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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bestiary - Unofficial Gruffalo Statistics

by Tim Wallace

The idea for this came while watching the Gruffalo on Netflix. It is quite the enjoyable little video. I think I need to obtain a copy of the book now to read to my kids.




Gruffalo
"A gruffalo? What's a gruffalo?"
"A gruffalo! Why, didn't you know?
He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.
He has knobbly knees, turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.
His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, and he has purple prickles all over his back."
― Julia Donaldson, The Gruffalo



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GRUFFALO                                                                             CR 4
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XP 1,200
N Large magical beast
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light visionscent; Perception +10
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DEFENSE
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AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)
hp 47 (5d10+20)
Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +0
Defensive Abilities
 quills
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OFFENSE
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Speed 40 ft.
Melee gore +10 (1d8+5 plus poison), 2 claws +9 (1d6+5 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
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STATISTICS
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Str 21, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 7, Wis 8, Cha 6
Base Atk +5; CMB +11 (+15 grapple); CMD 22
Feats Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (gore)
Skills Perception +10
Languages Sylvan
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ECOLOGY
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Environment deep dark wood
Organization solitary or parent and child
Treasure incidental
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SPECIAL ABILITIES
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Poison (Ex) Gore—injury; save Fort DC 15; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Con; cure 1 save.

Quills (Ex) Any creature attacking a gruffalo with light or one-handed melee weapons, natural weapons, or an unarmed strike takes 1d4 points of piercing damage. A creature that grapples a gruffalo takes 2d6 points of piercing damage each round it does so.