Popular Monsters

The Thing in the Well Solitary, Large, Stealthy
Dark Tentacles (w[2d12] damage) 16 HP 1 armor
Reach, Near

"Good morning," the Thing in the Well calls, "And how are we doing this morning Mrs. Westmen?" -- "Just wonderfully. How have you been keeping, Thing?" -- "Fine, fine. A little peckish, a bit in the mood for, you know, a nibble, a bite to eat. But don't worry yourself, perfectly fine." -- "It's quite alright Thing, I was just thinking I should bring by some lunch. How does a ham sound?" -- "You are too kind Mrs. Westmen, just too kind..." -- The Thing in the Well has lived in the village for longer than anyone can remember. It is traditional to fix regular meals for the Thing, and to present it with a sheep or pig on special occasions. Years ago a boy went down the well on a dare. He never returned. The subject has not been broached in the presence of the Thing. Instinct: To devour

  • Politely collect tribute
  • Leverage townspeople through secrets
  • Purify water
  • Hide in darkened waters
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Clockwork Defender Group, Large, Organized, Construct
Crushing blows from metal limbs (d8+2 damage) 12 HP 3 armor
Forceful
Special Qualities: Metal, Clockwork, Well-hidden weak spot

"The Old Ones, they knew much. Not the alchemy of man nor the sorcery of warlocks and the like. No, this is the magic of gears and pulleys, the sorcery of science. Watch your every step in the tower: be wary or you may call to life the ancient defense systems. You'll know the Defenders have awoken long before you face them, that's for sure; they're louder than a stomping giant and their hulls scrape the stone walls. You'll hear them coming, I'm sure you can avoid them, go on in the tower. Me? I... I'll stay out here. Got to have a lookout post, right?"

Instinct: Destroy all Intruders! *click* Defend the domain!

  • Display immense and uncaring strength
  • Soldier on, ignoring all damage until the last
  • Reveal a hidden function from the depths of its gearworks
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Otyugh Solitary, Large
Tentacles (d10+3 damage) 20 HP 1 Armor
Close, Reach, Forceful
Special Qualities: Filth Fever

The mating call of the otyugh is a horrible, blaring cry that sounds like a cross between an elephant dying and an over-eager vulture. The otyugh spends much of its time partly submerged in filthy water and prefers eating garbage over any other food. As a result, it often grows fat and strong on the offal of orcs, goblins and other cave-dwelling sub-humans. Get too close, however, and you’ll have one of its barbed tentacles dragging you into that soggy, razor-toothed maw. If you get away with your life, best get to a doctor, or your victory may be short lived. Instinct: To befoul

  • Infect someone with filth fever
  • Fling someone or something
This monster is from the core Dungeon World book
The Shadows That Melt Flesh Horde, Tiny, Stealthy, Intelligent, Planar, Amorphous
Millions of tiny bites (b[2d6-2] damage) 6 HP 1 armor
Hand, Ignores Armor
Special Qualities: Completely intangible swarms

Each individual shadow is actually a swarm of tiny, dust-sized demons. No one is quite sure where they come from, or how to kill them, but it is known that children of every species on every plane of existence know to fear the darkness . . . Instinct: To spread

  • Devour flesh
  • Impersonate voices
  • Absorb knowledge from those it kills
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Fire Beetle Horde, Small
Flames (d6 damage ignores armor) 3 HP 3 Armor
Near
Special Qualities: Full of flames

Scarabaeus pyractomena! What a delightful creature—see how its carapace glitters in the light of our torches? Not too close now, they’re temperamental, you see. The fire in their belly isn’t just metaphorical, no. Watch as I goad the beast. Aha! A spout of flame! Unexpected, isn’t it? One of these creatures alone, if it comes up from below, can be a hellish nuisance to a farmstead or village. A whole swarm? There’s a reason they call it a conflagration of fire beetles. Instinct: To enflame

  • Undermine the ground
  • Burst from the earth
  • Spray forth flames
This monster is from the core Dungeon World book

Recent Monsters

Fear Demon Solitary, Large, Stealthy, Magical, Devious, Intelligent, Planar
psychic ray (b[2d10] damage 1 piercing) 20 HP 3 armor
Ignores Armor, Far
Special Qualities: levitates, talks telephaticly

Imagine, if you will, the most basic impulses possessed by mankind. Rage? Hunger? Perhaps the most primal is fear. Even the youngest of us understands this concept, and the raw power of it drives almost all else. A demon that preys upon fear is not the most sophisticated sort of creature. They mimic forms they see in the nightmares of mortals, hoping to elicit the response they crave. Some of these demons, however, stumble upon terrors that are much more deeply rooted: fears of the future, of chaos and disorder, of failure. This sort of demon develops a far more refined palate, attacking the psyche of their target rather than seeking a simple scare. Instinct: feed of the fear

  • Make a nightmare or some deep fear come true.
  • Paralize target in a spiderweb
  • abbysal magic, Infernal Contracts
  • induce a new fear
  • call an existent Contract or persuade someone to create a new one
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Black Choir Bard Group, Stealthy, Magical, Intelligent
Painful Cord (b[d4) damage) 3 HP 1 armor
Close, Ignores Armor, Near

Instinct: To take with guile and glamour

  • Hide in plain sight
  • Warp sound to your advantage
  • Creat illusions with the magic of sound
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Dómina Azul Solitaria, Magia, Inteligente, Cuidadosa
Relámpago fulgurante 2d4 (b[2d10] damage) 16 HP 2 armadura
Cerca, Ignora armadura, Lejos
Special Qualities: Puede volver con Hilo Dorado

Dómina Azul es una náyade tejedora, esposa de Dómine Rojo, que fue arrastrada a mantener la guerra desde pequeña sin conocer nada más. Tiene unos 70 años y unos ojos negro azabache. Instinct: Propagar la guerra eterna

  • Utilizar poderes de Tejedora
  • Tejido de destrucción 2d8
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Dómine Rojo Solitario, Sigiloso, Divino, Mágico, Retorcido, Inteligente, Cauteloso
Armas de cristal (d8+4 damage 2 piercing) 14 HP 2 Armadura
Cerca

Dómine Rojo, señor de la Fortaleza Roja. Este clérigo de la Adivinación es pagado por El Consorcio para continuar una guerra sin fin. No cesará ante nada porque no conoce otra forma de vida. Instinct: Propagar la guerra eterna.

  • Predecir todos tus movimientos
  • Encantorio, confunde uno de tus sentidos
  • Puede Volar y utilizar Vitral
  • Utiliza terribles conjuros para adelantarse a tus movimientos.
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Deep Desert Hyena Horde, Small, Stealthy, Organized, Terrifying
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch (d6+4 damage 1 piercing) 7 HP 1 armor
Close, Forceful
Special Qualities: The stench, the wicked stench!

The howling, haunting laugh, the foulest stench, the fur matted like leather. These are the deep desert hyena. Whether the product of Genie-Rajah manipulation, Waziri experiment, or something darker still, there is a twist of dark magic to them, which makes them vicious and dangerous even more than ordinary hyenas--and they are smart enough to work together on their prey. Instinct: To hunt and savage

  • Stalk the desert wastes
  • Pretending injury to draw prey closer
  • Two jaws bite harder than one (makes damage best-of-2)