The template’s still a bit of a mess (not nearly as elegant as I’d hoped – mixing versatile mechanics with simple ones is so tricky!) But this shadowy surprise ought to make your players’ blood run cold! The Shadow Trap Beholder is a way to introduce a true beholder’s worth of terror at much lower level – and with the added fun of PCs feeling themselves slowly weaken under its gaze, striking at them from their own shadows!
Yet all is not lost – if your players are creative enough, they could potentially kill this beastie without a single swing of the blade. They just need to be especially bright about it…
Speaking of light bulbs over heads – I could use your help! I’m over halfway into Ocular October and I would love to hear some requests or ideas on new things to create! Let’s put our floating brains together and make sure I have no shortage of aberrant inspiration, eh? What would you like to see me make for Ocular October?
Let me know in the comments!