Beer Ooze (Montporte Dungeon Campaign Critter)

Armor Class: 9 [10]
Hit Dice: 1
Attacks: Slosh (1d2)
Saving Throw: 17
Special: Surprise; Nausea; Inebriation
Move: 3
Challenge Level/XP: 1/15

Beer ooze forms when barrels of beer are stored for exceedingly long periods near magical locations. They appear as foamy puddles on the floor near kegs or barrels of beer.

COMBAT: A beer ooze will attack those who come close to it. It has the ability to form appendages that slosh its opponents for 1d2 in damage.

SURPRISE: A beer ooze can surprise an unsuspecting opponent on a roll of 1-4 (1d6).

NAUSEA: The beer ooze has a nasty odor that causes nausea in those creatures with a sense of smell. Creatures coming within 10’ of the beer ooze must make a saving throw or be stricken with nausea for 1d4+1 turns. The nausea causes a 1d4 temporary loss of dexterity and a penalty of –2 on all attack rolls.

INEBRIATION: When a beer ooze successfully strikes its opponent, that opponent must make a saving throw or become inebriated. The effects of the beer ooze’s inebriation powers is cumulative. The first time an opponent is affected, the opponent is slightly inebriated and temporarily loses 1 point of intelligence and wisdom. When a slightly inebriated opponent is affected a second time by the beer ooze, the opponent becomes moderately inebriated and temporarily loses 2 more points of intelligence, 3 more points of wisdom, 2 points of dexterity and has a –1 penalty on attack roles (in addition to any other penalties). The third time an opponent is affected by the beer ooze, they become greatly inebriated, losing 3 more points of intelligence, 3 more points of wisdom, 2 more points of dexterity, and in penalized an addition –4 on attack roles (in addition to any other penalties). The fourth time the opponent is affected, they become comatose.

Note that successful constitution saving throws negate the inebriation effect of that particular attack but do not “sober up” the opponent. Inebriation may be negated with neutralize poison.

Note: The beer ooze appeared in The Manor #4. Special thanks to Tim (Gothridge Manor) for giving me the thumbs up to share it on my blog (I did create it but he was gracious enough to include it in his zine).