Yes, I’m shilling, but only because I love this book…
Yeah, a lot of monsters lie out there. What do you wanna read about? We got tons of dusty tomes we’ve accrued from the old world, some from the new world. Of course, lots of folks here care very little about reading…
Author’s Note: Beyond a handful of homebrew reflavors of existing monsters, here’s a sampling of creatures from one of my favorite 3rd party books, Tome of Beasts. I’m not sponsored by Kobold Press to do this, I just figure I’d continue my reflavoring posts by expanding to another book this time.
The very word “giant” evokes fear and admiration. In fact, the creatures known as giants practically invented new definitions for the word, in response to their incredible size. Giants are titan-like beings born of the world in some manner. They are raw forces given some manner of thought. One giant alone is an engine of destruction, capable of razing several lands in its wake. To some giants, we are merely insignificant insects that act as an obstacle to our goals. They have no inherent malice towards us, we’re just annoying to them. The Church of the Cosmic Colossal preaches these values, proclaiming that Giants are Cosmic Entities that are far superior to other Material Plane creatures.
To some researchers, they are the first beings who emerged from a lifeless world of nothingness and chaos. Some even say that they sculpted the world as we know it today. To some, they’re early creations of the Gods that were in time rejected in favor of the smaller folk. Perhaps they were once humans who embraced incredible energies of the planes, thus being transformed into massive beings of power. Like many theories surrounding various creatures, they’re not totally conclusive or have too much evidence to support their truths. All that is known is that each giant holds their own origin stories and epic tales. Lest you be a fool, never challenge them on their mythologies.
Author’s Note: GIANTS! I figured I’d write at least one tie-in to Storm King’s Thunder while the module was still relevant. Since I’m not as into it as I was with Curse of Strahd, this post won’t likely be expanded into a theme of any sort. No matter, I wanted to convert some classic giants to D&D 5e and this was my excuse to do so! In fact, many of these come from some of my favorite settings. In addition, I converted a giant that was made for a 3E campaign eons ago. Enjoy.