Day 16: Favorite Monster (Aberration)
The 3rd edition of the D&D game describes an Aberration as "(a creature that) has a bizarre anatomy, strange abilities, an alien mindset, or any combination of the three."
Given that my favorite are the Mind Flayers or Illithids.
I loved their weird alien looks and quasi-Lovecraftian origins.
Back when 3.0 was just getting going I wanted to resurrect an idea I came up with back in college. I wanted to run a campaign based around the idea that the Illithids and the Vampires have joined forces to blot out the sun. Again, based on something I had read in Dragon. In this world all the humanoids joined forces to defeat this threat. I still might have to do this one some day.
Eventually I figure that the vampires will betray the illithids, cause that is just the way things happen.