Writers Block (3.5e Creature)

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Writer's Block
Size/Type: Large Outsider (Native, Shapechanger)
Hit Dice: 12d8 (96 hp)
Initiative: +4
Speed: 20ft(four squares)
Armor Class: 19(10+5 natural+ 4 Dex), touch 14, flat-footed 19
Base Attack/Grapple: +12/+6
Attack: Punch (1d6+3)
Full Attack: Punch x2
Space/Reach: 5ft/10ft
Special Attacks: Crush (1d8)
Special Qualities: Obscene strength, Morphic Resonance, Immunity to non-magical weapons, Dense
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +4
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 18, Con 11, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 8
Skills: Bluff+15, Sense Motive +10, Perform(Any)+10, Create(Art)+10, Create (Writing)+10
Feats: Combat Reflexes, Cleave, Iron Will
Environment: Any
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 12
Treasure: None
Alignment: While writers will try to convince you of their evilness, they are in truth neutral
Advancement: 13–30 (Large)
Level Adjustment:
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There is a very large brick on your desk. As you attempt to move it, it shapeshifts into a spritely, if large, form.

A writers block is a strange creature, that is drawn to artist like flies to honey. They are powerful creatures, but any artist worth their salt has their own special way of defeating them.

The Block can take any number of forms, but it has two natural ones: Brick and Fey

Combat[edit]

Writer's Blocks do not attack unless attacked. Until then they shall follow the afflicted artist around, making any kind of creative work impossible. They will trip dancers, clog pens, dry paint, and generally make nuisances of themselves.

While in Brick form, the block gains the following abilities:

Immunity To Non-magical weapons: Any non-magical weapons glance off the Brick's skin

Dense: While in brick form, the block has a density on par with plutonium. Anyone attempting to move the block must make a strength check (DC 25). The Block, of course, can move just as easily.

To attack a Writer's block head on is beyond the skill of most artists, but if a powerful character decides to do so, the Writer's Block will transform and attempt to bludgeon the character to death

While in combat form, the block gains the following abilites

Morphic Resonance: The Block is a shapeshifter because it has Morphic Resonance, which means it only takes a form that it can see. This can be used to your advantage when fighting a block. If a Block's eyes can be covered while in a form that is not its brick form(it's most natural form, so there is no resonance to exploit), it will enter a state of Uncertainty. An uncertain Block is unable to move, and also becomes nauseous. It can, with a will save of DC 18, move to remove the covering on its eye. If an uncertain block Does move, all its actions occur as if if has a 28 in strength and a 25 to dex.

Obscene strength: For purposes of attack, a writers block has a strength of 23. It also causes its unarmed attack to be treated as special weapons, with statistics covered above. A Block's can fists move fast enough to be considered a slashing attack, allowing them to cleave.

Crush: A block can attempt, as a standard attack, to transform back into brick form in order to crush an opponent. Whether or not it succeeds, the block must spend the next turn transforming back into Fey form.

Immunity To Non-magical weapons: Any non-magical weapons glance off the Block's skin.

Non-Melee Combat[edit]

As stated before, all artist know of a secret method of their own devising to defeat writers block. The method varies from person to person, but in game terms it's all the same.

The artist must beat the block using their own skill.

Artist and writers need to roll an opposed Create(Art/Writing) test against the Block.

Bards, musicians and actors need to make an opposed Perform test against the Block.

If they succeed, the block is banished, and the artist cannot be re-afflicted for 1d6 weeks

DM Notes[edit]

The writers block originally appeared after My bard began to write plays, as a means for our party to earn money. We had recently had a string of very unlucky adventures, and were getting hungry. So I, the bard, got stuck with the job of using my perform skill to get us some money. The problem was it worked. Alittle too well. We were making so much money that we needed a limiter.

That's when a brick got thrown through our Inn's window.



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