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Tickle Monster - This isn't something to laugh at 
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Post Tickle Monster - This isn't something to laugh at
:twisted: I had to do it, though in my defense this was inspired by a creature in Inuit mythology. :geek:

This is one of about 80 or so monsters of mine that will be up on the Knights of the Crusade Library. (yes, that IS a blatant plug for the KotC) Hope you enjoy! :D


TICKLE MONSTER

No. Appearing: 1
Size: M (4’ tall)
HD: 4d8
MV: 30’; 20’ swim or climb
AC: 15
Attack: Slam (2d4)
Special: Improved Grab, Fear Aura, Dark Vision 60’, Scent, Tickle
Saves: P
Int: High
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Type: Monstrous Humanoid
Treasure: 4
XP: 140+4

The Tickle Monster appears as a four foot tall humanoid with a slightly over large head bearing a deranged grin and glowing red eyes that blaze with madness. It has hands easily three times the size of those belonging on a being of similar short stature at the end of muscular arms attached to a barrel-like chest. Tickle Monsters do not wear any armor but they are unnaturally quick and able to dodge incredibly well, giggling insanely the whole time. The skin of a tickle monster is a pasty white devoid of all hair except the filthy midnight tresses atop its head. Neither does the Tickle Monster wear shoes.

Tickle Monsters hunt humans and demi-humans once night falls, prowling along deserted alleys, remote forest roads, through fields and croft. Wherever there is prey to be found so are they. Once a victim is found, the Tickle Monster will charge with cackling madly and attempt to grab hold of the victim in such a manner that it can begin to tickle them to death with its oversized fingers. Tickle Monsters collect treasure to use as a lure to draw in greedy prey. Their slain victims are left where they fell, a look of insanity fixed on their faces and an impossibly wide grin.

Fear Aura - The insane giggling of the Tickle Monster causes unease in all those that hear it. Intelligent creatures within earshot of this giggling must make a save versus fear or be affected as if under the influence of a fear spell for 1d4 rounds after the giggling can no longer be heard.

Tickle - The Tickle Monster will begin to tickle any victim that it has successfully grabbed until they expire. The victim must make a save versus death magic to resist each round the tickling continues. Should the victim fail this save, they will begin laughing, unable to stop until they go mad and die. Once a victim begins laughing, they must make a CON save each round that it continues. If they fail, their mind has broken and their heart stopped resulting in their immediate death.

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Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:43 pm
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Post Re: Tickle Monster - This isn't something to laugh at
Kudos on the Tickle Monster - a very unique and unexpected adversary.
But shouldn't it have a feathers or at least one in each hand?
When I read it, the old "tickle ya with a feather" phrase immediately came to mind.

Careful, that thing is brandishing feather dusters! he he.

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Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:04 pm
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Post Re: Tickle Monster - This isn't something to laugh at
The origin monster from the inuit myths has needle sharp nails at least a foot long that it tickles with. I sort of muted that a little already. Feathers...feathers are for fan girls. :P LOL

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