Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monster From a Random Old Email

I was cleaning out some old emails today when I came across something I sent a friend. There is no context...no message with it...just a title and a stat block. I'm not sure if I ever posted it here. Behold.....the Gamma Bear!

Gamma Bears

Frequency: Rare
Number Appearing: 1 (1d4)
Hit Dice: 10
Armor Class: 5
Move: 15
Attacks: 5 (2 claws, 1 bite, 2 tentacles)
Damage: 1d8/1d8/2d6/1d4+radiation/1d4+radiation
Special Attacks: Gamma Blood
Special Defenses: None
Magic Resistance: None
Psionic Ability: None
Intelligence: Animal
Alignment: Neutral
Treasure Type: Q, V (In lair)

Gamma Bears are enormous bears, standing 2 meters high at the shoulder
and a body 4 meters in length. The have thick green-black fur and
glowing pink eyes. Gamma Bears have claws as large and thick as
daggars and sport barbed, pink, hairless tentacles growing from their
shoulders. Gamma Bears are often found in mountains and forest-like
terrain. They are always hungry and spend most of their time in search
of food, which to them is just about anything that moves.
In combat, Gamma Bears are ferocious and attack with claws, bite, and
tentacles. Anyone struck by both paws will be automatically hit by
both tentacles each round until the bear lets go. Anyone struck by a
tentacle is subject to a Radiation Attack of Intensity 8. In addition,
a Gamma Bear radiates a field of radiation within 4 meters of its
body. At the start of combat, the Intensity is determined by rolling
1d6. However, for each full 5 hit points of damage inflicted on the
Gamma Bear, the Intensity increases by 1 point. The maximum Intensity
is 15. If the bear suffers damage that would increase the Intensity
beyond that level, there is a cumulative 15% each time that the Bear
explodes, inflicting 8d6 damage to everything in a 5 meter radius, and
all creatures must make a Saving Throw vs. poison or acquire a random
Physical Mutation.
If encountered in a lair, a roll of 2 bears indicates a mated pair. If
more bears are encountered, they are cubs with half hit points, doing
half damage and with half the Radiation Intensity.
Gamma Bears love canned meat and will break off combat for the
opportunity to consume it.

1 comment:

  1. I hope I'm not the only one who kept wondering when the tie-in to gummy bears would come in..