Living Fungus Chest
Trap
Level 15 LurkerXP 1200

Detect automatic

Triggered Actions

Cloud of Spores (poison) Encounter

Trigger: The chest is destroyed, or a non-plant creature opens it.

Attack: Close burst 3 (non-plant creatures in the burst); +18 vs. Fortitude

Hit: 2d12 + 10 poison damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Countermeasures

Detect: Dungeoneering or Nature DC 22 Success: The character thinks that the chest might release a burst of spores if opened improperly or smashed open. The character also realizes that the chest has rooted itself to the ground and can’t be moved without smashing it.

Detect: Dungeoneering or Nature DC 30 Success: The character knows that plant creatures can open the chest safely and that the chest can be “tricked” open using Dungeoneering or Nature.

Trick: Dungeoneering or Nature (trained only) DC 30 Success: The chest can be opened without triggering the cloud of spores. Failure (25 or less): The trap triggers.

Published in Dungeon Magazine 198.