Making a Monster

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Kyle Pointer, also known as user/ItsADnDMonsterNow, shares the most mechanically interesting monster he's made as Reddit's resident D&D graffiti artist - the music elemental.
A cosmic horror game set in World War I uses supernatural aberrations to reflect the human corruption of that period in history. Featuring Never Going Home's writer Irvin Jackson, artist Charles Ferguson Avery, and system designer Brandon Aten.
Alex Clippinger brings H.P. Lovecraft's first published monster, Dagon, to 5th edition D&D. We track how monsters become "dungeon and dragons-ed", and explore how game mechanics imitate the experience and intent of the cosmic horror genre.
Monster of the Week is the system that powers The Adventure Zone and Critshow. Designer Michael Sands talks about Marilynn, the improbable fairy creature who nearly derailed a playtest campaign, and the system's story-first approach to creating mysteries and monsters.
Forgotten Realms expert and best-selling DM's Guild creator Bryan Holmes brings a proper Illithid Lich to the show, and asks how much responsibility do we have to stop bad things before they happen.
Robert Turk's sci-fi survival horror game Starship Infernum offers a campy scenario featuring space leper nuns, letting players test the strength of their convictions and crack a few jokes along the way.
Somewhere in the Mournlands of Eberron, a weapon of mass destruction walks freely across the blighted wasteland. For players, the Warforged Colossus blurs the line between monster and environment - between dungeon and dragon.
Will you redeem the unredeemable? Anthony Joyce shares how the Heir of Orcus makes heroes and villains hard to distinguish in Dungeons & Dragons.
The Jiangshi, Chinese hopping vampires, in an RPG that addresses the racism and oppression of 1920s Chinatown - featuring Banana Chan of Game and a Curry.
Welcome to Making a Monster, a weekly podcast where game designers show their favorite monster, how it works, why it works, and what it means. Each week's episode will feature one guest and the monster of their choice. Many create for Dungeons & Dragons, but you'll also hear from designers of many other excellent games like Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall, Monster of the Week, Never Going Home, and Starship Infernum.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Lucas Zellers
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Aug 4th, 2020
Latest Episode
Oct 13th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
10
Avg. Episode Length
12 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic

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