the names!
Big ass latin/greek names incongruously lurching out at you in bestiary and encounter table!

Clashing hideously with more elegant Bears, Elves, Mindflayers , Wolves etc!
What is this Latin doing with my Old English? Just what kind of etymological consistency are we even running here?!??!

NOW TO STATE THE IMMEDIATE AND OBVIOUS COUNTER POINTS THAT WILL BE REPEATED IN THE COMMENTS ANYWAY i'm not even mad, but if you must can you expand on your point somewhat?

>"etymological consistency?" Is this English we talking about?
Even regular conversation is going to have a dozen or so language groups all mixed up in it, LET ALONE THE MONSTROUS ROLL CALL OF D&D FEATURING COUATL , KOBOLDS, PHOENIX ,GENIE,LAMMASU,LEPRECHAUN AND GOLEM!!

>Obviously the language we , the players, use is not the language in the game so triceratops etc would have sensible names in that language

>Hast Thou Heard of Octopus and Hippopotamus? Are those and others not Jarring as a Pterodactyl or Ankylsaurus?

TO WHICH COUNTERPOINTS I HAVE NO COUNTERCOUNTERPOINTS SO I'M NOW SHIFTING THE GOALPOSTS , they are now here at the following CONUNDRUM:


>When you want use something not immediately familiar to players (like the Triceratops etc) , such as the Quetzalcoatlus or Megatherium , these names that one can't spell or even pronounce are annoying.

3rd edition would often dodge this by having them be Dire Animals, which already has precedence in the original Dire Wolf referring to the extinct Canis dirus.
However its a little "dire" when you start using more than once or twice.

And further more some things don't really have a easy contemporary fit
like Megatherium is a ..dire-sloth?

The other solution is try and come up with a plausible in-world neologism (possibly via translating its latin nomenclature) like "Thunder Beast" or "Sickle Claw"

For whatever reason these often sound like some hideous attempt at writing dialogue for a "tribal" culture.

So in conclusion choose a favourite extinct animal and give it a decent name that people with some form of undiagnosed dyslexic (i.e me) can say and spell.

I'll start in the comments

Bonus Talking Point:
>if you use a dinosaur is it always bringing with it some gonzo or pulp genre in a way that using animals from 5 Continents and monsters from 12 mythologies is not?

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A collection of sketches I did of cultural specific weapons for the Veins and whatever I can remember about them
https://monstermanualsewnfrompants.blogspot.com/2018/12/veins-of-earth-cultural-specific-murder.html
I think I wrote more about these somewhere and maybe one day it will turn up?
Veins Of The Earth Cultural Specific Murder Objects
Veins Of The Earth Cultural Specific Murder Objects
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Giants would of been an interesting one to think of weapons for , especially for use against humans ( I just watched a video about it, link in the comments)
The video mentioned tower shields , which yup would be good. (Especially a tower shield wall of giants just bulldozing).

The video concludes a club, but I reckon something like a cane or rod or even a switch would be more appropriate.

As if you were a giant you wouldn't need the force concentrator of a knob end for your weapon for swatting humans.

I'm also now thinking of "rock at the end of rope" type weapons, especially ones with stakes or logs plaited into the rope to maximise the damage the rope does as it swings tight behind the rock head. (which potential would cut people in half anyway.

Variants:

Small ones could be used as general missile weapons , maybe with 2 boulders like a bola.

A flogger , like a cat o nine tails (someone mentions this in the comments) , but with smaller rocks or stumps at the ends of the strands

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