Thursday, September 10, 2009

Old School Monsters: Behir

I was mentioning earlier, that the Giants of Legend mini set was, in my estimation, the zenith of the D&D Miniatures line. To be sure, there are some great iconic sculpts from later miniature sets, but this set is where the D&D minis line finally hit its stride.
Here is another iconic monster, made into a miniature in that Giants of Legend mini set: the Behir. He appears in the D&D module The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, which was first published in 1976, then revised and re-published in 1982.
This is just one of several of the larger monsters that WOTC "did right". That includes the way that they sculpted this figure to fit on a round base.


Timeshadows said...

He's a cutie alright.
--You can just hear the crackle of electricity in the air.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

There's something to be said for getting down to figures-eye view, and see these critters in scale with your character minis.

Now, if you can just model the lightning bolt...