Dungeon World monster: Drowned


Solitary, Stealthy

Slam (d10+2 damage)

Close, Forceful

20 HP

1 Armor

Special Qualities: Amphibious, Drowning aura

The drowned lost their lives in the watery deep. The evidence of their gasping death always saturates their clothing and flesh, and fills the air around them.

Many drowned came to their current circumstances when their ships went down at sea with all hands. Others, more ancient, first arose when their island homes sank beneath the waves ages ago, drowning all. Instinct: To drag down to the depths

  • Drown someone, underwater or not
  • Suddenly attack from water
  • Bring someone underwater

This is a monster I created for Dungeon World and posted on Google+ on December 8th, 2012.

I’ve always been a fan of this monster from Dungeons & Dragons 3.5: Monster Manual III and that’s why I wanted so badly to do a Dungeon World conversion of it.

Several months later, I also took part in the redaction of Grim Portents, the Dungeon World fanzine, for which I submitted this monster you can find in the first issue (April 2013).

I hope you like it!