Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dinosaurs of Athanor

Dinosaurs are the standard wildlife on most of Athanor. Here are some Swords and Wizardry stats for them, as they appear on Athanor.

Allosaurus
AC: 6 [13], HD: 5, Attacks: bite 1d6+1, Move: 18, HDE 5, XP 240

Large, swift and cunning pack predators, these theropods are fearsome pack hunters of the great wastes. They are about 30 feet long and known for their cunning and skill as hunters.

Ankylosaurus
AC: 5 [14], HD: 7+2, Attacks: tail swipe 1d6+1, Move: 12, HDE 8, XP 800

Stout, thirty-foot long dinousaurs, these herbivores roam the lichen-beds of the former seas of Athanor in small packs. They are ill-tempered, and notably for their knobby hides and large, mace-like tails.

Brachiosaurus
AC: 4 [15], HD: 12+3, Attacks: tail swipe 1d6, Move: 12, HDE 13, XP 2000

These huge dinosaurs with long, snake-like tails and heads are herbivores who both graze on lichen and feed on fungus of the great forests. They are about 80 feet long and their heads stand up to 40 feet above the ground. They are dangerous when stampeding, doing 4d6 to anyone underfoot.

Compsognathus
AC: 8 [11], HD: 1-1, Attacks: bite 1d6-1, Move: 18, HDE less than 1, XP 10

Tiny, swift bipedal pack predators are common animals in the wilds of Athanor. They are about 3 feet long and are seen as pests by many, but kept as pets by others.

Deinonychus
AC: 7 [12], HD: 2+2, Attacks: bite 1d6, Move: 18, HDE 3, XP 60

Brutal, bipedal pack predaors, deinonychus are 10 feet long, with enlarged claws on their hind legs. They are swift runners, skilled leapers, and cunning hunters. They are vocred with feathers, including a great crest on their heads and long feathers on their forelimbs and tails. They tend to raid livestock and are a real menace to small caravans.

Iguanodon
AC: 6 [13], HD: 4, Attacks: "thumb" spikes bite 1d6-1, Move: 12, HDE 4, XP 120

Bulky 20 foot long herbivores with bill-like mouths, iguanodons generally move as quadrapeds, feeding on the great beds of lichen on the former sea-beds of Athanor, but can run as bipeds. They are notable for their thumb spikes, which they use as defensive weapons. While packs of these creatures live in the wild, they are also kept as domestic animals to serve as food and mounts.

Pachycephalosaurus
AC: 6 [13], HD: 4, Attacks: head butt 1d6+1, Move: 12, HDE 4, XP 120

Bipedial herbivores with thick skulls that stand about 15 feet long, pachycephalosaurus are ill-tempered pack creatures who use their thick bony skulls to head butt their enemies. Pachycephalosaurus do double dmage if they are charging. These creatures are sometimes domesticated as riding animals.

Parasaurolophus
AC: 7 [12], HD: 4+1, Attacks: slam 1d6, Move: 18, HDE 5, XP 240

30 foot long herbivores with bill-like mouths, parasaurolophus generally move as quadrapeds, feeding on the great beds of lichen on the former sea-beds of Athanor, but can run as bipeds. Their heads are topped by long, hollow crests that are used to make loud, sonorous noises to communicate over long distances. While packs of these creatures live in the wild, they are also kept as domestic animals to serve as food and mounts.

Pteranodon
AC: 7 [12], HD: 3, Attacks: bite 1d6-1, Move: 6/fly 24, HDE 3, XP 60

These flying predators lair in high places and feed on small arthropods, dinosaurs, and osquips. They are sometimes used as mounts, but are notably difficult to domesticate and train.

Rhamphorynchus
AC: 8 [11], HD: 1-1, Attacks: bite 1d6-2, Move: 3/fly 18, HDE less than 1, XP 10

Small, colorful, feathered, bird-like reptiles, these creatures are sometimes kept as pets, and are common creatures throughout athanor

Stegosaurus
AC: 5 [14], HD: 7+3, Attacks: Tail swipe 1d6+1, Move: 12, HDE 8, XP 800

Cantankerous herbivores, these creatures are about 30 feet long, with a double row of huge, bony spikes along their backs and a great, spiked tail. They are not particularly bright, but are hardy fighters when threatened.

Triceratops
AC: 4 [15], HD: 8+2, Attacks: gore 2d6, Move: 12, HDE 9, XP 1100

These huge quadrapeds have frilled bony crests and three great horns on their heads. 30 feet long and bulky, and standing about 10 feet tall, these creatures can build great momentum on a charge. These herbivores live in great packs on the plains. When charging, they do double damage.

Tyrannosaurus
AC: 6 [17], HD: 8+1, Attacks: bite 2d6, Move: 18, HDE 5, XP 240

The terrors of the wilds, tyrannosaurs are 40 feet long and 10-15 feet tall at the hip. Their huge heads are filled with sharp teeth. They travel in groups of one to three and are deadly hunters.