Fantastic Beasts and How to Slay Them: Yeti

We made it. All the way to the end of the book, two years later. 98 Fantastic Beasts turned into D&D monsters.

Some have been unique, weird and wonderful monsters that were a challenge to convert, some were a new version of a pre-existing critter, sometimes less impressive because the description in the book lacks the outlandish abilities in the original’s stats. It’s a slight downer, that the last beast falls into the latter category, but the result is, I think, a different brute of a yeti from what Dungeons & Dragons already has.

Yeti, Tibetan

The D&D yeti can give you the evil eye that can freeze you both physically and mentally, and the daddy ‘abominable’ version has a breath weapon.

I’ve landed this Fantastic yeti in between the two, in terms of difficulty, by leaning into the ferocity implied by the description. There isn’t much else to say about this one, other than this is a good alternative if you feel like 50 hit points does not make a very intimidating yeti, and you want something tougher and meaner to beat up your player characters on a lonely mountainside.

And that’s it! The whole of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them converted into Dungeons & Dragons! The entire catalogue of blogposts and monster stat blocks can be found here! Enjoy, and have a great adventure!

Final Thoughts

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this little project. Making D&D monsters, tinkering with their stat blocks is something I enjoy doing, and having to create creatures based on a few, vague lines of test was a fun experiment. The last two years have been a busy time for me, hectic at times, and having something simple and short-form to rely on has meant I could continue blog weekly, which I’ve been keen to do. Talking about fantasy and mythological monsters is always fun too.

On a more sombre note, this is a good time to close the door on this project. As I write this, we are a few weeks into WOTC’s extended attempt to upset their entire fanbase. Whilst I’m still a massive fan of the game, and will still run games and play with friends, talking about D&D every week online has been soured for me somewhat. That and the fact that the author of Fantastic Beasts has also continued to be a not-great person only compounds that feeling. I’ve enjoyed the process, glad I persisted with it, I’m happy to be moving onto a different subject. I’ll still be talking Table Top games, but in a broader sense.

I had originally planned to continue making monster stats, but for Disney characters. Now, I plan to do something not-specific to D&D but still relevant to Table Top RPGs. After the reconsideration, I’ve landed on a suitably goofy, geeky discussion – Who is the Ultimate Disney BBEG (Big Bad Evil Guy)? Not ‘which is the best Disney Villain’, but ‘which Disney villain would be the best big-bad for your fantasy adventure?’

Come back next week for the first Disney villain on my list – Cruella de Vil!

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Author: Rufus Scott

I am a long term Gamer, a full-time History Teacher and a part-time geek. I enjoy writing about the positive aspects of gaming, especially when it comes to education. My posts are sometimes nostalgic, occasionally irrelevant, largely meant to provoke further discussion. I'll sometimes punctuate these whimsical ramblings with a random comment on gaming and/or teaching.

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