So the first monster in the book is the Aerial Servant. Its pretty lame.
The Aerial servant is basically an invisible flying creature with no discernible anatomy. Its main abilities are that it is invisible, it can fly, and it can grab things. Clerics can summon them to fetch things for them. If it gets really annoyed it might get really strong and attack the cleric that summoned it.
There are a lot of monsters in the book that really inspire game ideas, and this isn’t one of them. However I don’t want to set a precedent for skipping creatures I don’t like this early on so I am determined to make something of it. It will probably be crap but once I get this one done I can move on. I guess I will see what comes of it. I have some brainstorming to do.
Oh and I think I am going to use flashpunk for this. I have been doing the stanford java class that they put online for a while, and while I can make games in java I would need to find a bunch of libraries to make it not be a pain in the ass. Java will be useful if I start using Unity but I don’t want to delve into that just yet. The nice thing about flashpunk is that its made for games so a lot of the stuff I would need it already coded in, and actionscript seems to be similar enough to java that I won’t have to worry about it too much. If it doesn’t work I can just pull out game maker as the old standby but this whole project is about learning new things, so I will see how it goes.