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20 Common Cocktails

1) Cocktail Recipe Poster

alexander-recipe

Alexander Ingredients

1) Gin or Brandy – 1 ½ oz – 45 ml

2) Crème de Cacao – ¾ oz. – 22.5 ml

3) Fresh Cream – 1 ½ oz – 45 ml

Alexander Preparation

1) Shake all ingredients with ice.

2) Strain contents into a cocktail glass.

3) Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve.

bloody-mary-recipe

Bloody Mary Ingredients

1) Tomato Juice – 4 ½ Oz – 135 ml

2) Vodka – 1 ½ Oz – 45 ml

3) 2 ice cubes

4) 1 Celery stick

5) Dash of Worcestershire sauce

Bloody Mary Preparation

1) Build the liquid ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes.

2) Stir well.

3) Add Worcestershire sauce to taste.

4) Garnish with a celery stick.

daiquiri-recipe

Daiquiri Ingredients

1) Lime Juice – ¾ oz – 22.5 ml

2) White Rum – 1 ½ oz – 45 ml

3) 1 Teaspoon of Brown Sugar

 

Daiquiri Preparation

1) Pour all ingredients into highball with ice cubes.

2) Stir gently.

gimlet-recipe

Gimlet Ingredients

1) Lime Juice – ½ ounce – 15 ml

2) Gin 1 ½ ounce – 45 ml

3) Splash of Soda

 

Gimlet Preparation

1) Mix and serve.

2) Garnish with a slice of lime

 gin-an-tonic-recipe

Gin & Tonic Ingredients

1) Tonic – 4 ½ oz – 135 ml

2) Gin – 1 ½ oz – 45 ml

2) 2 Ice Cubes

 

Gin & Tonic Preparation

1) Fill glass with ice cubes.

2) Add gin and tonic.

 harvey-wallbanger-recipe

Harvey Wallbanger Ingredients

1) Galliano Liqueur – ½ oz – 15 ml

2) Orange Juice – 6 oz – 180 ml

3) Vodka – 1 oz – 30 ml

4) Red Cherry

5) Orange Segment

6) Teaspoon Brown Sugar

7) 3 Ice Cubes

 

Harvey Wallbanger Preparation

1) Stir the vodka and orange juice with ice in the glass.

2) Float the Galliano on top.

3) Garnish and serve.

ice-pick-recipe

Ice Pick Ingredients

1) Ice Tea – 10 ½ – 315 ml

2) Vodka – 1 ½ oz. – 45 ml

3) Lemon Segment

4) 3 Ice Cubes

 

Ice Pick Preparation

1) Put vodka in glass fill with iced tea.

2) Stir in lemon to taste.

joeys-drink-recipe

Joey’s Drink Ingredients

1) Tonic 5 oz. – 150 ml

2) Stolichnaya Orange Vodka – 3 oz. – 90 ml

3) 3 Ice Cubes

4) Lime Segment

 

Joey’s Drink Preparation

Mix Tonic and Stolichnaya Orange vodka in a shot glass.

john-collins-recipe

John Collins Ingredients

1) Soda – 8 ½ oz. – 270 ml

2) Bourbon/Whiskey – 1 ½ oz. – 45 ml

3) Lemon Juice – 1 oz. – 30 ml

4) Sugar Syrup – ½ oz. – 15 ml

5) Red Cherry

6) Orange Segment

7) 3 Ice Cubes

 

John Collins Preparation

1) Pour the bourbon, lemon juice, and sugar syrup in a glass with ice cubes.

2) Stir thoroughly.

3) Top with club soda.

4) Garnish with orange slice.

 

 long-island-ice-tea-recipe

Long Island Ingredients

1) Splash of Cola

2) Sweet/Sour Mix – 1 ½ oz. – 45 ml

3) Triple Sec – 1 oz. – 30 ml

4) Gin – 1 oz. – 30 ml

5) White Rum – 1 oz. – 30 ml

6) Tequila – 1 oz. – 30 ml

7) Vodka – 1 oz. – 30 ml

 

Long Island Ice Tea Preparation

1) Mix ingredients in glass over ice.

2) Stir.

3) Garnish and serve.

maragita-recipe

Margarita Ingredients

1) Lime Juice – 2 oz. – 60 ml

2) Triple Sec – 1 oz. – 30 ml

3) Tequila – 2 oz. 60 – ml

4) Salt Glass Rim

5) 2 Crushed Ice Cubes

6) Lime Segment

Margarita Preparation

1) Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it.

2) Shake the other ingredients with ice

3) Carefully pour into the glass (taking care not to dislodge any salt).

4) Garnish and serve over ice.

mint-julep-recipe

Mint Julep Ingredients

1) Water – 10 oz. – 300 ml

2) Bourbon/Whiskey – 2 oz. – 60 ml

3) 4 Mint Leaf

4) Teaspoon Brown Sugar

5) 4 Crushed Ice Cubes

Mint Julep Preparation

1) Put mint, sugar, and a small amount of bourbon into the bottom of a mixing glass.

2) Gently muddle the mint and sugar, then

3) Let the drink stand for a bit to allow the leaves to release their flavor.

4) Strain and pour into a julep cup (or similar vessel), rotating to coat the sides.

5) Add the rest of the bourbon whiskey.

pina-colada-recipe

Pina Colada Ingredients

1) Pineapple Juice – 2 oz. – 60 ml

2) White Rum – 1 oz. – 30 ml

3) Coconut Crème – 2 oz. – 60 ml

4) 1 Red Cherry

5) 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar

6) 1 Pineapple Chunk

Pina Colada Preparation

1) Mix with crushed ice until smooth.

2) Pour into chilled glass.

3) Garnish and serve.

 pousse-cafe-recipe

Pousse Café Ingredients

1) Brandy – 1/6 oz. – 5 ml

2) Green Chartreuse – 1/6 oz. – 5 ml

3) White Crème de Menthe – 1/6 oz. – 5 ml

4) Crème de Yvette – 1/6 oz. – 5 ml

5) Yellow Chartreuse – 1/6 oz. – 5 ml

6) Grenadine -1/6 oz. – 5 ml

Pousse Café Preparation

Pour the ingredients carefully into a glass in the order listed to keep the colored layers separate.

rum-and-cola-recipe

Rum & Cola Ingredients

1) Cola – 10 ½ oz. – 315 ml

2) White Rum – 1 ½ oz. – 45 ml

3) Lime Segment

4) 3 Ice Cubes

Rum & Cola Preparation

1) Pour the rum in a highball glass filled with ice.

2) Top with cola.

3) Garnish with a lime segment.

screw-driver-recipe

Screwdriver Ingredients

1) Orange Juice – 4 ½ – 135 ml

2) Vodka – 1 ½ oz. – 45 ml

3) 2 Ice Cubes

Screwdriver Preparation

Mix in a highball glass with ice.

stars-and-stripes-recipe

Stars & Stripes Ingredients

1) Fresh Cream – 1/3 oz. – 10 ml

2) Crème de Yvette – 1/3 oz. – 10 ml

3) Grenadine – 1/3 oz. – 10 ml

Stars & Stripes Preparation

1) Layer this drink in a chilled shot glass.

2) Using a cold spoon, carefully pour the ingredients over the back of the spoon into the shot glass.

tequila-sunrise-recipe

Tequila Sunrise Ingredients

1) Orange Juice – 9 oz. – 270 ml

2) Grenadine ¾ oz. – 22.5

3) Tequila – 1 ½ oz. – 45 ml

4) 1 Green olive with red center

 

Tequila Sunrise Preparation

1) Pour the tequila and orange juice into glass over ice.

2) Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom.

3) Do not stir.

4) Garnish and serve.

white-russian-recipe

White Russian Ingredients

1) Fresh Cream – 1 oz. – 30 ml

2) Kahlua – 1 oz. – 30 – ml

3) Vodka – 3 oz. – 90 ml

4) 2 Ice Cubes

White Russian Preparation

1) Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into a glass filled with ice.

2) Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.

 zombie-recipe

Zombie Ingredients

1) De Merara Rum – ½ oz. – 15 ml

2) Passion Fruit Juice – 1 oz. – 30 ml

3) Pineapple Juice – 1 oz. – 30 ml

4) Vodka – 1 oz. – 30 ml

5) Orange Juice – 1 oz. – 30 ml

6) Apricot Brandy – ½ – 15 ml

7) White Rum – 2 ½ – 75 ml

6) Jamaica Rum – 1 oz. – 30 ml

Zombie Preparation

1) Blend all ingredients with ice rum.

2) Pour into glass.

3) Float rum on top.

4) Garnish with a fruit slice.

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Zombie Dinosaurs in Dungeons and Dragons

Zombie Dinosaurs!

Two years!  For two years I have resisted the lure of toy skeleton dinosaur toys!  Finally there was this bag with of toy plastic dinosaur skeletons at the Thai hyper-mart, Big C, with eight different kinds of dinosaurs and it was on sale from three bucks to two bucks!  Hey they had me at three bucks but who can resist a two buck deal like that!  I bought them and then thought what am I going to do with these toys?  I got it!  Zombie dinosaurs for the game Dungeons and Dragons!  Never mind that the last time I played Dungeons and Dragons minis or RPG was four years ago in Taipei, Taiwan and I have had zero luck in getting any farang interested in playing the game in Thailand.  Someday, somewhere, someone will want to add zombie dinosaurs to a campaign and I will be ready!  I have been online and this set is marketed from China in any number of different packages.  The biggest problem is scale.  The scale of most of the dinosaurs relative to a human mini is about right except for the T-Rex and Brachiosaurus which are more or less the same size as the other dinosaurs despite the fact they are actually much larger than the other dinosaurs. 

You can get much bigger individual dinosaur skeletons at National Geographic fossil kits that allow you to unearth dinosaur skeletons but even one kit with one dinosaur is going to run you around ten bucks!  Let’s see eight dinosaurs for two bucks or one kit for ten bucks.  This is an apples and oranges situation.   You are paying for a fossil exploration experience in the case of National Geographic not just the skeleton.  Oh well D&D is a game of imagination!  In order to add zombie dinosaurs to your next campaign you will need to get some toy plastic dinosaur skeletons and I think just about any hyper-mart in the world will have that bag.  You might hold out for the 12 dinosaur bag which I didn’t know existed until I got online.  The 12 dinosaur bag includes the Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Dimetrodon, Hadrosaurus, Iguanodon, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Protoceratops, Pteranodon, Stegosaurus, T-rex, and Triceratops.

Now what sort of bad guy would use zombie dinosaurs?  The comic book Xenozoic Tales introduced the world to the concept of a Dinosaur Shaman in issues 5-8.  How about a Dinosaur Shaman that goes bad and becomes the, bwahaha, Dinosaur Necromancer!

1) Below are the 4e stats provided by JohnBiles at RPG.Net and from Dandiwiki.

2) D&D provides a template that can be applied to any corporeal creatures with bones at:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/mm/20011027a

 Some dinosaurs have a very short list of skills which are lost.  Dinosaurs change from neutral to neutral evil.  The major change is that their armor goes up!  I am not going to apply the zombie template to the stats below since I am quite sure I would screw it up but I will put the pictures of the individual dinosaurs from the dinosaur skeleton set I bought at Big C with some really cool captions!

Table 1: Zombie Armor and Damage

                    
Zombie Natural Armor
              Zombie Slam Damage

Large               +3                                            1d8

Huge                +4                                            2d6

Gargantuan     +6                                            2d8

Colossal           +11                                          4d6

 

Allosaurus

Level 14 Skirmisher
Huge natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 1000
Initiative +15 Senses Perception +14
HP 141; Bloodied 70
AC 28; Fortitude 26, Reflex 27, Will 23
Speed 9
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +19 vs. AC; 2d8+6 damage.
Allosaurus Roar (Minor; Refresh 5-6) | Fear, Psychic
Close Burst 3; +17 vs. Will; 3d10+6 Psychic Damage and Push 3
Cut Down the Terrorized
Allosaurus add +2d6 when attacking a foe who has moved 3 or more spaces since the Allosaurus’ last turn.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Stealth
Str 21 (+12) Dex 23 (+13) Wis 14 (+9)
Con 21 (+12) Int 4 (+5) Cha 4 (+5)

Allosaurus are large bipedal predators, about 30 feet long with long powerful hind limbs and small three-fingered forelimbs with a long heavy tail for balance. It tends to sit at or near the top of the food chain, preferring to prey upon large herbivorous dinosaurs, though if a human volunteers to be eaten, it won’t mind. It prefers to strike by surprise from ambush. It normally hunts alone, preferring to surprise and ambush prey. This generally requires copses of trees to hide among, since it’s rather large to hide anywhere very open.

 

Ankylosaurus

Level 7 Soldier
Large natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 300
Initiative +4 Senses Perception +8
Immune Water-Breather
HP 83; Bloodied 41
AC 21; Fortitude 19, Reflex 16, Will 17
Speed 3
m Tail (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +14 vs. AC; 2d6+5 damage
Stony Plate Deflection (Immediate Interrupt when hit; Refresh 5-6)
The Aknkylosaurus gains Resist 10 against that single blow, reducing the damage.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Nature +10
Str 19 (+7) Dex 12 (+4) Wis 14 (+5)
Con 19 (+7) Int 4 (+0) Cha 4 (+0)

Ankylosaurs are bulky quadrupeds with short powerful limbs with heavy bony armor on top protecting their torsos and heads. They have long, strong tails with a heavy knob on the end used for fighting. They are herbivores and thus usually only a threat to humans if provoked. They are relatives of Stegosaurs.

 

Archaeopteryx

Level 4 Skirmisher
Small natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 175
Initiative +8 Senses Perception +4
HP 55; Bloodied 27
AC 18; Fortitude 16, Reflex 18, Will 16
Speed 2; Fly 10
m Joint-injuring Bite (standard; at-will)
+9 vs. AC; 1d6+4 damage and slowed (save ends)
Mobile Skirmisher
+1d6 damage if the Archaeopteryx moves 4 or more squares before attacking.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +9; Acrobatics +11
Str 14 (+4) Dex 18 (+6) Wis 14 (+4)
Con 15 (+4) Int 4 (-1) Cha 4 (-1)

The Archaeopteryx is basically a flying reptile, though it is the ancestor of modern birds. It has colorful feathers and basically feeds on vermin; it flees combat with anything PC sized, unless given no other choice.

Brontosaurus

Level 13 Elite Brute
Gargantuan natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 1600
Initiative +8 Senses Perception +10
HP 298; Bloodied 149
AC 27; Fortitude 27, Reflex 21, Will 24
Saves +2 Action Point 1
Speed 8
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 4; +16 vs. AC; 3d6+6 damage
M Tail Attack (Standard; at-will)
Reach 4; +14 vs. Reflex; 2d8+6 and prone (no save needed) and slow (save ends)
All-Out Assault (standard; at-will)
The Brontosaurus makes a Bite and a Tail Attack attack.
Bullwhip Crack (standard; Refresh 5-6)
The Brontosaurus cracks its tail like a whip. A 200 decibel whip.
Close Burst 4; +14 vs. Reflex; 3d10+6 Thunder Damage and Deafened (save ends)
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Nature +14
Str 22 (+12) Dex 14 (+8) Wis 16 (+9)
Con 19 (+10) Int 4 (+3) Cha 4 (+3)

Modern science refers to the ‘Brontosaurus’ as ‘Apatosaurus’. Once thought to have lived half submerged in water, it’s now known that the Brontosaurus lived on land, ambling about on massive stocky legs, its tail raised off the ground while in motion. Despite having hugely long necks, the Brontosaurus could not raise its head very high above its body. Brontosaurus are among the largest land animals in history, over 75 feet long and with a mass of at least 25 short tons. Brontosaurs have a single huge claw on each forelimb and three claws on their hind limbs. Juvenile Brontosaurs are semi-bipedal, able to run on their hind legs with their forelegs in the air; older ones had to keep all four on the ground to support their weight.

 

Elasmosaurus

Size/Type:       Huge Animal

Hit Dice:         10d8+66 (111 hp)

Initiative:         +2

Speed:             20 ft. (4 squares), swim 50 ft.

Armor Class:   13 (–2 size, +2 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 11

Base Attack/Grapple: +7/+23

Attack:            Bite +13 melee (2d8+12)

Full Attack:     Bite +13 melee (2d8+12)

Space/Reach:   15 ft./10 ft.

Special Attacks:          —

Special Qualities:        Low-light vision, scent

Saves: Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +4

Abilities:          Str 26, Dexterity 14, Con 22, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 9

Skills: Hide –4*, Listen +4, Spot +9, Swim +16

Feats:   Dodge, Great Fortitude, Toughness (2)

Environment: Warm aquatic

Organization: Solitary, pair, or herd (5–8)

Challenge Rating:       7

Treasure:          None

Alignment:      Always neutral

Advancement:             11–20 HD (Huge); 21–30 HD (Gargantuan)

Level Adjustment:      —

Though it resides primarily in the water, an elasmosaurus only breathes air. An elasmosaurus has a total length of some 30 feet, including a tail half as long as its entire body, and weighs about 5,000 pounds. Observers who see only its head or tail might easily mistake it for a massive snake.

An elasmosaurus is aggressive and attacks anything it notices. The creature is strong, fast, and highly maneuverable, able to turn quickly and lunge at prey. When hunting, it travels with its head out of the water, snapping down quickly to seize prey.

Skills: *An elasmosaurus has a +8 racial bonus on Hide checks in water.

 

Deinonychus

Size/Type: Medium Animal

Hit Dice: 4d8+16 (34 hp)

Initiative: +2

Speed:  60 ft. (12 squares)

Armor Class:   17 (+2 Dexterity, +5 natural), touch 11 12, flat-footed 14 15

Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+7

Attack: Talons +6 +7 melee (2d6+4 1d8+4)

Full Attack: Talons +7 melee (1d8+4) and 2 fore claws +2 melee (1d3+2) and bite +2 melee (2d4+2)

Space/Reach:   5 ft./5 ft.

Special Attacks: Pounce

Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent

Saves: Fort +8, Ref +6, Will +2

Abilities: Str 19, Dexterity 15, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10

Skills: Hide +12, Jump +26, Listen +10, Spot +10, Survival +10

Feats:   Run, Track

Environment: Warm forests

Organization: Solitary, pair, or pack (3–6)

Challenge Rating:       3

Treasure:   None

Alignment: Always neutral

Advancement: 5–8 HD (Medium)

Level Adjustment:     —

A deinonychus is bright green along its back and flanks, with a much lighter shade of the same color on its underside. The body has darker spots or stripes. Its tail extends straight out behind itself, held aloft by an intricate structure of bony supports, thus allowing its weight to be carried entirely by the back legs. It weighs about 600 pounds.

A deinonychus uses a combination of speed, grasping forearms, large teeth, and hind legs with ripping talons. It hunts by running at prey, leaping, and ripping with its rear talons as it claws and bites. The talons count as one attack. A deinonychus has a relatively large brain for a dinosaur, and its pack hunts with cunning tactics.

Pounce (Ex): If a deinonychus charges, it can make a full attack.

Ichthyosaurus

Level 10 Skirmisher
Large natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 1600
Initiative +12 Senses Perception +12; low-light vision
HP 106; Bloodied 53
AC 24; Fortitude 22, Reflex 23, Will 20
Resist Cold 10
Speed Swim 12
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +15 vs. AC; 2d6+5 damage
Nimble Swimmer (move; Refresh 5-6)
The Ichtyosaurus shifts up to 6 squares.
Mobile Skirmisher
If the Ichtyosaurus ends a move 4 or more squares from its starting point, it adds +1d6 to damage inflicted that turn.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +14, Acrobatics +15
Str 18 (+9) Dex 21 (+10) Wis 14 (+7)
Con 18 (+9) Int 4 (+2) Cha 4 (+2)

Ichtyosaurus was a skillful predator of the dinosaur era, living in the water and eating things too small to save themselves. Real Ichtyosaurus ate fish and squid. Fantasy ones supplement their diet with adventurers. Unlike most dinosaurs, they gave birth to live young in the water, never needing to go to the land. Ichtyosaurus had large, powerful eyes protected by bony shields. It had a shark like body with a flesh dorsal fin and a large caudal fin. Its ears were rigid and bony, carrying vibrations to a protected inner ear.

 

Nothosaurus

Level 7 Skirmisher
Large natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 300
Initiative +8 Senses Perception +10
Immune Water-Breather
HP 80; Bloodied 40
AC 23; Fortitude 19, Reflex 18, Will 17
Speed –; Swim 9
m Bite (standard; at-will)
+12 vs. AC; 2d6+5 damage
Mobile Skirmisher
If the Nothosaurus moves 4 or more squares in one turn, it adds +1d6 to its Bite damage
Capsize (move; at-will)
This can only be used against vehicles on the surface up to size Large. The Nothosaurus can take up to a full move action, but must end up in the squares under its target. +11 vs. Reflex; the vehicle now flips upside down and is pushed 2 squares, dumping its passengers. Those who make saves can cling to the vehicle.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +12, Nature +10, Perception +10
Str 19 (+7) Dex 16 (+6) Wis 14 (+5)
Con 16 (+6) Int 6 (+1) Cha 10 (+3)

Relatives of Pleisaurus and Icthysaurus, these dinosaurs lurk in the waters of ‘lost world’ areas looking for fish to eat. However, they also enjoy tasty humanoid, human, and demi-human swimmers and may even sink small boats to get some food. They especially infest the waterways of the Azcan lands, and are sometimes attacked by the Azcan military if they cause trouble.

 

Pachycephalosaurus

Level 10 Brute
Huge natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 500
Initiative +10 Senses Perception +15
HP 131; Bloodied 65
AC 22; Fortitude 22, Reflex 21, Will 21
Speed 8
m Head Ram (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +11 vs. Fortitude; 2d6+5 and Slow (save ends)
M Impressive Head Ramming (standard; Refresh 5-6)
Reach 3; +11 vs. Fortitude; 3d10+6 and Stunned (save ends). This power can be used with a Charge action but does not otherwise count as a basic attack.
RAMMING SPEED
Pachycephalosaurus adds +2d6 to his damage if he moves at least 5 squares when charging.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +15
Str 21 (+10) Dex 18 (+9) Wis 18 (+9)
Con 21 (+10) Int 4 (+2) Cha 4 (+2)

Pachycephalosaurus was a ‘crouched biped’; like many bipedal dinosaurs, it tended to lean forward with a long tail as a counter weight enabling it to remain bipedal. Unlike most bipeds, it had weak teeth and claws (and stunty short forearms), but an extremely bony, armored head. Certain past scholars such as Mad Ivan of Boldavia attempted to claim Pachycephalosaurus used his head like a flail. This may well explain why Mad Ivan’s fourth death left him with his neck turned ninety degrees to parallel his shoulders instead of being perpendicular to them. Superior scholarship has shown, however, that Pachycephalosaurus would use his head bones to gore foes by bending down low and ramming their flanks at high speed. This was used to fight predators or in mating dominance rituals to scare off competitors for female Pachycephalosaurus. Their pathetic teeth meant they probably ate leaves and small vermin. Of course, the DM can broaden its diet to adventurers if he sees fit.

 

Pterosaur

Small, Level 1 Minion
Small natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 25
Initiative +3 Senses Perception +6
HP 1; missed attacks never hurt minions
AC 15; Fortitude 10, Reflex 15, Will 13
Speed 2; Fly 9
m Bite (standard; at-will)
+5 vs. AC; 4 damage
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Acrobatics +8
Str 7 (-2) Dex 16 (+3) Wis 13 (+1)
Con 13 (+1) Int 4 (-3) Cha 4 (-3)

Small Pterosaurs are about the size of a bird; they are basically winged flying lizards with some beak teeth.

 

Pterosaur

Medium, Level 5 Skirmisher
Medium natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 200
Initiative +8 Senses Perception +9
HP 63; Bloodied 31
AC 19; Fortitude 16, Reflex 19, Will 17
Speed 2; Fly 12
m Bite (standard; at-will)
+10 vs. AC; 1d10+4
Mobile Fighter
+2 to all defenses if the Pterosaur moves 4 or more squares that turn.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Acrobatics +11
Str 12 (+3) Dex 18 (+6) Wis 15 (+4)
Con 15 (+4) Int 4 (-1) Cha 4 (-1)

Medium Pterosaurs prey on small creatures; conversely, they can also be trained as mounts for such.

 

Pterosaur

Large, Level 10 Skirmisher
Large natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 500
Initiative +12 Senses Perception +15
HP 106; Bloodied 53
AC 24; Fortitude 19, Reflex 22, Will 22
Speed 2; Fly 9
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +15 vs. AC; 2d6+5
Diving Assault (standard; Refresh 5-6)
The Pterosaur takes up to a full move, making a Bite attack at +2d6 damage at some point during the move. This counts as a charge.
Mobile Fighter
+2 to all defenses if the Pterosaur moves 4 or more squares that turn.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Acrobatics +15
Str 15 (+7) Dex 21 (+10) Wis 21 (+10)
Con 18 (+9) Int 4 (-1) Cha 4 (-1)

Large Pterosaurs prey on up to Medium size creatures; conversely, they can also be trained as mounts for such.

Giant Pteranodon, Level 15 Skirmisher
Huge natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 1,200
Initiative +15 Senses Perception +17
HP 149; Bloodied 74
AC 29; Fortitude 26, Reflex 28, Will 27
Speed 2; Fly 12
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +15 vs. AC; 2d8+6
m Grasping Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +15 vs. AC; 1d10+6 and Restrained. This is escaped as per Grab. The target is pulled adjacent to the Pteranodon and moves with it automatically.
Diving Assault (standard; Refresh 5-6)
The Pteranodon takes up to a full move, making a Bite or Grasping Bite attack at +2d6 damage at some point during the move. This counts as a charge.
Mobile Fighter
+2 to all defenses if the Giant Pteranodon moves 4 or more squares that turn.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Acrobatics +18
Str 18 (+11) Dex 23 (+13) Wis 21 (+12)
Con 21 (+12) Int 4 (-1) Cha 4 (-1)

Giant Pteranodon prey on up to Large size creatures; conversely, they can also be trained as mounts for such. They have developed inside the Hollow World and are not normally found in dinosaur refuges on the surface of Mystara. It likes to catch live prey to bring to its hatchlings. They lair in cliff-faces, mountain tops and other places hard for other predators to reach.

 

Stegosaurus

Level 12 Soldier
Huge natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 700
Initiative +10 Senses Perception +15
HP 126; Bloodied 63
AC 28; Fortitude 24, Reflex 20, Will 22
Resist Cold 5 Fire 5
Speed 9
m Tail (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +19 vs. AC; 2d6+6 damage
Threat Display (standard; at-will) | Fear
Ranged 20; +17 vs. Will; target is dominated to take a full move away from the Stegosaurus every turn until the effect wears off. (save ends)
Vicious Tail Lash (standard; Refresh 5-6)
Reach 3; +19 vs. AC; 3d8+5 and 10 ongoing damage
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Nature +15
Str 22 (+12) Dex 14 (+8) Wis 19 (+10)
Con 22 (+12) Int 4 (-1) Cha 4 (-1)

Stegosaurus is an armored dinosaur with two parallel rows of bony back wedges rising into the air along its curved spine. It had a rather unusual posture with its highly arched back, quadrupedal movement, a long head held low to the ground on a thick but extended neck, and its stiff tail held high in the air. Its tail was also spiked but with long thinner spikes for fighting. Its spine plates served for defense, threat displays, but also thermal regulation like the sail of Dimetrodon. It is an aggressive herbivore, responding to threats by fighting back. Viciously. Perhaps because of having one of the very smallest known Dinosaur brains.

 

Tanystropheus

Level 8 Lurker
Large natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 350
Initiative +13 Senses Perception +11
Immune Water-Breather
HP 68; Bloodied 34
AC 22; Fortitude 19, Reflex 20, Will 17
Speed 3; Swim 9; swampwalk
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +13 vs. AC; 2d6+5 damage
Amphibious Assault
When attacking someone on land from the water, Tanystropheus gains combat advantage.
Sneak Attack
Tanystropheus add +2d6 when attacking someone they have combat advantage against.
Capsize (move; at-will)
This can only be used against vehicles on the surface up to size Large. The Tanystropheus can take up to a full move action, but must end up in the squares under its target. +11 vs. Reflex; the vehicle now flips upside down and is pushed 2 squares, dumping its passengers. Those who make saves can cling to the vehicle.
Swamplurk
In swampy conditions, Tanystropheus can initiate stealth so long as all possible observers are on land and he is in the water.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +13, Nature +11, Perception +11
Str 18 (+8) Dex 20 (+9) Wis 14 (+6)
Con 14 (+6) Int 6 (+2) Cha 10 (+4)

Tanystropheus live in lakes, rivers and especially swamps, where they hunt fish and small mammals. They are not adverse to snapping up humans, elves, etc. either. They like to launch surprise attacks from the water on creatures by the bank. They have an extremely long neck and a reptillian body adapted for swimming. They are found in lost world environments such as the Hollow World around the Azcan lands and other places dinosaurs still dwell.

 

Triceratops

Size/Type:       Huge Animal

Hit Dice:         16d8+124 (196 hp)

Initiative:         –1

Speed:             30 ft. (6 squares)

Armor Class:   18 (–2 size, –1 Dexterity, +11 natural), touch 7, flat-footed 18

Base Attack/Grapple: +12/+30

Attack:            Gore +20 melee (2d8+15)

Full Attack:     Gore +20 melee (2d8+15)

Space/Reach:   15 ft./10 ft.

Special Attacks:          Powerful charge, trample 2d12+15

Special Qualities:        Low-light vision, scent

Saves: Fort +19, Ref +9, Will +6

Abilities:          Str 30, Dexterity 9, Con 25, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 7

Skills: Listen +13, Spot +12

Feats:   Alertness, Great Fortitude, Toughness (4)

Environment: Temperate plains

Organization: Solitary, pair, or herd (5–8)

Challenge Rating:       9

Treasure:          None

Alignment:      Always neutral

Advancement:             17–32 HD (Huge); 33–48 HD (Gargantuan)

Level Adjustment:      —

Combat

These creatures are likely to charge and skewer any creature of at least Large size that infringes on their territory. A triceratops uses its trample attack on smaller opponents.

Powerful Charge (Ex): When a triceratops charges, its gore attack deals 4d8+20 points of damage.

Trample (Ex): Reflex half DC 28. The save DC is Strength-based.

 

Megaraptor

Size/Type:       Large Animal

Hit Dice:         8d8+43 (79 hp)

Initiative:         +2

Speed:             60 ft. (12 squares)

Armor Class:   17 (1 size, +2 Dexterity, +6 natural), touch 10 11, flat-footed 14 15

Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+15

Attack:            Talons +10 melee (2d6+5)

Full Attack:     Talons +10 melee (2d6+5) and 2 foreclaws +5 melee (1d4+2) and bite +5 melee (1d8+2)

Space/Reach:   10 ft./5 ft.

Special Attacks:          Pounce

Special Qualities:        Low-light vision, scent

Saves: Fort +10, Ref +8, Will +4

Abilities:          Str 21, Dexterity 15, Con 21, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 10

Skills: Hide  +9, Jump +27, Listen +12, Spot +12, Survival +12

Feats:   Run, Toughness, Track

Environment: Warm forests

Organization: Solitary, pair, or pack (3–6)

Challenge Rating:       6

Treasure:          None

Alignment:      Always neutral

Advancement:             9–16 HD (Large); 17–24 HD (Huge)

Level Adjustment:      —

This creature is a larger version of the deinonychus, standing about 12 feet tall with a total length of 24 feet. It has the same appearance, habits, and abilities of the smaller version.

Pounce (Ex): If a megaraptor charges, it can make a full attack.

Skills: A megaraptor has a +8 racial bonus on Hide, Jump, Listen, Spot, and Survival checks.

 

Trachodon

Level 13 Skirmisher
Huge natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 800
Initiative +14 Senses Perception +10
HP 83; Bloodied 41
AC 21; Fortitude 19, Reflex 18, Will 17
Speed 12
m AFLACK! (Duckbill Bite) (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +18 vs. AC; 2d8+6
Foreclaws Strike (standard; at-will vs. Large or larger creatures)
This attack can only be used against adjacent creatures who are size Large or larger; +16 vs. Reflex; 3d8+6
Mobile Skirmisher
The Trachodon adds +3d6 damage if it has moved at least 6 squares from where it started the turn.
Tail Smack (standard; Refresh 5-6)
Reach 3; +18 vs. AC; 4d8+6 damage and prone
Trample (standard; Refresh 5-6)
This can only be used on creatures of size Medium or less. The Trachodon takes a full move, moving through the square of its target at any point in the move without provoking attacks of opportunity from the target, though those nearby may get them if appropriate. When it moves through its target’s square, it attacks: +16 vs. Fortitude; 3d8+6, prone (no save needed), and stunned (save ends)
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +15, Nature +15
Str 19 (+10) Dex 22 (+12) Wis 18 (+10)
Con 19 (+10) Int 4 (+0) Cha 4 (+0)

Trachodons provide a perfect example of how paleontology is a work in progress. They were first proposed to exist in the 1850s, but by the mid-twentieth century, belief in its existence had ebbed as it became apparent that bits from entirely different creatures had been combined into one, and the surviving fossil bits originally used to hypothesize its existence were reclassified. By this point, however, its existence had seeped into popular culture and was not so easily eradicated. This frees the DM to give his Trachodons laser eyes if he sees fit. This version of Trachodons are semi-bipedal, fighting in a hunched over bipedal stance but moving swiftly on four legs with their long tails in the air when they want to run. They have heads rather like a duck, though the back areas of their ‘bill’ contain many many grinding teeth. Like all good fantasy dinosaurs, they like to kill adventurers, even though they are actually herbivores. Ecologically minded DMs may choose to have them be peaceful herbivores who only fight if provoked. But how interesting is that? Being hadrosaurs, Trachodons are extremely fast, for outrunning predators, like T. Rexes, who counted them among its food items.

Triceratops, Level 15 Soldier
Huge natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 1,200
Initiative +10 Senses Perception +12
HP 143; Bloodied 71
AC 31; Fortitude 28, Reflex 23, Will 27
Speed 8
m Snout Horn (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +22 vs. AC; 2d8+6 damage
Triple-Horn Attack (standard; Refresh 5-6)
Reach 3; +22 vs. AC; 3d10+6 damage and 10 ongoing damage
Triceratops RUSH (standard; Refresh 5-6)
The Triceratops makes up to a full move, then attacks: +20 vs. Fortitude; 4d8+6 damage. This counts as a charge.
Alignment Unaligned Languages –
Str 23 (+13) Dex 12 (+8) Wis 20 (+12)
Con 23 (+13) Int 4 (+4) Cha 4 (+4)

This huge armored herbivore has a great bony frill to defend its neck. Twin bony spikes protrude from the frill forwards for defense, along with a horn from its nose. It has much the temperament of an elephant and is easily provoked to violence. Despite certain garbled bardly tales, it cannot actually fire energy blasts from its nose.

 

Tylosaurus

Level 13 Brute
Gargantuan natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 800
Initiative +10 Senses Perception +15
HP 162; Bloodied 81
AC 25; Fortitude 25, Reflex 23, Will 23
Resist Cold 10
Speed Swim 18
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 4; +16 vs. AC; 3d6+6
M Head Ram (standard; at-will)
Reach 4; +14 vs. Fortitude; 1d10+6 and Stunned (save ends)
Face Bite (standard; Refresh 5-6)
Reach 4; +14 vs. Reflex; 3d10+6 and Blinded (save ends)
Capsize (move; at-will)
This can only be used against vehicles on the surface up to size Gargantuan. The Tylosaurus can take up to a full move action, but must end up in the squares under its target. +14 vs. Reflex; the vehicle now flips upside down and is pushed 5 squares, dumping its passengers. Those who make saves can cling to the vehicle.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +17
Str 22 (+12) Dex 18 (+10) Wis 18 (+10)
Con 22 (+12) Int 4 (+3) Cha 4 (+3)

Tylosaurus was a truly humongous (49 or more feet long) apex predator of the Late Cretaceous, a contemporary of dinosaurs, but itself a mosasaur (predatory marine lizard, most closely related to modern snakes and monitor lizards). It had an elongated, tubular snout from which its name derived, used to ram and stun prey. It is usually found in shallow, nearshore waters, though sufficiently rich waters will lure it further out.

 

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Level 16 Solo Brute
Gargantuan natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 7000
Initiative +10 Senses Perception +12
HP 970; Bloodied 485
AC 30; Fortitude 30, Reflex 28, Will 26
Saves +5 Action Points 2
Speed 9
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 4; +19 vs. AC; 3d8+7 damage
M Rend (Minor; at-will)
This can only be used on the victim of a successful Bite or Grappling Bite attack. Reach 4; 3d8+7 and 5 ongoing damage
M Stunty Forearms (Minor; at-will)
This attack can only be used on creatures who are at least Huge in size; +19 vs. AC; 2d8+7 damage and prone
Tyrant Lizard ROAR (standard; Refresh 5-6)
Close Burst 5; +17 vs. Will; 2d8+7 Psychic Damage and Push 3
Grappling Bite (standard; Refresh 5-6)
Reach 4; +17 vs. Reflex; 4d10+7 and target is Restrained and pulled up adjacent to the T. Rex; it is now in his mouth. It must escape as per a normal grab and moves with the T. Rex automatically if he moves.
Alignment Unaligned Languages ROAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!
Skill Intimidate +20
Str 24 (+15) Dex 21 (+13) Wis 21 (+13)
Con 24 (+15) Int 4 (+4) Cha 21 (+13)

 

Fantasy Velociraptor

Level 6 Skirmisher
Medium natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 250
Initiative +11 Senses Perception +10
HP 72; Bloodied 36
AC 20; Fortitude 18, Reflex 18, Will 18
Speed 8
m Bite (standard; at-will)
+11 vs. AC; 1d10+4 damage.
#*$#)*#()!!!! It’s VELOCIRAPTORS (Minor; Refresh 5-6) | Fear, Psychic
Burst 2 within 10 squares; +9 vs. Will; 1d6+4 Psychic Damage and push 3.
Scare the Prey
If a Velociraptor is adjacent to someone, everyone else gains combat advantage against that unfortunate being.
Pack Hunter
Velociraptors add +2d6 to damage if two or more allies are adjacent to their target.
Natural Thieves
*A Velociraptor’s claws count as Thieves’ Tools, adding +2 to Thievery skill uses where appropriate. They also get a +2 racial bonus to the Thievery skill and to Stealth.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +11, Endurance +11, Stealth +14, Thievery +16*
Str 16 (+6) Dex 19 (+7) Wis 14 (+5)
Con 16 (+6) Int 19 (+7) Cha 4 (+0)

Fantasy Velociraptors were created by the noted Mad Archwizards Mikhail Kriton of Karameikos and Stefan Spellburgh of Aalban. These terrors make it their purpose in life to eat anything alive, but their preferred food is adventurers, precocious children, good-looking women and wise old men. They have an instinctive knack for breaking into places, born knowing how to pick locks, disable magical wards, and climb into chimneys, high windows, etc. Their obsessive pursuit of prey is also perhaps their greatest weakness, as they’ll break into ambushes and hideous death traps in pursuit of tasty things. They travel in packs, and may follow something larger hoping to finish off either it or its prey when the fight is over.

 

Fantasy Velociraptor Swarm

Level 16 Skirmisher
Huge natural beast (Dinosaur) XP 5600
Aura 3; Anyone who begins their turn within the aura is subject to an immediate Bite attack.
Initiative +11 Senses Perception +10
HP 72; Bloodied 36
AC 30; Fortitude 28, Reflex 28, Will 28
Speed 8
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 3; +21 vs. AC; 2d8+7 damage.
M Swarm (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +19 vs. Reflex; 1d10+7 damage and the target is pulled inside the swarm and Restrained. He is subject to the swarm’s Aura while inside it. The Victim may escape his Restrained condition as per normal rules for escaping a grab; the inside of a swarm counts as difficult terrain for movement.
Devour (minor; at-will 1/round)
Only against Restrained, Unconscious, or Stunned targets; +21 vs. AC; 3d8+7 damage
#*$#)*#()!!!! It’s VELOCIRAPTORS (Minor; Refresh 5-6) | Fear, Psychic
Burst 3 within 10 squares; +19 vs. Will; 1d10+7 Psychic Damage and push 3.
Scare the Prey
If a Velociraptor Swarm is adjacent to someone, everyone else gains combat advantage against that unfortunate being.
Pack Hunter
Velociraptor Swarms add +3d6 to damage if two or more allies are adjacent to their target.
Natural Thieves
*A Velociraptor’s claws count as Thieves’ Tools, adding +2 to Thievery skill uses where appropriate. They also get a +2 racial bonus to the Thievery skill and to Stealth.
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Athletics +18, Endurance +18, Stealth +22, Thievery +24*
Str 21 (+13) Dex 24 (+15) Wis 19 (+12)
Con 21 (+13) Int 24 (+15) Cha 4 (+0)

Sometimes, hungry velociraptors swarm in a great tide of densely packed and hungry flesh. A pack of hungry fantasy velociraptors can pull down all but the largest dinosaurs. Especially if several swarms work together.

How to Kill Triffids!

A triffid is a highly venomous plant species.  A triffid can grow to ten feet and is capable of movement.  A triffid can attack humans.  There is a picture of triffid above.  The following is a transcript of an interview I had with Dr. Eerie at a conference on Metamemetic Warfare that was held in Geneva on February 22, 2,000.  I was inspired to share this transcript by the recent release of the BBC version of Day of Triffids (2009) on the Scyfy channel Asia during the last couple of weeks.

Dr. Fox: I am talking with Dr. Eerie about how to kill triffids.  Can you tell me something about your academic background?

Dr. Eerie: My pleasure, my general area of expertise is the application of exotic technology to the problem of warfare.  I was a consultant with the Transgenic Warfare Institute.  Our goal was to create genetically engineered organisms that would be useful in warfare.  The institute focused  on using DNA from one organism and inserting the DNA into another organism.

Dr. Fox: And the triffids were created by your institute?

Dr. Eerie: Correct, the triffids were created by combining animal DNA and the DNA of the Venus flytrap to make an animal/plant hybrid.

Dr. Fox: Why in the world would you create such a creature?

Dr. Eerie: Zombies!

Dr. Fox: I have heard about a zombie, triffid connection before.

Dr. Eerie: The US government has long known about zombies and realized that standard military measures were largely ineffective during a large scale zombie epidemic since human soldiers sent against the zombies in most scenarios ended up becoming zombies themselves making the problem worse.  What was needed was an organism that could fight zombies effectively and be immune to the zombie infection.  After much experimentation, the institute determined that an animal/plant hybrid would be extremely unlikely to mutate into a organism vulnerable to infection due to its plant DNA.

Dr. Fox: I have heard rumors that zombies are actually the result of your institute trying to create an invulnerable human soldier by injecting solanum nigrum, better known as Black Nightshade, DNA into humans.  For some reason various so-called zombie experts think the name solanum refers to a virus rather than a plant genus.  So in a way your institute was trying to make amends for your original science gone wrong experiment.

Dr. Eerie: That is a vicious lie and I will walk out of this interview this minute rather than listen to more lies.

Dr. Fox: Relax, let’s change the subject.  Why triffids?  Why not some other animal/plant hybrid?

Dr. Eerie:  We had created a computer simulation called Plants vs. Zombies to test various animal/plant hybrids versus zombie scenarios and the triffids consistently had the most success in any number of scenarios.

Dr. Fox:  Isn’t there a video game called Plants vs. Zombies?

Dr. Eerie: A simplified version of the original simulation was sold to PopCap games in order to defray some of the costs of the institute.

Dr. Fox: Why would triffids be so effective against zombies?

Dr. Eerie:  Triffids are attracted to the distinctive odor of putrefication of zombies but are so slow moving that they would only be effective against zombies that are even less intelligent and even more slow moving than the triffids.  Physical attacks by zombies would be largely ineffective against a triffid but would not occur in the first place since zombies do not attack plants even in self defense.  The plan was to have humans hunker down during a zombie outbreak and let the triffids take out the zombies.  The simulation showed that in an urban area a single triffid could be expected to consume 1,000 to 2,000 zombies per day.  1,000 triffids could clean out a city with one million zombies in less than three days.

Dr. Fox: Where do the triffids put it all?

Dr. Eerie: The zombies go in one end and come out the other end.  The waste product created actually makes excellent top soil.

Dr. Fox: What about the danger of triffids to humans?

Dr. Eerie: That is total science fiction!  I have seen the ridiculous movies that vilify triffids and make them seem like a danger to humans rather than the wonderful anti-zombie weapon they were bred to be.  Humans can easily kill triffids!

Dr. Fox: How?

Dr. Eerie: Let me ask you a simple question.  If you wanted to get rid of some weeds in your yard, would you “a” shoot up your yard with an M-16 or “b” spray herbicide on the weeds?

Dr. Fox: Well I would use herbicide.

Dr. Eerie: So why do the idiots in the movies use firearms against a plant?

Dr. Fox: You know that is a really good point!

Dr. Eerie: Exactly, the best way to get rid of triffids after they have destroyed the zombies is by aerial spraying.  One helicopter pilot can easily kill hundreds of triffids per day using the US Army Pesticide Unit with a capacity of 150 gallons.  One large fixed wing aerial spray system such as the Modular Aerial Spray System, MASS for short, can carry 2,000 gallons of spray liquid and easily destroy thousands of triffids in an area the size of New York City.

Dr. Fox: Won’t the triffids hide from the planes?

Dr. Eerie: Even the Triffid movies don’t give triffids that much credit and the fact is triffids are creatures of instinct rather than intelligence.  Plants, including triffids, seek out light and make easy aerial targets unlike zombies that hide in nooks and crannies.

Dr. Fox: Wow! But can the triffids get those nasty zombies in those nooks and crannies?

Dr. Eerie: We gave the triffids really, really, long tentacles precisely for that purpose.

Dr. Fox: But I don’t have access to any aerial herbicide system!

Dr. Eerie: Any old herbicide in your garage will do the trick!  Just don’t try to shoot the triffids.  Spray em don’t shoot em.  And here’s the best part, the triffids have been designed to be especially vulnerable to a homemade herbicide of vinegar and water.  Vinegar is a common household ingredient even available in third world countries that would not have access to advanced fire arms.

Dr. Fox: Homemade herbicide?

Dr. Eerie: If you face a triffid, forget your gun and grab gallon bottle of water and add one ounce of vinegar and douse the body of the triffid. Bye, bye triffid!

Dr. Fox: Any other suggestions?

Dr. Eerie:  Make a trench around your house and fill the trench with herbicide.  The tentacles of the triffids will touch the herbicide and the triffid will avoid your house.  In one particularly, stupid BBC triffid show, a nun sacrifices humans to keep triffids at bay!  How hard is it to make a trench?  Don’t they have shovels and herbicides in the tool shed of her church! Ok, the premise of the plot is that most of humanity is blind due to a solar flare but how many sighted humans do you need to make a trench around a building in a day? I think one could easily do the job!  The sighted human in turn could direct dozens of blind humans to make a trench filled with herbicide around an entire town within a day.

Dr. Fox: Sounds easy enough.

Dr. Eerie: We even designed triffids to make a clicking sound that attracts zombies like crazy but should give even the dumbest human plenty of warning and time to get away.

Dr. Fox: What about the stinger that blinds you?

Dr. Eerie: Ok, I admit that is a major design flaw.  Hey, wear glasses!  Sunglasses, regular glasses, safety glasses, whatever!  Is that so hard to do?  And why do these same idiots in the movies that are trying to shoot a plant with a gun and know all about the stingers run around without any eye protection?

Dr. Fox: You know I am thinking triffid movies are much stupider than zombie films.  In zombie movies the humans at least try to figure out how to fight the monster.

Dr. Eerie: Don’t get me started!

Dr. Fox: Well there you have it folks!  Triffids are not your enemies but your friends!  Thanks for the interview Dr. Eerie.

Dr. Eerie: My pleasure Dr. Fox

WereVerse Universe Baby!

Dungeons & Dragons vs. Marvel Comics

Dungeons and Dragrons vs. Marvel

I like Marvel characters more than D&D characters.  I grew up on Marvel and was only introduced to D&D because all my buddies were playing this weird minis D&D game that I got addicted to. I do like the D&D miniatures system much more than the HeroClix system. 

 

I have thought of porting some of the Marvel characters into the D&D system but am way too lazy and I haven’t been able to come up with good conceptual system to make this happen but this got me to thinking about how these two universes compare.  As much as possible I tried to create battle scenarios between characters that are similar in a manner similar to the DC vs. Marvel Mini-series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_vs._DC)  For example Aquaman vs. Namor the submariner.

 

D&D vs. Marvel 1: Avengers Assemble

There is no preparation.

Both opponents have been suddenly teleported to a gladiatorial amphitheater surrounded by a force field.

Colossal Red Dragon vs. Hulk

Tordek vs. Captain America  

Storm Archer vs. Hawkeye

Blackguard on Nightmare vs. Black Knight

D&D vs. Marvel 2: The Big Boys

There is no preparation.

Both opponents have been suddenly teleported to a gladiatorial amphitheater surrounded by a force field.

RPG stats for the D&D side since no minis for the characters listed

Nerul vs. Galactus

Night Walker vs. Marvel Thor

Hextor vs. Marvel Odin

Tiamat vs. Marvel Hercules

Kord vs. Marvel Zeus

 

 

D&D vs. Marvel 3: Battle of the Elements

There is no preparation.

Both opponents have been suddenly teleported to a gladiatorial amphitheater surrounded by a force field.

Fire Elemental vs. Human Torch

Ice Elemental vs. Ice Man

Earth Elemental vs. Sandman

Water Elemental vs. Hydro-Man

Iron Golem vs. Iron Man

 

D&D vs. Marvel 4: Battle of the Mages

There is no preparation.

Both opponents have been suddenly teleported to a gladiatorial amphitheater surrounded by a force field.

Elminster of Shadowdale vs. Doctor Strange

Mordenkainen the Mage vs. Doctor Strange

 

D&D vs. Marvel 5: Creatures of the Night

There is no preparation.

Both opponents have been suddenly teleported to a gladiatorial amphitheater surrounded by a force field.

Count Strahd Von Zarovich vs. Blade

Count Strahd Von Zarovich vs. Marvel Dracula

Average D&D Werewolf vs. Average Marvel Werewolf. 

Average D&D Zombie vs. Average Marvel Zombie 

Average D&D Vampire vs. Average Marvel Vampire  

 

D&D vs. Marvel 6: Others

There is no preparation.

Both opponents have been suddenly teleported to a gladiatorial amphitheater surrounded by a force field.

Storm Rage Shambler vs. Man Thing

Wolverine vs. Troll.  Both can regenerate and are brawlers with sharp claws

Ghostly Consort vs. Invisible Girl

 

All the D&D characters mentioned are minis and their picture and stats can be easily found at:

http://www.vesivus.com/minis/All.htm

My other website at:

Fox Superpower List

 

 

Superheroic Abilities in d20 Terms

            This paper was found on the internet minus authorship, that I will be more than happy to give credit to, if I am contacted, and  is a brief primer in how d20 (D&D 3rd Edition) statistics can be used to describe wildly inhuman abilities, such as would be seen in comic-book type superheroes or, presumably, deity-level entities.

            Fortunately, the D&D Player’s Handbook provides an excellent starting place on p. 142 with Table 9-1, “Carrying Capacity”, which shows a geometrically increasing maximum load as the Strength ability increases (the text notes that maximum load is the same as maximum dead-lift, the amount a character can lift over his or her head). Each +10 Strength connotes a x4 increase in maximum load; so, each +5 Strength indicates a x2 increase in max. load; and for a perfectly smooth interpolation, each +1 Strength means a x1.1487 increase in max. load. Note that this progression breaks down at the lowest level; if it were perfectly consistent, the max. loads at the bottom end would be something like Str 0 = 25 lb./ Str 1 = 30 lb./ Str 2 = 35 lb./ Str 3 = 40 lb./ Str 4 = 45 lb. (as opposed to Str x10 lb. as it officially stands). Further note that the actual carrying capacity is also proportional to a creature’s size, according to the text; for example, a Colossal creature can lift x16 the weight that a man-sized creature with the exact same Strength ability score could.

 

Conversion from Marvel Super Heroes to D&D

            The abbreviated table for d20 Strength below includes the Marvel Super Heroes game rank indicated for each approximate block of Strength scores. (Keep in mind that very large creatures listed with a certain lift capacity will in reality have a lower actual Strength score, as noted above.) Using this as a basis allows us to convert any of the Marvel Super Heroes abilities into approximate D&D-style statistics. It seems sensible to convert MSH abilities in the following way: Fighting = Base Attack Bonus (according to “modifier” on the table below); Strength = Strength; Agility = Dexterity; Endurance = Constitution; Reason = Intelligence; Intuition = Wisdom; and Psyche = Charisma. The notable systemic changes in this regard would be that in MSH, Agility is the basis for ranged attacks (in D&D, BAB modified by Dex), and Intuition provides the modifier to initiative rolls (in D&D, it’s Dex, not Wis).

(Note also that the chart below has had some smoothing performed on it, since the official MSH strength categories are quite irregular. By the book, the categories would convert to the following Strength values: Feeble:5, Poor:10, Typical:15, Good:20, Excellent:25, Remarkable:32, Incredible:48, Amazing:60, Monstrous:63, Unearthly:65.)

            Superheroic characters, of course, will also have a variety of Special Abilities as listed in the D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide p. 71-83. Of particular note will be things like rays, regeneration, resistance to energy, cold and fire, incorporeality, invisibility, and so forth. Damage reduction (“body armor” in the MSH system) should be analyzed with an eye toward being able to protect against a blow with a Strength modifier of the same rank (as shown below). Most MSH-style magicians will be Sorcerers in the D&D system.

 

 

 

D&D Tremendous Strength (Abbreviated)

 

  As per D&D 3rd Edition PH p. 142 (Table 9-12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Lift/

Marvel Super Heroes

 

Strength

Modifier

Max. Load

Equivalent Rank

 

10

0

100 lb.

 

 

15

+2

200 lb.

Typical

 

20

+5

400 lb.

Good

 

25

+7

800 lb.

 

 

30

+10

1,600 lb.

Excellent

 

35

+12

1½ tons

Remarkable

 

40

+15

3 tons

 

 

45

+17

6 tons

Incredible

 

50

+20

12 tons

Amazing

 

55

+22

25 tons

 

 

60

+25

50 tons

Monstrous

 

65

+27

100 tons

Unearthly

 

70

+30

200 tons

 

 

75

+32

400 tons

Shift X

 

80

+35

800 tons

Shift Y

 

85

+37

1,600 tons

 

 

90

+40

3,200 tons

Shift Z

 

95

+42

6,400 tons

Class 1000

 

100

+45

12,800 tons

 

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