Saturday, May 27, 2017

NEW MONSTER: SUGAR GOBLIN

Sugar Goblin

FREQUENCY: Very rare
NO. APPEARING: 6-60
ARMOR CLASS: 9
MOVE: 6”
HIT DICE: 1-1
% IN LAIR: 40%
TREASURE TYPE: Individuals K
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE/ ATTACK: By weapon
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Nil
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Half damage from weapons
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
SAVE: Fighter 1
INTELLIGENCE: Low
ALIGNMENT: Lawful evil
MORALE: 50%
SIZE: S (4' tall)
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
LEVEL/ X.P. VALUE: I/ 14 + 1/ hp
Leader: II/ 28+ 2/hp
Master goblin: III/ 50 + 3/hp

These strange humanoids have bodies made entirely of hardened sugar. When they take damage bits of their bodies may be cut off, but they do not bleed. Thus, they can survive wounds that would be fatal to other creatures, such as losing parts of the head or torso with no loss of function. For this reason, they only take half damage from all weapons. When reduced to 0 hit points, their bodies crumble into lumps of white sugar.

Sugar goblins do not use armor, which can abrade their bodies. Instead they prefer cloth garments. For every 10 sugar goblins, there will be a 2 hit die leader with between 7 and 14 hit points (1d8+6). A group of greater than thirty will also have a 3 hit die master goblin with between 15 and 20 hit points (1d6+14).

The skin and hair of the sugar goblin is white. At first glance they appear somewhat elfish or child-like but in combat their malicious smiles and taunts reveal their true character.

THE GROUNDS 23 THE CANDY HOUSE.

23 THE CANDY HOUSE. This two story house is made entirely out of candies and desserts. The walls and roof being principally made of gingerbread with sugar icing as cement. Embellishments are many and include peppermint sticks and gumdrops. Windows are plentiful and made of spun sugar, being translucent but not transparent. The back of the house directly touches the cliff face that makes up the edge of The Grounds.

The house is edible, but it is also magical. It regenerates roughly as quickly as it is eaten. Anyone who consumes any part of the house must save vs spells or lose 1 point of wisdom per meal. These are recovered at the rate of 1 per day. Ordinary animals, including insects and vermin of all kinds, will refuse to eat the stuff. The walls, floors, and ceilings can be broken if sufficient violence is applied (DM's decision) and entry made into the house or between rooms that way, though the broken parts regenerate as described above within a round.

The candy house holds an evil witch and her servants, the sugar goblins. The witch favors the flesh of human children, which is in short supply in The Grounds, so she makes do mostly with captured gangster halflings and tree gnomes.