Friday, January 8, 2010

Fiend Folio Friday

Among my favorites in the Fiend Folio were the creepy alien humanoids: the spider-like ettercaps, the two-foot tall, nightmare-sending, body-stealing meenlocks, the astral-hunting berbalang, and the shadow-dwelling (and inexplicably explosive) dark creepers and stalkers.

They added a sense of the alien and inscrutable to the campaign, though the meenlock and berbalang both seemed to be a bit of a one-trick pony, the ettercap made a good recurring monster, and the dark creepers and stalkers made a strong basis for a recurring foe or a level or two of megadungeon theme.