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Weird Golems and Two-Headed Monsters from a Tangle of Tables
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Weird Golems and Two-Headed Monsters from a Tangle of Tables

Duncan Thomson
A trash sentinel is made from a pile of debris, leaving stains and a slimy trail as it moves. A few roam about, picking up discarded items

Random tables for weird golems and two-headed monsters.

[Image by Patrick E. Pullen]

Golems and Two-Headed Monsters

System neutral ideas for weird and wonderful golems, guardians and other fantasy constructs.

Plus a variety of two headed monsters to use as is or inspire paired heads on your own creations.

Originally from tables requested by patreons and on instragram, now compiled in a PDF, A Tangle of Tables on DM's Guild.

Tangle of Tables on DriveThru RPG

Weird Golems

Other ideas included mergoyles, the merchant's friend, charm golems and charity automatons.

d10
1 The tombstone golem is covered with bits of bone, dirt and dead flowers. Weathered stone is engraved with memorial messages and icons. As it lurches it wordlessly chants funerary music.
2 The sensate servant is a humanoid made of fine colorful strands. It gives off a myriad of smells and tastes and can absorb new ones. It can overpower living foes with nauseous smells.
3 A trash sentinel is made from a pile of debris, leaving stains and a slimy trail as it moves. A few roam about, picking up discarded items
4 The stone portal guardian is covered in arcane symbols. In its chest is a door to another place. If will activate it for any who show the correct symbols. Each has unique spell attacks and defences.
5 The garden golem at first appears to be a mass of plants. Underneath is a wooden frame and it can attack with spade, hoe or other gardening tool. It usually spends days happily in the garden. Sometimes they go wild and take over tracts of forest or wilderness
6 Composite drones are created in a ritual of alchemy and broken clockwork. Several are created but they are hard to control. They have a crude hive mind and try to "self-upgrade" with new materials.
7 The iron camel is a humped construct used as a mount and beast of burden. Other versions exist for horses, boars and two-legged birds.
8 The sludge fiend is a black ooze wihtin a translucent "skin". It squeezes through tiny gaps and spits corrosive gobs. Sometimes they split when struck by weapons. Originally of demonic origin
9 Coin golems were first created by a mage moving many copper pieces. At rest it is a mound of coins and it sprays coins at foes in combat. Other variants are said to use gems and magic items.
10 The clockwork artisan has two detachable arms and can attach a third arm atop it's head. On its back is a barrel with an assortment of arms with various purposes to help in construction and art.

Two-Headed Monsters

d10
1 An owlbear has two heads. It's owl head is bearish, being surly and loving honey. It's bear head is owlish, being wise and solemn.
2 A two-headed troll is in constant conflict for control. Each head gets killed regular in novel ways but always regrows in 1d3 days.
3 A golem has two necks and 1d3+3 heads to rotate between them. Each head bears a name, reflecting a personality and purpose.
4 A mercenary 2-headed giant is an excellent guard with supernatural hearing and vision. One head is always awake and watching.
5 A mage and a priest have been fused together in a magical accident. Can spellcast at the same time but have different aims and interests.
6 A dragon has two heads of different colors, matching its parents. Each has a separate breath weapons and diverging taste in treasure.
7 This alchemist grew a second artificial head. It is a younger version of them, enthusiastic and naive. They have grown bitter and moody.
8 This creature has a ghostly head that is always giving them advice. Two opposing entities vie for control of the ghostly head.
9 Zub-Dub is a two-headed troll sorcerer who ate a magical orb. Now they glow blue, throw lightning and lead fanatical followers.
10 A snake sprouts from this creature's shoulder. It is a parasite that mostly controls its host. It tries to appear as a familiar or pet.

More Random Tables

Originally from tables requested by patreons and on instragram, now compiled in a PDF, A Tangle of Tables on DM's Guild.

Tangle of Tables on DriveThru RPG