Big Mac wrote:I'm not sure how many monsters Echohawk can cover to this level of detail, but I think it is going to be fun following these.
I just noticed this thread (thanks Big Mac!), and so far, the answer is "at least four"
Thanks back to you Echohawk. I've always loved following your work, but have had less time recently, so have not always been able to keep up with the cool stuff you do.
You might also be interested in the Faerûn's aarakocra came from Maztica
thread in the Maztica forum, as it discusses your Aarakocra article.
I think you should write a book about D&D monsters at some point.
Great. I've added those to the top post.
As a Spelljammer fan, I would love to have seen the aartuk, but I suspect it has only been used in the SJ setting, and the barghest has a much more varied history. And if you are going to cycle from A-Z, it is going to give D&D fans the opportunity to guess what monster you are going to do for the next letter.
It would be great to be able to track down the actual D&D designer who created the barghest for the Dragon's Bestiary
column in Dragon 26. That is a pretty important fact.
I like the way you touched on the fact that the catoblplas was a real mythological monster. That was a good touch.
Drider was another great choice. They are kind of mutated drow, so I'm guessing you could also have decided to fold the two monsters together.
I'm sure that the people that write Wikipedia articles will appreciate such a good secondary source.