Saturday, 10 May 2014

Animal Companion Example - The Pudge Grub

From the Equipment and other Considerations Section;

The Pudge Grub is perhaps the epitome of the domesticated animal; it is dull, defenseless, unsuited for life in the wild and oddly useful. About the size of a ripe watermelon with all the swiftness of a lethargic tortoise, the Pudge has the following notable properties. The creatures reproduce through asexual division, with their only real variance being color.
Pudge Grub Concept Art by Asherhyder

  • If nudged or urged in a direction, they will plod that way unless forced to stop or prodded to go another way
  • They are soft and brightly colored, making them obvious and near irresistible to carnivorous creatures
  • Easy and cheap to feed, as they are able to consume prepared rations or local flora
  • Can be butchered with ease, and will yield three days worth of highly nutritious rations in the process
  • Oddly resistant to blunt force trauma, meaning they can be stashed away rather easily.
  • Generally noiseless, save for the marshmallow like squish sound made while moving
Theories on the Pudge Grub's origins are numerous, ranging from "Favored species of a fluffy Godling" to "Wizards did it."

Pudge Grub Concept Art Part Deux, provided by Gingersnap


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  2. Cute! Reminds me of Magi-Nation's Pylofuf (a good thing from my perspective because I have a fondness for the long-lost Magi-Nation...)

  3. They have no skeleton, as their jelly-like mode of locomotion does not require it.
    This makes them 100% edible (no bones!)

    1. You could literally eat them with little to no perpetuation - which makes for a hilariously disturbing image.