In honour of Gary Gygax Day, a small selection of some of my favourite entries from the books on creatures in Dungeons and Dragons…
The Drow were amazing adversaries to pit against players, and they were featured in the latter half of an epic six-and-a-half module series (I really didn’t like the seventh) that started with:
…Against the Giants! A tough series; a good number of characters took a pasting in this one. The adventure continued with the Drow in these modules:
…Descent into the Depths of the Earth (or Oerth, if you wanted to be true to the World of Greyhawk naming), which was followed by:
…Vault of the Drow! Sadly, the series concludes with its weakest module, Queen of the Demonweb Pits. You’d think that an adventure that took place in one of the 666 layers of the dimension known as The Abyss to take on Lolth, the demon queen of spiders worshipped by the Drow, would be amazing, but it’s a sorry, sloppy mess.
Ah, orcs. One of the creatures that Gygax lifted pretty much directly from Tolkien.
And finally, the succubus. Hey, I was a teenage boy!