Saturday, April 11, 2015
A to Z of How I Learned to Love D&D: J is for Jackalwere
Monsters have left an indelible mark upon my experiences with DnD. Good adversaries are important for any hero and sometimes their back story just presents an exciting adventure hook.
For me the Jackalwere is very intriguing. I first encountered them in ADnD's Second Edition Monstrous Manual, I think the art initially grabbed me, and then idea of an animal becoming a human (with a gaze that can put you to sleep, to boot) just really caught my attention. Werebeasts are a favorite of mine anyway and this is an exotic spin on that folklore.
I've used them in a variety of games where I've run them either as a malicious villain or a rogues with a unique point of view.
One should always be wary of any strangers with an odd look their eye and a penchant for laughing in one of my games.