Saturday, April 2, 2011

Please Submit A Monster

Hi everyone!

Michael Kotschi over at has set up a form for monster submissions to the "Massive Monograph of Malignant Malefactors."

If you would like to contribute a monster (or monsters) to the book -- ONLY monsters of your own original design please -- you can do so by filling out the form found HERE.  The form will be open for a few months to allow for new submissions.  At some point, I'll turn it off so that I can get on with the final editing of the book.

Michael has provided an example monster on the page.  There's some quirkiness to the way we're doing this book, so you may want to study his example to see how we're statting all these critters up.  If you leave stuff off the form, I might just put it in myself.  :)

That said, I respectfully reserve the right to edit your submissions, but I will do so with great care and consideration for the monster your have created.

If your monster(s) are chosen to be in the book, you will get credit in the book and you will have a chance to win A PRINTED COPY of the book.  (I will draw randomly; one entry per monster chosen for the book; number of copies to be given away subject to my personal budget, but shall be greater than or equal to one.)   :)

For everyone else, the PDF of the book will be FREE and the book will be offered through Lulu AT COST.

If you are an artist and would like to donate some illustrations for the book, please contact me at my email: wilmanric at gmail dot com.  All art will be product identity so you will retain your copyright to your art beyond its use in the print and PDF versions of the MMMM.

Now, here's a song from the REM album "Monster" for your entertainment...


C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

Hey - I'm trying to figure out what some of the stats mean. What's a horde class, for example, and how do I calculate a CL? Also, do you know the conversion factor for ascending and descending AC? Also, what does the saving throw mean? Is that what number has to be rolled to save against any powers it has? What it has to roll to make a save?

(The creature in question)


14 3[?] 2 25 3 15 ? ? 30

Jim said...

@C'nor - Horde Class is LL's "Treasure Type" CL is Challenge Level and it's from Swords and Wizardry. Ascending AC + Descending AC = 19. Saving throw is the monster's single saving throw, also from S&W. If you leave stuff blank, I can always do my best guess/calculation and fill it in too... Hope that helps!

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

Yep. Thanks!