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Game designers show you their favorite monster, how it works, why it works, and what it means. Each weekly episode features a new creator and the monster of their choice.

Making a Monster Lucas Zellers

    • Games

Game designers show you their favorite monster, how it works, why it works, and what it means. Each weekly episode features a new creator and the monster of their choice.

    08: Abomination - Never Going Home, Wet Ink Games

    08: Abomination - Never Going Home, Wet Ink Games

    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.

    • 17 min
    07: Dagon, Demon Prince of the Shadowsea - Alex Clippinger

    07: Dagon, Demon Prince of the Shadowsea - Alex Clippinger

    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.

    • 13 min
    06: Monster of the Week - Michael Sands

    06: Monster of the Week - Michael Sands

    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.

    • 14 min
    05: Itzigratz - Bryan Holmes

    05: Itzigratz - Bryan Holmes

    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.

    • 12 min
    04: Space Leper Nuns - Robert Turk

    04: Space Leper Nuns - Robert Turk

    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.

    • 13 min
    03: Warforged Colossus - Steve Fidler

    03: Warforged Colossus - Steve Fidler

    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.

    • 11 min

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