Saturday, April 2, 2016

B is for Bad Beer

"It's a shame when good beer goes bad. It's a nightmare when it comes to life and tries to kill you."
-Cade Ashworthy

Beer oozes (otherwise known as Bad Beer) are the result of magical or alchemical contamination of alcohol. The dwell quietly sloshing in abounded wizard towers and the basements of taverns near magical academies waiting to engulf unsuspecting drunks.

Beer Ooze
Large ooze, unaligned
Armor Class: 8
Hit Points: 35 (4d10+12)
Speed: 10 ft., climb 10 ft.
STR 12 (+1) DEX 6 (-2) CON 16 (+3) INT 2 (-4) WIS 6 (-2) CHA 2 (-4)
Damage Resistence slashing, piercing
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned, prone
Senses blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 8
Languages -
Challenge 2 (450 XP)
Amorphous. The ooze can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing.
Pseudopod. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6+2) bludgeoning damage, and the target must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute.

Engulf. The ooze moves up to its speed. While doing so it can enter Large or smaller creatures' spaces. Whenever the ooze enters a creature's space, the creature must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw.

One a successful save, the creature can choose to be pushed 5 feet back or to the side of the ooze. A creature that chooses not to be pushed suffers the consequences of a failed saving throw.

On a failed save, the cube enters the creature's space, and the creature takes 4 (1d6) bludgeoning damage, gains the poisoned condition, and is engulfed. The engulfed creature can't breathe, is restrained, and takes 9 (2d6+2) bludgeoning damage at the start of each of the oozes turn. When the ooze moves, the engulfed creature moves with it.

An engulfed creature can try to escape by taking an action to make a DC 12 Strength check. On a success, the creature escapes and enters a space of its choice within 5 feet of the ooze.

The creature's poisoned condition lasts until it takes a short rest.


  1. Haha! This is one I want to use. Great idea!

  2. I actually thought this was going to be about real beer that had gone off at first lol! Great post

  3. Cool "monster"... Beer was our choice earlier... but went with "Batman Villains" instead... have a great weekend....

  4. I like it! I might need to throw this into an adventure.

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Adventure!

  5. Just when the bar room brawl started to look like a done deal, this happened... Fantastic.
    --- Paul @