The other day Tim Hutchings of PlaGMaDA sent me a scan of a weird little picture from issue 16 (March 1984) of the Australian fanzine The Devil's Advocate, which depicted the tirapheg from the Fiend Folio. Here it is:
Now, I'm not a fan of the tirapheg (or indeed most monsters from the FF), but this illustration suggests that someone was. I suspect the same is true of many other generally unloved monsters. So, today's question is this: are there any D&D monsters you really like that you know most other gamers do not? Me, I've always loved the modrons from the Monster Manual II, but I get the impression that, even among old schoolers, they're reviled as uninspired and silly. What are some of your favorites?