Monday, October 17, 2011

Devastation Drive-In — 'Carnosaur' (1993)

Disease:  Carnovirus

Save Modifier:  -5
Infection Duration:  1d3+1 days
Affected Stats:  STR -3, DEX -3, CON -3, INT -1
Damage Per Day:  1d10 + special

As the Ancient, war-ravaged earth gasped its last from pollution, overcrowding, environmental collapse, and mass animal extinctions, some Ancient scientists dreamed of restoring the earth to a pristine Garden Of Eden...


Of all the Ancient bioweapons, perhaps the most demented is the carnovirus, a genetically modified contagion spread through poultry meat and eggs.

In Pure Human males, the disease manifests much like common influenza, with fevers, aches, nausea, and general weakness. 

But in Pure Human females...oh, heavens, the poor human females!  They, too, suffer the flu-like effects...but also become spontaneously pregnant, and ready to deliver at the end of the 1d3+1 day duration.

And what they deliver is a nightmare.  On 1-5 on 1d6, an infected woman gives "birth" to a 18" long, blackish-green, slime-encrusted, hard-shelled egg, and then she falls into a coma.  The egg hatches into an infant 1 HD carnosaur (see below) in 1d4 hours, which grows to full adulthood in 1d4 days.

On a 6 on 1d6, though...the egg hatches inside the infected woman, and the reptilian beast gnaws and rends its way through her abdomen to freedom.  Death of the host is instantaneous.

The only cure for carnovirus is an injection of the original viral serum, which can be found hidden in the depths of military installations, biolabs, or automated chicken hatcheries and/or processing plants.


No. Enc.:  1d4 (1d8)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  165' (55')
Armor Class:  5
Hit Dice:  4
Attacks:  3 (2 claws, 1 bite)
Damage:  1d6 / 1d6 / 1d8
Save:  L3
Morale:  11
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  245

Carnosaurs are green-hued, man-sized reptiles that hunt in packs.  They are methodical, patient, and cunning, and surprise prey on a 1-3 on 1d6.  They also get +1 to all Initiative rolls, due to their speed.

Rumors persists that, if provided with enough food, a carnosaur will ultimately grow into a full-sized tyrannosaur rex [as per p. 100 of the Labyrinth Lord Core Rules]....

Mutations:  Night Vision