Possible inspiration[edit]

While poking through some old tabletop RPG bestiaries I found that the D&D Creature Catalogue from 1986 (which had a revised edition as Creature Catalog in 1993) includes a monster called "Sabreclaw" with a blade for a right hand. However, the description is otherwise rather dissimilar (a black, hairy, winged monster). On the other hand, this is the accompanying illustration, which has a pointed head, large jaw and what looks like some sort of innate armor plating.

Nothing conclusive enough to add to the page I suppose (there's also been speculation that the Heretic monster is inspired off of H.R. Giger's Xenomorph) but something I'd file under "stuff I'd ask Raven". -- ETTiNGRiNDER (talk) 14:22, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Yeah I don't think either of those are quite firm enough to be mentioned in the article without some "word of God" on the matter to back them up, but they're interesting anyway. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it had some D&D roots. --Quasar (talk) 19:04, 19 March 2015 (UTC)