What’s the secret history of the otyugh in D&D? There isn’t one. So we had to fill this episode with a lot of s$&%. Literally.
It can be hard to figure out how some weird monsters got into D&D in the first place. For example, who would guess that the bulette is only in D&D because of an economic collapse in 1873?
Sometimes the weird is bonkers. And sometimes it’s just incongruous. Like the backwards-handed cat demons of Dungeons & Dragons.
Sometimes the weird is bonkers. And sometimes it’s just incongruous. Like the hippo-people of Spelljammer. Or as we like to call it, D&D in Spaaaaacccceee!
Magical psychic zombie-creating mushroom men? What if we told you the only crazy thing about that was the size of the mushroom men?
If you think following an episode of the Word of the Week is a bit like navigating a maze, this episode won’t change your mind.
In this episode, we come to the defense of a poor, overused word that means so much more than an underground complex filled with monsters. Or rather, so much less.
When the dead are liable to get up and start wandering around killing people, one wonders why we keep the bodies around instead of burning them. There’s got to be a good reason for entombing the dead.