Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Blogmonster

There is very little information to come by for this creature.  Everyone we’ve sent to study it inevitably gets so caught up in working on it, that they never report back. 

You must have something?

Well, they appear to congregate into loose family clusters, which are prone to violent infighting on a fairly regular basis.  They’re generally fairly intelligent, though degenerate specimens have been found.  And they’ll talk your ears off about whatever it is they’re interested in that particular day. 

But what about treasure?

Oh, they seem to collect it and give it away.

They give it away?

Many of them.  Some expect a trade, and some are better at it than others.  Of course you need to listen to them for a while first, which is where many get sucked in.  Those who become too engrossed by the creatures are eventually transformed into them. 

 
Blogmonster

Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 1** (S)
Move: 120' (40')
Attacks: Special
Damage: Special
No. Appearing: 4d6 (2d6)
Save As: El
Morale: 11
Treasure Type: O
Intelligence: 12
Alignment: Any
XP Value: 16

Monster Type: Monster (Common).
Blogmonsters (aka Bloggers) are 3’-4’ tall fairies of varying appearance.  Many are squat and hairy; some are thinner and could even be described as attractive.  One feature that tends to be consistent is an overly large mouth.  Both male and female specimens have been observed.

If engaged in physical combat a Blogger will most likely flee.  However, if one gets talking, the listener must save vs spells or become automatically engaged in conversation about the Blogmonsters chosen topic.  For every 2 Blogmonsters engaged in the conversation (which often just goes around in circles) the listener suffers a -1 to the saving throw.  Every evening the Bloggers all settle down and write out their thoughts and opinions of the day’s topic.  The next morning, after a good nights rest the conversation continues right where it left off.  The conversations continue for 1d4 days, at which point the Blogmonsters have reached a point of contention.  There will be a lot of yelling, waving of hands, and a declaration of the end of their cluster forever.  At this point the listeners are allowed a saving throw.  Should they fail their saving throw 3 times, they will be transformed into a Blogmonster themselves. 

A remove curse spell will return a Blogmonster back into its original form, however they will suffer a -2 penalty to all saving throws against Bloggers in the future.   

5 comments:

  1. I think my wife has become a blog monster!

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  2. "If engaged in physical combat a Blogger will most likely flee."

    I'd bop them on the head with my bat and them decapitate them.. Then make boiled head broth. Then I'd use the broth as a healing potion for other that got hurt by the now headless.

    Love the picture of the blogmonster.

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  3. @Tim~ It only takes a couple of failed saving throws, and its all over.

    @Whisk~ That's a rather... culinary approach! I stole the picture from http://peterdeseve.blogspot.com/

    @migellito~ Many are!

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  4. I like the method of creating more blogmonsters.

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