The Book Golem

For Swords & Wizardry:

Golem, Book
Hit Dice: 5 (25 hit points)
Armor Class: 8 [11]
Attacks: 2 fists (1d6)
Saving Throw: 12+
Special: Answer questions, healed by magic scrolls, hit only by magic weapons, immune to most spells
Move: 12
Alignment: Neutrality
Challenge Level/XP: 8/800

A book golem is a servant created by a powerful cleric or magic-user to assist with research. Only +1 or better magic weapons can harm a book golem. A book golem is immune to spells that do not involve fire. It takes +1 point of damage per spell level from fire spells. A book golem can be healed by adding a magic scroll to its pages. The golem heals 1d4 points of damage per spell level contained on the scroll. The scroll can never be retrieved once it heals the golem. Three times per day, the golem will answer a “yes/no” question. There is a 50% base chance the golem has the knowledge available to answer a question. This increases by 5% for every point of Intelligence above 12 the golem’s creator possessed. If the golem cannot answer the question, there is a 50% chance it gives the wrong answer. This chance decreases by 5% for every point of Intelligence above 12 the golem’s creator possessed.

January 1st, 2013  in RPG No Comments »

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