Anyone else get twitchy and itchy at the mention of fleas? Nasty little buggars. They were my inspiration for a nasty monster called a “Giant Skitter” for my D&D 5E game. See below for the stat block.
One-on-one these monsters are pretty easy to kill. It’s the fact that more of them keep coming that almost got a TPK before the group figured out their fire vulnerability. This encounter was for 5 level 3 characters, though we ended up being down one character. Fortunately it wasn’t the character with healing abilities.