Friday, February 27, 2015

Not Yeti Friday - Owlbears

One of D&D's famous hybrids, the Owlbear...

Owlbear from The Croods


Zack Giallongo

Did you know we wouldn't have an owlbear at all if it wasn't for a cheap plastic Japanese kaiju figure? Gary Gygax used it as a miniature in his pre-D&D war games and nicknamed it "Owlbear". He included it in the original D&D:

Source: Tony DiTerlizz's blog

Here's a re-envisioning closer to the original depiction:

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