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
6. Pac-Man

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
Damage: 1-4
No. Appearing: 2-16
Save As: Normal Man
Morale: 10
Treasure Type: Nil (special)
Alignment: Neutral
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.


trollsmyth said...

You know, I was gonna ask... XD

taichara said...


About the evil chickens? Or all of it? ;3

Tomira Eliyes said...

EEEEE! Leo would... be expecting this. Clearly the next logical step. *nods seriously, then cracks up*

taichara said...

@Tomira Eliyes:

Why do you think the rats were trying to steal normal chickens? ;3