Friday, June 3, 2016

Fresh from the drawing table... Crocodile (Giant)!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is a Crocodile (Giant)! We finally come to the end of the "C" monsters! "C" concludes the way it ought to with a giant reptile monster (RAWR!). I present to you my version of a Crocodile (Giant)… 

  Crocodile (Giant)
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original - Currently not available 
© 2016 Christopher Burdett

I wanted to see something more out of the Giant Crocodile then just a really big version of a normal crocodile. What if it had some dragon blood in it? What if it was smart and big and was aware of the workings of the world? How would the players react when they finally surface the dense swamp to a clearing to find a massive crocodile sitting on a tree stump? Imagine if the Giant Crocodile then spoke common and invited the players closer to explain why they have trespassed into its kingdom. I think it would become very clear, very quickly that they are either dealing with a benevolent swamp lord curious to their presence or a malevolent extremely powerful swamp lord that is about to dine of their wizard... or both. What if that giant talking crocodile swamp lord suddenly started using magic? The players will really wish they had taken a extended rest after slaughtering that Lizardman hunting party.

This ends the letter "C". "D" is HUGE... there are dragons, dinosaurs, demons, devils, and a whole lot of other things mixed in. I will need to get a game plan together before I jump into "D". Expect another pause in these posts while I work things out.

Current 100 original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual redesigns (C - ?): Camel (Wild), Cattle (Wild), Centaur, Centipede (Giant), Crayfish (Giant), and Crocodile (Normal).

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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