Monday, January 9, 2012

Lords Of Creation: Book Of Foes

The 1983 Lords Of Creation Role-Playing Game has inspired me to return to the Phillip Jose Farmer World Of Tiers book series, starting with The Maker Of Universes.

While I spend the next couple of days re-reading the first four books in the series (my recommendation is that you don't bother with the last two, just imagine your own perfect ending), perhaps you will enjoy these illustrations from the Lords Of Creation RPG Book Of Foes, the LOC equivalent of the 1978 AD&D Monster Manual.

Quite a few NPC's appear in the book of foes, in addition to your typical monster entries.

And where would a bestiary be without naked women sporting animal heads?

Equal treatment demands that we include some cheesecake for the ladies. Who wouldn't be attracted to a bodybuilder with a Rhino-head?

Nearly every famous character from history and fiction is included as an NPC in the Lords Of Creation.

It's cheap wings night at Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, and the entire gang has arrived. Can you identify them all?The final (unpublished) LOC RPG adventure was entitled the Mines Of Voria. You just know we were destined to meet up with a Vorian Death Maggot.

And for absolutely no reason, here's another illustration, of a Drake with two riders.


BigFella said...

The snake head lady kind of looks like the illustrator didn't quite read all the way through the description of a medusa.

Aaron E. Steele said...

I'm not sure what's going on there. They have a separate entry for the Gorgons and medusa, so it's something else.

Why is there hair where the face would normally be? That's what I find so baffling.

Niccodaemus said...

Here's a song about that mermaid

Matthew Slepin said...

And yet that snake-lady is the only that is actually disturbing. Cool idea for a demon.

Pat said...

Snake-head lady is absolutely awesome in her absurdity.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Agreed. And why does cow-head have such beautiful flowing hair?

Greg said...

And we all know that Duke Nukem would "hit it" with all those beastly-headed ladies. :)