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)
Average HP: 11
Average Damage Bonus: +1d4
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%
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?
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? 🙂
That would be awesome.
BTW, I’m making whiskey sours tonight for the old shindig.
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!
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!
Aw, shucks. I deeply appreciate that, G-Man. And I’ll do my best to keep the good stuff coming!