Zoogs as Player Characters
"Threading now the low phosphorescent aisles between those gigantic trunks, Carter made fluttering sounds in the manner of the zoogs, and listened now and then for responses. He remembered one particular village of the creatures near the centre of the wood, where a circle of great mossy stones in what was once a clearing tells of older and more terrible dwellers long forgotten, and toward this spot he hastened." (The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath; H. P. Lovecraft)
The Dwellers of the Dreamlands Campaign Collection comes with four zoog models. We intend to give you full details about these Mythos creatures so that you can use all four and have a complete party of zoog Player Characters.
Zoogs are a well-known species of the Mythos who again, while sometimes malign and carnivorous, are not necessarily evil. They are small, about the size of smaller dogs, and have a society advanced enough to have a family structure, a highborn class, and even to sign treaties with other species. While they are probably too small to be highly effective warriors, they can make excellent rogues or magicians.
Zoogs are technically Small creatures, but just barely, as they are only just above the Tiny size category. As with any intelligent race, they can be of any alignment. They could be of any class, but lean towards those classes where their size is a benefit and not a determent. Additionally they are dexterous, with hands as well as tentacles protruding from their snouts. They are notably able to get along with many other intelligent races, with the exception of cats. There have been many recorded conflicts with Dreamland cats, from The Great Zoog - Cat War, to minor incursions. Some of these have ended with bloodshed, others with pacts and treaties, some ultimately both.