Friday, December 11, 2015

Fresh from the drawing table... Black Pudding!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Black Pudding! I love the slime monsters! They can be practically one big tentacle if need be. I have been waiting to get to this "B" monster for awhile, but I wanted to get the most of the mundane monsters out of the way before I started on the monstrous monsters. I present to you my version of a Black Pudding… 

Black Pudding
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original - Currently not available
© 2015 Christopher Burdett

Historically, a lot of the slime monsters have been portrayed in a more passive slow moving form. This is true especially in the original Monster Manual. I like a much faster more animated slime creature. This amps up the danger and scare level, in my opinion. Slow is great, but a whirling mass of tentacles lunging at you as it dissolves everything it touches makes for a good monster / player interaction. Simply look at how the Blog was depicted in the 1950's vs. the 1980's. The 1980's version of the Blob was WAAAAAY more horrifying. Also, these crazy monsters come with a lot of resistances to attacks and damage to make them that much more of a threat. Maybe we need to keep that wizard around after all.

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 week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

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