What Makes a Monster Scary

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Big teeth, big claws, and big glowing eyes should work, right? Meh. Simply mashing together hyper-predatory traits isn’t scary. It’s just cool. A monster that can devour me in one bite may be threatening, sure, but it’s not frightening.…

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Free Online Planet Building Tools

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While I’ve been working on Aerill, my own fantasy extraterrestrial planet, I’ve come across a number of awesome, free, web-based tools to help realistically generate or view your planet’s surface.   Fractal World Generator by drow – https://donjon.bin.sh/scifi/world/ Quick and easy to use; takes a minute to load the generated 2D    map on a new page, but it also provides you with randomized planet aspects such as the physical dimensions, gravity, atmosphere, and other fun inspirational thoughts.…

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Favorite Gen 3 Pokémon

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Continuing from my post on Favorite Gen 1 and Favorite Gen 2 Pokémon, let’s look at my favorite creature designs from Generation 3 and explain a little bit about why I like them. Aron Nubs! This Pokémon’s name always made me snort because it just sounds like a normal human dude name.…

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Favorite Gen 2 Pokémon

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Continuing from my post on Favorite Generation 1 Pokémon, here are my favorite creatures from Generation 2 and my review on their design elements. Crobat This furious little purple demon is the final form of the blind, obnoxious Zubat, though I always thought it looked more like an alternative to the huge-mouthed Golbat.…

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