"You still wouldn't be particularly impressed if it was four sandwiches, with one trying to hide behind a cushion, one with a lighter, one was wrapped in aluminum foil with a plastic knife, and one carrying a spoon of mayo it worshiped.
"They're still, you know, food."

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I once explained dragon behavior thusly:
"Imagine if you were taking a nap and a sapient tunafish sandwich attacked you with a plastic fork, then tried to steal your wallet. Even if you weren't an evil person, you might well be focusing on the fact it's a motherfucking sandwich."

And now, a few readings from the .
"And you, you're you, you be you, but not in front of her."
"You've been around a lot of corpses."
"Guess what guys, it's time to embrace the horror!"
“A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.”
All praise the explosion.

I thought Love Death & Robots volume 1 was great. Volume 2 was a disappointment. Volume 3 is great, but: CW -extra gore, dead animals, body horror, necrophilia and/or non-consensual, apocalypse, retching, eye trauma, hand trauma, decapitation...and I may have missed some.

Nor is Safari the only company that does such things. Need a radioactive isotope elemental? Check out this more-than-7-inch-tall "Stone Monster" from Schleich's "Eldrador Creatures" line.

Of course, weird scaling can work for you as well. All of these from the "Frogs and Turtles" Tuub fit about perfectly in a 2"x2" grid, making them perfect for Monstrous Frogs and Turtles. I've gotten a lot of mileage out of them over the decades.
A lot of my players are rolling their eyes right now, in fact.

Scale and style can be issues, so watch out for details. This "Wild Dragon" is almost 8 inches tall, about twice the volume of the Guardian Dragon.

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I like keeping an eye out for Safari, because they have some great, pre-painted monsters at 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of a similar hobby miniature.
For example, this Guardian Dragon is about 5 inches tall, and clearly wearing dwarven-craft armor.

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Safari Ltd's Toob Collection has a new set out, Dragons of the Elements. They're about Large size for d20 games, cheap, and pre-painted.

In 2019, I launched a 52-in-52 subscription to get 4 RPG pdfs each week in 2020.
2020... didn't go as planned. The project still isn't done.
I was taken to task on my YouTube promo.
Fair. I failed. But I won't feel shame.
I do intend to complete the run, and give everyone all their pdfs at no additional cost to them. It's just taking far, far longer than I wish, and this criticism is valid.

"Rather than have to talk about my plans, I thought I'd turn into a decorative Amur carp and swim away."
"Now, now. Don't be koi."

Hey folks who look at Game Industry job postings.
Where do you look? Indeed? Some Facebook group? Twitter?
Tell me where you want a company to advertise that it is hiring.

You are required by your employer to make 7-sided and 11-sided dice a crucial part of a supplement to an existing rule system.
How do you add it?
(And, though I have no affiliation with them at all, here's a link to Impact Miniatures page of weird-sided dice!

Guy Bhad never wanted to be evil.
But on the day he acquired his PHD in applied physics, he was also struck by an alien quantum beam, and began to glow and form a Death Field.
And no matter who he turned to for help, no one would treat "Dr. Bad, Guy" as anything but a villain.

Space Opera for Two Systems!
Reign of Discordia by Darrin Drader will be available for both 5e and the White Star RPG!

"It's a demi-dimension. The the pocket reality entirely populated by the creatures that make up medusas' hair."
"Ugh. Snakes on a Plane."

"Dying in your sleep is nice, but all the car passengers are going to be pissed about it."

"Is he going to sign his real name to the contract?"
"No, no. I mean, considering most people here use a nom de whatzit."

"I'm pretty sure she'll eventually ascend to godhood."
"So THAT'LL show dad!"
"No, because he'd still be like 'I just feel you *could* have acquired more important domains. I mean, Travel? Really, dear?"

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