Favourite Energy Type
Would have to be Fire. Yes you could blow things apart with sonic blasts but you can’t beat a good old-fashioned flaming conflagration of death. Hmmm what with me mentioned red dragons, I hope you don’t take me for some sort of arsonist 🙂
This ones certainly from the newer 3e version of the game, as the earlier editions of the game never really defined engender types.
Least Favourite Monster Overall
The Drow. I understand that there may be dark elves in a world but I never see the point of all the specialised magical items that they have that lose their abilities when taken beyond the underdark.
Favourite Monster Overall
As each edition of D&D has appeared, the overall number of monsters has increased and when D&D 3e was released the Open Gaming Licence gave game designers the chance to release bestiaries of their own making the task of trying to pick a favourite monster harder to do.
The one creature that does stand out and is my overall favourite is the bizzare Owlbear. An unholy fusion of an owl and a bear which was probably created by an intoxicated wizard.
Favourite Dragon Colour / Type
Without a doubt the Red Dragon is my favourite, not just for the fire-breathing but the attitude to go with it.
It was a pity I never got to run the old adventure Dragon Mountain as it combines dragons and kobolds in one deadly combination.
Favourite Monster (Humanoid / Natural / Fey)
Is the humble Kobold. Even though the cute little creatures have changed from being dog like to descendants of dragons, I have a soft spot for them.
I once created a kobold adversary who used darts as his principal weapon and was capable of doing quite a lot of damage in a short space of time.
I think my eyes were opened when I read all about Tucker’s kobolds in Dragon magazine 127.
Favourite Monster (Elemental / Plant)
For me you can’t beat the intelligent and meat eating Shambling Mound.
Favourite Monster (Immortal / Outsider)
I’ve never really got around to using these creatures in a game but if I had to pick one then the Rakshasa would have to fit the bill. A spell using creature that can pass as human without too close an inspection.
Favourite Monster (Animal / Vermin)
Is the tyrannosaurus, how could you not like this giant meat eater that is beloved by Hollywood?
Favourite Monster (Abberation)
Of all the aberration creature types my favourite is the Illithid or Mind Flayer. A fantastically evil race that has so much potential to be a master villain.
My second favourite is the Mimic, a creature that likes to disguise itself as a chest.
Favourite Monster (Undead)
There are so many different varieties of undead it almost hard to pick; be it skeleton, zombie, ghost, ghast, wraith or ghoul. Although, if you pardon the pun I think the zombie may have been done to death.
Without a doubt though I would have to say that the dracolich would have to be my favourite. I mean who doesn’t love the idea of a fearsome undead dragon that can breathe streams of corruption on unwitting victims.