Friday, March 20, 2009

Monster: Earth Jelly

Earth Jelly
Armour Class: 4
Hit Dice: 3+2**
Move: 60' (20')
Attacks: 1
Damage: 2-16 + special
No. Appearing: 1-3
Save As: F3
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: Nil
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 100

This giant, sluggish amoeba blends in against soil and stone (making it effectively invisible) and will absorb any organic or metallic objects it can engulf within its grainy gelatinous mass. When not camoflaged against soil or stone an earth jelly is a translucent greenish-brown.

An earth jelly inflicts 2-16 hit points of damage per attack; and, for every successful attack, a save vs. poison must be made by the target or the jelly siphons away one hit point permanently. Metal in contact with an earth jelly will be dissolved and absorbed, including non-enchanted weaponry; organic objects are dissolved after being engulfed for 1-3 rounds. Earth jellies may only be harmed by electricity, spells and enchanted weaponry. Cold damage will heal them, and fire causes them to fission into 1-3 2HD jellies.

6 comments:

MacGuffin said...

Wow, when I first read the title I thought it was something else...

something so awesome that it inspired me to write a post about it: http://ideamancer.blogspot.com/2009/03/planet-sized-jelly-monster.html


Not that the earth jelly is not awesome! Makes me wish I used the older D&D systems.

taichara said...

@MacGuffin:

Wow, when I first read the title I thought it was something else...

something so awesome that it inspired me to write a post about it: http://ideamancer.blogspot.com/2009/03/planet-sized-jelly-monster.html


See my comment on your post ;3


Not that the earth jelly is not awesome! Makes me wish I used the older D&D systems.

Thank ye kind! If you want to convert it to your edition of choice, feel free :3

mthomas768 said...

Just wanted to drop a note and say thanks for posting this stuff up! I really enjoy reading this kind of post.

taichara said...

@mthomas768:

Just wanted to drop a note and say thanks for posting this stuff up! I really enjoy reading this kind of post.

Thank ye very kindly! I'm glad you're enjoying them :3

arcona said...

Hmm... mind if I copy this bad boy down in my 'Black Book O' Doom' (that's my book of D&D related junk - monsters, NPC's, maps, adventure hooks, etc, etc)? I'd like to spring something like the Earth Jelly on my unsuspecting girlfriend one of these days. She developed a hatred for the monsters of the slime/ooze/mold type after her beloved dwarf henchman was killed by some yellow mold spores.

taichara said...

@arcona:

Hmm... mind if I copy this bad boy down in my 'Black Book O' Doom' (that's my book of D&D related junk - monsters, NPC's, maps, adventure hooks, etc, etc)? I'd like to spring something like the Earth Jelly on my unsuspecting girlfriend one of these days. She developed a hatred for the monsters of the slime/ooze/mold type after her beloved dwarf henchman was killed by some yellow mold spores.

Hehehe. Copy away! That's what these are here for. *grins* There's a few other jelly critters tucked about in here also ...