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Bones You'd Like to See, thread #4

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On 1/10/2020 at 7:46 AM, YronimosW said:

Seems like, in an emergency, the Oxidation Beast (77032) might serve for a giant lobster-thing, but a dedicated dire crawdad wouldn't be unwelcome... seems like it would fit the whole Dreadmere setting, too. 


There really are giant crayfish in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, New Guinea, etc., and now that I'm thinking of it, I could definitely get on board with some monsters inspired by that part of the world:

  • Dire Crayfish
  • Dire Crickets
  • Killeroos
  • Marsupial Lions
  • Diprotodon
  • Bunyips
  • Drop-Bears (they're like koala bears, except they have razor-sharp teeth, eat people, and they jump out of trees onto your head!)
  • Yara-ma-yha-who (a humanoid creature something like a large, red-skinned frog-man, with suckers on his fingers, and a habit of jumping out of trees onto victims and drinking their blood)
  • Dire Horseshoe Crabs
  • Lovecraft's "horrible elder race of half-polypous, utterly alien entities which had come through space from immeasurably distant universes" which had been banished into subterranean vaults in the earth beneath Australia, and sealed away by the Elder Race of Yith
  • Lovecraft's Great Race of Yith ("immense rugose cones ten feet high, and with head and other organs attached to foot-thick, distensible limbs spreading from the apexes...")





Nice list!  I saw the new Australian wildlife news item Reaper just sent out for fire relief (thanks a heap Reaper - great gesture), and thought I'd drop in here to make a similar suggestion - it's been a while since I've visited here.


Wouldn't take much to turn the nice koala in a tree sculpt to a fearsome Dropbear (which of course would be my favourite).    I've been known to mention this one once or twice during the earlier Bones KS campaigns ;)


Other ideas:

  • Hoop Snake (it's a snake that grabs it's tail to form a ring, and rolls down a hill to attack!)
  • Taniwha (a water demon thingy from New Zealand that steals Maori princesses)
  • Giant/Dire Tasmanian Devil
  • Giant/Dire Tasmanian Tiger
  • Giant/Dire Dingo
  • Yowie (sort of like an Outback Australian Yeti or Bigfoot)


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The small world figures were introduced in Bones 4 and are very fun but they didn't seem to go anywhere. I would like to see more of these.

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On 1/9/2020 at 3:46 PM, YronimosW said:


Yes yes yes.  We really need a giant crayfish/lobster. Several classic D&D adventures have them and I don't think anybody makes them.

The Crab from the Kickstarter 4 Dire Beasts is good but a bigger one would be nice too.

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The classic "Life Counters" for Magic the Gathering, maybe with more numbers so thay can track Nerve in Kings of War.


The Other Dennis uses them for his Orcs in KoW.

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