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Ooze

Most oozes are mindless blobs of goo, lacking a distinct shape, bone structure, or nervous system. However, you are different. You have somehow achieved sentience and awareness. Maybe you were the result of arcane experiments, or maybe you digested someone and absorbed their intelligence. Either way, you now have a humanoid shape, though your body is still made of ooze.

Oddity

Sentient oozes are incredibly rare and are usually the result of magical or rare situations. They have no history or culture of their own and instead integrate into a welcoming environment.

People that are friendly to oozes still find them odd, as their biology and needs are completely different from most humanoids.

Oozes often look for work as underground explorers, minimizing the amount of time they need to spend around fleshy humans.

Malleable

Oozes are normally formless, but your natural state is humanoid in shape. You might be smooth, blocky, or drippy, but your humanoid shape is most comfortable for you. You lack a bone structure and internal organs, but you might possess parts of other consumed creatures that remain floating in your body. For example, some oozes are able to keep a skull floating in their head.

Fitting Armor

Oozes have a hard time wearing cloth clothing, as their bodies either dissolve it or make it wet and slimy. Instead, they often look for metal armor to wear, which adds a level of rigidity and firmness to their form.. As a bonus, they can fit into or wear most sizes of armor easily, due to their loose form.

Ooze Names

Ooze names can be anything.

Example Names: Hawai Blob Kiwi Strawberry.

Ooze Traits

You gain the following traits as an ooze.

  • Ability Score Increase. You gain a +2 and +1 bonus to two different ability scores of your choice, or +1 to three different ones.
  • Age. No one knows how old a sentient ooze can become. They show very slow signs of aging. An ooze with the body size and intelligence of an adult human apparently doesn’t age.
  • Size. Oozes have the same general size and weight of a human. Your size is Medium.
  • Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
  • Dual Type. You have two creature types: humanoid and ooze. You can be affected by a game effect if it works on either of your creature types.
  • Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Major Features

Choose two of the following major features. You can exchange one major feature for two additional minor features.

  • Acid Body. Your body is acidic. You have resistance to acid damage. In addition, you deal acid damage equal to your Constitution modifier (minimum 1) to any creature that starts its turn grappling or grappled by you.
  • Amorphous. Your body is gelatinous. You can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing, and you can share the same space with other creatures and move through them as if they were difficult terrain. Any equipment you are wearing is not does not share this property, just your physical body.
  • Blindsight. You have blindsight with a radius of 30 feet.
  • Fitted Armor. You have proficiency with light and medium armor.
  • Spider Climb. Your body is sticky. You can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check. You gain a climbing speed of 30 feet.

Minor Features

Choose two of the following minor features, or four if you only chose one major feature.

  • Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
  • Fluid Movement. You can move through the spaces of other creatures, and you can end your turn in the space of a creature that is your size or smaller than you.
  • Fluent. You can speak, read, and write two additional languages of your choice.
  • Goopy Reach. When you make a melee attack on your turn, your reach for it is 5 feet greater than normal.
  • One Size Fits All. You can wear armor or clothing that is sized for a Small, Medium, or Large creature without it needing to be reshaped. You only gain the benefits of armor worn this way if you are proficient with it.
  • Tracker. You have proficiency in the Survival skill.
  • Trained Tools. You have proficiency in two tools of your choice.
  • Transparent Ooze. You have advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks to be unseen when you are motionless for at least 1 minute. Any clothing or equipment you are carrying or wearing becomes transparent as well.
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