I’ve been tinkering a little again, this time about swarm type creatures of a slightly larger format, like kobolds and goblins. Not at all dangerous to an adventurer by itself, you’re much more likely to get killed by slipping and hitting your head on a rock.
I like making scenes epic by throwing in lots and lots of mobs. DW handles that nicely since there’s almost no book keeping, but a hundred goblins are likely to kill an entire party because of the damage modifier.
I wanted to take swarms an extra mile.
How would you model monsters that were only truly dangerous when facing hundreds of them? I was thinking of actually not even give them monster status, but just treat them as terrain, making it a Special Move.
Move through swarm
When forcing you way through a swarm of creatures, roll+DEX. *On a 10+ you move through them otherwise unhindered. *On a 7-9, choose one:
– Critters crawl up your body as you go, weighing you down. Take -1 forward.
– Take 1d6 damage, ignoring armour.