The Roving Mauler
June 1, 2012
I’m sorry I didn’t get this blog post up sooner, since I’m sure the sketch left a lot of people scratching their heads. However, I was on the road last night and only just got home.
This strange, sorry beast is one of the strangest things in the Monster Manual for D&D. This is a Roving Mauler, which is essentially a lion with a bajillion legs attached at random to it’s head/body. Yes, you read that correctly. How the heck is that supposed to be terrifying, again? The thing barely looks like it can function, let alone roll around mauling things, as it’s name implies.
What I’ve drawn is a baby Mauler, without the lovely mane of the older monsters, but with the addition of terrifying amounts of fluff. It’s still as improbable and sad as the older creatures, but I suspect it gets by because people feed it and give it love and hugs.
Next week, I’m going to take a crack and redesigning this train wreck to make it actually move!!