Friday, August 24, 2012

Beast of the Week: Space Monkey

Having a little fun this week with the beast.  I've been watching the old Super Friends cartoon, as well as some Cartoon Planet, with my son.  Both feature heroes with cosmic simian sidekicks. 
Should I start a poll?  Who is better, Blip or Gleek?

Space Monkey
Armor Class: 1 (19)
Hit Dice: 1
Move: 120 (40) Climb 120 (40)
Attacks: 1
Damage: 1d4 or by weapon
No. Appearing: 3d4 (3d8)
Save As: Fighter 1
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: N
Alignment: Lawful
XP: 10

Space Monkeys are simian creatures from another world.  They are extremely agile and their long prehensile tails can be used for many purposes.  They are intelligent, but speak only their own strange language of grunts, hooting, and cries similar to that of normal monkeys.  They can understand Common, however, and often communicate with sign language.  Space Monkeys may become fond of certain heroic individuals or duos, and serve them.  If a Lawful character of at least level 4 or Charisma 16+ gains a Very Friendly reaction from a group of Space Monkeys, one of them will become that character's sidekick.

Dual Stats for Star Frontiers

Space Monkey
Type:  Small Omnivore
Number: 3-30
Move: Medium
IM/RS: 8/80
Stamina: 40
Attack: 40
Damage: 1d10
Special Attack: none
Special Defense: none
Native World: unknown