Thursday, February 2, 2017

Creature Collectanea - Cave Otter (SWC & SWL)

Androvandi - Public Domain
I'll be writing up a series of creatures for Swords & Wizardry using various sources of public domain art for inspiration. The Cave Otter is the first in the series.

The Cave Otter appears to be a cross between an otter and a wild boar. While primarily found deep in wet underground caves they can also be found around fast flowing waterfalls and rapids above ground. While preferring water to land, they will often venture upon land to hunt. The stand nearly 2 feet tall and 3 feet from snout to tail.

Cave Otters attack with their fearsome bite. Their tusks can be deadly. On an attack roll of a natural 19 or 20, a limb of the opponent is impaled, causing double damage.

Primarily solitary creatures, they can sometimes (1 in 6 chance) be found in a mated pair. Much like otters, they are attacked to shiny things, and their nests have been known to hold coins and gems they have found prior.

Swords & Wizardry Complete

Cave Otter
Hit Dice: 4
Armor Class: 5 [14]
Attacks: 1 Bite (1d10) / Special - On a roll of 19 or 20, inflicts double damage with tusk impale
Saving Throw: 13
Move: 9/18 (swimming)
Alignment: Neutral
Challenge Level/XP: 5/240

Swords & Wizardry Light

Cave Otter
AC: 5[14] HD: 4 Attacks: bite (1d6+2) Move: 9 (18 in water)
Special: On a roll of 19 or 20, inflicts double damage with tusk impale


1 comment:

  1. Jonathan Linneman and I are doing some similar things with public domain comic book art. I'm using them for Monstrous Monday posts and he's them for his Underground Elemental Beastfighting posts.

    More monsters is never a bad thing.


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