Beer Pudding (3.5e Monster)
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|Hit Dice:||6d10+42 (76 hp)|
|Speed:||10 ft. (2 squares)|
|Armor Class:||6 (-1 Size, -3 Dex), touch 6, flat-footed 6|
|Attack:||Slam +5 melee (2d4+2 plus 1d4 acid)|
|Full Attack:||Slam +5 melee (2d4+2 plus 1d4 acid)|
|Space/Reach:||10 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Improved Grab, Constrict (2d4+2 plus 1d4 acid), Acid|
|Special Qualities:||Blindsight 60', Ooze traits, Dude I Smell Beer|
|Saves:||Fort +9, Ref -1, Will -3|
|Abilities:||Str 14, Dex 5, Con 24, Int -, Wis 1, Cha 1|
|Environment:||Underground, and Warm (except Desert)|
|Advancement:||7-9 HD (Large), 10-18 HD (Huge)|
"Dude...dude I smell beer!"
Beer Puddings are smaller, warmer weather cousins of the Black Puddings, and smell/look like pools of stout beer. They live underground, but emerge at night to eat vegetation (although they will take meat when they can get it), ruining grain and corn crops. As a side effect of their digestion, the symbiotic yeast organisms in their body give off a hoppy, lager smell. This smell is often the undoing of alcoholics, who end up becoming the Beer Puddings next victim when they go in search of a free brew. A Beer Pudding is around 8' across, and perhaps 500 pounds.
Beer Puddings are similar to most Puddings in that they just charge anything that comes within range of their Blindsight. However. many now lie in wait since they realize some victims will simply walk up to them.
Improved Grab(Ex): If a Beer Pudding hits with it's Slam Attack it may make a Grapple Check as a Free Action without provoking an Attack of Opportunity. If successful it may Constrict.
Constrict(Ex): A Beer Pudding does Slam plus acid damage with a successful Grapple check.
Acid(Ex): The creature secretes a digestive acid that dissolves organic material, but does not affect metal or stone. Any melee hit or constrict attack deals 1d4 acid damage, and the opponent’s armor and clothing dissolve and become useless immediately unless they succeed on DC 20 Reflex saves (unless the armor is metal). A wooden weapon that strikes a Beer Pudding also dissolves immediately unless it succeeds on a DC 20 Reflex save. The save DCs are Constitution-based.
The pudding’s acidic touch deals 21 points of damage per round to wooden or organic objects, but the ooze must remain in contact with the object for 1 full round to deal this damage.
Dude I Smell Beer!(Ex): Any living creature that suffers from alcoholism that is within 20 ft.of the Beer Pudding must make a Willpower Save or try to drink from the Pudding, allowing it a Grapple Check as a Free Action (Save DC depends on the severity of their addiction). He will immediately realize his mistake as soon as he begins taking acid damage, but by then the pudding will have tried to nab him. Rules for addictions can be found on page 41 of the Book of Vile Darkness.