Monster selection in DDCs

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slimykuotoan
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Monster selection in DDCs

Post by slimykuotoan » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:39 pm

I'd like to see the DDCs make use of monsters from other published books by WOTC as well.

ie. Fiend Folio, MM III, etc.

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Post by goodmangames » Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:41 am

I would, too, but in most cases we can't. The first Monster Manual is the only WotC monster book that's fully open content. To use any other WotC monsters we have to ask permission on a monster-by-monster basis, and it's just not feasible. For example, the yuan-ti are in the MM but not open content. It took months to get permission to use them in DCC #16: The Emerald Cobra.
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Post by slimykuotoan » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:42 pm

Hmm...I can definitely see the problem.

Perhaps more new monsters by the writers of DDCs themselves?

Either way, I'm still overjoyed at the quality of these products overall.

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Post by goodmangames » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:57 am

slimykuotoan wrote:Perhaps more new monsters by the writers of DDCs themselves?
Don't worry, that's coming! Starting in earnest with #15, most of the newer DCC's either use monsters from OGL sources (like Tome of Horrors) and/or include all-new monsters created by the authors. You should see a wider variety of monster encounters as the series goes forward.
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Post by Save Vs. Death Ray » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:08 am

It might be cool to have a DCC Monster Manual at some point .........just to collect everything into one handy tome.

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