Day 17 — Favorite Animal or Vermin?
Here’s an odd one because my favorite today was my least favorite 30+ years ago.
Owlbears were, back in the seventies, ridiculous. Granted, stats-wise, they were fearsome creatures, but as a kid I could never wrap my head around the ludicrous name nor its less than inspiring artwork.
Knowing the history of the creature now, being a critter found in a bag of dinosaurs nabbed in a 5 and Dime for minis by Gygax himself, I get it.
It’s still dumb… but I get it.
In recent years though, artists have reimagined the owlbear and, to be honest, more than a little bit of nostalgia has crept in, transforming the owlbear from loathsome to awesome.
I mean, look at this thing… scary? Yes, indeed.
Claw, claw, bite, a 21 Strength, and more than 50 hit points… This is not the kind of beastie you want to stumble upon in the wild, especially at low level.