Even more DOOM Monsters!

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Even more evils of the underworld invade your games!

AUTHOR’S NOTE: My last offering was kinda sad, so let’s finish off the rest of the monsters from DOOM I and DOOM II!

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More DOOM Monsters!

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Incoming transmission! “There’s even more of them captain!  We thought we were finished, but they’ve only just unleashed even more of the damned things upon us!  Many of these wretched hell things feel even stronger than the last ones we fought!  We can’t hold out for mu-” Transmission ended!

Author’s Note:  Sorry for being late on this one.  I found out last minute that my group wanted to postpone my game, so I would have had a game synopsis last week.  I also got very sick following a busy work week.  With that, here’s a handful of more DOOM monsters.  I might do an update later on with another popular monster in mind… Arachnotron… Mancubus… Something like that!

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Monsters of DOOM, Revisited

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Hell.  Many thought of it as a mere theological concept, written in ancient scripture.  A team of scientists, corporate representatives and military conglomerates one day discovered that there was so much more.  On martian base, an experiment was conducted to reach into other realities.  They got an alternate dimension the denizens called Hell.  Perhaps it wasn’t what many considered, but Hell had come to that reality and tore it asunder.  Thanks to the impossible efforts of one space marine, referred to as “The Doom Guy”, the forces were pushed out of our world… for what we hoped was for good.

Since that incident, the malevolent armies of this underworld realm have discovered other Prime Material Planes and have continued a campaign of multiversal conquest!  Parallel realities and other planes entirely have faced off against these things.  It has even been rumored that some of these fiendish terrors have faced off in the eternal battleground known as The Blood War.

Author’s Note:  I wasn’t too satisfied with my original creations, so I decided to have a bit of a do over!  On top of that, I wanted to expand the monster list a little more by adding a few essential classic creatures.  Enjoy.

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Monsters IN SPACE – Sci-Fi twists on Classic Monsters

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Even vampirism has evolved alongside growing technologies…

“Magick…” he grumbles in a hoarse whisper to himself, “the force we all thought would hamper progress.  And here we are, traveling the stars with it.”  Letting out a sigh, he pushes his hovering seat away from a messy desk.  “If we were truly destined to separate ourselves from magick, the horrible monsters would have been vanquished long ago… not terraforming entire planets.”  The man slightly grips his teeth as he rises from the floating chair, joints popping from ache and wear.  The spacefaring man gazes into a mirror before continuing to shuffle.  The marks of fatigue and age on his face contrast the shining gleam of his badges, reflecting light from the ‘glow panels’ dotting the ceilings and hallways throughout the vessel.  Over towards a huge glass pane, the elder military man observes systems of stars with planets seemingly nestled in perfect viewing spots by ancient giants or celestial creatures.  “And this ship, it has served more of a home for me than it deserves.  But, through the mad crusades and bloody combat, it has served me well.”  The tranquility of an empty space fades as ships pull into view, built with alien geometries and operating through impossible physics, they charge weaponry for an epic battle.  The man cracks a faint grin as similar weaponry opens fire on the enemy crafts.

The worlds of magic and monsters don’t need to end when civilizations have advanced themselves into new eras; feudal worlds give way to industrial, which give way to information, which give way to hypothetical new technologies that Earth can only speculate about.  Even a world of fantasy can and should advance and change with the flow of time.  All too often do these worlds stagnate in the endless mush of quasi-medieval high fantasy.  Now, this isn’t to say that such a thing can’t be good and doesn’t still have a place.  It’s just that for many fans of the genre, such things have grown stale and resistance to change.

In a fantasy future, adventurers will continue to carry on their business.  Perhaps new sanctions are in effect and new regulations are in place.  However, there are still dens filled with malicious monsters and strange sights to behold.  There are gnoll raiders who operate miniguns instead of wield war-axes, elementals from a plane composed of radiation, beholders who bolster their psychic power through cybernetic enhancements, orcish biker gangs terrorizing the streets through their “hover hogs” and much more.  Granted, most of these will not be appearing in the article below.  However, they are ideas on how someone can twist a classic monster for a more Modern/Sci-Fi inspired setting.

Author’s Note: I figured this is a great way to close out the theme, a look at some classic monsters transferred to a new genre.  And by this, I mean transferring classic D&D monsters into classic (as well as some less standard) science fiction.  Also, please don’t mind the cheesy space-opera-meets-D&D blurb from up above.  I’m not quite what I’d call a writer, but I figured it would be a fun change of pace.

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Horrors of Hell – Monsters from the DOOM series

“From a whirling vortex of vile energy, beings beyond comprehension emerge.  Their properties and proportions are both impossible and demonic looking.  Each are sculpted into grotesque and morbid forms, some of which brandishing relics and artifacts of incredible power.  They glare at all of you with wicked malice, as they ready their rampage.”

In part due to the Blood War, knowledge of fiends has slowly traveled the multiverse.  However, different dimensions entirely have introduced new sorts of fiends ready to wreak until havoc upon the planes, for whatever reason.  These horrors come in shapes not seen by planar and clueless alike.  Their daemonic nature implies siding with the daemons of Abaddon, Hades, Carceri and Gehenna; but time will tell where their allegiances truly lie.  However, some assume that these creatures are recent additions to the Lower Planes.  It is likely these “xenoforms” plane shifted from another universe entirely.  In fact, less magical realities have had fateful incursions with their kind.  The most prominent case was a base on Mars, which was quickly overwhelmed by atrocious creatures.

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean the waves of nightmarish monsters will cease!  Here’s a sampling of underworld monsters from the DOOM series of video games.  Specifically, I’m referring to the Demon, Imp and Cacodemon.

Author’s Note:  Some time a ways back, I created my own take on the Cyberdemon, albeit with a Yugoloth theme to it.  With that, here’s my ensemble of gruesome terrors from the DooM universe, reinterpreted as monsters of the Lower Planes.

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Technoloth (Yugoloth) – A Cybernetic Daemon for D&D 5th Edition

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Author’s Note:  I know I already did this for Pathfinder, but a cyber-daemon working for the yugoloths is too cool of an idea NOT to port over to 5e!

A fusion of Lothian energy and high technology, this fiendish super-soldier is a terrifying foe.  This creature melds magicks with cosmic science to deal devastating blows.  Besides enhanced cybernetics, some are equipped with top of the line firearm like weapons.  These creatures double as both augmented warriors and inventive artificers.  Due to their advanced technical prowess; fiendish scholars claim that they have created a heated rivalry with the dread sages of the Gehenna Tower.  These frustrated daemons are known by many as the Arcanaloths.

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