Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Turkey Day Feast!

Next week is Thanksgiving, so I've decided to cook up some holiday fun to share with you. First, I'll present Pathfinder stats for turkeys, then I'll mutate the hell out of one (literally).

A turkey can easily be represented by adding the giant simple template (Bestiary 294) to a chicken (Familiar Folio 24):

XP 135
N Small animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +5
AC 13, touch 10, flat-footed 13 (-1 Dex, +3 natural, +1 size)
hp 7 (1d8+2)
Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +1
Speed 30 ft., fly 20 ft. (clumsy); drift
Melee bite -1 (1d4-2)
Str 7, Dex 9, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +0; CMB -2; CMD 6
Feats Improved Initiative
Skills Fly -7, Perception +5
Special Abilities
Drift (Ex) A turkey flies in short bursts, and can't use its fly speed to hover. When it flies, a turkey must end its action by landing or perching on a solid surface.

Wild turkeys are more agile fliers than their plump, well-fed, domesticated kin: improve maneuverability to poor and Fly skill to -3, and remove the drift special quality. 

Turkeys are hardly threatening, even to low-level characters. But Green Ronin's Advanced Bestiary contains numerous templates that can change this feeble poultry into a truly nightmarish beast. The Great Gobbler of Shibaxet is an abomination unleashed upon the mortal world by the cult of Pazuzu, the demon prince of evil avians (Bestiary 4 50). Its sole purpose in life is to devour all creatures smaller than itself.

XP 19,200
Vrock-possessed gargantean turkey (Advanced Bestiary 69, 160)
CE Gargantuan animal (chaotic, evil)
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +14
AC 17, touch 3, flat-footed 17 (-3 Dex, +12 natural, -4 size)
hp 232 (15d8+165)
Fort +20, Ref +6, Will +6; +4 vs. poison
DR 10/cold iron or good; Resist electricity 20
Weaknesses spell vulnerability
Speed 120 ft., fly 80 ft (clumsy); drift
Melee bite +20 (3d6+19)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks stunning screech, trample (2d6+19, DC 28)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 15th; concentration +16)
3/day--heroism, mirror image
1/day--summon (level 3, vrock 16%)
Str 37, Dex 5, Con 32, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +11; CMB +28; CMD 35
Feats Awesome Blow, Cleave, Great Cleave, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Improved Overrun, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Fly -3, Perception +14
SQ possessed
Special Abilities
Possessed (Su) The Great Gobbler is possessed by a vrock (Bestiary 69). See Advanced Bestiary 70.
Spell Vulnerability (Ex) Dispel chaos, dispel evil, banishment, antimagic field, and certain other spells and effects can suppress or remove the benefits of the demon-possessed template. See Advanced Bestiary 69.
Stunning Screech (Su) Once per day, the Great Gobbler can emit a shrill screech. All creatures except demons and demon-possessed creatures within a 30-foot radius spread must succeed on a DC 28 Fortitude save or be stunned for 1 round. The save DC is Constitution-based.

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