Hey Lupex, just wondering if you could look at my attempt to convert a black pudding. The OSR stats are listed on the left and forbidden lands format on the right. It seems a bit strong to me at first glance, I'm considering making the gear degradation only a chance thing but black puddings should theoretically always degrade stuff.
Apologies for the delay but life has been keeping me busy lately.
I have had a look at your conversion and also done some research on Black Puddings as I wasn’t aware of them previously. But they are in the top 10 most dangerous creatures in old dnd.
Can you confirm what edition stats you are using for them, as I have found some slightly different AD&D stats that give slightly different results.
This is what I have
Armour Class :6. Agility: 4 (10-6) No armour
Hit Dice: 10. Strength: 30 (10x3)
THAC0: 11. Base Attack: 9 (20-11, as lower THAC0 is better, plus extra for weapon damage)
Attack Damage: 3D8. I would use this to increase base attack by 4 (8/2), to 13, and have attack damage be 3 (apparently it is one of the highest damage dice?) Use the acid damage where it continues to do 1 point of damage for d3 rounds.
Attacks - I think the attacks you have done work, but I might add a swallow attack where the Black Pudding attempts to devour an adventurer. It’s not hard to escape as they can just cut through but does cause extra damage per round and further degrades gear.
Any attack by the black pudding first reduces any armour bonus by the damage caused before inflicting damage on the target. ( apparently it could dissolve chain mail in 1 round and plate in 2 rounds).
Special - Any successful hit against the Black Pudding degrades weapon by 1 gear dice (this cannot be repaired).
Any successful attack against a black pudding will split the pudding into two equal size black puddings (device the remaining strength).
The black pudding can only be injured by fire or heat.
Move: 60’. Move: 3
That’s all I’ve got, hopefully that helps?