Saturday, October 22, 2011

Devastation Drive-In — 'Godmonster Of Indian Flats' (1973)


No. Enc.:  1 (1d4)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  60' (20') 
Armor Class:  7
Hit Dice:  6
Attacks:  3 (2 claws, 1 bite)
Damage:  1d10+4 / 1d6-4 / 1d4
Save:  L3
Morale:  8 (or 11)
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  820

Everything The Ancients knew about history, the sciences, and their role in the cosmos shattered upon the discovery of bizarre fossils that indicated Homo sapiens may not have evolved from primates at all...


Bleasts are freakish, 7'-8' tall ovines with hefty frames covered in matted, mangy wool.  No one knows if they evolved from sheep, or if sheep devolved from them...or how mankind factors into the genetic mix, as the creatures possess just enough throwback human DNA to provide primitive intelligence and empathy.  Such genetic anomalies also warp their limbs, making the creatures ponderous and clumsy; consequently, bleasts suffer -2 to all To Hit rolls, and one claw always does more damage than its stunted fellow.

Three times per day, a bleast can exhale a 15' long, 15' wide cone of Class 4 phosphorus gas, to which it (and all other bleasts) are immune.  And when reduced to 0 Hit Points, a bleast in its death throes expels its gaseous reserves into a lethal Class 13 cloud 25' in diameter.

When treated with kindness and gentleness, or coaxed with sinuous dancing, a bleast will bond with a Pure Human or Mutant Human female.  But if abused or provoked, it will lash out with a wrathful, Morale-11-fueled fury.

Ordinary pregnant sheep exposed to too many environmental contaminants have a 15% chance of giving birth to a bleast.

Mutations:  Frailty (Malformed Limbs) [D], Toxic Weapon ("Phosphoric Cloud")

Designer's Notes:  This film never got a proper theatrical release, so no official poster exists (necessitating use of the DVD cover).