March 18, 2021 at 07:41PM

“White Apes: These are terrible monsters with a cunning almost equal to human.  Many seem to have a rough tribal organization, and those that do always use stone (or some other form of) clubs. . . They infest the abandoned cities of Barsoom, and they are also found in many other places.”  The 6-limbed white apes of Barsoom were said to be a favorite monster of Gary Gygax, eventually reappearing as D&D’s girallon. (Greg Bell, Warriors of Mars by Gygax and Blume, TSR, 1974)

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