Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fun With Feedback — Slavering, Sinister Shrew-ful Sequel Edition

This is for you, Mr. BlUsKrEEm.

Courtesy of:  http://www.killershrewsmovie.com/ 

Devastation Drive-In — 'The Killer Shrews' (1959)

Killer Shrew

No. Enc.:  1d8 (3d6)
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement:  150' (50')
  —Burrow:  30' (10')
Armor Class:  7
Hit Dice:  2
Attacks:  1 (bite)
Damage:  1d6 + poison
Save:  L1
Morale:  11
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  47

The Ancients' breakthroughs in miniaturization led to all manner of innovations—in biomedicine, nanotechnology, and even the novelty pet industry—but one experiment had the opposite effect...

...and transformed once-tiny creatures into gigantic monstrosities...


Killer shrews are aggressive, nocturnal rodents the size of 50-100 pound canines.  Shaggy fur covers their bodies, and fangs dripping Class 17 poisonous saliva jut from their snouts.

Not only do the beasts scour the landscape in a perpetual hunt for food, but they breed at a mind-boggling rate:  young shrews reach full reproductive maturity just 2-3 weeks after birth.  A male/female pair can spawn a ravenous rodent regiment that reduces a region to ruin in just a few short months.

Accordingly, many communities in the Mutant Future pay premium bounties for killer shrew carcasses.

Mutations:  Increased Caloric Needs [D], Night Vision, Toxic Weapon (Venom)

Designer's Notes:  The killer shrews from the flick were border collies with carpet remnants strapped to their backsides, so that's the look I used.  If you want "authentic" killer shrews, they might look like this: