Monday, March 11, 2013

New Monster: Bog Troll

"We're frelling lost!" Rathgar complained. "I've seen this same tree at least three times."

"How can you tell?" Nimble asked. "They all look alike!" Waving his hand to encompass the
entire swamp.

Allianora sighed as she dropped down on a mostly solid fallen log. "The sun is setting, and we haven't seen a spot of dry land in hours. Not since that old graveyard."

"And I haven't been able to sit down with my spell book in two days." Feris complained, sitting in the log next to Allianora.

"Well, what do you suggest?" Nimble asked Rathgar.

"How should I know?"

Everyone sat in silence for a few moments, the sounds of the swamp gurgling around them.

"Perhaps I can assist you?" came a soft rumbling sound, as something large shifted out of the muck.

Bog Troll

Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 6 + 3** (L)
Move: 120'(40')
Attacks: 2 claws
Damage: 1d8/1d8
No. Appearing: 1d4(ld4)
Save As: F6
Morale: 10
Treasure Type: D
Intelligence: 10
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 650

Bog Trolls are not actually related to trolls, but are a type of plant creature. Covered in moss and leaves this creature cares for the swamp and the beings in it.

All encounters with bog trolls begin at a distance of 30 yards or less, since they blend into their surrounding so completely, and they surprise on a roll of 1-3 (on 1d6). Although normal weapons can harm them, blunt weapons (such as maces) only inflict 1 point of damage per hit (plus magic and strength bonuses).

Bog Trolls can release a cloud of spoors that will cause anyone within to make a save vs poison of fall asleep per the sleep spell.

Image from and is used in conjunction with the contest being run by Matt Jackson on Lapsus calumni.


  1. Dude: Quick! Fix the typo in ¶2 of the description (should read bog troll, not treant).

    Don't worry, none of us will look!

    1. I have no idea what you're talking about.

      Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!