For those of you that are new to the blog, every once in a while I like to pick random Magic: the Gathering cards and try to make monsters from them. Part of the challenge is not spending too terribly long on each one, as it’s intended to be more of a thought exercise than actual development.
Simple and fun, just the way I like it. “Can’t be blocked” is a pain in the nuggets. Just sayin’
Kongming, Sleeping Dragon
Having just Wand and Infuse made the creature seem a little thin. I kind of wanted to make this a solo – it is a legend, after all – but it’s too vanilla to inspire much from what’s actually on the card.
I have a thing for brutes that “bomb up” on a target, by which I mean that they hit really hard once and put the characters back on their heels, but they can’t do it all the time. It’s a method to jump start the fear factor of an encounter without putting too many people on the floor.
At first I thought, “man, that’s waaaay too simple,” but then I remembered that restrained, properly applied can be a beating, especially at a low level.
Please, don’t include more than one of these in an encounter unless the party has a reliable way to clear out the minions.
Enjoy! As always, feedback is appreciated.