Sunday, March 29, 2015

Another Free OSR Monster - Collectanea Creaturae: Psyche Lasher From Ebon Gryphon Games For Your Old/New School Campaigns

Say you want a monster for a science fantasy alien invasion but a certain copy righted and iconic monster isn't available for you to use in your product or adventure? What's a guy to do especially if he's got fifteen minutes before his players and friends show up? Go into a full panic? Nawwww. Well Ebony Grphyon games comes to the save with a brand new monster, the psyche lasher. 


According to the Drivethrurpg blurb: 
 For those of you who'd like to use a certain monster that flays minds in your d20 / OSR games or products, Ebon Gryphon Games presents the Psyche Lasher, an homage to that creature that isn't quite the same, but is close enough to make your players go "Oh, it's a mind flayer --" and then suddenly realize something's different here!
 Familiarity and a bit of a surprise: it's the best of both!
And best of all, our Psyche Lasher is free to use, under either the Open Gaming License, or Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike, so you can use the license you like!

Well we've got a really nasty piece of work right over here. The Psyche Lasher is a perfect little piece of monster that can easily be added in as part of a campaign of really any type but for me this is going in as part of a science fantasy campaign. This monster comes in multiple formats and has a wide variety of uses for me across the board. The fact that it kinda, sorta resembles a certain iconic monster from the world's most popular fantasy game is icing on the cake. I'm so glad to find this little beauty. The descriptions are for a number of editions and can easily be adapted into a multiplicity of campaigns. The monster gets a full fleshing out but its not done in an over blown style. This is simply meat and potatoes with everything from the basic ecology to methods with a helping of variations on the whole entry of the monster. 
So what you've essentially got here is a creature that is free to use, adapt, and warp into your campaigns for a wide variety of editions. What more could you ask from a free product. All in all not bad for a free download. I will be using this and enjoyed the hell out of it. My players are going to be psyche lasher bait however. Cheers and I look forward to more from Ebon Gryphon Games

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