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Thread Game: Change/Add/Subtract a Letter, Ruin a D&D Creature

Like the title says. Change one letter, add one letter, or subtract one letter to ruin a D&D monster!

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Some examples:

Orcus => Porcus
Demogorgon => Depogorgon
Asmodeus => Asmopeus​

Post yours in the comments!
 
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Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
Pit Fiend -> Wit Fiend. The horrible-ized version of a Sphinx, or something that will out-perform a Bard in a contest of smart one-liners.
 


Lanefan

Victoria Rules
Pit Fiend => Pit Friend (one charm later...)
Kobold => Kobald (the hairless variety. Wait, what; they're hairless already? Well, hell...)
Hill Giant => Hell Giant (just another big ol' demon)
Hill Giant => Hall Giant (school recess rules enforcer)
Hill Giant => Hull Giant (we're gonna need a bigger boat)
Mummy => Dummy (the only 0 x.p. monster in the game)
Ogre Mage => Ogre Sage (a genius among its people)
Will o' Wisp => Will o' Lisp (thay what?)
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Ogre Mage => Ogre Madge (the Ogre Mage chief tan’s eldest daughter)

Ogre Mage => Ogre Mate (Madge, after she gets married off)

Ogre Mage => Ogle Mage (a peeping Tim*)







*Yes, that was intentional.



(wait for it)


 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Ixitxachitl => Fixitxachitl (maintenance crew of the Deep)

Ixitxachitl => Mixitxachitl (aquatic bartenders)

Ixitxachitl => Exitxachitl (“gatekeepers” of the seas, trying to keep you out of the water)
 

Janx

Hero
Gobblin => everything's for dinner
Rackshasa => Whether you're tortured, titilitated or just horny, you're in trouble
Fowlbear => and you thought normal bears smelled bad
Hobnoblin => Always reaching for the upper crust
Bunyipe => Surprise, it's not a bunny!
Spite => these fairies are dicks
Toll = > You'll pay to cross this bridge
Amodeus => This demon will rock you
Beelzeburb => This neighborhood has gone to hell
Hello Hound => Surprisingly cute. Why did I spend so much at the gift shop!
Fork => Not as dangerous, but still stabby
Mind Player => You're screwed.
Hind Slayer => Might need some Preparation H for that
Dork => mostly harmless. Will follow you and spout useless trivia about all the monsters you encounter
Horse Cat => does more than 1d4 damage. Still kills your level 1 wizard with one hit.
Plantasm => infects discussions about how to tackle the next room so 3 days go by
Ghust => An ill-wind blown from the nether regions of hell
Ghest => The new spirit possessing your body...
 

Mummy Lorde

"I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I'm not proud of my address
In a torn-up town, no postcode envy"
 

Aelryinth

Explorer
Gobblin => everything's for dinner
Rackshasa => Whether you're tortured, titilitated or just horny, you're in trouble
Fowlbear => and you thought normal bears smelled bad
Hobnoblin => Always reaching for the upper crust
Bunyipe => Surprise, it's not a bunny!
Spite => these fairies are dicks
Toll = > You'll pay to cross this bridge
Amodeus => This demon will rock you
Beelzeburb => This neighborhood has gone to hell
Hello Hound => Surprisingly cute. Why did I spend so much at the gift shop!
Fork => Not as dangerous, but still stabby
Mind Player => You're screwed.
Hind Slayer => Might need some Preparation H for that
Dork => mostly harmless. Will follow you and spout useless trivia about all the monsters you encounter
Horse Cat => does more than 1d4 damage. Still kills your level 1 wizard with one hit.
Plantasm => infects discussions about how to tackle the next room so 3 days go by
Ghust => An ill-wind blown from the nether regions of hell
Ghest => The new spirit possessing your body...
Sorry Janz, but...

Rackshasa: the female of the species with all the curves.

and you forgot...

Mork: Not harmless if riled, but can throw off some zinger one-liners. Acts like he comes from a different world.
 




Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
Blue Ooze - uses psychic / emotional manipulation (permanent field of Calm Emotions?) to make you depressed and stop fighting it.

Blues Ooze - as above plus emits moody music describing the disappointing events it has endured in life.
 

Aelryinth

Explorer
Blue Ooze - uses psychic / emotional manipulation (permanent field of Calm Emotions?) to make you depressed and stop fighting it.

Blues Ooze - as above plus emits moody music describing the disappointing events it has endured in life.
Hrm. What did you change that from? Remember you're only allowed to add, remove, or change one letter...
 

Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
Hrm. What did you change that from? Remember you're only allowed to add, remove, or change one letter...
Blue Ooze - there's every other color available for oozes, jellies (and likely jams too), surely there is a blue ooze in some sourcebook I haven't seen.
 



Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Dire Bear => Tire Bear: a large magical ursine predator that hunts by boring its prey to nihilistic exasperation or exhausted unconsciousness by relentlessly talking about its hobbies (which it may or may not actually have) in meticulous, monotonous detail.
 

Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
Dire Bear => Tire Bear: a large magical ursine predator that hunts by boring its prey to nihilistic exasperation or exhausted unconsciousness by relentlessly talking about its hobbies (which it may or may not actually have) in meticulous, monotonous detail.
Tire Bear: In the same world as the Michelin Man...
 

MarkB

Legend
Volvo's Guide to Monsters

This mechanically-focused technical manual highlights many interesting physiological aspects of creatures that other guide books would gloss over as trivial or unimportant, while its many sidebars include excellent advice on how to monster-proof your lair, abode or vehicle.
 

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