Denebian Ripper

Yet another Stars Without Number xenobeast:

Denebian Ripper
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 6
Attack Bonus: +6/+6/+6
Damage: 1d6/1d6/1d8 (claw/claw/bite)
No. Appearing: 1d3+1
Saving Throw: 12+
Movement: 40 ft.
Morale: 10

Denebian rippers roam Deneb’s ice fields and tundras, claiming huge tracks of wilderness as their hunting grounds. These man-sized predators possess exceptionally keen senses of sight and smell. A ripper’s vision extends into the infrared portion of the spectrum, and it can detect as little as a pint of blood up to a mile away if downwind of the source.

Despite their reptilian appearance, rippers are warm-blooded, being more closely related to a predatory flightless bird than a lizard. They have unusually high body temperatures (average 115 degrees Fahrenheit) and thick epidermal scales covering highly insulative fatty tissues. Consequently, rippers are comfortable in low temperatures that would rapidly kill an unprotected human.

Rippers are voracious, and they must consume large quantities of protein and fat to maintain their metabolisms. During Deneb’s brutal winters, when prey is even scarcer, rippers turn on each other. This seasonal cannibalism helps ensure only the most fit rippers survive to reproduce.

September 9th, 2012  in RPG 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Denebian Ripper”

  • catdragon says:

    May i make a suggestion? I receive your email in my inbox in gmail and I come to the website when i want more information or want to see what others are saying about the post. However, that doesn’t happen very often.

    So my suggestion is you add a paragraph describing the beastie or the item or what have you so that a mental picture is built when reading about the thingee.

  • Caleb Collins says:

    So Mark, I’m not complaining, but it would appear you’ve left the D20 camp to join the old school revolution? (No blame, I like the Stars Without Number freebies I’ve down loaded.)

  • admin says:

    Great idea, catdragon. How silly of me to not think of that. Monster descriptions should be mandatory.

    And, not quite, Caleb. I’m still interested in d20 System stuff. I’m just not as interested as a I used to be. SWN has caught my interest like no other game system has in more than a decade. 🙂

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