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Old 06-22-2019, 08:00 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a suitable illustration or paper mini to represent what the Crushroom looks like?

Most monsters are easy enough for me to picture from the description even without an illustration. However in the case of the Crushroom, I'm having difficulty understanding the morphology of the critter from that description alone. Additionally I used cardboard heroes and other paper minis in F2F games, and a suitable illustration of the Crushroom would be useful for that as well.

The morphology is a question in my mind, because I'm trying to picture how a human-sized "mushroom" with it's mouth on top, would be able to bite (and grapple!) a humanoid torso (or anywhere else). The traits don't state that it has no "head", so maybe the gaping maw is supposed to be directable. I'm not sure. What am I missing?
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:20 AM   #2
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I picture it something like this, just lose the 'eyes', 'mouth', and 'arms' and make the legs a mass of short tentacles.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:52 AM   #3
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I envisioned something like a cross between a venus flytrap and a mushroom. Or perhaps more accurately, Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors and a mushroom. I assumed the stalk was flexible enough to bite this adjacent to it, not just on top.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:08 PM   #4
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I was wondering the same. If that maw is on top, I guess it can quickly bend forward to bite. Otherwise it'd have to pick up a PC and feed him into that top mouth – something a single crushroom arm would have the strength to do, but there don't seem to be any arms, so nope.

Here's hoping some future DF/DFRPG supplement will reveal the crushroom, mindwarper, and other original monsters in illustrated glory! Like a new miniatures set to fill in those gaps in the artwork.

(Until then, here's a GM tip: Got appropriate miniatures on the table for all your heroes and monsters – but nothing for a crushroom? Just head to the fridge. . . )
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:49 AM   #5
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I'm sketching out a Crushroom for Token Tuesday on Dungeons on Automatic. I've got a Watcher at the End of Time but not a Mindwarper, I should do that soon.
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I'm sketching out a Crushroom for Token Tuesday on Dungeons on Automatic. I've got a Watcher at the End of Time but not a Mindwarper, I should do that soon.
As nice as your Tokens are, they aren't much use to us paper minis types...
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:07 PM   #7
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The portraits I do will still help with visualization at least.

And you can print them out and use them as a standee, although I don't know how well the style will look at a small scale.

Here's an example of where I'm headed right now, I'm interested in feedback.

Here's a view from behind for the crushroom as well.
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Here's an example of where I'm headed right now, I'm interested in feedback.

Here's a view from behind for the crushroom as well.
Oh, I like how that's turning out! Even more than the crushroom candidate photo I just posted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gamesdiner/statu...75064330264576
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The portraits I do will still help with visualization at least.
Oh yeah, didn't know you were doing portraits. Those would work fine.
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:37 PM   #10
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I always thought it was the Mushroom Ogre From 3e Fantasy Bestiary page 100
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