FFC: Gelatinous Cube

These are one of my favorite old-school monsters, and I had a need for some, so I whipped up Fate Freeport stats for my friend the ooze. It’s hard not to like a monster inspired by those quivering cubes of jello you find at cafeterias, one that also functions as a giant scrubbing bubble amoeboid wandering through the dungeon corridors to clean up the mess.

There’s a couple of nasty tricks I remember from my D&D days. One was describing a skeleton gliding towards the group, in reality the cube’s last victim, dissolving inside the ooze’s transparent embrace. That sounds like a cool Create Advantage waiting to happen (hence the stunt). The other was filling pit traps with gelatinous cubes, but that just seems cruel. And overkill.

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Also, check out this link for gelatinous cube facts and rumors of the OSR variety.

Gelatinous Cube

Bits of broken weapons, coins, and a partially digested skeleton are visible inside this quivering cube of slime.

Aspects: Quivering Cube of Slime; Mindless Dissolving Slime; Paralyzing Ooze
Stats: STR +2, DEX +1, CON +5, INT –, WIS -1, CHA -2

Melee Attack: Engulf (+2 STR), normal damage and target is Dissolving and Paralyzed.
Defense: Amorphous Form (+5 CON)

Mental Stress: Mindless
Physical Stress: OOOO
Physical Consequences:
Mild (-2):
Moderate (-4):

Stunts:
Paralytic Acid: Anyone who touches a gelatinous cube is Dissolving and Paralyzed.
Transparent: Gains +2 to create an advantage with DEX or CON to hide or be less noticeable.


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