is yet another silly, monster-in-disguise entry from the first edition of Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I.
It inhabits underground where the sun does not reach taking form familiar to its prey. But be aware there are both nice and naughty varieties of the Mimic.
“excretes a glue which holds fast whatever member the creature touched the mimic with.”
The Intellect Devourer,
is one of the most ludicrous beasts you will find in Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I. Imagine a giant brain with four sets of claws. Silent as a thief, it looks forward to “ego whip” you! We take another look at a forgotten, yet silly monster from the golden age of D&D.
“… is one of the most feared of monsters.”
The Gelatinous Cube,
is an underground horror that shouldn’t be taken lightly. An nearly invisible monster, it lives to eat and eats to live. Another silly, underground horror we’ll cover from Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I comes “The Cube”. Jello, anyone?
“The ‘cube then surrounds the victim, secretes digestive fluids, and digests a meal.”
The Brain Mole
There is still room for Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I silly monsters. We discuss the infamous, but more likely overlooked, Brain Mole. It adds excitement, drama, and passion to any adventure.
“… chance per melee round of causing permanent insanity …”
from Monster Manual I, was a squid-headed hypnotist from deep waters. If your heroes have the technology of deep sea diving and able to breath underwater and see without the aid of modern illumination, they may run into the Morkoth! We add another “silly” monster to our list.
“[The Morkoth] is possibly humanoid, but reports vary.”
From the middle of Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, comes a confusing and downright odd entry, the Ixitachitl. An evil aquatic monster with the sensibilities of a cleric. And they come in vampire form too!
“… a race of intelligent rays which dwell in shallow tropical seas. They are of evil disposition, and clerical in nature.”
The Thought Eater
From Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, the Thought Eater was a ridiculous creature of unknown inspiration.
“… dwellers in the ether … appears to be something like an enormous headed platypus”
Invisible in the physical plane, it was only seen and observed with psionic powers. (With every gift comes a price, I guess) If you happen to visit the Ethereal plane, the Thought Eater may pay a visit to eat your brains, figuratively, feeding off your thoughts and intelligence. As described in the manual, it may render you “a low-grade moron” permanently.
From Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, the Piercer was a cruel joke to the collection of creatures. It was a Dungeon Master’s evil ploy to reign unholy terror by impaling an unsuspected adventurer below.
“… these monsters are indistinguishable from stalactites found on cave roofs.”