Monday, March 16, 2020

OSE Encounter Activities - Gelatinous Cube

Tremble with terror from the relentlessly encroaching Gelatinous Cube!

I was awfully surprised I was able to come up with enough for a d100 table for these Monsters (seeing as how they’re mostly just a wandering Trap with no real agency or culture), but I think my previous work on Puddings, Slimes, Oozes, and Moulds helped a bit here. The key to a memorable Cube Encounter has more to do with placing them in interesting and catchy situations (if they’re even spotted first). Although I do enjoy the visual of a bunch of indigestible metal and gems, or partially liquescent skeletons “levitating” towards the Party, that does give them away a bit, and requires a little bit of prep work to pull off well: it always helps to have some pre-generated Treasure Type V’s handy, and I might end up working on something like this down the road. I still have an old tin Index Card box where I lovingly hand-crafted several hoards of Treasure by Types back in the 80s, but nowadays I’d be just as inclined to use results from this handy Generator as a starting point (it’s a little generic naturally, so I’d spruce things up a bit 😊).

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