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    What would be the various scientific names for the various creatures of dnd?


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    The AD&D MM had scientific names for some critters- Draco horriblis was one, as I recall- but even then, it was inconsistently done.

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    Draco horriblis is a good example. Just make up a name describing the creature and translate it to Latin.

    For example: Owlbear => Feathered bear => Ursus Pinniger

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    This is mostly a thought exercise for people, but your on the right track though.
    A good name for Minotaur though would be homo bulius.

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    That too.


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    Beholder-orbus horibilus sapian?


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    Genus extraplanius for outsiders?


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    Quote Originally Posted by abe ray View Post
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    Hmmm..."praeternaturalis" = beyond nature?

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