Thursday, December 6, 2012


Vermisaurus Rex

No. Enc.:  1d4 (1d6)
Alignment:  Chaotic
Movement:  60' (20')
         —Fly:  120' (40')
Armor Class:  4
Hit Dice:  9
Attacks:  2 (2 head-butts, or 2 tailslaps, or 2 bites)
Damage:  1d6 / 1d6, or 1d10 / 1d10, or 2d6 / 2d6
Save:  L7
Morale:  10
Hoard Class:  None
XP:  10,100

Ahhh, Vermisaurus Rex...even I, the steely Dr. Gori, am awed by your foulness.  You target rural villages, and gorge on human flesh to quell your relentless appetite. And the diseases you spread in your wake ensure the destruction of all who escape your jaws.

Never has a more loathsome beast arisen from my laboratory.  Now fly, great Vermisaurus, fly!!! Fly, and feast on any who dare stand in your way!!!

Mutant Future Version

Vermisaurus rexes are hunchbacked, two-headed, bipedal rodents that stand as tall as a man.  Their dingy wings reach spans of 20', and their whip-like, strangling tails are just as long.  Vermisaurus rexes devour anything edible, but crave humanoid meat.  They are never Surprised, due to 360-degree vision.

Riddled with diseases (and immune to all in turn), a vermisaurus rex befouls its immediate area with the superplague germ, which acts like superflu from p. 48 of the Mutant Future Core Rules, but does 4d6 damage per day and adds a CHA -5 component.  Anyone attacked, or who consumes tainted foodstuffs / water, or who even comes within 30' of contact, must make a successful Saving Throw Versus Poison to avoid the illness.

Vermisaurus rexes are extremely difficult to kill.  They douse incoming fire attacks with torrents of spittle, and severing their heads is all but useless, as each regrows 1d4 times per day.  And those severed heads still bite, bouncing on their stumps at speeds of 30' (10') in dogged pursuit of prey.

Mutations:  Complete Wing Development, Enhanced Vision (Night Vision), Extra Parts (Heads), Increased Caloric Needs [D], Increased Senses (Smell, Taste), Prehensile Tail, Reflective Epidermis (Fire), Regenerative Capability (Modified), Toxic Weapon ("Disease Transmission")

[Vermisaurus Rex (aka The Two-Headed Rat in the U.S., and Nezubirdon in Japan) appears courtesy of Episodes 9-10 from the 1971 TV series, Spectreman.]