I’ve gotten a LOT of questions about “are these monsters from Pathfinder in Skin Deep” or “are these creatures from Dungeons and Dragons in Skin Deep” and the answer is noooooooooo. Unless they share a common basis in mythology or folklore like bugbears, they are not on the table for Skin Deep creatures. Those creatures are the property of their games! It would be both illegal and super immoral to steal them for my own story!
I know you must be tired of these questions but, are Serpopards in skin deep?
I’ve got a bit of headcanon about Gremlins that I’d like to know if it makes sense. First off, are there Brownies in Skin Deep? (A bit of a tangent, but what about the elves from the elves and the shoemaker?) I heard that Gremlins popped up in one of the World Wars, but what if they’re corrupted Brownies?
But we all know that if a Bugbear says so it must be the truth!
I suspect Bugbears pretend to be game creatures all the time. As well as movie creatures, TV creatures, comic book creatures, and things some kid drew on a sidewalk.
Bugbears don’t give a rip about copyrights.
So that means no owlbears? :(
Unless…. Uncommon gryphon….?
Which begs the question of the chicken and the egg… mythical animals first, or people’s belief in them?
Because if belief (at some level) was the source, who’s to say that A Very Long Time From Now (conveniently after copyright isn’t a problem anymore) those creatures couldn’t be real?
That said, the Game Nerd in my brain kinda wants a nice bullet-point list of what YOUR Bugbears can do so I can write up game stats for THEM.
The rest of my brain is telling Game Nerd to go sit in a corner and think about what he’s done.
Shh the rest of your brain. Let your Game Nerd flourish.
If your Game Nerd comes out of his corner with a huge, weird grin on his face, BEWARE.
My game nerd brain told me to just sit down and try to stat them out. Here’s a first attempt, feel free to leave comments:
I am still angry at werewolves not being real in your world… buuuuu
We’ve seen a few aquatic-ish folk in Skin Deep…could/would the Oklahoma Octopus exist in Skin Deep, or is it too “normal, just out of place”? I’m guessing the Lawton Deer Man is a bugbear that maybe just hitched a ride down I-44 from the Ozarks? Wait. Have any bugbear’s been to the Ozarks?
Myra Reinkemeyer would be one that’d be odds on to be plenty familiar with the Ozarks.
She works as a scarer at the Verona Haunted Corn Maize.
She was in ‘One-Eyed Bear’, and ‘Greetings, From Dogpatch’.
On the Characters page, she’s listed as being part of the Ozarks crew.
Greetings, From Dogpatch
Imagine LARPing with a bugbear. I’m sure it’s tons of fun.
Do you include nordic mythical beast, as for example Skogsrå (swedish translates as siren of the woods). She looks like a beautiful woman, but with a fox tail hoved feet. She has a hollow back and when she turns around she disappears by looking like a tree, a rock etc. She can control the forest creatures and will lead humans astray if they anger her or hurt the forest.
That sounds a lot like the Hulder featured in Question #101 in this series.
Thanks, I must have missed that one :)
Wait, the tarasque is a creature from mythology. It’s from Southern France and looks nothing like the one in D&D, but it does exist.
This video(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4sVmnfz9Wk.) Is where I learnt about it. And here is a wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarasque
Here ya go: