Monday, March 30, 2009


I don't know why, but it really seems like nobody can get the owlbear right. It's a simple concept, really, but practically all of the official artwork makes it look more like an eaglebear. Look at this guy to the right, for example.

I mean, what's the first thing you think of when you think of an owl? I don't know about you, but I think of big yellow eyes. Am I weird?

I've seen miniatures and fan drawings that get the idea, but TSR, and later Wizards of the Coast, didn't seem to be able to hire artists that did.

This is the kind of stuff I think about all day. Maybe I need help...



  2. you're totally right; this guy looks like an eagle or hawk, with the long, sharp beak characteristic of most raptors EXCEPT the owl, which has a distinctly flat face. and indeed, big creepy eyes are a must.

  3. We just recently teamed up with an owlbear vs an angry mob.

  4. We just recently teamed up with an owlbear vs an angry mob.

    Yes, and I was really saddened when the owlbear, who I'd christened "Mr. Peepers", was killed. I am determined to have an owlbear mascot on the team.

    Either that or a hook horror.

  5. 'Either that or a hook horror.'

    Again with this Hooked Horror nonsense.

    I found an Owlbear website called, 'Rrrrrrr-Hoot!'.

    I also want to make an ecology book about owlbears and the different niches they fulfill in nature; smaller arboreal, gliding and flying varieties.

  6. From FO! 4: