Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fungi

I found this one to be quite taxing.  What does one come up with for fungi?


2 comments:

  1. I'm somewhat amused at how the druid seems to be responsible for many different kind of magical abominations. Finally they get some credit instead of the mages!

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  2. Concerning fungi and fungi monsters, I find it tempting to only use basic mushrooms as templates.
    But I believe a lot of interesting things can be done with other such as clavicipitaceae for example:
    http://oregonstate.edu/dept/botany/mycology/joey/clav.html
    and
    http://rack.0.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA3LzI2LzEyL0NvcmR5Y2Vwc2J1LjA4YjNiLmpwZwpwCXRodW1iCTk1MHg1MzQjCmUJanBn/96a5d875/e0a/Cordyceps-bug.jpg

    Now, you can have spore releasing fungi that impairs or kill enemies.
    Or, imagine a something similar to the cordyceps above, but which acquire motor control over the host during the infection. You could have a whole area where all fauna has been contaminated and is now wandering around, searching for new hosts (in a kinda 'aimless zombie' way, or 'hive-mind' style).

    Also, on your post (http://tao-dnd.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/features-food-part-iii-animals-dungeons.html) you described a dungeon ecology that potentially rely heavily on fungi.

    And I concur with Oddbit: the abonimation creation part is very nice indeed.

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