Gameable Exhibits: The Bodidd

The constant mental filter of a GM will have you ask of pop culture deluge – “Is this gameable”. It turns out a lot of things are.
While listening to “Who Do You Love?” (first the Townes Van Zandt cover, then going back to the Bo Diddley original) I caught some sinister lines that I had never noticed before.
I walk 47 miles of barbed wire
I use a cobra-snake for a necktie
I got a brand new house on the roadside
Made from rattlesnake hide
I got a brand new chimney made on top
Made out of a human skull
Tombstone hand and a graveyard mine
Just 22 and I don’t mind dying
I rode a lion to town, use a rattlesnake whip
Night was dark, but the sky was blue
Down the alley, the ice-wagon flew
Heard a bump, and somebody screamed
You should have heard just what I seen
Those are the lyrics with the familiar parts taken out. Until focusing on those lyrics I had never realized that the “who do” in the “who do you love” refrain is meant to be a reference to Hoodoo. I blame the prevalence of the George Thorogood version for my oversight.
Throwing together some surreal dark imagery and magic intentions of the song I hacked together this image and put some Dungeon Crawl Classics/Mutant Crawl Classics stats to it:
The Bodidd: Init +1; Atk snakebite +3 melee (1d6 + 3/Poison) or tombstone hand +3 melee (1d8 +3); AC 15; HD 3d10 + 3;MV 30’; Act 1d20; SP Poison on a successful snakebite attack (DC16 Fort save or lose 1d4 Stamina); SV Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +2; AL C.

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