What is the equivalent in DCC to the gelatinous cube in DnD?
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- Unfortunately, I do not have it. This will be my first GenCon and it is my first year getting to know DCC RPG and Goodman Games.Jul 16, 2017
- this might be the "thing you should have run away from" moment that teaches about lack of encounter balancing in DCCJul 16, 2017
- Level 1 characters? Probably not, unless they have lots of oil and attack it from a distance.Jul 16, 2017
- Eric K+6If they're resourceful they'll be OK. Bob's suggestion is good, but so is a Mighty Deed of Arms to leap into the Cube of Paralytic Ectoplasm and skewer the Nucleic Brain sitting in the center to kill it in one shot!
Reward the brave and if the dice fail, allow a save to see if he can (he doesn't need to know that he'll automatically make it) avoid ectoplasmic filaments within and allow him another attack. But don't just ask for the save either! Describe the filaments reaching to grab him and pull him away. Tell him he is loosing his breath, his eyes are burning, now roll that save!! If he fails, let the cube expel him, like a cannonball of character and jello.
Give extra xp for being mondo epic right then to reward creative behavior. BE impresssed with the macho shithead behavior that MAKES you watch Conan the Barbarian. Remember when he spits out the egg?
Never forget you're telling an epic tale not just a story! And they will repeat the tale to their friends!
But wait, we were talking about a Gelatinous Cube, right? Lift it from whatever edition and copy the stats to an index card or a blank character sheet. Adjust it to your liking. Done. But get a little timer and limit yourself to 10 minutes. Otherwise you're worried more about the creature and not your story.
Don't worry about the stats as much as the story and make sure you have fun!Jul 16, 2017
- Jul 16, 2017
- The... ambulatory aspic? Or was this not a riddle?Jul 16, 2017
- Platonic semi-solid?Jul 18, 2017
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