Sunday, August 3, 2014


Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual II by Jim Holloway

Based on the Picture Alone

The friendliest mushroom people there ever were, the Myconid roam the broccoli fields tending it's needs respectfully.  They take their job quite seriously but will always stop and wave excitedly if you happen to pass by their small but well worked lands.  These creatures have many brilliant colors displayed proudly on the top of their heads which helps larger animals know where they are, as to refrain from stepping on them. These tiny giants are a whopping 3ft tall, their stride through the broccoli rows are reminiscent of a proper giant traipsing through a forest.

These beautiful creatures mate by touching their caps, or pileus, gingerly and gently spinning, touching cap to cap, as if in a perpetual dance.  They are sexually free to tap caps with any of the other Myconid although males do not produce enough spores for a colony.  On a darker note; headbutting happens both accidentally and on rare occasions aggressively which is a form of sexual assault.  In shame, for both parties, many males and some females will break off a chunk of their cap.  It is impolite to assume that a chunk was taken out this way, so don't stare.

The lady Myconid aren't as mobile as males; It is possible for them to walk but we can have that nature/nurture/social injustice argument later.  If you pulled a female Myconid (which would be very rude), you would a see malnourished, emaciated and waifish bottom half and their top half is absolutely gorgeous with spectral coloration, luring other Myconids to increase diversity in their colonies.

After Consulting the Text

These bashful little guys are a rare sight because they live in very specific underground lairs. Conditions must be perfect; dark, moist, and full of hallucinatory fungi.  The Myconid follow a very set schedule containing 8 hour increments of  rest, farming, melding.  Hallucinating, also known as melding, for several hours in a group, or circle, of 20.  Sounds like a happening party, right?  Sadly they have to elect the tallest fellow to be the lonely king, to brew potions and babysit the party.

No touchy the shroomy loonies!  Myconids have spongy flesh that will poison animal flesh and I'm pretty sure they consider you an animal (I do).  All Myconids easily spew specialized spores that cause damage but they don't really want to hurt anyone, promise.

Hope you've enjoyed my fun little game of make-believe.  Sorry I haven't been around, I've been super busy with my button business Ambiguous Insignias; The Wearable Weird  at Thanks for the love!