Monster Manual Monday – N Naga

I’ve used a sort of Naga in The Princess Planet, but I gave her arms and a torso from a human, not just a head. In D&D Nagas are supposed to not be that strong but are clever and use their magic to best their opponents. I figure some of her jewelry must be enchanted and that potion’s gotta give her some cool powers, like icy breath or something. And not just like “winter fresh” mouthwash icy breath. I recently watched comedian Dara O’Briain joke that the different minty flavours of mouth wash are all kind of useless because they’re so similar, and even more similar if you rinse after you’ve brushed your teeth.


8 Awesomes Comments!

  1. mdf

    I’m guessing that’s supposed to be a Spirit Naga, what with it looking all evil and everything.

    Very nice.

    Looking through my old first ed. Monster Manual — and all I can say is, Q is going to be an easy choice. ;)

  2. admin

    mdf – Yes, it is a Spirit Naga! For Q I’m drawing a Quite Friendly Unicorn. :P

  3. mdf

    Well-played, sir. Here I was thinking it was going to be “Quasit — or nothing.”

    You’ve been taking to the genie, haven’t you? ;)

  4. frankg

    Well that’s an unforgettable naga. It’ll naga me the rest of my life.

  5. ColdFusion

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that does just-the-head.. only because it’s indian, I like to go with a cobra body, that way you have a hood to frame the head. This is a king or coral snake, right? (i can never remember which is which) looks really unique.

  6. admin

    Mdf – Quasit that gave me away?

    Frankg- Hoorays!

    ColdFusion – I saved the cobra hood for a future monster. It is a Coral Snake, the deadly one. You’re right that the King and Coral look very similar.

  7. Lars

    Coral snake? I thought that was red next to yellow. Remember the rhyme… “Red next to yellow, kill a fellow. Red next to black, friend of Jack.”

  8. admin

    Lars – I’ve never heard that rhyme before. But you’re right, it’s a King Snake. I just triple-checked Wikipedia.