Talk:Bestiary Index

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Links done to old Bestiary layout on Dec 11. Changes since are to match GM Guide 2005 layout. --Errol 20:22, 19 Dec 2006 (NZDT)

I'm beginning to wonder if we need a new category for the really wierd stuff ... such as what D&D call abberrants

Also .. if anyone has any other creatures they would like to share, please add them.

--Keith 15:44, 1 May 2007 (NZST)

Can you give some more examples of these 'Abberrants' please?

On Keith's second point, I think we should limit the number of mundane creatures included. They tend to clutter up what is already a long list, and add little to the game IMO.

--Errol 15:58, 1 May 2007 (NZST)

I was thinking of creatures like oozes, and any other real oddballs. Currently I'm looking at manavores for my game.

--Keith 16:02, 1 May 2007 (NZST)

My feeling is that the bestiary is the list of known / shared creatures, which then represents potentially "knowable" knowledge by characters. Every GM has their own weird oddities. If we put them in the Wiki, I'd like to see them not integrated with the rest of the bestiary, as many of them are only suited for certain styles of campaigns. In particular, I think creatures that only occur off-plane should not be in the Bestiary, except perhaps for the few fully shared off-plane spaces - i.e. Hell, and maybe the 4 elemental planes.

On the other hand, a place for GMs to be inspired by other GMs writeups isn't a bad idea. If I want to use a manavore as a GM, I could look at Keith's writeup, or Gordon's, or William's, or anyone else whose used them.

Have a look at what William's done with the Calamar, documenting them reasonably fully, but not integrating them into the bestiary.

--Andreww 13:52, 3 May 2007 (NZST)

We possibly don't need this page once the individual creature pages are set up (and the index is provided by the Bestiary Category), but I might convert it to a Table of Contents, so please leave so I can have the wikicode as a start point. --Errol 00:23, 24 Oct 2007 (NZDT)