Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Question: Trap Monsters

It's been a long week and it seems I say that every week.  But it's Friday, almost time for the weekend, which we are supposed to get another snow storm, but you'll have that.

My question today is what is your favorite 'trap' monster?

I'd have to say the mimic is my favorite because it can cover a lot sneaking disguises and catch the adventures off guard.

"I check for traps," say Mr. Thief.

DM nods.  "You find a trap.  The chest eats your arm."

Other party members cheer.

7 comments:

  1. Yes I too love mimics, just used the "door" mimic in my last session. I also have a Klockwerke Hornet often used in my campaigns by them sneaky dwarves. The lock mechanism "transforms" (Deception style) into a mechanical hornet with an acid stinger.

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  2. I don't think I've ever used a mimic in my campaign but I'd want it to be something like the scene in Carpenter's 'The Thing" where they give the guy CPR and his chest open up into a giant bloody mouth and bites the guys arms off. That's how I'd like to describe to my players, maybe show them that clip from the film.

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  3. I did this thing a while back... xD http://eyerayofthebeholder.blogspot.ca/2013/10/brunos-cruel-d-ideas-deadly-outhouse.html

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  4. DM nods. "You find a trap. The chest eats your arm."

    Other party members cheer.


    Ha ha ha!!! Seems like the thing that should...oops, I mean could happen to Luven.

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  5. Probably the lurker above, just because they seem pretty cool. I use a lot of slimes, too, but that's a trap posing as a monster. Mimics are fun, but "I carefully eyeball the chest up close" is a distant second behind "I stand at reach and hit it with my weapon to chop it open!" Mimics would do better posing as a pile of treasure, no one checks piles of coins for traps in my experience. "We gather the coins." Ooops.

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  6. Mimics have always been a favorite. Soooo many uses for them.

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  7. No love for the lurker above? Hmmm. :)

    Mimics are good clean fun. Saw one posing as a trapdoor down which was hilarious. Less so to the gung-ho scout of course.

    Personal favourite was the executioner's hood because it was so unlikely you'd ever find someone willing to try it on unless you put one in a bucket of course...

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