Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Holiday Interlude 2018 #2 - Gobbler Golem

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What happens in Holidayland when the loopier wizards get their hands on the leftovers?

Previous Holiday Interludes

Gobbler Golem

I don't know if the day after Thanksgiving sandwich is a thing across the US or just here in the Northeast but it's probably my favorite part of the holiday. A monstrous layering of basically everything left over from the day before (or even just earlier in the day) into a sandwich that is greater than the sum of its parts. Unfortunately some foolish or insane wizard thought to make a golem using the same philosophy, and in Holidayland there are a LOT of diverse leftovers to built with.

Primary in a Gobbler golem are bones of crusty bread, muscles of roast beast, and blood of gravy or cranberry sauce. Carrots, peas, green bean casserole, and even squash are also often incorporated into the shambling mass of leftovers.

Init -1; Atk Fist +3 melee (1d8+3), Vomit SP; AC 14; HD 4d12; MV 20’; Act 2d20; SP Gravy Vomit 20' cone (1d12 damage; DC 14 Reflex save for half); Cranberry Vomit 50' range, targets within 10' are immobilized (DC 14 Reflex save for half speed); Immune to poisons and mind control; SV Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +0; AL N.
Cypher System
Level: 4 (TN 12)
Health: 12 • Armor: 0
Damage: 4
Movement: Immediate
Modifications: Immune to poison and mind control.
Combat: In combat the gobbler golem will make up to 3 attacks each round, attacking with its meaty fists and feet for two of them dealing 4 damage each, and vomiting either a molten stream of gravy up to short range for 4 damage, or a sticky glob of cranberry that immobilizes targets for 4 rounds,
Interaction: The gobbler golem will act on its last orders until it fulfills them or is destroyed.
Use: Gobbler golems are used by holiday wizards driven insane by the takeover of holidayland by Christmas.
Loot: A defeated gobbler golem will yield at least 600 pounds of edible leftovers, and probably one or two cyphers thoroughly soaked in various fluids.
GM Intrusion: The gobbler golem consumes one or more other holiday creatures and adding their mass to its own splits into two gobbler golems with full health (and possibly strange new abilities).

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