Black Stuff – D&D 4th Edition

Let me introduce the Gelatinous Cube’s Irish cousin


Black Stuff – Level 7 Elite Brute

Large natural beast (blind, ooze) XP 500
Initiative +4 Senses Perception +3; tremorsense 5
HP 170; Bloodied 85
AC 18; Fortitude 19, Reflex 11, Will 11
Immune gaze; Resist 10 acid
Saving Throws +2
Speed 2; see also engulf
Action Points 1
Slam (standard; at-will)
+10 vs. Fortitude; 1d6 + 4 damage, and the target is immobilized
(save ends).
Engulf (standard; at-will) ✦ Alcohol
The black stuff attacks one or two Medium or smaller targets; +10 vs. Reflex (automatically hits an immobilized creature). On a hit, the target is grabbed and pulled into the stuff’s space; the target is dazed and takes ongoing 6 damage until it escapes the grab. A creature that escapes the grab shifts to a square of its choosing adjacent to the cube but is intoxicated for a number of hours equal to the number of rounds they remained within the stuff. The black stuff can move normally while creatures are engulfed within it.
Foam Head
Due to the creamy foam found on top many adventurers walking through a dark dungeon do not see the black body hanging below.(Perception DC 25) or until it attacks. Creatures that fail to notice the black stuff might walk into it, automatically becoming engulfed.
Alignment Unaligned Languages
Skills Stealth +5
Str 16 (+4) Dex 12 (+4) Wis 11 (+3)
Con 17 (+5) Int 1 (–3) Cha 1 (–3)

Black Stuff Tactics
Black Stuff tend to stand in corners gentle swaying but when they move they never go in a straight line. Staggering one way and then another with no real direction is it’s general mode of travel so it is very hard to predict it’s movements.

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  1. Wicked brilliant! Thanks!

    Daniel M. Perez, The Gamer Travelers last blog post..RPG Blog Carnival: St. Patrick’s Day – Open Call

  2. Hammer says:

    You know, this would go amazingly with my pie and bovril monster from the Celtic-Rangers zombie war game.

    I’ll have to draw up the stat block for it this week.

    Hammers last blog post..The State of the Art

  3. Bob says:

    It’s a fun way to spend an evening :)

  4. Bob says:

    OK now I’m intrigued. Sounds decidedly scary!

  5. Celtic-Rangers? Dude, link me.

    Daniel M. Perez, The Gamer Travelers last blog post..RPG Blog Carnival: St. Patrick’s Day – Open Call

  6. Hammer says:

    You can find my first out here:

    I still need to get a lot of it written down, althought by and large it’s complete in my mind.

    Hammers last blog post..The State of the Art

  7. Bruce says:

    You do realize that Guiness is not black, right?
    It’s a very deep ruby color. Hold a glass up to a bright light sometime, you’ll see the red.

  8. Bob says:

    Yup and you do realise that people don’t call it the ‘Deep Ruby Stuff’?

    Guinness marketing paraphernalia is black, the packaging is black and it is colloquially known as ‘the black stuff’ so it would be kind of weird to name my monster in any other way :)

    Also the monster lives in dungeons so you wont be able to pick it up and hold it up to the light ;)

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