Tuesday, March 13, 2012

the Holmes 65

Time for another crummy list!  Today I just want to share with you the list of monsters in the Blue Book version of D&D.  Note the badass mofos that Dr. Holmes expected first through third level characters to face.  You best be figuring out some smooth plans, because your party isn't going to be able to beat many of these dudes with sheer force!

Bandit
Basilisk
Berserker
Black Pudding
Blink Dog
Bugbear
Carrion Crawler
Chimera
Cockatrice
Displacer Beast
Djinni
Doppleganger
Dragons
Dwarf
Elf
Fire Beetle
Gargoyle
Gelatinous Cube
Ghouls
Giants
Giant Ant
Giant Centipede
Giant Rats
Giant Tick - I don't use these enough
Gnoll
Gnome
Goblin
Gray Ooze
Green Slime
Griffon
Harpy
Hell Hound
Hippogriff
Hobgoblin
Horse
Hydra
Kobold
Lizard Man
Lycanthrope
Manticore
Medusa
Minotaur
Mummy
Ochre Jelly
Ogre
Orc
Owl Bear
Pegasi
Pixie
Purple Worm
Rust Monster
Shadow
Shrieker
Skeleton
Spectre
Spider
Stirge
Troglodyte
Troll
Unicorn
Vampire
Wight
Wraith
Yellow Mold
Zombie

Anyone every tried to fight all those acidic slime type monsters with lye?  That might be cool.  Also interesting is that 8 hit die giants versus max 3 hit die PCs makes for a much better Jack and the Beanstalk scenario than the usual G1-2-3 approach.