Turns out I am not alone among the folks who really loved Rafael Chandler’s monster books!
Keith Davies of Echelon Game Design has written a couple of articles on the Teratic Tome!
Here you can find his conclusions, from a designer’s perspective, on what you can take away from the Teratic Tome regarding monster design:
And here is his article on Teratic Monster Design, which is certainly well worth reading!
Even better: Those monster-connections between creatures, these mini-myths and implied setting tidbits I loved in Lusus Naturae? Keith has gone through the hassle of making a graph that shows them all! You can find it here!
Thanks to Keith for bringing this to my attention!
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Lusus Naturae can be found here in pdf…and the last copies of the hardcover are being sold at the Lamentations of the Flame Princess booth at Gencon.