Below are a few examples of creatures that the table has created for Dungeon World - they require some imagination to bring to fruition, but they are a hellagood start for populating an entire world! If anyone is interested in the Tablesmith files let me know.
|Type: Unholy Assassin||Organisation: Solitary (Medium)|
|Description: Serrated teeth, Cheerful||Instinct: to act proudly|
|Attack: memories of anguish|
inflict a wretched disease
Inject one of three poisons
terrify with visions of hatred
First up we have a creature of the fey - these solitary man-sized creatures are also known as cheshires. They have a vaguely feline appearance and are most often found leaning proudly against trees in the woodlands, their faces split with an unearthly smile waiting for their target. Targets are chosen by The Alice, one of the Rogue Queens of the Seasonal Wars, for reasons that are often opaque if not specifically unreasonable. When not on a mission they tend to hunt for fun.
In combat, the cheshire has an uncanny ability to whisper memories that have causes the target pain and intensify it to excruciating. The more resilient can be infected with a withering disease from their bite and a jab from a needleblade coated in strange fey poisons. If facing overwhelming odds crowds can be controlled by exaggerated visions of their own hatred.
|Praying Man of Desh||Tags: Patchwork|
|Type: Blasphemous Impaler||Organisation: Small Group (Medium)|
|Description: Cloaked, Talkative||Instinct: to serve as a mentor|
d8, close, hold at bay
disarm a foe
Be healed by earth magic
retreat and regroup
Immune to electricity
At first glance these creatures can be mistaken for a cloaked man bent on the floor; their incessant "talking" creates the illusion of a group of penitents praying. There are many pilgrims and dervishes in the Desh, so the sight is not unheard of. However the helpful soul who approaches this patchwork are prone to the wicked long talons. The talons do more than inflict damage - they can also keep foes at a distance or knock weapons away. For all the violence, however, these creatures seem to be looking for someone. From time to time the Men of Desh change their tone and behavior entirely and focus on their protege, in which case the target has a group of incredibly loyal protectors.
|Type: Shambling Cleaver||Organisation: Small Group (Large)|
|Description: Eight legs, overbearing||Instinct: to pursue|
d8+1, close, reach
Show off with ruby underbelly
Master the power of water
Cast a water magic spell
In a nutshell, hulking large water spiders that will stop at nothing to get what they want. If these shambling beasts are not appeased (most want silver, some want meat, others virgins, and so on) they often swarm and attack with their cleaving proboscis (which replace what would normally be spider fangs); limbs are lopped off more often than not. If the Auraranae corner a foe they will often flash their glistening ruby underbelly which has enthralled more than one foe. Once enthralled, the target will bring the Auraranae their desired tribute. Anyone wandering into their watery domain within the inky shores of Lake Oplordan is in for a terrible evening...