December 22nd, 2021

Random Monster Wednesday


Stats for OSE.


The size of a house-cat, shadow rats have dark grey to black mottled fur and black, beady eyes that look like empty pools of darkness, reflecting no light. They are often mistaken for normal giant rats, albeit slightly small versions.


Shadow Rat. AC 7 [12], HD 1 (4 hp), Att 1 x bite (1d2 + poison), THAC0 19 [0], MV 120’ (40’), SV D12 W13 P14 B15 S16 (F1), ML 8, AL Neutral, XP 15, NA 2d4 (3d6), TT C

  • Living creatures bitten by a shadow rat must make a saving throw versus poison. Those failing lose 1 point of Strength. Lost Strength returns at a rate of 1 per day of bedrest. Victims reduced to 0 STR die.

  • Shadow rats have a limited teleportation ability, and are able to travel from shadow to shadow. Once per round, in lieu of moving, a shadow rat can teleport to a shadowy place within 30' of it. Bright light, such as daylight or a light spell, eliminates all shadows within the area.

  • Shadow rats are afraid of water and will not cross it, and must make a morale check if attacked by it. Shadow rats have an innate weather sense, and will find shelter if they sense rain approaching.

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