Thursday, 27 October 2016

Monster: Ankheg

Monster: Ankheg

Let's do something simpler - a bug monster. The ankheg is a burrowing giant ant-like creature that can spit acid twice a day. These bugs are big, tough, and their acidic bite is nasty. From all the monsters posted until this moment, I've only used ankhegs against my PCs. One of the akhegs got two of its legs cut off with a two-handed sword and then impaled through the skull, and another one survived a bullet through its face from a TL4 pistol, attempted to run away, but got immobilized by a divine spell and then beaten merciless to death with a mace by a cleric of a deity of peace, mercy, and healing.

Ankheg [Monster Manual, page 14]

Racial Template
32 points
Attribute Modifiers: ST+8 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%, Size Modifier, -20%) [32]; IQ-8 [-160]; HT+3 [30].
Secondary Characteristic Modifiers: SM+2; HP+2 (Size Modifier, -20%) [4]; Will+7 [35]; Per+9 [45]; Basic Move +3 [15].
Advantages: DR 3 [15]; Extra Legs (Six Legs; Cannot Kick, -50%) [5]; Infravision [10]; Sharp Teeth [1]; Tunneling 4 [50]; Vibration Sense (Ground Only, -10%) [9].
                Acidic Bite: Corrosion Attack 1d-1 (Follow-Up, Bite, +0%) [7].
                Spit Acid: Corrosion Attack 2d (Blockable, -5%; Limited Use, 2/day, -30%; Reduced Range, 1/5, -20%; Takes Recharge, 1 hour, -30%) [4].
Disadvantages: Horizontal [-10]; No Fine Manipulators [-30]; Wild Animal [-30].
Notes: Size 3 hexes; Weight 700 lbs.
Creature Type: Magical Beast.

Knowing Your Own Strength [107]
Replace ST+8 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%, Size Modifier, -20%) [32] with ST+11 [110]
Replace HP+2 (Size Modifier, -20%) [3] with HP-3 [-6].

Typical Stats
ST:
18 (KYOS: 21)
HP:
20 (KYOS: 18)
Speed:
5.75
DX:
10
Will:
9
Move:
8
IQ:
2
Per:
11


HT:
13
FP:
13
SM:
+2
Dodge:
8
Parry:
N/A
DR:
3
Acidic Bite (10): 1d+1 cutting (KYOS: 3d cutting) + follow-up 1d-1 corrosion. Reach C.
Spit Acid (14): 2d corrosion. Ranged attack (Acc 3, Range 2/20). Usable 2/day, takes 1 hour to recharge between two consecutive uses.

                Traits: Extra Legs (Six Legs; Cannot Kick); Horizontal; Infravision; No Fine Manipulators; Sharp Teeth; Tunneling 4; Vibration Sense (Ground Only); Wild Animal.
Skills: Innate Attack (Breath)-14.
Creature Type: Magical Beast.
Traits: Size 3 hexes; Weight 700 lbs.

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