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Ideas for Fantasy Beings and Creatures

Discussion in 'Writing Resources' started by K.S. Crooks, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. K.S. Crooks

    K.S. Crooks Inkling

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  3. SeverinR

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    This one caught my eye:
    Domovoi (Slavic) - House spirit:
    Can you get rid of it by giviing it a sock?
     
  4. cjweyrauch

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    There is an old RPG called Changeling the Dreaming it had a massive library of mythical and made up creatures. Almost anything you can think of. RPGs are actually great cause they usually have a monster manual.

    Also Lost Girl is an awesome show that I get a lot of inspiration from as well. Obviously you have to put your own spin on it but these things are all inspiring none the less.

    I think mythology is my favorite inspiration. I like to bring classic beasts alive in new/different ways
     
  5. Gabcy

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    Whoa, thanks for this!

    Definitely needed something like this as a bookmark for future reference.
     
  6. Blodwedd

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    A thing that I do to get ideas for creatures (and other things)
    is downloading wallpapers tagged as "Epic" or "fantasy".


    Anyway thanks for the websites they are really cool I may use some in my writing.
     
  7. Joy

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    That's my main way. I feel bad for doing it and going on an "easy mode" but by browsing somebody else's art the spark gets on and triggers a chain reaction. The ideas start flowing through my head for places, stories, characters, creatures. I get inspired and based on an element on the artwork i continue on developing it in my own way so that it fits my story.
    But i also feel like stealing. I am using someone else's creativity as a base. Man.
     
  8. Cassp

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    That's actually really useful, thanks.
     
  9. MineOwnKing

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    Mongolian Death Worm,

    Great Scott, I knew there was something off with that bottle of tequila.

    I should have stuck to cerveza.
     
  10. StoryTypewriter

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    Great link! I just discovered a creature from my own folklore that didn't know existed. It fits perfectly with my current story. Genious! :)
     
  11. ALB2012

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    Earthdawn, DnD Monster manual, Roman/Greek/Asian/Norse mythology. For that matter check any culture's mythology they are all crammed full of beasties.
     
  12. MapHatter

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    The Mythical Archive is an absolutely fantastic resource that I intend to exploit relentlessly for the foreseeable, and unforeseeable future! Thank you very kindly!
     
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