I'd make it Tiny rather than Diminutive, but agree they look pretty easy.This should be fairly easy. Take a (Small) giant leech, reduce it to Diminutive, drop Aquatic subtype, modify slightly.
It looks like this might be appropriate here:A scum creeper can move freely upon walls or ceilings due to its myriad tiny hooked legs and its suctioning underbelly segments.
I'm tempted to add a blinding/"facehugging" mechanic on a critical hit...Attacks are initially attempts to attach to the intended prey. A hit indicates that the scum creeper is fastened to some portion of the prey (1 in 20 will fasten the monster onto the face, blinding the victim until the monster is removed).
We can borrow this...Rock salt rubbed on a scum creeper’s soft flesh causes it to suffer 2 points of damage per round for 1-4 rounds. (Additional applications are ineffective until the prevous saline effects are complete.)
It sounds like we can give 'em the blind trait (or myopic, at the very least).They have only vestigial eyes and sensory organs in a cluster of cilia at the head.
That looks ideal. I'll stick it in my previous post.That's a pretty good start.
It looks like this might be appropriate here:
Wallcrawling (Ex): The gacholoth need not make Climb checks to traverse a vertical or horizontal surface (even upside down). It retains its Dexterity bonus to Armor Class while climbing and opponents get no special bonus to their attacks against it.
Let's give in to temptation. It's another way to differentiate them from a leech.I'm tempted to add a blinding/"facehugging" mechanic on a critical hit...
That's good too, I'll add it in.We can borrow this...
Salt Vulnerability (Ex): A handful or more of salt deals 1d4+1 points of damage to the leech on contact and causes it to detach itself from its victim.
Myopic would seem a better fit to the description, but I don't mind blind.It sounds like we can give 'em the blind trait (or myopic, at the very least).
Actually it's not that dangerous, since the suffocation rules say you can hold your breath without harm for at least 2 rounds per point of Constitution.
I still feel 1/6 is closer, since they're so weak in combat.Make it blind, vestigial eyes mean they don't work.
In the attach, the critical hit bit needs to mention that it uses its "facehugging attack" instead of just its "attack," but these are almost done otherwise.
Do you think they could actually be CR 1/4?
Yes, "A typical scum creeper is about a foot long, 6 inches in diameter, and weighs between 1 and 2 pounds" sounds right.I think I'd go with around 1 to 2 lb for the weight on these.
Its Attach is missing a hug: