Saturday, May 19, 2012

Beast of the Week: Gelfling

The Dark Crystal is a movie I haven't seen in years.  Need to rectify that.  Anyway, this week, have a Gelfling.

AC: 8 (12)
HD: 1-1
Move: 120 (40) [Glide 120 (40)]
Attacks: 1 weapon
Damage: by weapon -1
No. Appearing: 1-8 (3-18)
Save As: H1
Morale: 7
Treasure Type: C
Alignment: Lawful
XP: 5 

Gelflings are small, slim demi-humans with a mix of features of both Halflings and Elves.  Some say they are the Halfling equivalent of the Half-Elf.  They are a peace-loving folk, with little regard for the future, preferring to live in the moment.   When inspired to a great cause, such as overthrowing tyranny, they can marshal great courage and resilience.  Female Gelflings have retractable wings.  While they cannot truly fly, they can use their wings to glide from high places.  Their souls are said to be especially "delicious" to energy draining creatures, who prey on them mercilessly.


  1. Gelflings? Ugh!

    Go Team Skeksis!!

  2. Ha, there's a lot of Dark Crystal going about lately, it seems.

  3. I DEMAND game mechanics for dream-fasting.

    (not really)

  4. I DEMAND game mechanics for dream-fasting.

    (not really)

  5. Mmmmm ...Gelfling! You're going to have to do the stats for Skeksis and those beetle guards now. :) I think a Dark Crystal rewrite / quest could make a good couple of game sessions.

  6. I did a Dark Crystal RPG supplement for Labyrinth Lord a couple of years ago; it's still up on my blog. I keep hearing about an "official" RPG, but I haven't personaly seen one yet...

    1. Dylan's LL supplement is pretty cool. Be sure to also check out Encounter magazine #4:

  7. Skeksis and their beatle guards were definitely more interesting from a gaming perspective than Gelflings, IMHO.