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Monster Man

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #154 in Games category

Leisure
Games
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A show about monsters, because monsters are great.

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A show about monsters, because monsters are great.

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26 Ratings
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Fun, witty, and informative

By Trismegista - May 23 2018
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If you like D&D, you should definitely listen to this podcast. Heck, you might even like this if you just want to hear some fun and interesting stuff about monsters. James shares the “history, mythology, and ecology” of every monster in the original AD&D Monster Manual, in short, fast-paced episodes that are around 10 minutes for an episode covering several monsters. I’ve learned a lot of interesting stuff, plus I enjoy James’ creative ideas for using monsters in games. Good stuff, and he will be continuing with Season 2 - the Fiend Folio! - next.

Awesome for anyone who loves AD&D!

By EJaworski - Dec 29 2017
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The only complaint I have is that I wish the episodes were longer.

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
0
0
1
1

Fun, witty, and informative

By Trismegista - May 23 2018
Read more
If you like D&D, you should definitely listen to this podcast. Heck, you might even like this if you just want to hear some fun and interesting stuff about monsters. James shares the “history, mythology, and ecology” of every monster in the original AD&D Monster Manual, in short, fast-paced episodes that are around 10 minutes for an episode covering several monsters. I’ve learned a lot of interesting stuff, plus I enjoy James’ creative ideas for using monsters in games. Good stuff, and he will be continuing with Season 2 - the Fiend Folio! - next.

Awesome for anyone who loves AD&D!

By EJaworski - Dec 29 2017
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The only complaint I have is that I wish the episodes were longer.

The Best Episodes of:

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Monster Man

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A show about monsters, because monsters are great.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Episode 156: Baku and Banderlog

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A psychic elephant-rhino and a cheerful monkey person are today's monsters from classic Dungeons and Dragons supplement Monster Manual II!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Mar 21 2019

9mins

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Rank #2: Episode 189: Dinosaurs

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My lovely wife returns for another episode in which we talk about one of our favourite sections of any monster book, the one with the dinosaurs!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Jul 15 2019

22mins

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Rank #3: Episode 211: Hollyphant and Hordling

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A very good mini-mammoth and a very evil cube dude are the monsters in today's episode!   If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Sep 30 2019

10mins

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Rank #4: Episode 210: Hangman Tree and Haunt

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This is the actual episode about a couple of spooky monsters from the H section of Monster Manual II!

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Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Sep 26 2019

10mins

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Rank #5: Episode 201: Forester's Bane and Formian

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It's plants and ants in today's episode as we look at two more classic D&D monsters!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Aug 27 2019

10mins

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Rank #6: Episode 190: Dracolisk

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It's a short one-monster episode this time, trapped between two longer sections. Still, the dracolisk has some fun scenario potential!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Jul 18 2019

7mins

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Rank #7: Special Episode: Djinn

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My Patreon supporters bring you this extra-extra-long episode on djinn in D&D! A lot of it is just me having fun reading from the Thousand and One Nights. Honestly, this is both one of the longest episodes and one of the episodes where I feel like I left the most out. There's just so much to say about djinn!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Feb 07 2019

35mins

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Rank #8: Special Episode: Tucker's Kobolds

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Advanced tactical monster battles: fun adventure or unfair power trip? That's the question Patreon backer Jon Hancock asked, so let's dive in in this free bonus episode of Monster Man!

You can find the original Tucker's Kobolds article here

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Mar 19 2019

24mins

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Rank #9: Episode 144: Xill and Xvart

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Bug men! Little dudes! As we approach the end of the Fiend Folio, the book is making sure none of its classic themes go unrepeated.

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Feb 07 2019

9mins

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Rank #10: Episode 175: Demodands

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The strange inhabitants of Tartarus, the Demodands, are the subject of today's episode!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

May 27 2019

11mins

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Rank #11: Special Episode: Elves!

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Patreon backer Stan brings you this double-length special episode on using a fantasy standby as a monster in your games!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

May 30 2019

27mins

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Rank #12: Patron Deities, Episode 31: Cthulhu Mythos introduction (and Cthulhu)

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It's a special bonus episode to celebrate the beginning of a new season of Patron Deities! Even if you're not a subscriber, enjoy this free episode -- and if you like it, maybe consider supporting the show on Patreon to get access to over 30 more episodes right away.

Jan 17 2019

27mins

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Rank #13: Special Episode: Shadow Dragons

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Patreon supporter Neil brings you this special (delayed) bonus episode about the mysteeeeeeerious shadow dragon!

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Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Apr 08 2019

23mins

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Rank #14: Special Episode: Grendel (and his mother)

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Patreon backer Glenn Robinson brings you this extra-long, in-depth episode about Grendel, the creature from the Old English poem Beowulf! Enjoy my terrible Old English pronunciation!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Jun 12 2019

25mins

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Rank #15: Episode 202: Froghemoth

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They came from outer space! Or ... did they? If I have got my Expedition to the Barrier Peaks mixed up, please forgive me. I don't have a copy to hand. 

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Aug 30 2019

6mins

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Rank #16: Episode 158: Basidirond to Bat

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Mushrooms! Repetitive monster upgrades! Sky mousies! It's a real grab-bag of monsters in today's episode.

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Mar 27 2019

9mins

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Rank #17: Special Episode: Time Monsters

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Patreon supporter David asked about time elementals and fantasy time travel, so here we are!

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Aug 08 2019

24mins

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Rank #18: Episode 172: Dergodaemon to Oinodaemon

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Yet more daemons -- not demons -- in today's episode of MONSTER MAN!

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Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

May 17 2019

8mins

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Rank #19: Special Episode: Creatures of Glorantha

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Patreon supporter Evan brings you this episode on the many monsters of Glorantha. It's got Broo in it, so pay attention to the content notice at the beginning. Also: a brief personal reminiscence about the late Greg Stafford.

If you're enjoying the show, why not consider supporting it on Patreon? You'll get access to lots of new bonus content, including my other podcast, Patron Deities!

Thanks to Ray Otus for our thumbnail image. The intro music is a clip from "Solve the Damn Mystery" by Jesse Spillane, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Jul 10 2019

24mins

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