Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Monster: Shambling Mound

Monster: Shambling Mound

This is one of the few plant monsters from the Monster Manual for D&D 3.5. It is strong, slow, and heals from taking electricity damage.

Shambling Mound [Monster Manual, page 222]

394 points
Attribute Modifiers: ST+10 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%) [60]; IQ-3 [-60]; HT+3 [30].
Secondary Characteristic Modifiers: HP+20 [40]; Will+3 [15]; Per+3 [15]; Basic Move -1 [-5].
Advantages: Amphibious [10]; Constriction Attack [15]; DR 1 [5]; Doesn’t Breathe (Oxygen Combustion, -50%) [10]; Doesn’t Sleep [20]; Double-Jointed [15]; Extra-Flexible Arms [10]; Immunity to Metabolic Hazards [30]; Immunity to Mind Control [30]; Infravision [10]; Injury Tolerance (No Blood, No Head (still has a brain), No Neck, No Vitals, Unliving) [37]; Night Vision 5 [5].
Electricity Absorption [155]: DR 20 (Absorption, Healing, +80%; Limited, Electricity, -40%) [140] + Immunity to Electrical Conduction [5] + Immunity to Noxious Electrical Effects [10].
Fire Resistance [16]: DR 6 (Limited, Fire, -40%; Tough Skin, -40%) [6] + Immunity to Noxious Fire Effects [10].
Disadvantages: Bestial [-10]; Hidebound [-5]; Mute [-25]; No Fine Manipulators [-30].
Perks: Limited Camouflage (Plant) [1].
Creature Type: Plant.
Notes: Weight 3,800 lbs.

Knowing Your Own Strength [394]
Replace ST+10 (No Fine Manipulators, -40%) [60] with ST+6 [60]

Typical Stats
ST:
20 (KYOS: 16)
HP:
40 (KYOS: 36)
Speed:
5.75
DX:
10
Will:
10
Move:
4 groud, 4 water
IQ:
7
Per:
10


HT:
13
FP:
13
SM:
+0
Dodge:
8
Parry:
N/A
DR:
1, 6 (vs. fire), 20 (vs. electricity; see text)
Vine Slam (12): 2d crushing (KYOS: 2d+1 crushing), Reach C.
Electricity Absorption: The shambling mound has DR 20 against electricity, is immune to electrical conduction and noxious electrical effects. Each point of damage this DR stops turns into one character point that the shambling mound can use to heal itself. These points are stored into a pool that can contain up to 20 character points. Once this pool is full, each point of DR will still stop one point of electricity damage, but will not convert it into a character point. The shambling mound does not have to use stored points immediately. It loses absorbed points – unused ones first – at the rate of one point per second. It loses enhanced abilities as the points drain away. Restoring one HP drains 2 stored points immediately. Such healing is permanent. Only HP in excess of the shambling mound’s usual scores drains away. The shambling mound cannot absorb damage from its own abilities (for example, if its natural weapons are magically imbued with electricity).

                Traits: Amphibious; Bestial; Constriction Attack; Doesn’t Breathe (Oxygen Combustion); Doesn’t Sleep; Double-Jointed; Extra-Flexible Arms; Hidebound; Immunity to Electrical Conduction; Immunity to Metabolic Hazards; Immunity to Mind Control; Immunity to Noxious Electrical Effects; Immunity to Noxious Fire Effects; Infravision; Injury Tolerance (No Blood, No Head (still has a brain), No Neck, No Vitals, Unliving); Limited Camouflage (Plant); Mute; Night Vision 5; No Fine Manipulators.
Skills: Brawling-12; Camouflage-12; Survival (Woodlands)-12.
Creature Type: Plant.
Notes: Weight 3,800 lbs.

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