Dragon Talk - An Official Dungeons & Dragons Podcast | Dragon Talk #397 - James Wyatt on Bigby Presents Glory of the Giants
James Wyatt is a Senior Game Designer on the creative team for Magic: The Gathering. His work at Wizards of the Coast since 2000 includes five novels, more than 20 short stories, one poem, dozens of Dungeons & Dragons game sourcebooks, and nine Magic art books. He was a lead writer for the 5th...
Cool little bits about making the book and what’s in it.
Also mystery solved. Bigby got killed by giants and was brought back to life by Mordenkainen and that may be why he became a gnome.
See @Demetrios1453 post for more details.
Just finished listening to the entire podcast. Lots of interesting stuff in there:
The giant goose mentioned in previous posts is the goose that laid the golden eggs (after all, Jack climbs the beanstalk and steals one from a cloud giant in the original tale). Wyatt apparently sat down and figured out how much the golden shell is worth by calculating its volume and translating that to a gp value.
There are monumentally huge giants called "giant scions" who are basically the near descendants of Annam. Wyatt suggests that they could be used in stories like a town being accidentally built on a long-sleeping one, or that some hold up the dome of the sky. Interestingly enough, they weren't among the creatures listed in the bestiary description a couple of months ago, so it's still left in the air if they are going to be statted out (I would imagine upper 20s CRs if they are) .
There will be guides on creating whole giant ecosystems, where giants, their giant pets, and other huge creatures such as dinosaurs dwell, and where human-sized visitors will be the equivalent to the size of house pets compared to everything else around them. I find this very intriguing and definitely look into reading this part!