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#61454
Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Here's a challenge I've put together for my players to face during their upcoming adventure: the Stonemaw! It's a malevolent stone elemental creature that manifests as a bunch of yammering, gaping jaws that emerge suddenly from the stone beneath one's feet...

I'm still trying to decide exactly what its motivations are (other than wanting to eat a lot of gold, silver and iron), or how anyone might get past it (but maybe I'll just let my players figure that one out, heh heh).

I sculpted & painted the "maws" to match the look of my Game Tiles floors. I'm considering making some that emerge from the walls as well... nowhere is safe... and yes, they have prehensile tongues...


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#61458
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
looks like a job for a couples of Dwarves and some Great Mauls. I wonder it they would get any bonus due to the creatures being "unusual stonework" LOL

that is a pretty cool idea, a little like stone versions of oozes.
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#61477
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
That's very original and creative!
Thank you for sharing.
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#61478
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
If it's a high-DEX party, I'd suggest throwing stones (in)to the maws, then run across while they are chewing.

If it's a high-STR party, I'd suggest tying prehensile tongues together until the maws are neutralized.

If it's a well equipped party, I'd suggest wedging shields into the maws and stepping on those before the maws can crush them.

If it's a silly party, I'd suggest throwing large chunks of taffy into the room, then calmly strolling through to the other side while the maws are occupied.
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#61481
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I believe i have a taffy patch on my cloak of many things...

Those stonemaws are Incredibly cool! I game with a Dwarven Earth elementalist wizard (ok, in truth i game with a guy who plays a dwarven... you get the point) who would go nuts for the chance to summon those things!!!

Please please make them a stretch goal... me wants one or two or five ;)

great work!
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#61483
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I would send in Radgast the Brown after he had some pipeweed ... a stoner to take care of the stones.
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#61486
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Thanks guys!

Knowing my players, they will probably try to find some other adversary, dead or otherwise, attach something nasty to him/her/it, and then feed him/her/it to the stonemaws in hopes of neutralizing them that way. But I don't think these things are too susceptible to poison, acid, etc.

Taffy might work... some really gnarly low-budget orcish taffy, the kind you get at the Underdark Market for two coppers a pound...
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#61488
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Flask of endless water and a Cone of Cold...Ski right across.
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#61490
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Keeblerorc wrote:
Flask of endless water and a Cone of Cold...Ski right across.

... you might need some skis for the skiing part... you must be from a warm climate :-)
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#61492
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
These little maws are cool.

I'd like to have some in the old terrain bin!

I can pain them like my Tiles no problem.

Let me know if I can pick some up off of you or if they will be in the stretch goals for your Kickstarter

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#61493
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
doesn't every dungeon party carry Ski's with them?
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#61497
Re:Would YOU try to cross through this room? 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Why not just fly over them?

But seriously, nice work on the mouths. They look good.
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