Monday, December 23, 2019

Secret Santicorn 2019: Words for Monster

The second annual Secret Santicorn event on the OSR Discord Server is just wrapping up! It's like Secret Santa, but instead of requesting regular gifts, participants request blog posts. My prompt is from Idle Doodler, of The request:

"I'm throwing together a White Box FMAG / S&W White Box hack. Surprise me! If you're really stumped for a prompt, I'm to put together an extensive list of descriptor words for monsters so that, while GMing and trying to avoid referring to a creature by its monster manual name, I have something more to refer to than 'monster', 'beast' and 'creature'."

A list of synonyms for 'monster' is a tool I can make good use of myself, so I ran with it.

d50 Words for Monster
  1. Aberration
  2. Abomination
  3. Anomaly
  4. Apparition
  5. Arachnid
  6. Behemoth
  7. Biped
  8. Brute
  9. Bruiser
  10. Chimera
  11. Churl
  12. Clod
  13. Creep
  14. Critter
  15. Curiosity
  16. Deviant
  17. Enigma
  18. Fiend
  19. Goon
  20. Haunt
  21. Hellion
  22. Horror
  23. Hooligan
  24. Humanoid
  25. Leviathan
  26. Lout
  27. Marvel
  28. Miscreation
  29. Miscreant
  30. Misformation
  31. Mutation
  32. Oddity
  33. Phantasm
  34. Quadruped
  35. Terror
  36. Thing
  37. Thug
  38. Titan
  39. Reptile
  40. Serpent
  41. Shade
  42. Shadow
  43. Silhouette
  44. Specter
  45. Spirit
  46. Stranger
  47. Vermin
  48. Vision
  49. Weirdo
  50. Worm


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