After claiming to be staunchly anti-nostalgia, Nathaniel reminisces about his childhood love of hook horrors. This is due in large part to his totally ripped, childhood hook horror toys.The hook horror first appeared in the Fiend Folio, a book compiled from White Dwarf Magazine monsters. Upon its release, it was panned by author Ed Greenwood, architect of the Forgotten Realms. Funny enough, a hook horror features prominently in a Forgotten Realms novel.
Randi selects the executioner’s hood as her monster. The executioner’s hood first appeared in the module Dungeonland, from the Greyhawk setting. It was then added to the game through Monster Manual II.
In this episode, our heroes reference the following:
- Greenwood, E. (1981). Flat taste, didn’t go away. Dragon Magazine, VI(5). Retrieved from https://www.annarchive.com/files/Drmg055.pdf
- Gygax, G. (1983). Dungeonland. Geneva, WI: TSR.
- Gygax, G. (1983). Monster Manual II. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR.
- Salvatore, R.A. (1990). Exile. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR.
- Turnbull, D. (ed.) (1981). Fiend Folio. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR.
- Zumwalt, A. (1981, November). Observations of a semi-satisfied customer. Dragon Magazine, VI(5). Retrieved from https://www.annarchive.com/files/Drmg055.pdf
Stay tuned for the next episode, in which Randi and Nathaniel discuss the first three episodes of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon.