Fantastic Beasts and How to Slay Them: Plimpy

Some days it’s a majestic phoenix… some days it’s a fish with legs…

A fish that is mildly dangerous to snails and swimming costumes and not much else. A fish whose legs are its main mode of transportation and its greatest weakness. A fish that people would rather tie up and send down the river than catch and eat. It’s not quite flobberworm territory, but it’s bobbing pathetically alongside that line.


There’s not a lot of reason to include Plimpy in your adventure. Maybe the group is wading through a stream when they feel something nip them: what was that? Help! Oh no wait, it’s just a fish with legs. I’m okay. Or perhaps the group of level 1 heroes are given this quest to emphasise how unwelcome their help is in this part of the world? I’m not sure why anyone would actually need help against a creature that you can incapacitate with their own limbs.

Even this guy looks powerful by comparison.

Technically, classing the Plimpy as a ‘beast’ creature type means that you can summon several of them to aid you in battle, or the druid can transform into one. Why you would do this is largely a mystery to me.

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Author: Rufus Scott

I am a long term Gamer, a full-time History Teacher and a part-time geek. I enjoy writing about the positive aspects of gaming, especially when it comes to education. My posts are sometimes nostalgic, occasionally irrelevant, largely meant to provoke further discussion. I'll sometimes punctuate these whimsical ramblings with a random comment on gaming and/or teaching.

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