Sunday, August 21, 2011

"S" is for "Scribbon"


No. Enc.:  1d6 (2d6)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  180' (60')
         —Fly:  30' (10')
Armor Class:  4
Hit Dice:  2
Attacks:  3 (2 claws, 1 bite)
Damage:  1d3 / 1d3 / 1d4
Save:  1
Morale:  8
Hoard Class:  VI
XP:  56

Scribbons are 3' long, primate-like creatures with irridescent carapaces that reflect a myriad of colors.  They are fast and agile, and able to brachiate through jungles both arboreal and urban with ease.  Scribbons are also found in deserts and grasslands, and they tend to congregate near herd animals in order to acquire their favorite food:  dung.

Scribbons form large (2'-3' diameter) spheres of waste and refuse that they can hurl with great force at distances up to 30'.  These projectiles not only cause 1d6+1 damage, but also make the target reek with a foul stench until it has a chance to bathe.  This odor causes all those within 20' proximity of the victim to suffer a -2 To Hit penalty on all Attack Rolls due to nausea and discomfort, and the effect is doubled for those who possess the Increased Sense (Smell) Physical Mutation.  Interestingly, those actually struck by the offal-balls are unaffected, as their own olfactory senses are overloaded and "shorted out" by the scent.

Mutations:  Natural Armor (Extreme), Prehensile Tail, Reflective Epidermis (Lasers/Light)

Maxin' and Retractin'

Correction #1.

In my previous GenCon posts, there were several instances of me misspelling The Magnanimous Tim Snider's name as "Snyder".  Sure, I got it right about half the time, but...sheesh.  My apologies, Mr. S.

Correction #2.

Also in the last of said posts, I mentioned three new books from BlackWyrm Publishing...however, I was wayyyy off as to their true number of hot-off-the-press titles.  Editor Dave Mattingly was kind enough to correct me, as he wrote:

Three? Au contraire, mon frer. We released six new books. The three you did not mention are:

) Terracide, by Haymaker author Grady Elliott ("Space Opera Noir")

The Widening Gyre, by Hero forumer Bill "teh bunneh" Keyes ("Steampunk Versus Martians")

Lux Aeternum, by BlackWyrm cofounder Ryan Wolfe ("Musketeers and Cyborgs...In Space")

My sincerest apologies, Mr. M.  Now go give him money, people!