Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dungeonstack A to Z: Crossplanar Barbarian

Today...another monster!  I'm following up on yesterday's bugbear with this guy in part to show that I'm going with that old-school RPG tradition that holds that "monsters" aren't necessarily monsters in the traditional sense.  They're just stuff to fight...!

This fellow is also signifcant in being a little nod to another gaming blog that's part of this year's A to Z Challenge...if you have any interest in the stuff I post here at Monstrous Matters, you're sure to love +Mark Craddock's Cross Planes.  I was drawn to his work by our shared interest in a certain Eternian defender (hence this entry); he's putting together an RPG hexcrawl this month, and I'm looking forward to watching it unfold...!


  1. Not all monsters are monsters. That's a simple idea, but one that does need repeating occasionally.

    1. Agreed! And it actually might be my favorite convention of D&D terminology (as weird as that seems as a stance to take). This is especially true for older editions, where "monsters" aren't treated almost exactly like characters, as they are in modern versions.