Friday, June 26, 2020

OSE Encounter Activities - Invisible Stalker

I freely admit that this was a pretty tricky one. I’ve been steadily plinking away at the table for a few weeks now, even starting from scratch more than once. It’s surprisingly challenging to create a table of entries to depict “what a Monster is doing” when this is something the Player Characters can’t conventionally perceive through standard observation.

So, there’s a little bit of compromise here. It was difficult, but I managed to resist the temptation to succumb to some of my more humorous impulses. I decided against a few of my original ideas (the blank table cop-out, selectively changing the text color to match backgrounds and frustrate, etc.) in favor of something at least somewhat useful.😊

The first 30 Entries on this table can be rolled on separately to provide DM’s with a quicker, potentially more actionable “dead giveaway,” but there are still one hundred entries total to play with, and I hope that at least a few of them come in handy for this Monster, as it is one of the knottier ones to depict and describe.

With that, I humbly present the Invisible Stalker:

2 comments:

  1. Your dedication is astounding! I'm guessing this exercise will make you think more about sound and smell for your future (visible) entries.

    My favourite here is "snapping their fingers cheerfully to even the odds" : )

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  2. I found your blog, and this article via The Questing Beast's "The Glatisant: Issue #5" newsletter. Wow what a treasure trove of fantastic content :) I can't wait to use these monster activities in my Stonehell campaign!

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