Monday, May 7, 2012

New monster for Holmes basic: Carnivoran

Another new D&D monster adapted from the Starfleet Wars setting for my starship megadungeon.  Like the Terrans and the Entomalians, this creature was created for the Holmes version of basic Dungeons & Dragons


Move: 120 feet/turn
Hit Dice: 2
Armor Class: 8
Treasure Type: Q
Alignment: any
Attacks: 1 or 2
Damage: 1-6 points or 1-4/1-4

Sometimes called Kzin, Aslani, or Cats, these barbaric felinoids can grow to more than 6 feet in height and prefer close combat to ranged attacks.  Although strong, Carnivorans are not very agile (maximum 12 DEX).  They wear no armor except for a helmet and various pieces of decorative jewelry.  In the heat of melee battle, there is a 35% chance a Carnivoran will discard his mace/ax and instead bite for 1-4 points and rake his claws for 1-4 points.  Carnivorans also carry stun guns that can knock humanoid targets senseless for 1-4 rounds (save vs. Death Ray to avoid).