Martin Thomas recently published a post about science-fiction elements in fantasy by citing the S3 adventure Expedition to the Barrier Peaks in which fantasy characters, perhaps unknowingly, investigate a magical mountain which is, in reality, a crashed starship (Thomas, 2011). Dyson Logos published a recent post in which he referenced the movie Aliens and posted a series of awesome and detailed alien creation tables (Logos, 2011). Inspired by these fellow gamers, I give you my own take on Xenomorph stats.
I subjectively referenced other monsters in Labyrinth Lord and used my own XP algorithm in creating this dangerous monster. Perhaps I will create queen, facehugger, and egg stats another day. It would be cool to run Expedition to the Barrier Peaks with these Xenomorphs as the primary monsters.
No. Enc.: 2d4
Movement: 150’ (50’)
Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 2
Attacks: 2 (bite, tail, or claw)
Damage: 1d8, 2d4, or 1d6
Hoard Class: IV
Vaguely humanoid with elongated heads and two sets of razor sharp teeth, the Xenomorph is covered in black chitonous armor. Exceptionally fast and deadly in close-quarters combat, their ant-like hive mentality is driven by a need to serve a single queen. When exposed to the air, Xenomorph blood become a highly corrosive acid, dealing 1d6 damage per round for 3 rounds with anything, including metal or leather, in which it comes in contact. Any character within 10 feet of a Xenomorph when it takes damage has a 25% change of acid contact. Any weapon which deals said damage is immediately rendered useless.
Logos, Dyson. (2011, April 28). [random thursday] a xenomorph may be involved [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/random-thursday-a-xenomorph-may-be-involved/
Thomas, M. (2011, April 27). Is science-fantasy "laser sharking"? [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://daddyrolleda1.blogspot.com/2011/04/is-science-fantasy-laser-sharking.html