This emerged somewhat organically in my Curse of Strahd game, so now you can have it, too.
I’ve had “Hydra but it’s geese” scribbled into my D&D notebook for a *very* long time. I deeply dislike the random encounter tables in CoS, so I have been winging the random things players find on the road. While they were exploring the lake by the waterfall in the southern end of Barovia, I had a giant goose head appear from the lake and start watching them.
And then another one.
Until a Goose Hydra encounter began.
Now one player (Zach, in fact) has made taming the Goose Hydra his character’s life’s mission, and my cos group has a new, private meme regarding the thunderous honks that echoed behind them in the valley. Hopefully you guys find this guy as amusing as my players did.
If you do like him, the smaller image attached to this post is a VTT token. Help yourselves!