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Jungle Creatures

Jungle Creatures

Hi everyone,

I'm running a Dungeon World 'campaign', that takes place in a jungle setting. While Dungeon World provides a handful of suitable creatures (mostly D&D based) for the setting I've been trying to brainstorm a few more. I thought I could open the
discussion to the community of very talented GMs here and see what we can come up with. If you know of any source material, from any system, that has races or creatures suitable for a jungle, I'd really appreciate the info! But I'd mostly like us to brainstorm a few new races/creatures together

Don't worry about statting the creature/race just yet (unless you wish to), just a brief monster manual-esque description of your creature would be great, and it might end up getting used in my campaign or someone else's campaign.

Jungle creatures? Off the top of my head...
  • Snakes
  • Jaguars
  • Snake-people
  • Jaguar-warriors
  • Bloated undead corpses
  • Flesh-eating plants
  • Flesh-eating insects
  • Flesh-eating parasites
  • Backwater halfling river pirates
  • Savage orc tribes painted in woad

I think that's a pretty good start...

Also - Monkeys, spiders, molds, other fungi, bats, stirges/mosquitos, caiman/alligators, flowers of sleep, army ants/bees (as flesh eating insects above), macaws, parrots, piranhas, tapir. If you are looking for fantasy races to talk to, anthropomorphic versions of these work, as well as jungle treants, various other types of bird people (like eagle warriors), myconids, mist folk, some sort of plant people, ect. Anthropomorphism is fun and relatively easy.

  • Headhunters
  • Cannibals
  • Insects, giant insects, insect swarms, lots and lots and lots of insects...
  • Disease
  • coatl/feathered serpent
  • vultures
  • dinosaurs
  • vampiric were-panthers
  • monkey/ape people
  • leeches
  • bats, vampire bats

Source Material:

X1: Isle of Dread
I1: Dwellers of the Forbidden City
Dungeon Magazine 142 - 145 - Savage Times AP takes to the Isle of Dread
Pathfinder Serpent Skull AP

I am sure if you google hard enough, you will be able to find where to get the OOP modules and issues of Dungeon.

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