Sunday, June 17, 2012

Beast of the Week: Giant Sheep

Bighara was recently talking about the Cyclops.  Well, if you're gonna throw in Homer references in your games, might as well have some giant sheep stats to go with it!  They go along well with dungeon chickens, too! (And now that I remember it, I'll likely get around to finally giving some D&D stats to the other Golden Axe dragon mounts next week.)

Giant Sheep
Armor Class: 7 (13)
Hit Dice: 8
Move: 240 (80)
Attacks: 1 butt or trample
Damage: 4d4 or 4d6
No. Appearing: 1d8 (3d10)
Save As: Fighter 4
Morale: 6
Treasure Type: nil
Alignment: Neutral
XP: 650

Giant Sheep stand 8' to 10' tall, and are in all other ways similar to normal sheep.  They are easily startled and tend to flee from most threats, although if cornered they will butt enemies.  If they flee from threats, there is a chance they will run toward the threat, and any in their path will be targeted with a trample attack.  Cyclopes and other giants often keep giant sheep for livestock.

1 comment:

  1. Just for reference, Giant Sheep were covered in the AD&D Monster Manual under the name Giant Ram. They're not much different than what you presented here, but I do like the notation you gave about giants and cyclops keeping herds of these creatures.

    Your monster descriptions are short and to the point, but evocative. Keep at it!