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The Dumbest Dungeons & Dragons Monsters Ever (And How To Use Them)

CJ Miozzi | 25 Apr 2014 12:30
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Thought Eater

First published in: Eldritch Wizardry supplement (1976)

Thought eaters are described as "unintelligent." Never has a D&D artist better captured a concept in his portrayal of a monster. This sad, pathetic wretch of a creature just screams, "Please, kill me!"

How to use it: The revised Thought Eater published in 3rd Edition is a successful incarnation of this monster - it looks less like a platypus and more like an eldritch horror taken from Ancient Egyptian mythos. A denizen of the Ethereal plane, the Thought Eater feeds on psychic energy; it can only spend a few rounds in the material plane before its semi-corporeal flesh begins to slough off from its body.

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