They are one of those creatures that I felt they designed entirely to fulfill the fear of “everything is out to kill you”.They have been around since 1st edition, but DMs typically only use them in specific situations like the early game encounter. They are pretty much a one-shot monster.
In Ravenloft there are a few examples of haunted houses where the house itself is the main antagonist rather than the creatures that dwell within it. The recent Curse of Strahd adventure has such a location: known affectionately as "the Death House".Could a mimic get large enough to become an entire house?
Edit: a quick googling and perusal of a few relevant sites tells me: YES.
They are generally an off-shoot called House Hunters, but they are essentially the same thing.
Sorry to disappoint anyone who sees this and thinks there's a new comic update today. I pop onto the Kickstarter page once in a blue moon to see if there have been any updates on the backer fulfillments. Sometimes, I'll check the comments.This isn't about a new strip, but it's related to Order of the Stick.
Awhile back, there was a guy in the comments of the Order of the Stick Kickstarter. He spammed every post with "Please explain your absence from this date to this date," relating to Rich Burlew saying in a previous update that he would post again on a specific day. And he missed it. Which, you know, it happens. No biggie. But this guy seemed to take it ridiculously personal, posting over and over "Please explain your absence..." not just in the comments, but harassing Rich about it on Twitter. He then went on this crusade about Rich making up his thumb injury. His evidence being that the art style changed to something more demanding, which is ridiculous for someone to do with a new, permanent disability that affects their output.
And I just discovered the guy is not only still going on this crusade, but made a new Twitter account specifically to "call Rich out." And is claiming he was banned on the forums because of his disability (autism). When it was Rich was just sick of him making incredulous accusations.