15 January 2016

Earthdawn 4E: Anatomy of a Creature 09 - Grotesque Boar

This is the ninth 4E Anatomy of a Creature, an ongoing series about Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

Another example of a new potential creature generated through the use of the templates. This is a corrupted boar, though it follows a different "track" of templates than the gruesome rockworm presented previously. The absolute differences between the two tracks are not enormous, but the overall goal is to do the heavy lifting for GMs which want to introduce custom creatures, or more variety.

The grotesque boar has bony plates emerging from its flesh and distended muscles that writhe unnaturally. Already aggressive, the influence of Horrors has made this misshapen and temperamental creature even worse. These creatures are no longer suitable as animal companions for what should be obvious reasons.

Grotesque Boar

Challenge: Novice (Third Circle)
DEX: 6        Initiative:                 6        Unconsciousness:    42
STR: 9         Physical Defense:  9       Death Rating:              51
TOU: 9        Mystic Defense:     8        Wound Threshold:   13
PER: 4         Social Defense:      5        Knockdown:                13
WIL: 5         Physical Armor:    8        Recovery Tests:          2
CHA: 1         Mystic Armor:        5
Movement: 14
Actions: 1; Tusks: 13 (15)
Charge (5)
Enhanced Sense [Hearing] (2)
Enhanced Sense [Smell] (2)
Fury (4)
Willful (2)
Special Maneuvers:
Enrage (Opponent)
Provoke (Opponent, Close Combat)
Goring Charge (Grotesque Boar, Charge): The grotesque boar may spend an additional success to cause a Knockdown test against the target. The Difficulty Number is the Attack test result.