BRP Bestiary: Giant Poison Salamander

Wherein your humble scribe presents a monster writeup he’s using in a D&D-style Basic RolePlaying game, enabled in no small part by the delightful majesty that is BRP Classic Fantasy.

Giant poison salamanders grown to nearly 7 feet long. They are typically night-black with bright red or yellow markings on their rubbery, damp skins. These incredibly agile beasts are dangerous hunters whose bite delivers a deadly poison. Wugs often train and keep these creatures as guard animals in much the same way that goblins employ wolves.

Giant Poison Salamander, Crawling Hunters Of The Swamp

STR 2d6+6 (13)
CON 3d6 (11-12)
SIZ 2d6+6 (13)
INT 3d6+3 (14-15)
POW 2d6+6 (13)
DEX 2d6+6 (13)
APP 2d6+3 (10)
MOV run-8

Average HP: 11
Average Damage Bonus: +1d4
Morale: 85%

Armor: 1d4-1

Attacks: Bite 40%, damage 1d6 + poison (POT = SIZ)
Claw 30%, damage 1d3 (+db)

Skills: Dodge 75%, Hide 65%, Jump 35%, Listen 65%, Sense 80%, Spot 45%, Stealth 75%, Swim 25%

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0 thoughts on “BRP Bestiary: Giant Poison Salamander

  1. G-Man

    The beasties, plus the wugs, make me think of Dwellers in the Forbidden City. You wouldn’t be planning a BRP-makeover of that old classic, would you?

    1. the venomous pao Post author

      For the moment, let’s just say I’m working the same general territory as good ol’ I1. Or, to be less of a tease, I’m not working towards revamping the Forbidden City for BRP so much as I am taking some inspiration from it. But if the stats and such I put up on the blog were to help someone else run that module in BRP, well, that’s a nice thing, innit? 🙂

        1. the venomous pao Post author

          Yum, Whiskey Sours! Tonight I think I may be all about the straight Scotch, but there’s just no telling what I’ll get into.

          Happy New Year to you, amigo! May 2011 be everything you want, hope, and need it to be!

  2. G-Man

    Happy New Years to you, as well. Needless to say, I think Strange Stones is the most creative RPG blog out there, and I’m looking forward to see what you’ve got planned for 2011!

    1. the venomous pao Post author

      Aw, shucks. I deeply appreciate that, G-Man. And I’ll do my best to keep the good stuff coming!