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Aleucard
10-06-2010, 12:03 AM
Alright. I'm pretty sure we've all seen more than enough freaky shit from the internet, popular culture, and perhaps just plain being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I want to hear you convert those things in to DnD monsters. Preferably, 3.5/pathfinder, but other formats are acceptable. I'll start things off.


Slender Man

A very tall (~9 ft./3m) and very thin (about as wide as a human teenager) humanoid. It has a natural, permanent glamer on it that randomizes slightly what its face looks like to others, though if this is seen through (mid-range will save), the being appears to have no face at all (no eyes, nose, mouth, etc.). It has disproportionately long arms. The Slender Man appears to be wearing a black suit of some kind, though obviously a formal one. Even when it moves at a high rate of speed, very little if any sound comes from it, though characters with the capability to perceive the Ethereal Plane may hear a moaning-like laugh coming from it.

It moves slowly, except in pursuit of prey. When it captures its prey (commonly any sentient humanoid, though any sentient being is suitable), it holds them in its arms and hypnotizes them. It will try and escape with the victim after it is subdued. It then proceeds to suck their soul out, receiving nutrition from it vaguely similar to a succubus. It prefers to target smaller, weaker humanoids, such as halflings or children. It also prefers to hide and wait to isolate its target, though fighting a small group isn't off the table if it is overly hungry. A small number of the bodies that it leaves behind become Slender Men themselves over time, contributing to the thought that this may be a new form of undead.

Race: Abberation (undead)

CR 8

Organization: Solitary (though may appear in number in an area with a large enough number of its preferred prey)

Alignment: Neutral Evil (mostly mindless, though surface thought scans show it to be vaguely aware of its surroundings and takes extreme pleasure from inflicting suffering and fear)

Tactics: When attacked by someone it won't designate as prey automatically (a small or tiny humanoid), it will attempt to flee, using its abnormally fast speed and natural hiding capabilities to do so.When it attacks (always someone it wants as prey, though only when in a group of ~5 or less), it attempts to grapple and hypnotize the target as above. If it sustains attacks from targets besides its prey, it will attempt to kill the other members of the party before resuming it's subdual routine on its prey. It will never retreat willingly. It moves at half its normal speed, except when pursuing someone, when it will go as fast as possible.

Size: Large (takes only 1 square on the ground, though its space extends in to the square above it)

Natural Reach: 10 ft.

Special Abilities: Hypnotize (after successfully grappling a target, the Slender Man uses this ability (DC: 15 + cha mod) to put the target to sleep for 24 hours, wakes up automatically if dealt HP damage, this is a mind-affecting effect)
Aura of Fear (all within 30 ft. who are aware of the Slender Man's presence must make a DC (14 + cha mod) check or be shaken while it is alive and inside 100 ft., successful save renders target immune to that Slender Man's Aura for 24 hours, may be turned off at will of the Slender Man, this is a mind-affecting fear effect)
Mesmerize (while the target (the Slender Man's chosen prey) is not hostile to the Slender Man, it may use this ability to cause the target to walk to the Slender Man and allow it to use its Hypnotize ability on it (DC: 14 + cha mod), this effect ends when the Slender Man is dead or the target has been subjected to one Hypnotize attack, this is a mind-affecting effect)
Blend in to the Crowd (the Slender Man may use this ability to Hide or Sneak among any group of humanoids, being overlooked as another member of the crowd unless if a concerted effort is made to look for something odd (player calls for a Search/Spot check, for example), this is a mind-affecting illusion effect)

Attacks: Slam (2 attacks in full round action, uses full str bonus, 2d4), Grab (if both slam attacks hit, Slender Man may attempt a free grapple check on the target)

Stats: Str 17, Int 5, Dex 15, Cha 19, Wis 2, Con -

Skills: Hide 13, Move Silently 13


That's mostly all I got on this one. Any suggestions for something someone else writes up is welcome. Thanks for any posts!

rabkala
10-06-2010, 05:37 PM
I have seen several gremlins and the chupacabra in pathfinder. Very good stuff, what they are doing.

Mothman maybe? Does anyone know of one of those written up?

Soft Serve
10-11-2010, 09:48 AM
The internet.

Don't even roll, you already lost.

muffinstien
11-12-2010, 11:39 AM
Masky, The Rake, BEN.

cplmac
11-18-2010, 10:41 AM
The Weresheet.

Special Attacks of binding and smothering.

Sometimes that bed at the Inn may just be more than that.

Soft Serve
11-20-2010, 10:19 PM
The Weresheet.

Special Attacks of binding and smothering.

Sometimes that bed at the Inn may just be more than that.


Check the second entry on this list. You might just be onto something...

http://www.cracked.com/article_17047_the-5-most-half-assed-monsters-in-movie-history.html

nijineko
11-27-2010, 11:10 PM
for those lacking inspiration, here is a list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Urban_legends

cplmac
11-30-2010, 01:39 PM
Check the second entry on this list. You might just be onto something...

http://www.cracked.com/article_17047_the-5-most-half-assed-monsters-in-movie-history.html

You never know what type of creature some of those evil clerics/mages might manage to conjure up.