Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mucoid (Fighter)

This one's for Needles over at Swords & Stitchery
Mucoid (Fighter)
No. Enc.: 3
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 20'
Armor Class: 4 (Tentacles AC 6)
Hit Dice: 2 to 8
Attacks: 1d4
Damage: 1d2 +sting, or by weapon (typically 1d6+1)
Save: MU1
Morale: 4

Mucoids envy the vitality and prowess of the lesser, vertebrate species. They are jealous of those creatures who have the support of internalized skeletons, but alas, they have not mastered the means to install such a thing into their own bodies, at least not yet. But they have developed a form of armored and articulated exoskeleton to protect their central protoplasmic mass and the brainy-bits enclosed within it.

Wielding strangely socketed swords fitted to their tentacles, these Mucoid Fighters slowly and cautiously creep about in the dimly lit regions below the ruins of cities destroyed by their superiors war machines. They slither and squirm about, seeking a chance to strike out at the many enemies of their species. But only from ambush, for they prefer to strike from behind, much as a Thief, whenever possible. In a straight-up confrontation, a Mucoid's first instinct is to escape, unless they feel that they somehow have an edge, or hold an advantage over their opponents.

Mucoids are physical weaklings. Their weapons are forged from a peculiar, almost foamy beryllium-alloy making them weigh only a quarter of what an equivalent steel weapon would weigh, and with a wickedly keen edge (usually +1, with a few +2 or even +3 weapons showing up--all of them non-magical).

Each triad of Mucoids are split-off from the same protoplasmic bud-mass and share an intrinsic form of empathy that allows them to coordinate their attacks without needing to resort to vocalization.

The sting of a Mucoid forces the victim to make a Save (at +2) or be paralyzed for one attack. It is a weak toxin and has no lingering after-effects.

3 comments:

  1. I'm now going to grab these guys for use coming up in my Thursday night SWN game! The circle is now complete! Thanks Garrison James! MUAHAHA

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    1. Go for it. We're always happy to help out. Our schedule is a little off, or else we'd have the rest of our Mucoids posted already. Sigh. We'll get them posted as soon as we can get unburied from a few dead-lines and the like. Please do let us know how things work out for the Mucoid, and the players too!

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  2. Will do & I'm cross posting this image as well. The Mucoid shall live! Thanks man & I'm going to get this one done tonight! All my best to you & the family!

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