Saturday, April 14, 2012

A-to-Z Challenge, M: Mapinguari (New Oe/BX/1E Monster)

As nutschell noted on Wednesday's Jenglot post about each culture having their own type of vampire, so do most of them have their own type of bigfoot/yeti creature (something I noted myself in Monday's hibagon post). Today's A-to-Z monster comes to us by way of the Brazilians. What I like about it as a hominid cryptid, however, is that it's not just a "big, hairy man-like creature that stinks," it's a "big, hairy man-like creature that stinks AND it has a 0 AC and it's impenetrable by standard edged weapons." Sure, it's only a 6 HD die creature, but without a magic edged weapon or a character in the party with a pretty good attack with a hammer or mace, this thing will eat you alive... literally!

Mapinguari


DESCRIPTION

Mapinguaris are hairy, hulking hominids with a stench that often precedes them by as far as 100’. Below the matted red hair of these forest-dwellers is an incredibly tough skin that not only provides them with AC of 0, but makes them impervious to the effects of bladed weapons. Mapinguaris attack with a pair of ferocious claws and the devastating bite of a gaping mouth that sits somewhere near their chest.

Oe/1E STATS
FREQUENCY: Rare
NO. APPEARING: 1-4
ARMOR CLASS: 0
MOVE: 12”
HIT DICE: 6
% IN LAIR: 15%
TREASURE TYPE: D
NO. OF ATTACKS: 3
DAMAGE/ATTACK: 1-8/1-8/3-18
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Nil
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Immune to
attacks from bladed weapons
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
INTELLIGENCE: Average
ALIGNMENT: Neutral
SIZE: (10’ tall)
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
Attack/Defense Modes: Nil


BX STATS
ARMOR CLASS: 0
HIT DICE: 6
MOVE: 120’
ATTACKS: 2 claws/1 bite
DAMAGE: 1-8/1-8/3-18
NO. APPEARING: 1-4
SAVE AS: Fighter: 6
MORALE: 10
TREASURE TYPE: D
ALIGNMENT: Neutral

2 comments:

  1. Found you on the great A-Z trail. Now following. Love the blog title :)

    Going to come and read your backblog in great detail once the madness winds down a little.

    Also "Ninfl Efuxa" is just crying out to be a new PC in something. Thank you so much word verification.

    Amanda
    http://dramadiceanddamsons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This monster sounds like a bad ass Bigfoot.

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