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3.5 Scientific names

Dannyalcatraz

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

therios

Villager
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
 

abe ray

Registered User
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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abe ray

Registered User
Don't forget that scientific names don't exactly need to be Latin, they just need to SOUND Latin in nature.


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