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    Default What are flumphs?

    Ok, not into D&D, any edition, so I know little of the creatures in it now let alone the earlier ones.

    So, what are/were flumphs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Tanhauser View Post
    Ok, not into D&D, any edition, so I know little of the creatures in it now let alone the earlier ones.

    So, what are/were flumphs?
    Its the name of a similar looking monster from an erlier version of DnD
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    Flumphs are Lawful Good jellyfish-like creatures from 1st Edition. Think of them as the paladins of abberation kind. That's what a flumph is.
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    Actually, the Flumph was updated to 3.5 in a (relatively) recent Dungeon Magazine.They are soft and light, and, when surprised or angered, can release a really disgusting spray of glop all over the place. Oh yeah. Lawful Good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinFreak View Post
    Actually, the Flumph was updated to 3.5 in a (relatively) recent Dungeon Magazine.They are soft and light, and, when surprised or angered, can release a really disgusting spray of glop all over the place. Oh yeah. Lawful Good.
    So I guess the disgusting spray was how they kept from becoming displacer beast chow, huh?

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    Flumphs are also part of a running gag in OotS. They were among the creatures in the first dungeon that were never converted to 3E. Since then, they often appear in the comic and get crushed by a falling character again and again.

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    It's been a long time, but I seem to recall that the defining aspect of the older edition Flumphs was that they tasted like chicken. Do they still taste like chicken in 3.5?

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    It's been a long time, but I seem to recall that the defining aspect of the older edition Flumphs was that they tasted like chicken. Do they still taste like chicken in 3.5?
    Maybe WotC were nice and had them upgraded to Turkey, or maybe beef.

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    they were those little jelly-like guys who kept getting stepped on all the time.
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    Do you know which Dungeon they were converted in? I'd like to get stats for them for a humor campaign I plan on running.
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    Here's all you ever wanted to know about flumphs, but were afraid to ask (short of their actual stats, anyway).

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    Actually, I spent a while looking up flumph stats, and I ran across their 3.x conversion here.

    Don't know if these are the stats Dungeon used, but there they are.

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    So I guess the disgusting spray was how they kept from becoming displacer beast chow, huh?
    The displacer beasts never actually saw the flumphs, as the beasts were watching the adventurers drive off, and the flumphs were addressing their displaced images.

    Also, flumphs, unlike displacer beasts, can fly.
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    Flumphs were 'officially' published in the AD&D 1st ed. Fiend Folio. They're 2HD LG and definitely one of the wierdest critters ever to make an official manual.

    these strange creatures are saucer-shaped and pure white in colour and about 2' in diameter. The mouth is at the centre of the upper surface (which is AC0*) either side of the mouth is a 4" long eyestalk. The underside is AC8 and carries a mass of small spikes and numerous small tentacles.

    The flumph 'flies' by sucking air into its mouth and expelling it through its underside. Normally it floats just above the ground but can fly up to 10' (usually for attack purposes).

    Normally the flumph repels an attacker with a squirt of foul-smelling liquid squirted though an aperture on the creature's 'equator' - any victim failing a save vs. poison will flee in disgust and any creature struck by the liquid will be shunned for 1-4 hours.

    If the repulsion attack fails to deter an attacker the flumph rises above its target and drops vertically on its victim. The spikes collectively inflict 1d8 damage and the tentacles fill the wounds with acid which does 1d4 damage recurring for 2d4 rounds (unless magically negated).

    The creature can communicate in lawful alignment tongues although its vocabulry is limited. A flumph is helpless if turned over.


    *remember in 1st ed. AD&D lower AC is better: AC0 is the same as good field plate armor, AC8 is the same as leather.
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    Trivia note, they're named after the sound made when an adventurer's life is saved by falling on them...

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    Flumphs are the greatest monster ever created for D&D. :)

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    Though I can't get to headinjurytheater myself at work, their article on the flumph (and many of the other monstrosities in Dorukan's pit) is a must-read.

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    Besides their intended purpose, they are a common target for jest. See above link (dang ninja).
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    I've used them successfully in the past. I made them inter-dimensional beings. There was only *one* colony of flumphs in all of the Planes. They slipped between planes as easily as you and I walk across a room. Eventually the PCs were going to use them as a traveling method. But the campaign ended early.

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    Holy thread necromancy, Batman!

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