Trollgod’s Terrible Twenty

Trollgod's Terrible Twenty

Annotated and illustrated bestiary of 20 fantasy monsters for Tunnels and Trolls all created by Ken St. Andre. The book also contains the story of the Trollgod, who he is, and what he does.

Ken’s Explanatory Introduction

People keep asking for bestiaries and monster lists, but it seems to me that there are already innumerable monster lists. What is every Wandering Monster Table but another list of monsters to plague hard-working dungeon delvers? I kept trying to do it, but it just didn’t seem like fun, and writing has to seem like fun to me, or else I fizzle out and never finish the job.

I do like monsters in role-playing games, but doubt if I would like them in real life. After all, what is a monster? To me, it is something that is trying to hurt me, eat me, or kill me. A mosquito is a monster, although a very small one, but if you made it big enough to really see, it would be as scary a monster as anything from horror or science fiction.

It occurred to me that it would be a lot more fun if the monsters I wrote about were MY monsters, creatures that I thought up to bedevil my players. So, that’s what I’m going to do. The creatures in this document are all things that exist only because I imagined them in the first place. They may have been inspired by something that already exists, but these particular incarnations have been through the fires of my imagination. And they have all appeared in published T & T material.

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