Monday, October 1, 2012

Monstrous Mondays: Crocoduck

Time for something a little different today.
Over at my other blog, The Other Side, I am running a bloghop called Monstrous Monday.

I am going to post a new monster for the D&D Basic game (circa 1980) and it's compatible clones.
Over here, since I focus mostly on my atheism, I wanted to pick monsters that fit the theme of this blog.

So I figured why not start with one of the most well know fake creatures in atheism circles.

Crocoduck


Armor Class:  5 [14]
Hit Dice: 2d8+1 (10 hp)
No. of Attacks: Bite
Damage: 1d6
Movement: 20’ (land) 45' swim
No. Appearing: 1-2
Saves As: Fighter 2
Morale: 6
Treasure: None
Alignment: Neutral
XP: 25


The crocduck is an odd beast.  Some claim it part of the same experiments that created the owlbear.  Indeed the overall unintelligent design of the creature tends to give proof that whomever created it was insane.
The crocoduck's head is that of a crocodile, but it's lower body is that of a duck. The result is that the head is much to heavy for it's body and the crocoduck  is only found in the water.  The crocduck can not fly and and is awkward and slow on the ground.
The crocoduck is an omnivore and tends to favor the duck's psychology.  Though it prove as dangerous as a normal crocodile if pestered.  The animal is somewhat stupid, even by the standards of ducks and crocodiles.
Of one odd note, the Crocoduck is inordinately fond of bananas.   Tossing a bunch of bananas at a crocoduck has same the effect as tossing raw meat to feral dogs. Many adventurers will even seek out nests of crocducks and toss bananas at them to see the hilarity of these creatures waddling, quacking and snapping at a bunch of bananas.
The crocoduck has no treasure but their eggs are prized by alchemists and wizards alike.





The real crocoduck, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatosuchus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocoduck
http://www.crocoduck.com