Friday, February 6, 2009

Monster: Thorn Dragon

Thorn Dragon
Armour Class: 1
Hit Dice: 7**
Move: 90' (30')
fly 240' (80')
Attacks: 2 claws / 1 bite
Damage: 2-5 / 2-5 / 2-12
No. Appearing: 1-2 (1-4)
Save As: F7
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: H
Alignment: Lawful
XP Value: 1250

Slender, long-necked and slim-tailed, thorn dragons are built for eeling their way through the dense forests and overgrown jungle ruins that they prefer to lair in. Their name comes from their scales: mottled brown and rust-red, edged in green and rose -- and each one's tip drawn out into a long, curved thorn. Thorn dragons consider their forests to be their personal gardens and works of art to be maintained as they see fit.

A thorn dragon's breath weapon is a line of flesh-eating, sticky sap-like fluid, 60' x 5'. If a second save vs. Breath is failed, a character caught in the breath weapon is affected as if under a hold person spell cast as a Cleric of the thorn dragon's level. Thorn dragons have a 30% chance of talking, a 40% chance of being asleep, and (if capable) may cast two first-level and one second-level Magic-User spells per day.


Pedro Gómez-Esteban said...

Just found your blog through Trollsmyth ( I'm currently DMing in a low-level, solo BECMI campaign and I have to say the stuff you put out is really nice: there's so little material for low level adventures! Specially interesting monsters, yet you manage to give them a twist that makes them interesting without turning them into instant death. Same with magic items with flavor and not overwhelming power.

So, anyway: added to my feed reader, keep up the good work and bring those microdungeons on! :)

taichara said...

So, anyway: added to my feed reader, keep up the good work and bring those microdungeons on! :)

Thank you very much for the kind words, and I'm glad you're enjoying the posts!

I shall do my best with the microdungeons :3