Abyssal Chickens? Chwingas? Gnome Flayers?
  • Abyssal Chickens? Chwingas? Gnome Flayers?


    Over on D&D Beyond last week, three new monsters were mentioned. The Abyssal Chicken is from Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, while the Chwinga, a small elemental spirit from Tomb of Annihilation, will return in another future product.

    WotC's Chris Perkins, who created the stat block for the Abyssal Chicken, tweeted the following images, and confirmed in the video that they could be used as familiars. He also mentioned in the video below that he would like to bring back Gnome Flayers.













    Chwingas




    Gnome Flayer
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. BurntToast's Avatar
      BurntToast -
      Chwingas were in Tomb of Annihilation werent they?
    1. Fanaelialae's Avatar
      Fanaelialae -
      Quote Originally Posted by BurntToast View Post
      Chwingas were in Tomb of Annihilation werent they?
      I believe so.
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      I absolutely love the embrace of whimsy with 5e. A little bit of silly and strange can really brighten up a gaming session.

      Although, can a Dire Abyssal Chicken be far off?
    1. Paul Farquhar's Avatar
      Paul Farquhar -
      Quote Originally Posted by BurntToast View Post
      Chwingas were in Tomb of Annihilation werent they?
      Yes. That is where the artwork is from.

      And I wouldn't class them as ugly cute, they are cute cute and generally helpful towards PCs.
    1. gyor's Avatar
      gyor -
      So the question becomes what sort of book will the Chwingas be in next?
    1. Paul Farquhar's Avatar
      Paul Farquhar -
      Quote Originally Posted by gyor View Post
      So the question becomes what sort of book will the Chwingas be in next?

      Jarlaxle's Guide to Annoyingly Cute Creatures for Evil Parties to Stamp on.
    1. Aebir-Toril's Avatar
      Aebir-Toril -
      Oh Perkins...

      D&D is rapidly becoming more and more whimsical.

      I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
    1. Charlaquin's Avatar
      Charlaquin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aebir-Toril View Post
      Oh Perkins...

      D&D is rapidly becoming more and more whimsical.

      I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
      Psh, D&D has always been up to its balls in whimsy.
    1. Seramus's Avatar
      Seramus -
      The Age of Flumphs is returning!
      The Age of Flumphs is returning!
      The Age of Flumphs is returning!

    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      From the 1e DMG:

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      And Against the Giants had a pregen named Gleep Wurp the Eyebiter. Whimsy abounded.

      Quote Originally Posted by Charlaquin View Post
      Psh, D&D has always been up to its balls in whimsy.
    1. lowkey13's Avatar
      lowkey13 -
      I fully support flaying gnomes.

      As slowly as possible.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by gyor View Post
      So the question becomes what sort of book will the Chwingas be in next?
      The Eberron setting, most likely: they would fit well, and that book will be full of monsters in all likelihood.

      Also, they will probably announce Fuller details on that book in the next two weeks or so, so now is a likely time for bits and pieces to start dribbling out.
    1. Gryphon04's Avatar
      Gryphon04 -
      I would prefer to see the return of the Flumph than a gnome flayer, which is just annoying.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon04 View Post
      I would prefer to see the return of the Flumph than a gnome flayer, which is just annoying.
      The Flumph is already in the MM, no return needed.
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