Unconverted D&D creatures

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
One extensive update later, and the total left in the pile has dropped from 634 to 458 -- a reduction of nearly 200 in the last year :).
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
I just looked at your Pocket Guide to Oozes and there is no 3e listing for Silver Slime. Either the guide is out of date or the Oozes are one monster away from being finished. :-S
After a careful read of the Silver Slime entry, I eventually decided it was probably a plant or a fungus (it makes sporangia!), so for the moment it's lurking in the unconverted plants thread...
 

Mortis

Visitor
One extensive update later, and the total left in the pile has dropped from 634 to 458 -- a reduction of nearly 200 in the last year :).
Cheers for the amazing update. So at the current rate we're looking at another 2-3 years!

Although I should really be converting it all to Pathfinder (as our group made the switch to that system well over a year ago).

Regards
Mortis
 

Big Mac

Visitor
After a careful read of the Silver Slime entry, I eventually decided it was probably a plant or a fungus (it makes sporangia!), so for the moment it's lurking in the unconverted plants thread...
Sounds good. But if that is the case, perhaps you should remove the 2e entry for the Silver Slime from your Ooze guide (and add it to your Plant guide) unlress it was aready done.
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
One fairly thorough review of the last six month's of conversions later, and the overall total is now down to 407 creatures.

I estimate (conservatively) that there are around 7250 unique D&D creatures (pre 4e), which means that ±94% of historical D&D creatures now have 3.X stats available somewhere.

I am still busy updating the individual "unconverted" threads linked above, but all the totals should be current. Only one unconverted Greyhawk critter left, and only two plants!
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
This list and all of the unconverted creature lists should be up-to-date again. I've removed the new conversions over the last six months (whether uploaded to the cc or not), and added back in the official D&D creatures that were previously available on the Frilond web site, but which are now without published conversions.

If there are any listed creatures that you've decided to skip for some reason, let me know and I'll update the lists. (Also, if I've missed any conversions, please let me know.)
 

Cleon

Adventurer
This list and all of the unconverted creature lists should be up-to-date again. I've removed the new conversions over the last six months (whether uploaded to the cc or not), and added back in the official D&D creatures that were previously available on the Frilond web site, but which are now without published conversions.

If there are any listed creatures that you've decided to skip for some reason, let me know and I'll update the lists. (Also, if I've missed any conversions, please let me know.)
Thanks Echohawk.

Offhand I don't recall us skipping over any monsters recently. The last one I remember was the Dragon Mountain Kobold, where the consensus was they were just standard kobolds with class levels, and that was more than 6 months ago.

If you are using the Creatures Awaiting Upload & Current Conversions list to eliminate creatures it doesn't include the Mayfair Games conversions, although those shouldn't matter as they're not "official D&D creatures" - so I guess the fall in the same category as the Frilond conversions of White Dwarf magazine monsters that didn't make it into the Fiend Folio.
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
If you are using the Creatures Awaiting Upload & Current Conversions list to eliminate creatures it doesn't include the Mayfair Games conversions, although those shouldn't matter as they're not "official D&D creatures" - so I guess the fall in the same category as the Frilond conversions of White Dwarf magazine monsters that didn't make it into the Fiend Folio.
Yes, I did use that thread to check my notes. Yes, I noticed it left out the Roleaids conversions, and yes, I don't care so much about those since they aren't official. :)

I don't even have the Mayfair monsters in my master index at the moment. I have considered adding the Judges Guild and Mayfair creatures, but those are very low down on my priority list. There are three years of 4e releases I need to add first, plus I've realised that there are some new creatures scattered amongst the thousands of Living * modules, which also need to be cataloged.

I wonder if my employer would consider allowing me a six month sabbatical to update the monster index? :) :)
 

Cleon

Adventurer
Yes, I did use that thread to check my notes. Yes, I noticed it left out the Roleaids conversions, and yes, I don't care so much about those since they aren't official. :)
I thought that was the case.

I don't even have the Mayfair monsters in my master index at the moment. I have considered adding the Judges Guild and Mayfair creatures, but those are very low down on my priority list. There are three years of 4e releases I need to add first, plus I've realised that there are some new creatures scattered amongst the thousands of Living * modules, which also need to be cataloged.
Quite understandable. If you start down that route you'd next be trying to add monsters from White Dwarf, then other "D&D-ish" magazines, then the fanzines, then the homebrews on the internet. The only question is at what point does the monster proliferation drive you insane...

I wonder if my employer would consider allowing me a six month sabbatical to update the monster index? :) :)
Sadly, most bosses have a ridiculously narrow-minded view that roleplaying games don't count as work. ;)
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
Quite understandable. If you start down that route you'd next be trying to add monsters from White Dwarf...
The D&D creatures from White Dwarf are already in the index (at least in my local copy). :blush:

I needed them there a while back to check which FF creatures were WD retreads (surprisingly few, as it happens).

Sadly, most bosses have a ridiculously narrow-minded view that roleplaying games don't count as work. ;)
I'm my own employer. :devil:
 

Cleon

Adventurer
The D&D creatures from White Dwarf are already in the index (at least in my local copy). :blush:
Yes, my copy of the Echohawk Index (Dec 2008) has the WD creatures included in it too.

Since you didn't object to my previous post's contention...

Quite understandable. If you start down that route you'd next be trying to add monsters from White Dwarf, then other "D&D-ish" magazines, then the fanzines, then the homebrews on the internet. The only question is at what point does the monster proliferation drive you insane...

...the obvious inference is that you're already on the path to Indexing madness! :p

I needed them there a while back to check which FF creatures were WD retreads (surprisingly few, as it happens).
Since we were mulling over the idea of doing conversions of White Dwarf's "non Fiend Folio" D&Dish monsters, do you have a handy list of the non-WD retreads.

Incidentally, are there any of these Fiend Factory-only critters that particularly tickled your fancy? It looks like we will probably be doing the "alternative version" Water Leaper next, but there's plenty to chose from.

I'm my own employer. :devil:
In that case you've only got yourself and the economic climate to blame for you lack of holidays. ;)
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
Since you didn't object to my previous post's contention... ...the obvious inference is that you're already on the path to Indexing madness! :p
Absolutely no argument from me on that. *twitch*

Since we were mulling over the idea of doing conversions of White Dwarf's "non Fiend Folio" D&Dish monsters, do you have a handy list of the non-WD retreads.
Something like this thread?

Incidentally, are there any of these Fiend Factory-only critters that particularly tickled your fancy? It looks like we will probably be doing the "alternative version" Water Leaper next, but there's plenty to chose from.
It's been a while since I looked at any White Dwarf creatures. From memory, more of those creatures fell into the "what the heck were they thinking?" category than the "this would be good to convert!" category.

In that case you've only got yourself and the economic climate to blame for you lack of holidays. ;)
Mostly our large number of pets is to blame for lack of holidays. It's hard to find a house-sitter willing to manage our rural smallholding when we go away :(
 

freyar

Extradimensional Explorer
Even just our two cats is sometimes a bit of a constraint!

Thanks for the update...
 

Cleon

Adventurer
Absolutely no argument from me on that. *twitch*
I suspected as much.:eek:

That's handy. I had a quick look through the site back a week or two ago when we first started discussing it, but only found the WHITE DWARF Magazine monster index. That list doesn't separate out the ones that were already converted.

It's been a while since I looked at any White Dwarf creatures. From memory, more of those creatures fell into the "what the heck were they thinking?" category than the "this would be good to convert!" category.
Yes, a lot of them are pretty goofy - even some that aren't supposed to be "joke" monsters. Quite a few of the others are also obviously or explicitly based on

I remember liking the idea of the Melodemon and the Brothers of the Pine, and remember Stross's Lord of the Mind Flayers had some cool powers (but was CE for some reason).

There were quite a few creatures that were obviously or explicitly based on various fantasy books & film. I believe Jack Vance was the artist who had the most monsters "borrowed" for the Fiend Factory.

Mostly our large number of pets is to blame for lack of holidays. It's hard to find a house-sitter willing to manage our rural smallholding when we go away :(
Well I'm afraid I can't help you there, since it'd be a bit of a long commute from the UK. :blush:
 

Echohawk

Shirokinukatsukami fan
That reminds me. I've uploaded a somewhat more up-to-date version of my monster index. It is still far from completely up-to-date, but it does have 7.4% more monsters than the 2008 version. :cool:

OpenOffice version: here.
MS-Excel version: here.
 

JohnSmith

Visitor
That reminds me. I've uploaded a somewhat more up-to-date version of my monster index. It is still far from completely up-to-date, but it does have 7.4% more monsters than the 2008 version. :cool:

OpenOffice version: here.
MS-Excel version: here.
That is so useful, thank you. :) Please continue this great quest. B-)
 

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