The Swordsman’s Alphabet returns next week, hopefully along with a design blog on something I’ve been getting questions about. Today, though, we have the second installment in a new feature: Know Your Monsters.
Number Appearing: 1
The antwerp is among the most feared of all monsters. It has the head of a two-moustached man in a winged helmet, and the body of a giant bouncing ball, the touch of which causes deadly ricochet. It is rumored to have venomous spines on its rearpaws, but no one has ever seen paws of any kind on the creature, so it’s sort of hard to judge. How this creature breeds, feeds or what it wants is completely beyond the ken of adventurers, scholars, and dark lords alike.
No one understands the antwerp, and this is presumed to be its greatest tragedy.
- Bounce Off: Missing a melee attack causes the adventurer to bounce to ranged attack distance. A move phase is required to get back into position.
- Bounce On: The antwerp inadvertantly lands on an adventurer, making a melee attack which ignores armor.