Okay, let's go a little off the beaten track.

Some treasures need serious protection. For that, mages will create a zone of protection which, when an intelligent creature trespasses upon it, summons a hellspawn dinoguard.

These demonic dinosaurs simply defend their territory with tremendous sa...

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Today I'm turning my attention to dinosaur-themed monsters.

The koattle is a small, ostrich-like creature that lives in packs of about a dozen adults. Native to plains and lightly forested areas, they are omnivorous, generally killing one small animal every few days and otherwise eating tougher fo...

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Last week, I created an ice bear. Let's do the same to another creature, and create an ice boar.

Whenever I think of boars, my mind immediately jumps to the boars from Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece Princess Mononoke. Those porcine antagonists were truly monstrous. How can we mimic them?

The boa...

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We've hit another cold spell, and I'm still in the mood for a winter-themed monster.

Let's not just create a bear with a frost attack. That's dull. Ice bears, in contrast, are literally driven insane by the cold. That's why they've broken out of their hibernation. A cold snap combined with backg...

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I'm writing this during a cold spell, so let's create a giant frost mammoth.

However, a frost mammoth shouldn't just be a big, hairy animal. Oh, no. A frost mammoth is an avatar of winter, a force of nature that can use the ice itself as a weapon. Any normal person who stumbles across a frost ma...

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Victims of cruel experimentation by an insane sorcerer, a small group of diminutive men and women found their freedom. Shunned and feared by society, they have become small-time bandits, using their special abilities to survive.

They specialize in ranged attacks, using their innate time powers to...

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Some folks like to subvert expectations by creating an evil Santa Claus. To me, that undercuts the spirit of the season a bit too much.

Instead, I'm going to stat up Saint Nicholas as an ally NPC, using a monster stat block just because it's frankly easier when running an NPC.

Saint Nicholas run...

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In the cyberpunk near future, hoverbike gangs rove the streets looking for excitement.

Gangs are wonderfully versatile tools for the GM. Need to talk to someone? They belong to a gang. Need to get into a location? It's in the gang's turf. Need a complication? A gang drives by and takes offense a...

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