Monday, 9 February 2009

The Fight Fantasy Cover Monster Bestiary (IV)

An occasional series which stats-out and re-imagines the creatures found on Fighting Fantasy book covers.

Number 4 - The Tentacled Thing

In the marsh lands of Hlatepo the people speak of a Tentacled Thing, which lurks in the murky waters, waiting for prey. Those who claim to have seen it speak of a great giant-sized beast with a many-limbed body and huge clacking pincers which tear through flesh.

Legend has it that the creature has a third eye in its forehead through which it can percieve the future. This allows it to attack, kill, and retreat with eerie precision and timing.

The Tentacled Thing

Armour Class: 0
Hit Dice: 15***
Move: 120' (swim)
Attacks: *Special
Damage: *Special
No. Appearing: 1
Save as: F20
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: K
Intelligence: 2-4
Alignment: Chaotic
XP: 5,000

*The Tentacled Thing does not have a fixed number of attacks per round. It can always bite for 3d6 damage and claw with its pincers for 2d6 damage each, but it also has 2d6 additional tentacle attacks per round which cause 1d6 hit points of damage each. If both pincers and the bite attack hit, the Tentacled Thing can swallow its prey.

The Tentacled Thing is never surprised, and its opponents are surprised on a roll of 1-5, rather than the usual 1-2.

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