Category Archives: Teratic Tome

Teratic Exploration

For some time now I’ve wanted to rework some standard monsters into more ‘Teratic form’. I need a break from the Echelon Reference Series, if only for a few days, so I thought I’d take a run at some. There are four primary points to remember in these adaptations. They are inhuman. It is not enough […]

Horrific Monster Book: Lusus Naturae

Emphasis on the wrong word there. Lusus Naturae — Freaks of Nature — is a book of horrific monsters. However, being ‘H’ day, something had to give. I’ve been a fan of Rafael Chandler’s RPG work for a while now. I’ve reviewed his Teratic Tome, I’ve posted about what I learned from it, and I’ve delved a bit […]

Teratic Monster Design

I’m sure it’s no secret to anyone how much I like Teratic Tome by Rafael Chandler. I’ve written a review of it, and I think it will affect how I design monsters in future. Rafael focused primarily on bad things, and a few neutral-but-dangerous ones. I want to explore some of the ‘good guys’. I think […]

Teratic Tome Takeaways

I’m not normally one for alliterative titles, but it fit here. Often when I absorb media — read a book, watch a movie, listen to music, and so on — I find or look for things I can take away from it. Whether it’s ideas for role playing games or ways to improve my programming […]

Review: Teratic Tome by Rafael Chandler

I don’t do a lot of reviews. I should probably do more, actually, I certainly read enough RPG material. Short form: holy balls is this an impressive book. If you like old school and you like freakishly scary and horrifying monsters, BUY THIS BOOK! A few weeks ago Rafael Chandler posted a picture to Google+ of […]