Kids RPG Journal – #53 Monster Bestiary

Added a few monster illustrations this last week.

Wild hunt goblins will steal your shoelaces and unravel all of your baskets.

Wild hunt goblins will steal your shoelaces and unravel all of your baskets.

Wild hunt troll wants to eat all of your food and tell crude poop jokes.

Wild hunt troll wants to eat all of your food and tell crude poop jokes.
Everybody's favorite demon sow, the gloso will eat your children and toast their souls.

Everybody’s favorite demon sow, the gloso will eat your children and toast their souls.

Kids RPG Journal – #20 The Bestiary

What I find odd about the first monsters I’m developing for the kids, is that they are not directly pulled from folktales and myths. I have a bunch of notes and sketches of more “traditional” monsters that I’ve collected and obsessed over the last couple of decades, and yet the first thing I do is start creating something new.

Not really sure what that means, but I think it will be fun to see play out. Now I have a number of partially formed plans that do involve real traditional monsters to let the kids run into later, but for now, I think I’m just focused on the particular situations and the types of quests I think would be fun and exciting.

With that, here are the first two monster illustrations:

The Grave Grim who haunts musty old tombs.

The Grave Grim who haunts musty old tombs.

The Iron-toothed Grubkins, sentient plant imps that enjoy pilfering things from hunters and gatherers.

The Iron-toothed Grubkins, sentient plant imps that enjoy pilfering things from hunters and gatherers.

Later on, I will write out the full monster sheets for each of these with various stats, instincts, precautions, etc.