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The Dumbest Dungeons & Dragons Monsters Ever (And How To Use Them)

CJ Miozzi | 25 Apr 2014 12:30
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vegepygmy

Vegepygmy

First published in: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (1980)

Any pretense of menace or danger invoked by this creature is instantly dissipated when you learn it's called a vegepygmy. Three feet tall and made of plant material, a "mold man" is born when a humanoid is slain by russet mold. Sadly, it's the birth, not the death, that is the real tragedy.

How to use it: Set up properly, this creature can be downright frightening. Build up a tense scene in which your players come upon the victim of a russet mold, his prone body horribly mutated with plant material. He seems to be breathing - his chest pulses, ribs crack, and then his torso bursts open, with the little monsters pouring out and rushing at the heroes.

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