Who says that monsters need to have square bases? Yes, most roleplaying rule sets do. But would you fit something as flexible and arguably elongated as snakes onto square bases? I did not think so. Enter Snakes and Lizards, your source for nigh infinite complexity when it comes to slithering monstrosities.

Snakes and Lizards

With this set, you get snakes in seven different color schemes, along with legs and frilled necks. You can make them as long or short as you want, combine colors and features to your heart’s content, and even combine multiple heads and tails.

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Instruction Video

If you want to see how you can use these and how easy they are to make, check out this video:

Further ideas

From multiple heads to multiple tails, there are so many things that you can do with this set. If you do set out to create something akin to a hydra with many heads, I would recommend using paperclips instead of the joints supplied with this. This way, you can attach and remove heads on the fly during the game.

Another way to facilitate the classic Hydra proverb would be to flip extra heads back and hide them under the rest of the snake, but that will only work for a certain number of heads, and the paperclip version has the advantage of allowing for different colors of heads to be swapped out – another idea for a beast that can change its looks, or set its heads to use different kinds of attacks.

In case of a hydra situation, I would recommend treating each head as a unique monster. Also, add some special condition that has to be met for the head to be permanently disabled.

I hope you will enjoy this set! Let me know what you think and please leave a review over at drivethrurpg.com/ for this. And as always, remember to be Inspired!