"This species of demon is tall and appears much as a skeleton in form-fitting black leather. Its extremities are larger than normal, however. Its feet, hands, and head are the size of a hill giant's. The taloned fingers are deadly and a horn-like growth projects from the back of the skull, curving forward and downward."
"This tripedal hermaphrodite is 7' tall, naked and hairless. Its shape is human-like, but there are significant deviations from human form. The creature has three heads of which the outer two are featureless. The middle head has three large, deeply-inset eyes, two to the front, (above the nose as a human) and one to the rear; it has ear-like organs on each side, but no mouth."
"From the body of the creature spring three arms; the two at the shoulders are jointed in such a way that they can attack to the rear with equal facility as to the front of the body - these are prehensile limbs with a 6" long spike at the end of each. The third arm, emerging centrally from the chest, is like a human arm except that the hand has three strong fingers. Of the creature's three legs, the outer two are stumps and the central one has three unusually long and strong toes."
"The tirapheg's mouth is located in its belly below the central arm;"
Since this is my last week of D&D monsters, I thought it only fitting that I release my newest zine inspired by the works of Margaret St. Clair. St. Clair appeared in Appendix N (the list of literary influences compiled by Gygax himself) and is the ONLY author on that list to have a story that actually feature a dungeon. You could say she put the D in D&D.
This will be my fourth zine inspired by her work! If you missed any the previous three I'll also be making reprints available the same day!
HORRER KUMPENDYUM IV Illustrated by Michael Bukowski Inspired by Margaret St. Clair
10 full color illustrations.
8.5"x 5.5" format.
AVAILABLE MONDAY JUNE 21st 11AM EST LIMITED TO 20 COPIES
These extraordinary-looking creatures are man-sized, with a powerful human torso and two arms ending in very sharp claws. Supported on the thin (but very strong) neck is the creature's head which is a skull - usually of an animal but sometimes of primitive man. The lower part of the creature's body consists of a cylinder of muscle and skin which can be compressed spring-style and released, below which are three long and thin single-toed feet. Its manner of locomotion -since it lacks legs as such - is a series of springs;""
"Owlbears have brownish-black to yellow brown fur and feathers. The 1,300 to 1,500 pound males will be the darker colored. The beaks of these creatures are yellow to ivory. The eyes are red-rimmed and exceedingly terrible to behold."
"Thousands of spherical monodrones, armed with spears, fouchards, and crossbows, are impressive when marshaled against the foe, as is their unswerving, singleminded performance. They exist for their work and what limited conversations they can carry on usually concern their functions."
"Though the foul motives which caused these loathsome birds to be first summoned from the infernal regions are now lost from memory, remnants of the original achaierai flock still stalk the earth, haunting shadowy places and underground passages. In form they consist of a huge spherical head-body, with a powerful beak and feathery crest, atop four long legs ending in strong claws."
"These strange creatures are saucer shaped and pure white in colour. The mouth is at the centre of the upper surface; on either side of the mouth is a 4" long eyestalk. The underside carries a mass of small spikes and numerous small tentacles. The flumph 'flies' by sucking air into its mouth and expelling it through its underside. Normally it floats about 4" above the ground but can fly up to 10', particularly for attack purposes."
"The galeb duhr is a curious boulder-like creature with appendages that act as hands and feet. These intelligent beings are very large and slow moving. They live in rocky or mountainous areas where they can feel the 'earth power' and control the rocks around them."