Are there trick monsters in Alfheim?
I am looking for monsters ideas…
For most combats, I like quick hack and slash over in 3-5 round battles.
However, I want to start doing some trick/puzzle/problem solving monsters, for my kids game.
A 5e troll’s fire vulnerability is a perfect example of what I’m thinking, but already used.
I have provided a couple of examples. Maybe they will help clarify where my mind is at.
Ex.1 A giant crab is impervious to any damage or ill-effects until flipped on its back with either a strength check or some other way of flipping a giant crap.
Ex.2 A centipede dragon monster (think 5e remorhaz) spends every turn climbing off of its tree and attacking and then returning to its tree. When it is on its tree it looks like bark and it stands still like a stature, making it an EASY target, but all damage is reduced by half when it is on its tree and it heals one heart the beginning of its turn if it starts on the tree. The players are better off holding their action until the remorhaz is off the tree and/or finding a way to keep it off the tree, or destroying the tree, or whatever they come up with.
Ex. An army of skeleton warriors whose bones reassemble after being killed so long as their skull is in one piece.
Can you help me think of some cool mechanics or monsters I could use. There has to be plenty of examples in myths and video games and such.
I appreciate you help.