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Dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex (CL 15 / 36,920 XP)


Huge Beast 18
Sanity Loss 1/1d10
Init +10; Senses Perception +16, Darkvision, Scent


DR 5
Defenses Ref 16 (flat-footed 15), Fort 16, Will 12
hp 189; Threshold 26


Speed 8 squares
Melee bite +23 (2d6+18) plus grab or
Melee charging bite +27 (2d6+27) plus grab, -2 Ref defense
Fighting Space 2 squares x 2 squares; Reach 1 square
Base Atk +13; Grp +32 (+10 size)


Abilities Str 28/+9, Dex 13/+1, Con 21/+5, Int 2/-4, Wis 15/+2, Cha 10/+0
Feats Dodge, Improved Charge, Mobility, Powerful Charge, Weapon Familiarity (Natural Weapons), Weapon Focus (bite), Weapon Specialization (bite), Toughness
Skills Perception +16, Survival (tracking) +16


Improved Grab A t-rex that successfully hits with its bite attack may attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.
Natural Armor A t-rex's thick hide gives it +5 natural armor and DR 5.
Swallow Whole A t-rex that begins its turn grappling a target of size large or smaller may swallow that target whole as a standard action by making a successful grapple check. Once the target is swallowed, it is still considered to be grappled, although the t-rex is now free to act normally. The target takes 2d6+18 damage from being swallowed, then automatically takes that damage damage each additional round from muscle constriction, stomach acid, and so forth, and begins to suffocate. Targets with acid resistance or DR vs. bludgeoning do not apply the resistance, but only take half damage. The swallowed creature may attempt to cut their way out with a light slashing or piercing weapon. The Ref defense required to effectively cut through is 12, and the target must do 20 hp to cut through the gullet. This immediately moves the t-rex -2 steps down the condition track. Once the hole is made, any additional creatures still in the gullet may attempt to escape by making Acrobatics checks against DC 16, or by doing 10 hp total. Alternatively, a swallowed target may make a Climb check or Grapple check (whichever is higher) vs. the t-rex's Grapple check to climb back up into the mouth, where it may be bitten or swallowed again. A t-rex can hold 1 large or 2 medium or 4 small creatures in its gullet, and will not swallow another creature whole if it has been cut open.

All that and it only came out to be CL 15. Can you believe it?

In other news, congrats to the Star Wars Saga Edition team on your Ennie awards! They're well deserved!

-The Gneech

Comments

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himura_tiger
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
That thing is a failed reflex save waiting to happen.

Just throw lots of fire and lightning at it and it'll go away. ;-)
the_gneech
Aug. 19th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, but this is Saga Edition we're talking here. Fire and lightning ain't exactly easy to come by!

A tommy gun might suffice, applied over three or four turns...

-The Gneech
stilghar
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Yipe.
shockwave77598
Aug. 19th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Windows 7 should be built in the following way:

STart with WinXP64 and set the min requirements at 6Gig of ram and 3d card included. This is easily affordable today and provides good performance. With so much ram, there is no need for virtual memory and the delays it brings - drop it.

Have two types of code, 32bit and 64bit, and let the 32bit work only in hte first 3Gig of ramspace. Just as we do with the hole above 640k, the hole above 3G will be ignored and ALL FUTURE HARDWARE MUST GO THERE - NO MORE HOLES. All apps start at the beginning, as the OS is 64bits that runs 32bit stuff in the first 3G of space only through a simple trick of forcing top half of the VLWPointer to 0x00000000.

OS should have permissions to see anything. Accesses to user data that does not go through a program the user has manually started require permission. Likewise the OS requires a one-time permission for any new program that gets launched, so even a trojan horse won't work unless the user manually gives the okay. The OS list of Permitted to Run programs is encrypted. Note that deleting this file will not allow something bad to run - everything will be challenged then.

SuperUser has permissions of the OS, but only can execute certain commands for installing, uninstalling, moving or deleting files. It is not possible to surf the web or download stuff as superuser - only maintain the computer.

User has two sets of directories - open and closed. Open is for backwards compatibility, but all new progs and 64 bit stuff should put data in the closed directory. All data in the closed dir is encrypted, and only programs the USER HAS STARTED THEMSELVES get the decrypted data from the OS.

No DRM for any filetype built into the OS. If the user wants to install it, that's up to them.

The Remote Kill could be useful. But the USER must be able to turn it off - It is not MS's computer and the owner has the final say about what runs and what doesn't run.

There should be two graphics modes - WinClassic and Aero. This is analogous to two desktops in Solaris - you only see one or the other. Toggling back and forth should be a simple keypress. Aero and 3d graphics must be standard.

This will keep the OS backwards compatible and step into the 21st century at the same time.
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