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    Default What is the Giant Wolf Spider supposed to look like?

    Does it have the head of a spider and the body of a wolf? The head of a wolf and the body of a spider? Does it have 8 wolf legs? 4 spider legs? Does it lay eggs or birth its young live? Does it spin a web or howl?

    Serious questions need to be answered.

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    Default Re: What is the Giant Wolf Spider supposed to look like?

    Probably a lot like this, only medium sized.
    Of course, that would make it the first two-animal-name-creature in the history of D&D that wasn't turned into a ridiculous composite. I'm looking at you, Sea Lion!
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    Default Re: What is the Giant Wolf Spider supposed to look like?

    This guy, but human-sized:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe the Rat View Post
    Probably a lot like this, only medium sized.
    Of course, that would make it the first two-animal-name-creature in the history of D&D that wasn't turned into a ridiculous composite. I'm looking at you, Sea Lion!
    Like a giant wolf spider? Eight legs, four eyes and pedipalps. If it were a chimera (in the mythological sense), then maybe it might have cracked an illustration and you'd know whether it was a toothed spider or a wolf with string dangling from its rear orifice or something in between. Lacking an illustration or vivid description, assume the most mundane option. Occam's Razor applied to Fantasy.

    The sea lion thing is so ridiculous I've mentally crucified the very concept of the monster and will do the same to the designer as soon as I figure out if they've made any redeeming designs. What was wrong with the name "merlion" or, y'know, just using sharks or leopard seals?
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    Default Re: What is the Giant Wolf Spider supposed to look like?

    Indeed, it looks like a regular run of the mill wolf spider only giant sized.

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    It's a ten foot long wolf with eight legs.
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    Whatever the DM says it looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickAllison View Post
    This guy, but human-sized:

    And now my computer's on fire.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: What is the Giant Wolf Spider supposed to look like?

    Serious, WotC was asking for that. After the Owlbear... you can't just say "Wolf Spider" and expect everyone to know you're *not* talking about something a crazy Wizard bred in a lab.

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    Nightmares. It looks like nightmares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClintACK View Post
    Serious, WotC was asking for that. After the Owlbear... you can't just say "Wolf Spider" and expect everyone to know you're *not* talking about something a crazy Wizard bred in a lab.
    Honestly, knowing what a wolf spider is... I was hoping someone had created a literal version of this creature. I was hoping to come into this thread with a picture of a spider/wolf hybrid, suffice it to say I was slightly disappointed.

    On a related note, I think I'm going to approach my artist friend to create one.

    EDIT: A google image search for "Wolf Spider Hybrid" will not disappoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grod_The_Giant View Post
    Nightmares. It looks like nightmares.
    Here you go. They run in packs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snacksmoto View Post
    Here you go. They run in packs.

    Mostly they come at night... mostly.

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    That's a seriously good picture,t hanks! :D

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    Default Re: What is the Giant Wolf Spider supposed to look like?

    Well along with the giant normal wolf spider. There is a Demon Lord called Miska the Wolf-Spider. (Who is a Giant Spider with a four armed man's body with three heads one human the other two are wolves.) He is worshiped by a a species of Demons called Spyder Fiends that look like this



    Later on they got changed so that have human arms in addition to their current look.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Envyus View Post
    Later on they got changed so that have human arms in addition to their current look.

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    And I am scared for life (not scarred, scared). Thanks internet!

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    Oh man, that wolf spider demon with human arms is sweet.

    I'm reading Perdido Street Station right now, and there is a similar enormous spider demon with human arms, but its arms are the size of a child's, and it's constantly rubbing its hands together like a nervous pervert. Hands + spiders = nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envyus View Post
    Later on they got changed so that have human arms in addition to their current look.
    Wolf howls have occasionally echoed through the valley and night has fallen. For safety, your weary party has decided to take refuge in the trees. This will give you the advantage if a pack of wolves prowl into your camp area. You've also lashed yourselves to the sturdy limbs so as to not fall out in the middle of the night.

    Groggy, you barely remembering a calming, sensuous dream of someone running their fingers through your hair. Perhaps you haven't woken up. The fingers are still stroking your hair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smcmike View Post
    Hands + spiders = nope.

    Don't worry! It only wants a hug.


    (Just a little hug...)

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    There you go. With a 3.5 (I think) monster stat-block as a freebie.

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    No, that's Spider-Wolf!
    Quote Originally Posted by krugaan
    All it takes is once:

    "Grandpa, tells us that story about the Ricalison the Great again!"

    Hours later...

    "... and that, kids, is how he conquered the world with dancing lights."

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    I don't know why, but to me he looks so happy.
    Quote Originally Posted by mgshamster View Post
    Don't worry! It only wants a hug.


    (Just a little hug...)
    It'd be a great companion for janusmaxwell's Chibi-Lolth Drow.

    As to which of the many, many options (with varying levels of horribleness) we use, we must answer a question: Which one would a Gnome Ranger use as a mount?
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    @Joetherat: Perhaps a Giant-Mole? (Idk, I don't have the Monster Manual) At least, is what my experience with 3.5 tells me.

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    @Specter They did! Second post xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grod_The_Giant View Post
    Nightmares. It looks like nightmares.
    You mean the monster "Night-mare?" See how ridiculous this is?!? Not you, Grod, the whole name thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Kurageous View Post
    You mean the monster "Night-mare?" See how ridiculous this is?!? Not you, Grod, the whole name thing...
    Surely you aren't impugning the venerable nightmare?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigh...s_%26_Dragons)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grod_The_Giant View Post
    Okay... I need to save this.

    So the Wolf Spider is in fact a wolf spider, does that mean a spiderwolf would be the name for the bizarre wizard hybrid?

    I mean, I know Wizards love messing with reality, but... why would you do things like that? Like the owlbear? All that INT means nothing with the WIS to back it up.
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