As I work through an adventure conversion, I keep stumbling upon creatures that are part of the D&D mythos that don’t have a counterpart in Dungeon World. So tonight, the Drider.
Intelligent, Solitary, Devious, Large, Stealthy
Poison bite (d10+1) 16 HP 2 Armor
A drider is the twisted remnants of a supplicant who once tried to prove his worth in the eyes of a malignant god…and failed. His legs and abdomen is that of a gigantic spider, and his torso, arms, and face are twisted reflections of the drider’s original humanoid form. But with this curse, comes great power…powerful spells, a chitinous hide, and a powerful poisonous bite.
Cursed and outcast from his native lands, a drider must make due in a world in which he no longer belong. Eventually, most driders come to embrace their curse, though they are still filled with a burning hatred for the society which cast them out.
Instinct: to exact revenge on even the smallest transgression
– Weaken with poison
– Cast spells of illusion and malice
– Silently skitter along the walls and ceiling