I'm not sure if I have a favorite vermin, I suppose something along the lines of a wererat would probably be considering a lycanthrope rather than vermin, however they are particularly nasty aren't they? When I consider animals, rather than think about ones that you have to defeat, I think about helpful ones, like Beast of Burden, (whether they are horses, camels, donkeys) and familiars like dogs. Having a helpful animal or two within the party can be quite handy at times, and make for some interesting role playing. I was just thinking about one of the more interesting animals I threw into a game, and its not something that you will likely think of, but a Rabbit. Yup! a rabbit. Of course the PC's didn't know at the time, but it was a good dragon (I believe gold) that had taken an interest in the PC's "doings & going abouts". He followed them into a dungeon after they treked across a sodden plain. He did not intervene, but watched from the sidelines. I had thought about changing him, but I decided to save it until he was needed. I think that's an interesting twist.
I leave you with the Killer Rabbit sketch, yes they are scary!!!
You know it never occurred to me that the challenge could have meant non-combat creatures as well as combat creatures. D'oh!ReplyDelete
Also and extra +1 for Monty Python!