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Wizards of the Coast Wants You to Photoshop Your Own Dungeons & Dragons Monster

Do you have what it takes to stitch together the next iconic D&D monster?
Do you have what it takes to stitch together the next iconic D&D monster?
Image: Wizards of the Coast

Ever wanted to create your own fantastical, horrifying creature by literally slapping various body parts together? Well, without some kind of access to some level of dark magicks, that’s not gonna happen. But this new contest being held by Adobe and Wizards of the Coast might be the next best thing.

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To celebrate the upcoming release of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, Wizards is partnering with Adobe to task wannabe photoshoppers with creating the terrifying visage of a creature known only as the Terror of the Undermountain, a callback to the classic, The Ruins of the Undermountain adventure released for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons in the ‘90s.

Using a set of pre-made bodyparts offered just for the contest, fans can incorporate their own artistic elements (like, say, a suitably creepy background for your Terror to skulk about in) and ‘shop together their own creation with a chance for it to become the official face of the Terror itself. Lucky winners judged by a panel of Adobe and D&D designers will get a chance to see their design turned into an official miniature, meet the D&D creative team, and earn $5,000 for their monstrous troubles, to boot.

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A sample of just a few of the grisly appendages included in the monster kit.
A sample of just a few of the grisly appendages included in the monster kit.
Image: Adobe/Wizards of the Coast

It’s a pretty cool way to induct a new Monster into the vast canon of D&D—but if you’re interested, you haven’t got long, as entries close on November 16. If you want in on the monster mania—or just want to have a go at creating a monster for your own campaigns with the provided parts!—head on over to the official website for the contest and download the Monster Kit here.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Pre-made body parts is a smart approach ... otherwise, the judges will need to wade through a lot of Spore style monster submissions.