Thursday, October 22, 2015

"What's Nuked, Scooby-Doomsday?" — Karkinoid

Karkinoid  ("Man-Crab")

No. Enc.:  1 (1)
Alignment:  Chaotic
Movement:  240' (80')
 —Burrow:  240' (80')
Armor Class:  0
Hit Dice:  14
Attacks:  2 (1 small claw, 1 big claw), or 1 crush
Damage:  1d6 / 2d8, or 6d6
Save:  L9
Morale:  11
Hoard Class:  XV
XP:  8,700

Karkinoids are immense, 12' tall crustaceans that reach heights of 20' when telescoping upon their middle limbs.  The ornery beings possess freakish speed, agility, and maneuverability, and make standing vertical jumps over 100' and bounding horizontal leaps of a quarter-mile.  Karkinoids also skitter at full movement up vertical surfaces and upside-down along ceilings.

If a karkinoid successfully strikes with a To Hit roll of 15+ with its larger claw, its prey is grasped in an unbreakable crush that does an automatic 2d8 damage per round; furthermore, the victim suffers an additional automatic 1d8 biting damage per round as its devoured alive!  Karkinoids are just as likely to attack from below the sands (Surprising on a 1-4 on 1d6) and drag screaming victims to their subterranean lairs...

...and they are pouncing from above, crushing unsuspecting targets for 6d6 damage!

Karkinoids trigger hives, swelling, and respiratory distress in all those with shellfish allergies if within a 15' radius of the beasts.

Mutations:  Enhanced Vision (Night, Ultraviolet), Fear Generation, Unique Sense ("Tremor-Sense")

Inspired by Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode #4, "Revenge Of The Man-Crab" (2010).

And for the Savage Worlds version, click here!