[Runequest] Stupid monsters...

Tony Den postmaster at runequest.za.org
Fri May 17 22:50:55 EST 2013


My initial reaction before I even got 1/4 way through was jack o bear but
you already covered that. Conchons (sp)
perhaps? I never particularily liked the bandersnatch but that's not
really a RQ monster, just plug and play from Lewis Caroll.
Tony
lev at rpgreview.net wrote:
> I imagine that most of us are familiar with the classic Head Injury
> article on D&D and 30 Years of Stupid Monsters. If not you're in for a
> treat:
>
> http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article73.htm
> http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article95.htm
>
> I am so tempted to stat-up the Flumph for RuneQuest.
>
> So, in that spirit, what are the stupid monsters of RuneQuest (and by
> association, Glorantha)?
>
> Sure, I don't think there as many, because RQ never produced Monster
> Manual I - XIV. But surely there's a few?
>
> Or is it that RQ/Glorantha critters are so deeply embedded in a consistent
> paradigm that even the bad ones make sense?
>
> Ducks? Whether of the durulz or keet variety, whether humans cursed with
> web-feet, or ducks cursed with intelligence, are ducks stupid?
>
> Dark Elves? For some unknown reason I happily accept the walking trees of
> the Aldryami, but the group consciousness bipedal mushroom people? Yeah,
> it still makes sense dammit.
>
> Jack O'Bear? Giant scarecrows with pumpkin heads that fire paralysing
> bolts? That's a challenge even for D&D's psychotic underwear to top.
>
> Grotaron? I don't even want to think of how their digestive system works.
>
> Owl Lion? An giant owl-puma crossbreed that hates and hunts both parents.
> I would to. "What the hell are you doing? I'm not even remotely the same
> species, you pervert!"
>
> Actually the "Tom, Dick, and Harry" triple headed chaos monster annoys me
> too..
>
> Others?
>
>
>
>
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