Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dungeon Chickens

So there's that story that floats around the internet, about a second hand copy of a DMG that had penciled in the margins of the wandering monster tables, "Dungeon Chicken."  I'm likely getting the story wrong, but I'm too lazy to go look it up.  I'd bet the story's kicking around somewhere on Jeff's Gameblog (UPDATE: here).  Pretty sure that's where I first read about it.

Anyway, have fun:

Dungeon Chicken
Armor Class: 7 (13)
Hit Dice: 2
Move: 30 (10), Fly 30 (10)
Attacks: 1 peck
Damage: 1d8
No. Appearing: 3d4 (0)
Save As: Fighter 1
Morale: 6
Treasure Type: nil
Alignment: Neutral
XP: 20

Dungeon Chickens are 4' tall versions of the normal animal who have adapted to living in caverns, ruins, and underground labyrinths.  Their coloration is the same as normal chickens.  They have 90' infravision.

Fire Breathing Dungeon Chicken
Armor Class: 6 (14)
Hit Dice: 3+1*
Move: 30 (10), Fly 30 (10)
Attacks: 1 peck or breath
Damage: 1d8 or 3d6
No. Appearing: 1d6 (0)
Save As: Fighter 2
Morale: 7
Treasure Type: S
Alignment: Neutral
XP: 75

Fire Breathing Dungeon Chickens are similar to normal Dungeon Chickens, except they are always red in color.  Once per day, a Fire Breathing Dungeon Chicken can shoot a cone of fire 20' long and 10' wide at the far end.  All those within the blast take damage (save vs. breath weapons for half damage).

Chicken Leg (Chicken Dragon)
Armor Class: 4 (16)
Hit Dice: 5+2
Move: 60 (20)
Attacks: 1 tail or 1 bite
Damage: 3d6 or 1d8
No. Appearing: 1d6 (1d4)
Save As: Fighter 3
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: A
Alignment: Neutral
XP: 225

Chicken Legs look like a cross between a featherless chicken and a small dragon.  They have round pink bodies atop a pair of chicken legs, a powerful serpentine barbed tail, and a bird-like beak.  They usually attack with a tail sweep, but have been known to bite.  Chicken Legs can be trained and are used as mounts by certain barbarian and humanoid tribes.


  1. I always liked the idea of subterranean farm animals. I dwarven kingdoms I imagine that retired or warriors unable to fight might tend to the herds. "Yea, Theobold is long in the beard and can no longer swing an axe, but he still serves the Underking's armies by keeping them well fed by tending to the flock."

  2. Everyone loves a Golden Axe reference.

  3. Yo:


    I used 1 hit die dungeon chickens in a con game. The players laughed until they found out the pecking did d6 damage.

  4. "After a hard day of beating magic potions out of demi-humans, I like to wind down with a nice relaxing stroll on a stolen chicken leg." - Ax Battler, Human Barbarian.

  5. Golden Axe rules, so do dungeon chickens!