Friday, August 3, 2012

Fresh from the drawing table... Ape, Carnivorous!

I have for you another drawing that is fresh from the drawing table. This time around it is an Ape, Carnivorous! This marks my third pass through the original D&D Monster Manual! As my options for 'A' lessen I thought that doing an aggressive angry ape would be fun... and it allows me to put off those giant ants for several months. I present to you my version of an Carnivorous Ape...   

Ape, Carnivorous
© 2012 Christopher Burdett

I always thought the Carnivorous Ape was a weird entry. I understand there are weird GIANT entries for things like crayfish and beavers... you sometimes want to fight a really huge crayfish. But when it came to the Carnivorous Ape I always wondered why it was there... I guess if a band of adventurers slaughter a troop of mundane apes I would begin to question the motives of the players and DM. I guess by making a sub group of angry apes that eat nothing but meat you suddenly have a monster. I decided to take it a little further and make them a little more advanced which allowed some justification for their aggressiveness and interest in meat. They are a species on the assent and just trying to mark out a place for themselves in the world... too bad that world is full of monsters and players...

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 for more fun! Until then...

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting take on it. It's definitely a creepy thought that something like a chimp or orang utan, which is already several times stronger than a human, would decide to hamburger helper your face. Chimps can be pretty vicious anyway. Let's just hope they don't see this post.