Been thinkin recently on the size of the monster pallet you can paint your campaign with.
Do you go with option…
A - [Smorgasbord] Faerun/Starwars/RIFTS/Shadowrun/Warhammer - Hundreds of different sorts of creatures with little organisation or theme between them.
B - [Specific] Blades in the Dark (correct me if i’m wrong) Devils! (Ghosts, Constructs, Demons, Vampires) so a very small number of monster types. Stronger tone and theme control with recurring villains.
C - Something in between.
- Side Note-ever noticed the best Star Trek eps are the ones with recurring villains?
One of the things I like in the CW Arrowverse is they don’t throw the whole DC Comics universe into every season, they have a few recurring villains (with their minions) and build story arcs. So I guess that puts me in camp B.
I have met GM’s who don’t like to have alliances/enmities between monster factions and just whatever critter in combination with whatever critter is fun for that session.
In my view Dragonlance & Farscape are option C, good range of critters, but not the full range of Faerun/Starwars.
Anyone have any thoughts on this ? what works/doesn’t for you and why? what happened?