Monster of the Week - Barang Beetles
The Monster of the Week - Barang Beetles!
The Monster of the Week product line takes its inspiration from the television trope of the same name: a convention by which a weekly television production might introduce a new freak, villain, or beastie in every episode, allowing the episode’s themes and topics to revolve around the latest “big bad.” Monster of the Week aims to arm GMs with creatures and villains perfect for such a role. Whether you’re looking to populate a memorable encounter or a villainous story arc, our Monster of the Week is made for maximum creepfactor and memorable “wow” power!
Within this installment’s pages you will find the true and terrible description of the barang beetle swarm – a mass of bewitched vermin who crave to nest and lair inside of living flesh. Taken from real-life Visayan mythology and superstition, barang describes a kind of witchcraft by whichevil spirits are bid to dwell within familiar vessels – typically beetles, specially prepared and cared for by a mambabarang: a practitioner of the dark arts. To that end, you will find more than baleful beetles below. Included here are insidious spells for a mambabarang villain of your own to cast (perhaps an alchemist, occultist, or witch). But be warned: dabbling in these abandoned arts is sure to take its toll…