The d20 origami challenge!

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The d20 origami challenge!

Postby wolf » June 16th, 2005, 1:41 am

As Saj has suggested in this thread, this will be a challenge to design fantasy creatures based off the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual. I thought I'll just extend this to <i>any</i> critter from a d20 sourcebook instead. Like the roleplaying games they're based on, you won't need to buy loads of expensive sourcebooks to play. :wink: Instead, just visit the art gallery of the WotC website:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/arch/ag

Plenty of material here to keep everyone busy designing for months!

Rules? None really, just about anything goes. Multiple sheets, cuts, glue, or whatever other personal restrictions you'll like to follow. Since it's just a friendly challenge, there's no scorekeeping either. Well, okay, we could just count the number of oooohs and aaaaahs. Bonus points if you diagram what you design (HINT, HINT).

Please use this thread to showcase your work. As mentioned several times before by Chris, ImageShack is a place where you can upload pictures for free. There's also Flickr.

And here's another reason why we're never going to see <u>The Works of Joseph Wu</u>. :D
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Postby Joseph Wu » June 16th, 2005, 4:55 am

Well, since I've got a head start, I'll just post the link and then take my time. :)
http://www.origami.as/gallery.php?gallery=26
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Postby origami_8 » June 16th, 2005, 2:57 pm

Isn´t it allowed to create your own monster?
For example a monsterbird with very big teeth, a second pair of claws and a couple of scorpionlike tails, or something else like this?
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Postby hermanntrude » June 16th, 2005, 4:12 pm

yes but you would have to avoid the "i invented a creature which looks like a bird base" trap and of course the "i invented a creature which looks like random folds in a peice of paper" trap.
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Postby MeadowMuffin » June 19th, 2005, 6:11 pm

Ok, well here's my addition: The Piercer
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/MeadowMuffin/Piercer.jpg

Yeah, it doesn't look like much, but I don't see anyone else with a model for a piercer either. The point is that it's possible to be creative without having to be a rocket scientist.

Oh, here's the bottom, with backlighting so you can see the teeth.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/MeadowMuffin/Piercer2.jpg
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Postby Joseph Wu » June 19th, 2005, 6:54 pm

Well done, MeadowMuffin. Unfortunately, the piercer is upside down in the first picture. ;)
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Postby wolf » June 19th, 2005, 11:31 pm

Nice teeth on that thing. :)

And it's not upside down, it's, uh, a piercer learning how to be a caltrop! :D
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Postby barlou » June 20th, 2005, 2:28 pm

I made something, it's a flying bird spitting fire. Unfortunately, I printed this image and forgot the name, maybe anybody does know its...
It's a bit messy ( the head is far too big, leggs are too short, etc.) but it's only my third real design, so please be kind :wink:

http://img10.echo.cx/img10/2047/ouizo9my.jpg
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Postby JMcK » July 6th, 2005, 12:26 pm

My current avatar (an orc with a lolling tongue) is D&D related, I suppose. I "designed it" * a couple of years ago. There's a larger photo in my Yahoo! album (accessible via the WWW link just below).

* I.e. "stumbled across it while doodling with Sam Randlett's flapping bird"
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Postby wolf » July 25th, 2005, 4:13 pm

I finally got around to uploading the d20 stuff I've done this month:

http://spinflipper.com/origami/design/showpix.php?gallery=1
(The most recent 6 models in this category, one square, no cuts)

Enjoy...
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Postby Joseph Wu » July 26th, 2005, 1:18 am

Very nice! I especially like the dwarf and the drider.
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Postby MeadowMuffin » July 26th, 2005, 5:50 am

At this point, if this was a poker game, I'd fold, but since this is an origami forum and folding is a good thing, maybe I should just take up knitting. Very nice indeed, Wolf!
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Postby wolf » July 27th, 2005, 5:12 am

Thanks! Now, if only my GM will allow non standard size "miniatures" during his gaming sessions... :D
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Postby thedeadsmellbad » July 29th, 2005, 1:08 am

Wolf, I like your stirge & rust monster. Very unusual choices.
They remind me of "The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth". One of my all time favorite adventures.
Pity 3rd ed. seems the "trend" these days.
Great job on all the models.
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Postby Joseph Wu » July 29th, 2005, 5:13 am

wolf wrote:Thanks! Now, if only my GM will allow non standard size "miniatures" during his gaming sessions... :D


Which is why I allowed myself to cheat on my rust monster: the antennae are cut from the edge (kinda like the traditional shrimp design). That way, I can make it to scale as a miniature.
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