View Full Version : GitP Monster Class Competition IV: From Folklore

Mystic Muse
2011-12-01, 12:36 PM
From Folklore


The contest begins with the posting of this thread and will continue until the midnight, December 20th (EST) deadline.

Soon after a poll will be opened for everyone to vote for their favorite that will last until the last day of the month.


1) You will create any monster that you think fits. Folklore can mean so many things that you should definitely be able to think of something

The creature itself does not have to be unique, though it can be; we encourage you to create a monster class for official WotC monsters or races, preexisting homebrewed monsters or races, or creatures you make up for this contest.

2) Entries must follow the monster class guidelines as spoilered below:

3) The entry must include name, source (if not an original creature creation), complete class (including prerequisites––if any––hit dice, class skills and skill points, BAB, saves, and detailed descriptions of all class abilities). Incomplete entries will be disqualified at the deadline.

If the monster class is your own homebrewed creation, fluff text is also necessary. If it is based off of an existing official, third party or homebrewed creature, then a link to that creature's fluff text will suffice, though mentioning the source is good too. An image at the head of your entry will not only attract more attention and votes, but will also aid players and DMs in their ability to visualize your monster class.

4) Entries must be D&D 3.5 edition, using the standard format.

5) Post all entries on this thread. Do not post conversation here. Any and All Comments, questions and discussions will take place here in this separate conversation thread. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204860)

If you wish to receive critiques and other feedback beyond the lifespan of this contest, or wish in the future to submit your monster class to the Monster Class Hall of Fame (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201135) project, then you must copy your monster class entry from this thread and post it in your own monster class hall of fame thread or homebrew thread, as per the moderator rules listed in the Monster Class Hall of Fame rules (don't just link your submission to that project from your entry post in this contest).

6) One entry per participant. No double-teaming.

7) The monster class itself must be your own work, though as mentioned above, it can be based off of a preexisting monster. It must, however, be created fresh for this contest––no previously made, previously posted monster classes.

8) No reserving posts. Feel free to post a creature and tweak it, but you have to have the basic beast already done.

First Place Prize

I make one monster of your choice, as long as it doesn't violate these two guidelines and is CR 12 or less.
1. The monster can't be something that relies on changing who a person is on a fundamental level (Forced alignment changes, ETC.) and it can't rely on Mind control.
2. It can't rely on messing with the final destination of where a soul is supposed to go. If a being is going to eternal reward or eternal damnation, it should be through their own actions. Eating souls is likewise forbidden.

Homebrewing Guides

3.5 Homebrew Theory by Djinn in Tonic (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137641)

Vorpal Tribble's Monster Making for the Feebleminded (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43009)