Thursday, May 2, 2013

Monsters - Gremlings



Gremlings

Gremlings are small critters, about the size of a small cat. They are bipedal, with long clawed toes and fingers. Their skin is a ruddy green, lizard-like in texture.

A Gremling about to smash, by Khairul Hisham.


Gremlings are harmful helpers. They came into existence along with the innovation of computer and electric technologies, and their primary purpose is to damage and break anything that runs on electric power. They typically work in the dream world, reaching through the boundaries to press buttons, scratch screens, and gnaw on cords.

Some people manage to become infected with Gremlings. Something they have done frustrates the creatures, or perhaps they just have bad luck, but the Gremlings latch on and invade their space. Tens of little Gremlings will bash, smash, and break the pieces inside computers or telephones, blocking out communication outlets. They will stick around until they get distracted, or until there’s nothing left to break.




Note: If you decide to use any of the monsters in a campaign, please let me know! I'd like to see how they work out.

Today's art is by Khairul Hisham. Thanks for contributing to the Monsters collection!



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