D&D’s Latest Book Brings Back One of the Silliest Monsters in the Game’s History

The Expedition to the Barrier Peaks adventure in the Quests from the Infinite Staircase anthology contains minor spoilers, as an old monster from D&D makes a comeback.

Despite the many formidable monsters in D&D that can easily defeat a party, there are also numerous comical creatures that do not present much danger, such as the Flumph, a sentient floating jellyfish.

In the past, Dungeons & Dragons featured a variety of peculiar creatures that were often ridiculed by fans. For instance, there was the Flail Snail, a massive snail with mace-like protrusions on its antennae, and the giant space hamsters, which are famously associated with Boo from the Baldur’s Gate franchise.

The Wolf-in-sheep’s clothing, a notorious monster from the early days of D&D, made its debut in the 1980 adventure Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. This alien version of the mimic took the form of a rabbit sitting on a tree stump and would strike at any players who approached it.

Wolf-in-sheep's-clothing Expedition to the Barrier Peaks D&D
Wizards of the Coast

How the Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing appeared in the ’80s

The Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing design was frequently ridiculed by fans, primarily because it was such an obvious trap.

The return of the alien rabbit mimic is imminent, with the upcoming release of Expedition to the Barrier Peaks in the Quests from the Infinite Staircase anthology. This confirms the official inclusion of the Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing in D&D 5E, accompanied by stunning new illustrations.

Wolf-in-Sheep's-clothing Quests from the Infinite Staircase updated design
Wizards of the Coast

This alien specter from D&D’s past has returned

The Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing has returned and is now a formidable CR 7 creature, making it a formidable opponent for low-level parties. Additionally, the creature has a variety of animal shapes to choose from, so it’s not just innocent-looking bunnies that one must beware of.

It wasn’t until the publication of Expedition to the Barrier Peaks that silly monsters like the Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing started gaining attention and being the subject of jokes for decades. But with the influx of new players, this mimic’s trick can now catch them off guard and prove to be deadly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *