Friday, April 6, 2012

New monster for Holmes basic: Entomalian

For my Starship Megadungeon project, I'm continuing my conversions of each species of the Five Powers setting from the space combat game Starfleet Wars for use with Dungeons & Dragons (the Holmes basic version, natch).  For today's offering, I present the citizens of the Entomalian Empire:

Move: 90 feet/turn
Hit Dice: 1
Armor Class: 7
Treasure Type: none
Alignment: any
Attacks: 3
Damage: 1-6/1-6/paralyzation  

These insectiod people are also known as Phraint, Thri-Kreen, or Bugs.  Entomalians’ four arms give them two attacks per round, and while their tail stingers do no damage, a successful hit means the victim must save versus paralyzation or be incapacitated for 1-6 turns.  Like all insects, they breathe through pores in their thorax, giving unprotected Entomalians a -4 to saving throws vs. poison gas; and thick smoke will render them helpless.  Technological Entomalians have a communicator implanted in their foreheads in the shape of their empire’s symbol, giving them effective telepathy with a half-mile of one another.  Weapons include a short-range laser pistol (100 yards, 2-20 points) and a heavy laser rifle (1000 yards, 5-50 points).  There is a 1 in 6 chance that a group of Entomalians will be accompanied by 10-40 sporgs (spiderlike organisms with 1-4 hit points, AC 8, move 120 feet/turn, damage: paralyzing stinger as above).

1 comment:

Gonsalvo said...

Oooh, Bugs!!! :-)

Working on my Entomalian ships slowly as time allows.