Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Mutant Christmas! The Bumble!

The Bumble

The Abominable Snow Monster of the North

No. Enc.: 1 (possibly 1d4)
Alignment : Neutral
Movement : 120'/40'
Armor Class : 6
Hit Dice : 10
Attacks : 3 (2 claws, 1 bite)
Damage : 1d6/1d6/1d10
Save : L10
Morale : 9
Hoard C lass : XIX (in lair)
Mutations: Gigantism +2, Thermal Vision, Accumulated Resistance (Cold), Know Direction, Obese

     Inhabiting only the coldest of icy regions the Bumble are seldom encountered by civilized folk. Indeed there is speculation among many as to whether the Bumble is a unique mutant beast or if there are several of the creatures living in the frigid northern wastes. There is an old legend that tells of an explorer of the ancients a Pure Strain Human who tamed a great Bumble and taught it the ways of good.

From the long-running Christmas special Rudolph the Red–Nosed Reindeer produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass. It first aired December 6, 1964.  One of my personal childhood favorites!

Merry Christmas!!


  1. I'm speechless! The Bumble rocks, I like to think he's one of a small tribe, but who knows?

    Great writeup and a great way to end the day!

  2. Thanks Mik,
    Just my little Christmas present to you!
    Not to mention, I'm a big fan of the Bumble too! My wife told me this was her favorite write-up so far.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. According to Yukon Cornelious, there are more than one of them. All his dialog speaks of the creatures as one of a type, "A Bumble is..." or, "A bumbles can't." This seems to indicate that his particular Bumble is an example of a species.

    Love the Rankin & Bass movies. The vulture Eon gave me nightmares. On a related note, the classic Jim Hensen Christmas Special "Emmit Otter's All Jug Band" was released on DVD. I wasn't able to pick it up this year and am hoping it remains available.