[The folks at Paizo were proud enough of the gogiteth for it to be one of the spotlight monsters when they were promoting the release of Pathfinder 2nd Edition, and it was one of the first 2e original monsters to get its own miniature]
CR 12 CE Aberration
This skittering horror has eyes clustered around its bony body like warts. Five mouths sit at its apex, each of them slavering and filled with human like teeth. It has long spidery legs, each tipped in a jagged claw, that pop and creak as it moves.
Gogiteths are sometimes called “skittering horrors”, and resemble a parody of a monstrous insect or spider. Their origins are unknown—some believe them to be a fleshwarping experiment gone awry, whereas others think that they are a refugee or pest having fled from the Dominion of the Black. Gogiteths are dangerous enough on their own, but are social creatures that hunt in packs in order to chase down and devour enormous prey.
In combat, a gogiteth is always on the move. They are adept at attacking on the run, and can move remarkably quickly even with a captured prey item (like a humanoid). Although their joints pop and crack as they move, this appears to be something of an affectation, as the gogiteth can suppress the sound by concentration. They make odd, whistling cries when triumphant, and choruses of these horrible songs echo through the lightless depths.
A gogiteth hive is dangerous enough that traditional enemies, like duergar and drow, will call a truce to eradicate it. These hives are littered with the broken scraps of gogiteth kills, and the treasures they once carried are often piled in central locations. It is unclear of whether gogiteths value treasure as such, but they enjoy the noises that coins and gems make sliding along each other, and musical instruments are greatly prized (albeit badly damaged when the monsters are done with them).
It’s honestly jaw-dropping to look back at how seriously people tried to blame media as a driving force behind violence. I think it can have AN influence on some people but almost all “crime” comes from either poverty and desperation or radicalism and prejudice. These things are all either created or exacerbated by authority figures in government, law enforcement, business, education and religion so of course they spent decades banding together to pretend that loud music or scary movies were turning kids to drugs or some shit. Entire organizations and congressional meetings revolved around just battling children’s cartoons alone.
Anti vaccine culture was already built around the idea that everyone else is stupider than they are, already forces their children to live without modern medicine, already believes that autistic people are “damaged,” already threatens medical workers with violence and now goes hand-in-hand with fascist Q conspiracies about “jewish elites.” I’ve been saying for years that they aren’t just goofy fringe clowns who only hurt themselves, they’re as delusional and radical as anything people have ever called a hate movement or a cult and I feel like people allowed them to keep getting worse by not taking them as seriously.
hmm..i love making fun of anti-vaxxers too but its time we start being mean to them. irl and online. because a bunch of (white) canadian anti vaxxers are starting to hold up and wear yellow stars mocking the star of david Jewish people had to wear in Nazi Germany and holding photos of anne frank to protest the covid vaccine today and apparently previously and its starting to happen in france too
yeah i think we need to start treating them like the filth they are. cut them out of your life and tell them why honestly. stop being nice and stop trying to educate them. no more.
Did a very quick demo on how I slather my pieces in vintage textures and went with ol’ reliable as my test subject!
The magic is due to RetroSupplyCo’s GREAT brushes and textures, I slap ‘em on there like a kid set loose with a bunch of fingerpaints. Lotsa opacity fiddling involved, chipping away and dirtying up. One of my favorite parts of the process!
Is it just me or do youtube video titles follow the same format as anime episode titles??
UNBOXING SHOWDOWN!!! An unexpected challenger steps forth!
CAN IT BE BLENDED?? The Hero’s Final Gambit!
HORROR IN TOKYO!!! A Real Psychologist Reacts to “Hannibal!”