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Couatl: Your Smarter, Cooler Serpent Buddy (Best of the Bestiary)

Credit where it's due: putting this guy next to the Cockatrice really highlights this monster's divine beauty. The Couatls are one of the most interesting creatures in the entire book! They have intriguing lore full of creative possibilities, a truly beautiful and intriguing design, and some incredible abilities that lend themselves to interesting combat opportunities!… Continue reading Couatl: Your Smarter, Cooler Serpent Buddy (Best of the Bestiary)

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Cockatrice: The Coolest Looking Disappointment Ever (Best of the Bestiary)

Cock joke. I'd open this up with something more clever, but there really isn't anything to work with here! The Cockatrice is hugely disappointing. It has one of the most bizarre and creative designs I've seen thus far! Unfortunately, it completely lacks in combat ability or lore. The only thing going for this monster is… Continue reading Cockatrice: The Coolest Looking Disappointment Ever (Best of the Bestiary)

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Cloaker: The Opportunistic Predator (Best of the Bestiary)

I miss Chuuls already. Cloakers aren't the worst monster in the game. Far from it! They have decent stats, abilities that encourage creative tactics from the players and a really cool design! Unfortunately, their lore is so bare-bones that it may as well not even exist! In terms of storytelling, they are near the bottom… Continue reading Cloaker: The Opportunistic Predator (Best of the Bestiary)

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Chuul: Servants of the Old Gods (Best of the Bestiary)

Don't mind me, just putting Sci-Fi Week on hold for D&D. Remember the Aboleth? Well, I have good news for you! Because today's monster is designed to add-on to them in every way! They are the perfect fodder enemy leading up to the final battle with the Aboleth itself! Even on their own, the Chuul… Continue reading Chuul: Servants of the Old Gods (Best of the Bestiary)

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Chimera: The Three Most Menacing Beasts of All in One! (Best of the Bestiary)

Oh boy, we're getting to the big boys now! The last few monsters we've discussed have been kind of underwhelming. If they had good designs, they were lacking in stats or lore. If they had good stats, then they were boring to look at and boring to use in the story. We haven't had a… Continue reading Chimera: The Three Most Menacing Beasts of All in One! (Best of the Bestiary)

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Centaur: Exactly What You’d Expect (Best of the Bestiary)

I hear centaurs make excellent mounts! -Batley Summerfoot, a Halfling adventurer who never read 'Hooves of Fury' By Irvil Grayborn of Sundown I have sat here for twenty minutes now, trying to come up with some kind of clever joke to open this review up. But there is no joke to be had here! I… Continue reading Centaur: Exactly What You’d Expect (Best of the Bestiary)

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Carrion Crawler: Literally a Giant Maggot (Best of the Bestiary)

If I could delete this thing's design from my memory, I would. There are very few cases where this is a good thing. Lore: Where There is Death, There is a Meal This monster's flavor text is definitely not meant to weave a thrilling narrative. Hell, it can barely even be used as a side… Continue reading Carrion Crawler: Literally a Giant Maggot (Best of the Bestiary)