Monday, March 21, 2011
Some wee wandering critters, post the first
Over on Zak S's blog he made a post that ended with his asking commenters to fill out a What's Chewing On That Carcass? Table For The Last NonDungeon Place Your PCs Were. It's been a bit since an active game, but memory told me my table would be:
1. (really twitchy) green rat people
2. a deathcluck
3. giant fire ferrets
4. brass jackal
5. rabid watermelons
And, for the giggles, I think I'll write up and post all of these. They won't be groundbreaking but it'll entertain me ;3
Now, the green rat people were in fact one of the very first things I posted here on this blog, but I don't think I've ever done the rest. So, without further ado:
Armour Class: 8
Hit Dice: 1/2*
Move: 90' (30')
fly 90' (30')
Attacks: 1 flurry
No. Appearing: 2-16
Save As: Normal Man
Treasure Type: Nil (special)
XP Value: 7
The nightmare of farmers and foxes alike, the deathcluck is best described as a manic, predatory chicken. In nearly all ways a deathcluck resembles a mundane dusky brown hen, if an unusually large and stocky one; then the thick pick of a beak and long curved spurs get noticed, followed by the streaks of red feathers down its face -- and the bloody gleam in the bird's beady eyes. Flocks of deathclucks have been known to invade farmsteads in order to free -- or kill -- mundane poultry.
In combat a deathcluck lashes out in a flurry of spurs and pecking, inflicting 1-4 hit points of damage. Every three rounds it may use a fury battery, flying at its victim's face and pummeling with its wings, stunning it for one round if a save vs. paralyzation is failed.
A rare strain of deathcluck possesses a ruddy, copperish sheen to its plumage and the ability to ignite its victim's wounds on fire once a day, inflicting 1-3 hit points of damage a round until extinguished. This variant is sometimes given the (very overblown) name of flaming chicken of doom.