Originally Posted by Makiru
Bumping with somewhat meaningful replies.
I really don't get the obsession that third-party companies have with making a bunch of giant mundane creatures to fill their books, especially beetles, for some reason. It just feels overdone and a cop-out when they could actually make a creature that is unique to their books that gets them to stand out on the shelves.
I guess what I'm trying to get out is: why you afraid of thinking? Break the mold and do something that hasn't been done (or at least hasn't been done enough times to make it feel like a rehash)
I don't mean for this to come off as attacking the companies that put out these books. They're good books, but just have some weird consistencies.
'Cause some of us actually like having giant bugs instead of a couple hundred bizarre and unusable monsters? Personally, I'd be all over a book chock full of giant vermin, dinosaurs, and prehistoric fauna that pretty much ignores magical and mythological critters.