Monday, June 9, 2014

Demonic Mudskippers

"By Zagyg's beard, get it off!" Nimble yelled, tugging at the thing stuck to his leg. It's teeth and claws held on tightly until Feris zapped it with a bolt of golden energy. "Look out, there's more!" He warned.

The companions backed away from the muddy edge of the pond as numerous red eyes appeared from the much. Several of the creatures popped out of the mud, leaping toward the companions, only to be felled mid-flight by Feris' wand. "Is that sulfur?"

"Demon leaches?!?" Rathgar burst out. "Like the natural things aren't bad enough?"

"I don't think they're leaches." Allianora poked one of the dead things with her boot. "These have fins... clawed fins. They're more like tadpoles. But they are demonic, and we need some water." Her holy symbol glowed as she held it up and stepped into the mud. The sizzle and pop of demonic beings was music to Nimble's ears.

Like this, but with more teeth

Armor Class: 8
Hit Dice: 1**
Move: 30' (10')
Swim: 120’ (40’)
Attacks: Bite
Damage: 1d4 + special
No. Appearing: 2d12+6
Save As: C1
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: none
Intelligence: 2
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 16

Mudskippers are demonic 3’ tadpoles with 6 clawed flippers and a lamprey like mouth. They attack as 3HD monsters, and whenever they successfully bite an opponent, they will latch on and cause an automatic 1d4 points of damage every round until killed or turned. In water or mud they can speed along much faster than on dry land.

As demons, they are immune to sleep, charm, and hold spells, and non-magic items. They can be turned as zombies.


  1. Who's the greatest mudskipper of them all?
    Who can skip through the mud with the greatest of ease?
    What kind of wonderful guy?
    Who can crawl like a dog without scraping his knees?
    Who's got segmented eyes?
    It's Muddy Mudskipper! It's Muddy Mudskipper!
    It's the Muddy...Mud...Ski...pper...Show!

    (Sorry, just had to say that.)

  2. Nice. I've always wondered about the potential for a mudskipper-like monster in junglecrawl games, though I was thinking more along the lines of a 'piranha swarm that can chase you all the way to shore and up a tree.'