Continuing the 30 Day D&D Challenge!
19. What is your Favorite Elemental or Plant?
I’ve got nothing. I like elementals as a class of creature. I love wizards summoning them up and sending them into battle, or to rampage through cities causing wanton destruction. The elemental lords of the Fiend Folio are great ideas too, but it’s the concept of elementals that I like and not any specific one.
I feel the same way about plants. There are some fun plant monsters out there but none I have a special affinity for. The closest would be the pilfer vine, which came from an issue of Dragon magazine. The pilfer vine is a nuisance creature, a plant that picks adventurers’ pockets instead of directly attacking them. They will attack if discovered but their main use is as a trick to confound a party. But creatures like this should be used sparingly, both because once the surprise is revealed your players will be on their guard and because if you use tricks like this too often all you’ll do is make your players angry.
It’s like the gremlins from the early Ultima computer games who kept stealing your food. Once in a while was atmosphere. Every time you went into a dungeon just ticked you off.
So the answer to today’s question is, “None of the Above”.