Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cancerous Growth


As the story goes, some well-meaning thaumaturgist or scientist developed a form of artificial flesh to revolutionize the practice of medicine. Adventurers who encounter the ever-growing, ever-consuming neoplastic blob might have a moment to appreciate the irony before being absorbed into the quivering flesh.

HD: 5
AC: 8
Save: F2
Attacks: 1
Defenses: regenerates 3 hp/round; half damage from bludgeoning weapons.
Special: On a successful hit (or if the neoplastic blob is touched directly by an attacker) it begins to engulf the person on a failed saving throw. Absorption takes 1d6 rounds. As long as part of a person is still free of the creature they may still escape, but it will require someone else to help them except for the very strongest.

11 comments:

Simon Forster said...

Nice and icky. And begging to be placed in a dungeon ;)

The Angry Lurker said...

Brilliant, nasty, slimy and we could make a movie "Wall of Flesh".

Coopdevil said...

Reminds of me the grisly "Noose of Flesh" from Moorcock's The Vanishing Tower.

ckutalik said...

I am glad that this is just for the game, I had a sudden flash of alarm reading the title.

Trey said...

Sorry, @CKulalik. Thankfully, there are no real neoplasms to be discussed.

@Simon - As if it had grown there. ;)

@Angry Lurker - Indeed. Or at least an episode of some horror anthology show.

@Coopdevil - It's been decades since I read any classic Moorcock. Maybe a revisiting is overdue.

Lagomorph Rex said...

The Thaumaturge wouldn't happen to be named Karza by any chance.. and perhaps owns a fabled body banks?

Trey said...

Ha! Probably not, but it's always good to find that somebody remembers the Micronauts.

christian said...

First I need to get me a basement. Then I need to put a flesh blob down there. Yeah, and then, well, um...I haven't worked that part out yet but things are going to be different form now on. Very different.

Needles said...

I've got the perfect place for this! Awesome! Thanks!

Trey said...

@Christian - Different better? ;)

@Needles - That place wouldn't be Christian's basement, would it? ;)

Robotto said...

This reminds me the same wall in the "Gates of Firestorm Peak" AD&D module.