Fantastic Beasts and How to Slay Them: Tebo

When creating a monster for Dungeons & Dragons, there are some very simple ways you can make a very mundane creature interesting:

Number 1: you can make it undead. There’s a bear attacking me in the woods, pfft whatever. What? Zombie bear? Well… alright then, time to panic.

Number 2: you can give it the Misty Step spell. Nothing like a monster teleporting around the battlefield to put the wind up your adventurers.

Number 3: give them the power to turn invisible.

The Tebo chooses option number 3, making a big pig monster significantly more interesting.

Tebo

Invisibility usually requires an action in combat, meaning that the Tebo would disappear, and then attack next turn. That doesn’t fully capture the idea that this creature is “virtually impossible to capture or evade”. So I gave this creature an edge. The Tebo can bonus action teleport, and then use it’s action to sprint from battle, or sideswipe it’s foe.

With the magic resistance and relentless abilities, this is one nasty boar. Your low-level party is going to need to get away sharpish, hope they have a spell that can negate the visibility, or throw the barbarian forward to get mauled.

Thank You For Reading

7 Fantastic Beasts remaining! The collection is here.

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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