Since I have a history with the Ankheg, I did not pick it for "A" the first time around, but I could not pass it up a second time. There are just not enough giant insects monsters out there. Taking an established monster and giving it a new spin can sometimes be really easy and somethings it is a little more difficult. I think this Ankheg is somewhere in between. I went with a long bodied centipede type creature that bores it's way through earth and rock. To aid it the digging and to of course melt the face of any unlucky adventurer it has a handy dandy acid sprayer in it's mouth. Who knows how long the adults are, their bodies stretch deep into the ground. Maybe that is something to explore later.
If you missed the first round of monsters, A - Z, you can see them here: Axebird, Bugbear, Chimera, Dragon (Red), Ettin, Frog (Giant), Goblin, Hydra, Imp, Jacklewere, Kobold, Lizardman, Manticore, Naga, Owlbear, Purple Worm, Quasit, Rust Monster, Shambling Mound, Troll, Umber Hulk, Vampire, Wasp (Giant), Xorn, Yeti, and Zombi.
If you missed any of the second round of monsters, A-Z, you can see them here: Ankheg, Beholder, Cockatrice, Demon (Juiblex), Earth Elemental, Fungi (Violet), Giant (Hill), Hobgoblin, Intellect Devourer, Jaguar, Ki-Rin, Lich, Minotaur, Nixie, Ogre, Pixie, Roper, Sahuagin, Troglodyte, Unicorn, and Wight.
If you missed any of the third round of monsters, A - Z, you can see then here: Ape (Carnivorous), Bulette, Carrion Crawler, and Devil (Ice), Eye of the Deep, Flightless Bird, Golem (Flesh), Homunculus, Ixitxachitl, Jackal, Lizard (Giant), Mind Flayer, Neo-Otygugh, Ochre Jelly, Peryton, Ram (Giant), Salamander, Treant, and Wyvern.
That is all for the blog today. I am traveling to Gen Con today and will be getting everything set up for the first day of the con tomorrow! Let the con coverage begin!Until then...
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