Sunday, February 8, 2015

5E Mi-go

Below is a D&D 5th Edition monster stat-block for the Mi-go, a race of creatures from the H.P. Lovercraft story, 'The Whisperer in Darkness'.  I made this in case anyone wanted to use these as villains and inject some of the weird fantasy into their campaigns.
Medium plant, neutral evil
Armor Class: 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 52 (5d8+32)
Speed: 30 ft., 50' fly
    STR         DEX       CON       INT        WIS       CHA
  16 (+3)     20 (+5)    20 (+5)    25 (+7)    14 (+2)   16 (+3)
Damage Resistance: slashing, electricity, fire
Damage Immunities: cold 
Senses: darkvision 30 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages: Common, Mi-go
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
Deception.  Mi-go are experts at disguise and deception.  They have advantage on Deception(CHA) checks.  They use this ability to move around other societies without drawing attention to themselves.

Multiattack.  The mi-go makes two pincher attacks.

Pinchers. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5ft, one target, Hit: 12 (1d8+3) piercing damage.

Mi-go are winged creatures that share features of a lobster and a plant.  They have multiple legs and feelers and their "heads" is a large bulbous cluster of fungi that pulse with light.  This is how the mi-go communicate with each other.  They have two lobster-like pinchers which they use to manipulate tools and other objects.  The mi-go can use these pinchers as weapons.

The mi-go use a bizarre form of technology that blends magic and science.  The mi-go can create many strange machines and weapons.  These can be the equivalent of magic items or items that duplicate spell effects, but they will be of a form that is strange in design.  Any magic-user wishing to use these objects must make a DC 20 Insight or Investigation check at Disadvantage in order to figure out how to use such items.  Given their alien nature, these items are usually of limited use and will need recharging by a machine or battery.

One of their more infamous devices is the "brain canister" in which the mi-go extract the brains from living creatures and place it in a canister.  The process usually drives the victim of the brain extraction insane. 

The mi-go can travel through interstellar space and do not suffer any effects of the cold vacuum of space.

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