We offer this selection today in honor of Lenard Lakofka, who passed away on October 23, 2020. Lakofka was the player of Leomund and the creator of the Leomund’s Tiny Hut spell. Lakofka ran a column in Dragon magazine called “Leomund’s Tiny Hut” that ran from October 1979 (Dragon #30) until April 1986 (Dragon #108). As a column that focused on crunch, we follow spiritually in his footsteps. We thought he would appreciate if we could deliver some over-the-top crunch focused on his eponymous spell.
Well, it’s right there in the title. You can fit 100 Intellect Devourers on the outside of Leomund’s Tiny Hut. It can be quite the sight for your players to awake to from inside their protected dome.
Evil DMs–do with this what you must.
The Monster Math
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For the brains from their jars, began to cover
And suddenly to my surprise
First we need to figure out the surface area of the hut. So, we use the spell radius to figure out the surface area of the sphere. Then, we cut it in half.
|Leomund’s Tiny Hut||10′ radius dome|
|Sphere Surface Area||1257 feet|
|Hemisphere (50%)||628 feet|
Size of a Space
If we’re working on a grid, we need to translate that surface area into a number of spaces. So, we find the surface area of a 5′ x 5′ square. Then we divide the surface are of the dome by the surface area of a square to get the number of squares.
|Space||5′ x 5′ square|
|Surface Area||25 feet|
# of Devourers
We figure out how much space an intellect devourer covers, since they’re tiny creatures. From there, we can determine how many fit in a square. Then, it’s only a matter of multiplying by the number of squares.
|Devourer Size (Tiny)||2.5′ x 2.5′|