BRIEF INTERMISSION: In regards to the most recent barrel of fun here on the blogs: people so upset about Raggi and Goodman's games they just can't stop talking about them I hereby issue this special, Cherry-Dr-Pepper-drinking...
The dudes are crying all the way to the bank. Aaaaanyway: Let's talk about Fiend Folio monsters instead.
So: for the L's---already did the Lamia, Noble. That leaves the Lava Children and the Lizard King.
...need no work. Babies made of lava are white-knuckle disturbing and creepy, largely because babies not made of lava are white-knuckle disturbing and creepy. They were left out of later editions because of some weird objection on the part of post AD&D TSR and WOTC to the idea of playing games where you kill children.
Anyway, the solution is obvious: use Lava Children anyway, just play this song while you do it. (Or this one.)
Jeff Rients turned them into little baby Buddhas which you kill, which just go to prove he's more blasphemous and Cannibal Corpsey than everybody else in DIY D&D put together.
Anyway click to enlarge as usual...
Now we got the Lizard King who's the kind of monster I hate. Why couldn't have just been included in the Lizard Man entry as like a leader? Because he's got a special trident plus something. Yawn. It only works for the Lizard King but no PC will ever find this out because tridents are dumb.
Anyway, I made a commitment to find a way to use everybody in the Folio, so I had to figure out how to make the Lizard King not just a bigger lizard man so I made him a sort of frilled lizard guy. Which I like a lot and which idea was I realized as soon as I finished painting it, stolen from the Palladium TMNT "Mutants Down Under" supplement but whatever. Here's the guy...Artheads: If you're wondering, these were done with first an acrylic wash over unprimed paper (red for the lava kid, obviously, black for Jim Morrison there) then I went back and painted over the wash in black while it was still wet so little particles of black dots get into the paint and make those charcoaly fades. In the case of the Lizard King I then went and painted in a white background after. The Lava Kid's about an inch tall, the Lizard King's a little bigger...
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