Having dealt with stirges in some games recently as both player and DM, and in Pool of Radiance (still playing it!), I was wondering today why they will suck you dry if allowed
Mosquitoes don't do that. Ticks definitly bloat themselves, but detach before they pop themselves. I assume leeches do as well. So should stirges.
Idea: once a stirge has drained more than double its hit points, it detaches and flees to spawn.
Ratpack – Shattered Star Book 2, Session 33
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