Tuesday, 16 July 2013

D20 Icons - The Rot Grub

Each week I'll be taking a crack at converting some of the most iconic d20 monsters that, for one reason or another didn't appear in the awesome 13th Age Core rulebook. This week I present two particularly gruesome variants of the repulsive Rot Grub!

EDIT: Thanks to +Lawrence Augustine Mingoa I've updated some of the Rotgrub's Nastier Specials


Rot Grub Larvae

Level 3 Mook (Beast)
Init: +4
HP: 11  AC: 17  PD: 11  MD: 11

Bite: +8 vs AC, 6 damage
Hit Natural Even: Ongoing 3 damage
Hit 16+: Ongoing 6 damage (doesn't stack with the above)

Mook: Kill one Rot Grub for every 11 damage you deal to the mob.

Small: The Rot Grub Larvae is small and clumsy, so targets can automatically disengage without taking opportunity attacks.


Nastier Special
Whenever the escalation die is even, double the damage and ongoing damage dealt by the Rotbrub Larvae's Bite attack.


Rot Grub

Level 3 Wrecker (Beast)
Init: +4
HP: 40  AC: 17  PD: 13  MD: 11

Bite: +8 vs AC, 10 damage and the target must start making last gasp saves as the Rot Grub attempts to Burrow towards its heart.

Burrow: Whilst an enemy is making last gasp saves the target is grabbed, but can move freely - however cannot disengage. The Rot Grub will not attempt to attack any other target whilst Burrowing.

Small: The Rot Grub is small and clumsy, so targets can automatically disengage without taking opportunity attacks.

Nastier Special
Lay My Eggs: Whenever the Rot Grub rolls a natural 18+, reduce the targets total recoveries by 1. Its upto the GM how they recover these and the consequences for having a Rotgrub lays its eggs inside you!


Icons

Students of the Archmage find themselves drawn to the Rotgrub as an academic curiosity, no other creature know to them consumes flesh both living and dead with such rapidity. Darker folklore speculates that the Rotgrub spawn at the very feet of the Lich King, his very passing leaving a writhing carpet of the foul creatures.

: If you like this monster check out the other Iconic classic D&D monsters I've converted here :