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    Default Nitpicking: Medusa

    Was a little surprised when I first encountered "a" medusa in DDO. Those nasty ladies in the Lordsmarch series are not medusas, they are gorgons. Medusa is the name of a gorgon. It is like saying draculas when you meant vampires, or conans when you meant barbarians.

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    Or like saying "Levis" when you really mean "jeans", or "Coke" when you really mean "cola", or "Kleenex" when you really mean "tissue", or "QTips" when you really mean "cotton swabs", etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by qoolboxer View Post
    Was a little surprised when I first encountered "a" medusa in DDO. Those nasty ladies in the Lordsmarch series are not medusas, they are gorgons. Medusa is the name of a gorgon. It is like saying draculas when you meant vampires, or conans when you meant barbarians.
    While the Medusa has her origins in Greek mythology, in Dungeons and Dragons, Medusa is a race of monstrous humanoid.

    You can find its entry on page 180 of the Dungeons and Dragons v.3.5 Monster Manual.

    If you do not own a Monster Manual, you can find the Medusa online on the d20 System Reference Document, here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/medusa.htm

    To find more information regarding the source content of Dungeons and Dragons, which our game is based upon, you can visit the official website here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather_of_Sun View Post
    This is Dungeons and Dragons Online, not classical Greek mythology.
    While the Medusa has her origins in Greek mythology, in Dungeons and Dragons, Medusa is a race of monstrous humanoid.

    You can find its entry on page 180 of the Dungeons and Dragons v.3.5 Monster Manual.

    If you do not own a Monster Manual, you can find the Medusa online on the d20 System Reference Document, here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/medusa.htm

    Should you wish to express your discontent with the designers of D&D 3.5 for their use of the name "Medusa", you can find their website here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/

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    If you want to be more annoyed, look up the D&D version of a gorgon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather_of_Sun View Post
    This is Dungeons and Dragons Online, not classical Greek mythology.
    While the Medusa has her origins in Greek mythology, in Dungeons and Dragons, Medusa is a race of monstrous humanoid.

    You can find its entry on page 180 of the Dungeons and Dragons v.3.5 Monster Manual.

    If you do not own a Monster Manual, you can find the Medusa online on the d20 System Reference Document, here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/medusa.htm

    Should you wish to express your discontent with the designers of D&D 3.5 for their use of the name "Medusa", you can find their website here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather_of_Sun View Post
    This is Dungeons and Dragons Online, not classical Greek mythology.
    While the Medusa has her origins in Greek mythology, in Dungeons and Dragons, Medusa is a race of monstrous humanoid.

    You can find its entry on page 180 of the Dungeons and Dragons v.3.5 Monster Manual.

    If you do not own a Monster Manual, you can find the Medusa online on the d20 System Reference Document, here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/medusa.htm

    Should you wish to express your discontent with the designers of D&D 3.5 for their use of the name "Medusa", you can find their website here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenalth View Post
    If you want to be more annoyed, look up the D&D version of a gorgon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather_of_Sun View Post
    This is Dungeons and Dragons Online, not classical Greek mythology.
    While the Medusa has her origins in Greek mythology, in Dungeons and Dragons, Medusa is a race of monstrous humanoid.

    You can find its entry on page 180 of the Dungeons and Dragons v.3.5 Monster Manual.

    If you do not own a Monster Manual, you can find the Medusa online on the d20 System Reference Document, here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/medusa.htm

    Should you wish to express your discontent with the designers of D&D 3.5 for their use of the name "Medusa", you can find their website here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather_of_Sun View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather_of_Sun View Post
    This is Dungeons and Dragons Online, not classical Greek mythology.
    While the Medusa has her origins in Greek mythology, in Dungeons and Dragons, Medusa is a race of monstrous humanoid.

    You can find its entry on page 180 of the Dungeons and Dragons v.3.5 Monster Manual.

    If you do not own a Monster Manual, you can find the Medusa online on the d20 System Reference Document, here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/medusa.htm

    Should you wish to express your discontent with the designers of D&D 3.5 for their use of the name "Medusa", you can find their website here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather_of_Sun View Post
    This is Dungeons and Dragons Online, not classical Greek mythology.
    While the Medusa has her origins in Greek mythology, in Dungeons and Dragons, Medusa is a race of monstrous humanoid.

    You can find its entry on page 180 of the Dungeons and Dragons v.3.5 Monster Manual.

    If you do not own a Monster Manual, you can find the Medusa online on the d20 System Reference Document, here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/medusa.htm

    Should you wish to express your discontent with the designers of D&D 3.5 for their use of the name "Medusa", you can find their website here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather_of_Sun View Post
    This is Dungeons and Dragons Online, not classical Greek mythology.
    While the Medusa has her origins in Greek mythology, in Dungeons and Dragons, Medusa is a race of monstrous humanoid.

    You can find its entry on page 180 of the Dungeons and Dragons v.3.5 Monster Manual.

    If you do not own a Monster Manual, you can find the Medusa online on the d20 System Reference Document, here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/medusa.htm

    Should you wish to express your discontent with the designers of D&D 3.5 for their use of the name "Medusa", you can find their website here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by qoolboxer View Post
    It is like saying draculas when you meant vampires, or conans when you meant barbarians.

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    Did a dev just "H* W******"d someone?

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