So I got my 10,000th hit sometime on August 27th - 28th, almost exactly three months after I started this blog. In honor of that event I have posted the drawing below. It's of an Otyugh Sewer Prophet or something and it is meeting my ASE adventuring party in a suitably ASE setting - an abandoned water treatment facility rusted and flooded from centuries of ill use and no maintenance. Not sure if a fight or a discussion of the relative merits of sewage worship and Monstcromism is about to happen.
I've always been fond of the Otyugh - it's a uniquely D&D creature I believe and fulfills the lovely dungeon naturalism function of garbage disposal. It's all a downright disgusting monster, and completely alien. All of these make Otyugh's interesting, especially as they aren't evil and can be reasoned with - sparing the otyugh is incredibly sensible - though no one does I suspect, at least if the GM is describing the vile things correctly. Oh and as a child I had the AD&D otyugh creature toy - it was pretty awesome & at the same time, kind of lame.