6/16/2015

d30 Challenge Day 16

d30 Challenge Day 16
This is my 16th entry in the d30 Challenge, which is a bastardization of an idea I first saw on Mark "CMG" Clover's feed. Now I'm a sucker for these things and I know some folks aren't so while I'm committed to answering one question about my favorite hobby each day, and putting together a d30 table before the end of the month, I know not everyone is so interested. I'll put the question & answer after the break, posting late in the day, and not promoting this on G+ so those who don't like this kind of thing should be exposed only minimally.

I think this is the best I can do....
Day 16's question is "Favorite Ooze Aberrant Creature".

I think we've finally hit upon a question I cannot truthfully answer because I have no love for any slimes or oozes and while I do dig abberants, there is nothing even close to a favorite.

If I was forced to pick one I'd have to stretch a bit an say the infamous Gelatinous Cube.

Ok...not that...that particular bit of awkwardness is out of the way I can go slightly off topic and tell you about one of my favorite products that helps you create abberant creatures. It really sucks that you can't get a legal copy of this anymore due to licensing issues, which I don't understand for the most part since I thought this particular product was pretty much all new material.

OOP Monster Matrix
It isn't a secret I'm a HackMaster fan. I fell hard for the OSRified "4th Edition" and stayed with it to the current edition. Most of the 4th Edition product line went away after the license expired, but the products that were all new material can still be purchased. Sadly the Hacklopedia of Beasts Monster Matrix is not one of them.

Now a huge portion of this book is charts for your HackMaster game, but the beginning is all about customizing your monsters to create abberants. If you can do without monster flavor text and pictures most of those charts can also help you in most any OSR game.

This product is quite useful when you want to change-up your monsters just enough to make your players wonder..."what was that?" Some variations can really mess with your players while others might just make things more interesting for you as a GM.

If you can find this out in the wild I highly suggest nabbing it......good luck getting it though.