NO. APPEARING: 1-4
ARMOR CLASS: 5
HIT DICE: 3+2
% IN LAIR: Nil
TREASURE TYPE: See below
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE/ ATTACK: 2-8
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Nil
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Sticky
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
SAVE: Save as non-intelligent monster
SIZE: S to M (3' to 6' diameter)
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
LEVEL/ X.P. VALUE: III/ 85 + 4/hp
The terrible glutinous gunge, also known as the golden gunge, is a rarely found growth that most often resides in dungeons and ruins.
It looks like a pile of glistening golden brown slime or ooze. Creatures of less than 9 hit points are up to 3' in diameter, while those of 9 to 14 hit points are about 4' in diameter. Those with hit points of 15 to 20 are 5' in diameter and those with more hit points than 20 are 6' in diameter. An overlarge human-like mouth, resembling a magic mouth, is present on its surface, and it uses this to attack, delivering a frightful bite. The surface of the gunge is sticky, and if it is struck by a weapon, the wielder must roll under their strength on a 1d20 in order to free it at the end of the strike, or they must spend their next attack roll pulling it out of the gunge. These second attempts normally succeed without a roll required.
When killed, the gunge shrinks to a small pile of gold nuggets, worth 1 gold piece per hit point of the gunge.