Back again with a new one of these! It’s been so long
So, this is a site where we like seeing our main/side characters getting fat, right? Well, there’s got to be some way your being puts on the pounds. Now there are other ways, such as a few good meals, but who doesn’t love it when someone or something goes out of their way to fatten up your character?
Now these creatures can come in many different varieties: plants, animals, even shapeless blobs with the soul purpose of feeding itself to you. These will usually serve as antagonists or basic enemies in your game, though things can be changed to add variety to your world and depending on your world might determine how unique they are and what you might go with.
In a simple game set up in a fantasy setting, just the usual slime and fattening vine might do, but the further you develop your world, the more life you might want to add to it. Original creatures with a unique reason and purpose that people might not have heard before make the space more intruiging to the player and add new mysteries or curiosities the player might want to figure out.
I’m trying to develop a world myself, and while it might be difficult to think of crazy unique mobs, I have found myself looking for a real creature and giving them a different purpose, something the antagonists can use for their benefit. For example, one of my creatures is a spider. It lives in more mountainous regions as well as lively cave systems or dungeons. It’s about half the size of the average human, and feeds on insects or large animals that accidentally cross its path. Though, when it encounters a more intelligent being, such as an elf or dragoness, something clicks, and instead of feasting on them, the spider feeds them with leftovers as they lay caught in its web, unless they can escape.
If you had to make a unique fattening mob for your world, what would they look like and what would they do? Are they humanoid, plantlike, or something else? Would they feed their victim with something they produce or with another substance? Where would they live and what could they be called by the locals? What genre would they best fit in?