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T-Rexes Don't Scare Ya, Huh?

How about this guy?

Dragon (CL 20 / 64,920 XP)

This stat block is for the classical "giant, flying, fire-breathing brute," rather than for sophisticated riddle-telling tea-drinkers. To make a sophisticated riddle-telling tea-drinker, increase the Int to 18, giving the dragon five additional trained skills (presumably in the Knowledge or Perform arenas, or Spellcraft if you want it to cast spells). You can also give your dragon levels in Scholar or other appropriate classes.

Huge Beast (dragon) 20
Sanity Loss 1/1d10
Init +15; Senses Perception +19, Low-Light Vision, Darkvision, Scent
DR 10/magic; Immune fire; Resistance Spells +15

Defenses Ref 20 (flat-footed 20), Fort 17, Will 14
hp 210; Threshold 27

Speed 8 squares, fly 30 squares
Melee bite +26 (2d6+21) and 2 claws +26 (1d8+21) and tail slap +26 (1d8+21) plus snatch or
Melee crush +21 (1d10+21) area effect: 3 squares x 3 squares
Ranged flame breath +17 (6d6+10) area effect: 10 square cone or 20 square line plus catch fire
Fighting Space 3 squares x 3 squares; Reach 2 squares
Base Atk +15; Grp +36 (+10 size)

Abilities Str 33/+11, Dex 10/+0, Con 23/+6, Int 2/-4, Wis 19/+4, Cha 18/+4
Feats Cleave, Improved Defenses, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception), Skill Training (Acrobatics), Skill Training (Initiative), Weapon Familiarity (Natural Weapons), Weapon Focus (breath weapon)
Skills Acrobatics +15, Initiative +15, Perception +19, Survival (tracking) +19

Crush A dragon may attempt to land (or jump) upon its foes, crushing them under its body. Moving into its foes' space provokes an attack of opportunity. If the crush attack is successful, the targets take the crush damage immediately, are considered pinned, and begin to suffocate. They continue to take the crush damage every round until the dragon moves, at which point they are left prone in the square they occupied when they were attacked. Any foe that is not hit by the crush attack is immediately moved out of the crush-effect square to the nearest unoccupied square.
Flame Breath A dragon's flame breath may be spread in a 10-square cone or a 20-square line, automatically attacking everything within the area of effect. Any creature that takes damage from the dragon's breath catches on fire and begins to take normal fire damage on the next round (see the normal fire rules). The dragon may not use its flame breath again until 1d4 rounds have passed.
Natural Armor A dragon's thick scales give it +10 natural armor and DR 10 (bypassed by magic weapons).
Snatch A dragon that hits with a bite or claw attack may immediately attempt a grapple check against that target as a free action. If successful, the target is considered to be carried by the dragon, taking damage automatically until it escapes. The dragon is not considered grappled; a common tactic is to fly to a great height and drop the target.
Spell Resistance A dragon's inherently magical nature gives it +15 to all defense scores against the effects of spells. The dragon may choose to suppress this ability.
Tail Slap A dragon that successfully hits with its tail slap moves the target 1 square any direction as with a bull rush. The target cannot be moved into a solid object or another creature's fighting space.

Rar. ;)

-The Gneech


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 19th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
It's unfortunately true
Moving into its foes' space provokes an attack of opportunity.

Yes, I've noticed that. A pity, really.

===|==============/ Level Head
Aug. 19th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: It's unfortunately true
Why would you want to go moving into your foes' space anyway? ;P

Aug. 19th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Terrorizing the countryside is a lot more fun
Aug. 19th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Than what? :)

Aug. 19th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
Certainly something your adventurers wouldn't want to run into but then again as an ally what a tank you'd have. Just out of curiosity you don't happen to have stats on a gryphon do you?
Aug. 19th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
I don't yet, but I probably will within a few days. :)

Aug. 19th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Boy, remember when dragons were those wussy beasts that could be sword-slapped into whimpering submission by a 4th-level halfling?
Aug. 19th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Actually, I don't. ;) The only dragons I've done much with were D&D 3E dragons, which are pretty darn fearsome for the most part.

Aug. 19th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Look at it's will save. ;-) I'm just kidding, this one's much better, especially since it can fly. CL 20, though... sounds like more Wizard bait. ;-)

Looking at the skills it has, I'd say this is from 4th Ed, yes? I know, like, nothing about 4th Ed, but I do know Blizzard. There's bound to be a touch attack spell that does horrible, horrible things to those of weak will, spell resistance notwithstanding. That's what Spell Penetration feats are for. ^.^

I am such a bad gamer, me and my min-maxing ilk. >.
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Actually, this is a Saga Edition version, not a 4E version. SWSE doesn't have touch attacks, and with its spell resistance the dragon has an effective Will defense of 29. A 20th-level sorcerer that maxed out his Cha and arcane attack would probably be able to dominate such a critter, yes — but that's perfectly in-genre. (I can think of several examples of a sorcerer unleashing a dragon on a helpless countryside.)

Aug. 19th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
There was an early Slayers episode where a dragon was raised by bandits as a pet, until Lina destroyed all the bandits and the dragon got loose with no one to control it...

Fortunately for her, she knew the Dragon Slave spell. Not so fortunate for the town she was defending as a Dragon Slave spell did more damage than the Dragon itself did. heehee.

Oh, wait, this has nothing to with Saga Edition either. But it was still fun!
Aug. 20th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
If hit by Tail Slap and slammed into a wall, is damage incurred? What about for a spiked wall?
And how does it not move a person into another creature's fighting space? I can imagine a proper tail slap can knock an adventurer into his or her team-mate and knock them both over by maybe another space or so! Dragons is big beasties!
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Well, the tail slap specifies the target can't be moved into a solid object, which negates the whole "slammed into a wall" part.

Normally, "tail slap" just whomps somebody upside the head for hp damage. If you want to knock people over, that's "trip" or "throw." :)

Aug. 20th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Ahhh.. I should try to get into a game some time.. Someone's, at least
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
I won't repeat my earlier tale of what happened when my Shadowrun group ran into a dragon earlier this month.

Instead, I'll just repeat what the IM conversation between my friend dragonrift and myself.

Me: So, what is your breath weapon anyway?
Rift: Minty freshness. :)
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