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Re: Modern Mythological Creatures
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2010, 08:33:43 pm »
I'm pretty sure some D&D related fanpage somewhere will have the stats written down for a Beer Elemental :lol:

They're also a monster in the Kobolds Ate My Baby game.
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« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2010, 08:36:51 pm »
Kovergnaw - The Kovergnaw is a quiet, nearly-harmless little creature that resembles a gecko with a comically large mouth. It lives in bookshelves and occasionally in book bags and purses, and it feeds on book covers. Not the whole cover, mind you, just the edges and corners. They have a difficult time digesting hard covers and tend to avoid them, but chances are your paperback books have been ravaged by one of these creatures. No matter how gentle and cautious you think you are with your paperbacks, or even if you leave them untouched on the shelf in pristine condition, you'll pick them up one day to find that the corners of the cover are peeling apart, not damaging the integrity of the binding (usually) but utterly screwing up the aesthetics and your ability to claim "Good" condition when you sell it used on Amazon.com.

The kovergnaw also preys on the slipcovers of hardback books.
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Re: Modern Mythological Creatures
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2010, 09:39:32 pm »
I'm pretty sure some D&D related fanpage somewhere will have the stats written down for a Beer Elemental :lol:

They're also a monster in the Kobolds Ate My Baby game.

Ahhh I knew I heard the term before, somewhere!
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Re: Modern Mythological Creatures
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2010, 10:44:57 pm »
I'm pretty sure some D&D related fanpage somewhere will have the stats written down for a Beer Elemental :lol:

They're also a monster in the Kobolds Ate My Baby game.

Ahhh I knew I heard the term before, somewhere!

Well, blow me down. I didn't realize. Should I change the name to something like "Booze Elemental?"
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Re: Modern Mythological Creatures
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2010, 08:30:44 am »
No man, KAMB is just a small-time fun short evening roleplaying thingy with a horribly badly written rulebook [that I still intend to summarize in one or two pages one day], change it if you want, but also don't.
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« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2010, 09:00:36 am »
- These posts remind me somewhat of the D&D Monster Manuals - perhaps we could use some kind of a play on those as a guide for the guidebook?

Do you mean something that looks like a monster manual, or that we actually make a game based on all this?
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« Reply #66 on: August 13, 2010, 09:08:34 am »
Stealing these for the next time I run a Pokethullu game.
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Re: Modern Mythological Creatures
« Reply #67 on: August 13, 2010, 09:36:36 am »
- These posts remind me somewhat of the D&D Monster Manuals - perhaps we could use some kind of a play on those as a guide for the guidebook?

Do you mean something that looks like a monster manual, or that we actually make a game based on all this?

Could be either, DM/GM's can use them to incorporate into their stories.

However, I would suggest we're not going to pick stats or anything for these creatures, lest this thread turns into some D&D geekery fapfest.
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Re: Modern Mythological Creatures
« Reply #68 on: August 13, 2010, 10:16:30 am »
Stidnab Traf - These nebulous spirits live in deep hydrothermal vents in the ocean feeding on methane. Sometimes these vents close off or just run out of food forcing the spirits to make a pilgrimage to the surface. When people use natural gas to heat their homes, Stidnab Traf are attracted who then steal from your supply. Of course they don't stop there, and when hungry enough they will also steal your unfarted flatus.
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Re: Modern Mythological Creatures
« Reply #69 on: August 13, 2010, 12:30:13 pm »
- These posts remind me somewhat of the D&D Monster Manuals - perhaps we could use some kind of a play on those as a guide for the guidebook?

Do you mean something that looks like a monster manual, or that we actually make a game based on all this?

I meant making it look somewhat like a Monster Manual. Or at least borrowing some style tips from them.

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« Reply #70 on: August 13, 2010, 01:36:36 pm »
Kaffenoid - Little sprites that like to cause mischief and discomfort amongst the human race.  They frequently will strike people who've given up their coffee-drinking ritual.  They transport themselves into the brain where they will dance, bounce, and perform other assorted gymnastics on the neurons in the brain, causing sharp pains.  They are tenacious little creatures and will only relent to those with a very strong will and a boat-load of ibuprofen. 
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« Reply #71 on: August 13, 2010, 07:47:16 pm »
I love the idea of putting together a Monster Manual of these things. I'm currently writing an urban fantasy/postmodern campaign for DnD 3.5e, so this would actually be really nice for flavor. And maybe a few of these things could actually be fought. Most of them are more or less benign, though.
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« Reply #72 on: August 13, 2010, 07:58:02 pm »
The Somelse Prob  These incorporeal creatures hang around the less fortunate.  They feed on compassion and when someone more fortunate is considering doing something compassionate they will leap into their brains and devour the compassion, causing an averting of eyes and the idea that someone else will take care of the less fortunate individual in question.  Somelse Probs have discovered ways to travel via television and often hitch a ride on those commercials with the starving African children in them, among others.
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« Reply #73 on: August 13, 2010, 08:24:11 pm »
Somelse Probs give me an idea for a subplot.
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« Reply #74 on: August 14, 2010, 04:21:21 pm »
The Uni-porn - The Uni-porn has a one track mind, and will make you have one too, if you're not careful. Like many types of computer viruses, the Uni-porn lives in sex-sites on the internet looking for people to brainwash. Unlike computer viruses, The Uni-porn will not infect your computer, it will actually hack into your brain and begin reprogramming it. An infected individual will suddenly have no time for friends, family,their spouse or partner. They will become distant, sweaty, and develop HPS (Hairy Palm Syndrome) and spend an inhuman amount of time on the computer, in the dark, behind closed doors. If an infected subject is approched, it will protect itself by saying "I'm busy!" in an awkward crackly voice. The Uni-porn gains nothing from brainwashing people other than the satisfaction of making their already boring sex-life seem doubly so.
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