Aesthetics

Building Better Monsters Through Evolution

The best monsters and aliens have reasons behind their weirdness, and even in a magical world, creatures are shaped by environmental forces. We'll discuss how a naturalistic, evolutionary approach can help you quickly and easily create (or justify) interesting and unique monster designs, both letting environmental factors inspire bizarre—but logical—creatures and cultures as well as deducing creature's habits and habitats from existing physical traits.

Speakers

James L. Sutter, F. Wesley Schneider