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Dungeon & Dragons: Great Wight Shark

James over at Gonzo History is running a competition inspired by Gary Gygax’s antics designing the original D&D monsters.  Legend goes that young Gary, looking for fantasy monsters to populate his dungeons, got a bag of cheap plastic monsters from Hong Kong and made up names and rules, bringing  Rust Monsters, Bulletes and Owlbears to life for the first time.  James’ challenge is to do the same and win fabulous magic prizes.

The competition rules I took to heart were:

  1.  Find something cheap and nasty and plastic.  Not any of this blog’s regular finely-detailed fodder, but something entirely unsuitable for real miniature modelling.  (“Did you try company X‘s miniatures?” you could snark.)
  2.  Reinvent it as something different.  It’s a challenge about creating a fresh iconic monster.  No point finding a cheap plastic toy dragon and painting it to be a … dragon.
  3. It’s explicitly not a modelling or painting challenge, so don’t expect to win with technical excellency.

Presenting the Great Wight Shark:

Dungeons and Dragons Soulfish

Putting the “soul” in sole fish.

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