© 2013 Christopher Burdett
The Cerebral Parasite is described as being a microscopic parasite of the mind... but what is it wasn't? What if it was really big and if just could not be seen but still had a taste for brains? Microscopic is all well and good and some of our worst real world monsters are microscopic... but in a fantasy gaming world of high adventure... do you really want your hero dieing at the hands of an unseen brain parasite? I realize a huge invisible or undetectable monster with tentacles ready to NOMS your brain isn't necessarily better... but it has the potential to be more epic a death...
As a side note, if you are still reading this... This personal project of mine, to redesign EVERYTHING in the original D&D Monster Manual is going through some changes as I get a better feel for it and take a realistic look at what I am doing with it. While it is DEFINITELY continuing I am going to be going about it a little differently. Starting now I am going back to the beginning of the alphabet and will finish off all the remaining "A" monsters, followed by the remaining "B" monsters, and lastly the remaining "C" monsters. At this point I should have a better idea for the scope of the next step of this project I have given myself. More info on this as it happens! RAWR!
My first 100 original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual redesigns (A - Z): Aerial Servant, Ankheg, Ant (Giant), Ape (Carnivorous), Ape (Gorilla), Axe Beak, Axe Beak (version 2), Baboon, Badger, Barracuda, Basilisk, Baluchitherium, Bear (Black), Bear (Brown), Bear (Cave), Beaver (Giant), Beetle (Giant) - Bombardier, Beetle (Giant) - Boring, Beetle (Giant) - Fire, Beetle (Giant) - Rhinoceros, Beetle (Giant) - Stag, Beetle (Giant) - Water, Beholder, Black Pudding, Blink Dog, Boar (Giant), Boar (Warthog), Boar (Wild), Brain Mole, Brownie, Bugbear, Buffalo, Bulette, Carrion Crawler, Catoblepas, Cerebral Parasite, Chimera, Cockatrice, Coutal, Crab (Giant), Demon Type III (Glabrezu), Demon (Juiblex), Demon (Manes), Devil (Ice), Dragon (Red), Elemental (Earth), Ettin, Eye of the Deep, Flightless Bird, Frog (Giant), Fungi (Violet), Giant (Hill), Goblin, Golem (Flesh), Hobgoblin, Homunculus, Hydra, Imp, Intellect Devourer, Ixitxachitl, Jackal, Jacklewere, Jaguar, Ki-Rin, Kobold, Lich, Lizard (Giant), Lizardman, Manticore, Mind Flayer, Minotaur, Naga, Neo-Otygugh, Nixie, Ochre Jelly, Ogre, Owlbear, Peryton, Pixie, Purple Worm, Quasit, Ram (Giant), Roper, Rust Monster, Sahuagin, Salamander, Shambling Mound, Treant, Troglodyte, Troll, Umber Hulk, Unicorn, Vampire, Wasp (Giant), Wight, Wyvern, Xorn, Yeti, and Zombie.
That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...
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