roger raupp

“As Camlan burns in the background, a wounded King Arthur prepares to meet the mounted attack of his hated rival Mordred.”  Roger Raupp’s cover for Dragon magazine No 125, September 1987, sets this conflict at a fort on Hadrian’s Wall with 6th century inspiration for armor.

The bleeder resembles the beholder but it attacks with 10 bloodsucking tentacles instead of eyestalks.  (Roger Raupp, “Dragon’s Bestiary: Bleeder” created by Ed Greenwood, Dragon No 59, TSR, March 1982)  Monsters that resemble other monsters can prey on PCs who are overly familiar with the Monster Manual.