Sunday, September 20, 2009

Old School Monsters: Owlbear

From the Original Dungeons and Dragons Supplement: Greyhawk, 1976.

"OWL BEARS: Creatures of horrid visage and disposition, Owl Bears will attack whatever they see and fight to the death. They deliver a hug, just as a Werebear, for example, as well as great damage from beak, tooth and claw."

This pleasant fellow appears in the old-school adventure B2, Keep On The Borderlands, and is a particularly ferocious opponent.

This WOTC sculpt is particularly nice. I have seen other non-WOTC versions which also do this beast justice.


Rusty said... cute. Arms open wide for a hug. Who doesn't love the owlbear?

Aaron E. Steele said...

I remember meeting this fellow in B2. At the time, he was pretty scary (I was 12?) as the DM acted him out, complete with horrible screeching and flapping of arms.