Zack: Holy crap, would it ever suck to be one of these things. You spend hours slowly crawling around a cave and climbing up the wall and positioning yourself on the ceiling. Then an adventurer walks underneath you and you drop...and miss.
Steve: Or worse, you hit them, but you don't do much damage.
Zack: Yeah, what then? You've got one shot and then you're pretty much dead. You're a big cone with a mouth and eyes.
Steve: Piercers have always bothered me. If you follow the rules they still take falling damage, so if the ceiling of the cave is too high they could die just from the fall. Like, even if they killed whatever they were aiming for, they could still die.
Zack: My terrible life as a kamikaze ice cream cone.
Steve: And what about a baby piercer? What does that eat?
Steve: No, I mean really little ones. Like newborn piercers.
Zack: Maybe it falls into bowls of stalactite milk.
Steve: I don't think these are mammals.
Zack: Wait, these things live in caves and you've established that caves are identical to subterranean labyrinths. Could they be owlbears?
Steve: Could you be a butthole?
I'm haunted by a recurring vision of a skeleton flipping me off. To avoid seeing this terrifying image in bumper sticker form, I pay someone with a blank bumper to drive in front of me at all times.
Cons: causes bad nightmares. I used to have to eat beef until I passed out to have these kind of terrors, but this machine does it for me every time I fall asleep inside it.
Zack Parsons, Steve "Malak" Sumner, and friends tackle bizarre role playing game products that make them wonder, "What the fuck!?" From the early days of Gygax to contemporary role playing games, none will be spared.