This being looks like a humanoid tiger garbed in expensive clothes. The body seems mostly human, except for a luxurious coat of fur and a tiger’s head.
Some say Rakshasas are the very embodiment of evil. Few beings are more malevolent.
From 3.5 Monster Manual (p. 212).
3.x has the ugliest goddamn art good lord
1e and 2e have a cheesy charm to them; they look like Napoleon Dynamite drew them on the back of his notebooks (notable exception: Brom’s gorgeous Dark Sun work)
4e had enough money thrown at it so that the art is largely generic and forgettable
But flip through 3.0 and 3.5 your eyes start to bleed
Here at this blog, we like to disagree with that notion, sir. The 3.5e Monster Manual set is a shining beacon of crazy-ass, freakish ghouls who wiggle their vorpal tentacles of despotic fury past your weak armor and right into your heart.
The 3.5e character sketches are fairly basic, nothing flashy, not overly-stylized like 4 and not hilariously “your tenth grade son drew this” like 1 and 2.
a.k.a. Personally I’m fine with most 3.5e artwork (except for many of Eberron’s lycanthropic shifter creeps) but looking at 1 and 2 makes my eyes want to roll for fortitude and will saves, even if they know they’ll fail.
This creature resembles a tall, scarlet-skinned fiend with a pair of dusky feathered wings. Its loose-fitting robes are decorated with polished bits of blades taken from fallen enemies, and a greyish vapour rises from atop its head.
From 3.5e Monster Manual IV (p. 34)
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Have a suggestion for which monster we should do next? Send a message our way! In the meantime, I’ll be looking into the most spooky Dungeons and Dragons monsters to fashionify in the spirit of Halloween (and the Mabar Festival)!
If you’re going to be DMing a Halloween game this year, you should check out this great WoTC article!
May your nights be filled with many zombieholders!
The Kastighur’s hideous demon body ripples with muscle. Its massive head is heavy with long horns while its powerful legs end in cloven hooves. A breastplate fastened onto its body provides additional protection for its already tough hide.
(It probably does, but here at D&F we like to bend the rules a tad - homebrew, am I right?).
A Lilland looks like a human or elf with the lower torso of a multicolored serpent and huge, strikingly patterned wings like a bird’s.
Greenvise are naturally found in temperate areas, among warm hills, marshes, and plains. The greenvise towers over any PC in the material planes (with a challenge rating of about 10).
From Monster Manual II of D&D Edition 3.5.
Clockwork Menders are cat-sized vaguely insectoid machines that exist to repair other constucts. They can be individuals, but are commonly found in swarms, though the swarm doesn’t last very long as Clockwork Menders will use up their own life force in the repair of another construct. Their main form of defence is a numbing poison.
From Monster Manual IV of Dungeons and Dragons 3.5.