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It's Time To Vote For Your Favourite D&D Monster!

What's your favourite D&D monster? Vote for up to three!

  • Aranea

    Votes: 8 2.3%
  • Behir

    Votes: 11 3.2%
  • Beholder

    Votes: 134 38.6%
  • Black Dragon

    Votes: 22 6.3%
  • Blue Dragon

    Votes: 22 6.3%
  • Boneyard

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • Chasme

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • Death Knight

    Votes: 44 12.7%
  • Displacer Beast

    Votes: 37 10.7%
  • Gargantuan Spider

    Votes: 4 1.2%
  • Gelatinous Cube

    Votes: 59 17.0%
  • Githyanki

    Votes: 23 6.6%
  • Goblin

    Votes: 26 7.5%
  • Grell

    Votes: 6 1.7%
  • Kobold

    Votes: 40 11.5%
  • Lich

    Votes: 69 19.9%
  • Meenlock

    Votes: 3 0.9%
  • Mimic

    Votes: 30 8.6%
  • Mind Flayer

    Votes: 144 41.5%
  • Nightwalker

    Votes: 11 3.2%
  • Ogre Mage

    Votes: 26 7.5%
  • Otyugh

    Votes: 21 6.1%
  • Owlbear

    Votes: 64 18.4%
  • Red Dragon

    Votes: 81 23.3%
  • Umber Hulk

    Votes: 18 5.2%

  • Total voters
    347
Nominations were taken! Now it's time to vote. What's our favourite D&D monster of all time? Vote now! You may select up to three monsters from the list.

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Remember, we're voting for your favourite monsters; they don't have to be the biggest, or the most iconic.

FAQ: Why isn't [my favourite monster] in the list? Because you didn't nominate it.
 
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Russ Morrissey

Comments

Imaculata

Explorer
I haven't had a beholder or mindflayer fight in FOREVER. I can't even remember the last time. Has anyone ever used two beholders or two mind flayers at once? That would be a damn difficult encounter.
The one time I used Mindflayers, I used multiple, plus a Mindflayer leader (boss) This was with a high level party though. The boss could attach himself to some sort of fleshy tube on the wall to regenerate some of his health, until the players chopped it to bits.

In my current campaign I'm using a homebrew monster that is a hybrid between a Beholder and a Kraken. So it has the antimagic cone, the eyerays (from its tentacles), plus the scary melee damage of a Kraken. My players are reasonably anxious to fight it, and have delayed to do so for several sessions now. So slowly but surely I've been increasing the frequency and severity of the creature's attacks. I'm fine with them delaying the fight. I'll just go over here and eat this entire orphanage... :ROFLMAO:
 

Hussar

Legend
I do tell a lie. I ran Dragon Heist and there's a mind flayer on screen for about two seconds in the adventure. :D So, yes, I have used them.

I think what's on this list is interesting, but, what's not on the list I think is even more interesting. No Vrocks or Balor. No devils at all. Not sure what it says, if anything, but it is interesting.
 
I used owlbears and baby owlbears in my last 2 Phandelver sessions. Scared the party, they're new players and the concept of an OWL melded with a bear freaked them out!
im imagining a combination between owlets and cubs (owletcubs?) And it is the cutest damn nightmare fuel ever. Can i steal this? If a player asks how i camwnup with it i will immediately say its you. Ive never thought about using hatchling owl bears. Its adorible and horrifying.
 
I do tell a lie. I ran Dragon Heist and there's a mind flayer on screen for about two seconds in the adventure. :D So, yes, I have used them.

I think what's on this list is interesting, but, what's not on the list I think is even more interesting. No Vrocks or Balor. No devils at all. Not sure what it says, if anything, but it is interesting.
I think that the game's authors/dms/players/community in general are all veering toward being a little weirdly skittish of involving more heavily spiritual elements lately. Dont know if you're noticing the same thing but ive been noticing it. The creatures used or liked i think ive noticed as part of the trend.
 

Hussar

Legend
I think that the game's authors/dms/players/community in general are all veering toward being a little weirdly skittish of involving more heavily spiritual elements lately. Dont know if you're noticing the same thing but ive been noticing it. The creatures used or liked i think ive noticed as part of the trend.
Dunno about that. They did just bang out an entire Adventure Path centered around demons. And they're banging out another one this year, so, it's not like demons are off the table. One of the larger possible plots in Dragon Heist focused on Asmodeus cultists. I'm not sure I'm seeing a trend.
 

MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
I haven't had a beholder or mindflayer fight in FOREVER. I can't even remember the last time. Has anyone ever used two beholders or two mind flayers at once? That would be a damn difficult encounter.
I had an entire Mind Flayer colony with an elder brain. It was sneak in, smash and grab, and get the hell out scenario. Even at the upper ends of third tier / lower ends of 4th tier, the way I constructed it and played them, it would be neigh impossible to "clear" the colony.

Both mind flayers and beholders are supposed to be extremely intelligent and paranoid. With mind-flayer colonies add access to millennia of shared memories and knowledge. Add to that that both levitate and can build lairs to take advantage of that fact.

I'm a huge fan of both.
 

Nebulous

Adventurer
I had an entire Mind Flayer colony with an elder brain. It was sneak in, smash and grab, and get the hell out scenario. Even at the upper ends of third tier / lower ends of 4th tier, the way I constructed it and played them, it would be neigh impossible to "clear" the colony.

Both mind flayers and beholders are supposed to be extremely intelligent and paranoid. With mind-flayer colonies add access to millennia of shared memories and knowledge. Add to that that both levitate and can build lairs to take advantage of that fact.

I'm a huge fan of both.
And I don't think ANY party could sustain round after round after round of multiple Mind Blasts.
 

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