Friday, April 18, 2014

P is for Purple Worm

I stared at the "P" entries in my old Monster Manual and then in the Pathfinder Bestiary for a while. I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped, and my mouth was hanging open stupidly. For many of the monsters I've written about this month, I've had to think hard about why I would have wanted to include such a monster in a campaign in the first place... but for this post, I was dumbfounded. For the life of me, I can't figure out why I've never used the purple worm. I've used the miniature before to represent an urgulstasta back when we were playing through the Age of Worms adventure path, but never has an actual purple worm seen play in one of my campaigns.

This is a problem that needs to be remedied, and soon! Unfortunately, a party of 2nd and 3rd level characters would have a tough time taking one of these down, so I'm going to have to pump the brakes a little, but we are running on the fast advancement experience table, so maybe it won't take too long before one of my adventurers gets swallowed by one of these monstrosities...

This month, as a participant in the A-Z Blog Challenge, I'll be writing a post each day (except for Sundays) and letting the alphabet guide my content. Thematically, all of my April posts (at least those related to the blog challenge) will be monster related. Each day, I'll be challenging myself to create an encounter, NPC, location, etc. that features a monster I've never used before in a roleplaying game. Hopefully this will push me to include more variety in my current campaign, and who knows... maybe I'll find a few new favorites.


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