Monster Stat #10: the tar baby (from Adventurers #90) frequency very rare # appearing 1 climate/terrain underground movement 6" armor class 0 HD 15 thac0 5 # of attacks 2 damage/attack 3-30/3-30 special attacks absorbs foes special defenses see below magic resistance nil intelligence Non- alignment Neutral size L (12') The tar baby was a strange creature encountered by the party within the Underdark. Approximately twelve feet in height, it was entirely composed of jet-black, sticky tar. Besides its tremendous physical strength, the thing was able to grab a victim on a particularly direct hit (18-20 on its attack roll) and pull him or her into its own body. This process took a mere round to complete, and the victim's suffocation was then imminent. The monster's defensive properties were noteworthy as well. Any weapon which struck it became stuck fast; a strength of 23 or greater was required to pull it loose. In any case, the thing took no damage from physical attacks. The tar baby was also immune to cold and poison. As one might expect, though, fire was highly effective against it, setting it ablaze instantly and reducing it to nothingness within three rounds. Nothing is known, or even suspected, about the ecology or natural habitat of the tar baby.