Saturday, March 24, 2012

Now with Nixies!

     I've revised the Holmes Monster Reference Table to include Nixies, which were found in the 1st-3rd prints (Lizard Logo) of the Basic rulebook, and were removed starting with the 2nd edition (Wizard Logo, Nov 1978). I thought I was at the limit for lines but managed to fit in one more line. This has the added bonus of bringing the table to an even 80 entries. Jeff Rients recently referred to the Monster List as the "Holmes 65"; my list is the "Holmes 80" due to separate lines for the various Dragons, Giant, Lycanthropes and Spiders.

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     While this table is based on the Holmes list, it should work well for OD&D, as Holmes took most of the monster stats directly from the OD&D books.

     As a bonus, here's the entry for Nixies from the 1st print for anyone who has a later print:

2 comments:

  1. Cool! I've never used Nixies but they could make a cool adventure if they enslave a PC and the other guys have to rescue him.

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    1. Yes, I think Nixies are underused. Gygax had some in an underground lake ("The Nixie Pool") on the second level of the original Castle Greyhawk.

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