White Pudding
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By Lord RasputinLord Rasputin

Note: This creature was originally published in the Tome of Horrors. Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.

A big sheet of pudding that looks like a snowdrift.

ST: 52 HP: 52 Speed: 4.00
DX: 5 Will: 5 Move: 3
IQ: 0 Per: 5 Weight: 18,000 lbs.
HT: 11 FP: 11 SM: +3
Dodge: 7 Parry: n/a DR: 0

Slam (5): 2d crushing plus 2d corrosive; Reach C-3. A white pudding automatically starts its Constriction Attack on the next turn after it hits with a slam. Typically, a white pudding will lie in wait and make a Telegraphic All-Out Attack (Determined) to give it +8 to attack, and treat this as a grapple, giving its Size Modifier as a bonus, not a penalty!
Poison Aura: 2d corrosive. This harms anyone who touches or is touched by the white pudding in close combat, as well as any other organic materials that touch it, including wooden, cloth and leathern armor and weapons.

Traits: Amphibious; Chameleon 5 (Limited, imitating snow); Clinging; Constriction Attack (Follow-Up, Slam); Discriminatory Smell; Doesn't Breathe; Doesn't Eat or Drink; Doesn't Sleep; Fragile (Unnatural); High Pain Threshold; Immunity to Metabolic Hazards; Injury Tolerance (Diffuse; Independent Body Parts; Inflitration); Invertebrate; Night Vision 5; No Legs (Slithers); No Manipulators; Vibration Sense (Air).
Class: Slime.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 83 (OR 14 and PR 69).
Notes: Nonsentient – can’t communicate or negotiate. Unaffected by Animal or Plant spells that don’t specifically target slimes. It takes a Perception-2 check to see that a white pudding is not a snowdrift. Cutting and impaling weapons do no damage to a white pudding, but instead split it into two identical puddings, each with half the original's current hit points (round down). A pudding with 2 HP or less cannot be further split and dies if reduced to -2 HP.


This itself is a variant of a black pudding, found underground. Other variants include the brown pudding, found in swamps, and the dun pudding, found in deserts.

The GURPS version of puddings have the following:

*Spongy Goo [-83]; IQ 0 [-200]; Doesn't Breathe [20]; Doesn’t Sleep [20]; High Pain Threshold [10] Immunity to Metabolic Hazards [30] ; Invertebrate [-20]; Injury Tolerance (Homogenous [40], No Blood [5], No Eyes [5], No Head [+2], No Neck [5]) [57]
*Intelligent Goo [+60] (requires IQ > 1): Immunity to Mind Control [30], Indomitable [15]; Unfazeable [15]
*Pudding [+272]: add IQ+4 [+80]; Will+7 [35]; Per+10 [50]; Intelligent Goo [+60]; 360° Vision [25]; DR 2 [10]; Dark Vision [25]; Discriminatory Taste [10]; Hard to Kill 3 [6]; Hard to Subdue 3 [6]; Magic Resistance 5 [10]; No Fine Manipulators [-30]; No Legs (Slithers) [0]; Resistant to Psionics (+5) [30]; Sadism (12) [-15]; Wild Animal [-30]

Which simplifies into Spongy Goo [-88]; Pudding [+272]

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