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Jeff LJeff L makes a really good point about why this might not be the best idea. However, if you really want a spider replacement, the Ettercap is just about ideal. It has these things going for it:

  • Poisonous bite
  • Web ability
  • Web walking ability
  • Humanoid, so doesn't look much like a spider
  • The picture in the Monster Manual is pretty much the opposite of scary, it's rather comical

So if you don't want to rebuild your encounters, I'd suggest using Ettercaps. Just make sure you explain what they look like and show your players the picture, because if they just see its combat abilities, they may assume it's a giant spider anyway.

Jeff L makes a really good point about why this might not be the best idea. However, if you really want a spider replacement, the Ettercap is just about ideal. It has these things going for it:

  • Poisonous bite
  • Web ability
  • Web walking ability
  • Humanoid, so doesn't look much like a spider
  • The picture in the Monster Manual is pretty much the opposite of scary, it's rather comical

So if you don't want to rebuild your encounters, I'd suggest using Ettercaps. Just make sure you explain what they look like and show your players the picture, because if they just see its combat abilities, they may assume it's a giant spider anyway.

Jeff L makes a really good point about why this might not be the best idea. However, if you really want a spider replacement, the Ettercap is just about ideal. It has these things going for it:

  • Poisonous bite
  • Web ability
  • Web walking ability
  • Humanoid, so doesn't look much like a spider
  • The picture in the Monster Manual is pretty much the opposite of scary, it's rather comical

So if you don't want to rebuild your encounters, I'd suggest using Ettercaps. Just make sure you explain what they look like and show your players the picture, because if they just see its combat abilities, they may assume it's a giant spider anyway.

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Jeff L makes a really good point about why this might not be the best idea. However, if you really want a spider replacement, the Ettercap is just about ideal. It has these things going for it:

  • Poisonous bite
  • Web ability
  • Web walking ability
  • Humanoid, so doesn't look much like a spider
  • The picture in the Monster Manual is pretty much the opposite of scary, it's rather comical

So if you don't want to rebuild your encounters, I'd suggest using Ettercaps. Just make sure you explain what they look like and show your players the picture, because if they just see its combat abilities, they may assume it's a giant spider anyway.