I made this monster a while back for a previous blog. But I want to get back into creating Dungeon World monsters so I will rehash this one. It is based on a species of assassin beetle that attaches the husks of its victims to it’s back in a form of gruesome camouflage and armor. It is properly named, the corpse bug.
As someone who gets the heebie-jeebies around bugs, this thing terrifies me. Imagine if this thing stood around 3 feet tall (shudder).
Here is a short clip of the actual bug in action. Unfortunately, David Attenborough’s smooth, recognizable voice does little to suppress my heebie-jeebies.