A Regular Runequest Article - Every Thursday! This Time - the Daggerfang

Clint Staples

 

 

Location

Melee

Ranged

AP

HP    

  HP

HP

HP

STR

27

R. Hind Leg

1-3

1-2

3

9

9

9

9

CON

17

L. Hind Leg

4-6

3-4

3

9

9

9

9

SIZ

26

Hindquarters

7-19

5-9

3

10

10

10

10

DEX

14

Forequarters

10-13

10-14

3

11

11

11

11

INT

5

R. Front Leg

14-16

15-16

3

9

9

9

9

POW

14

L. Front Leg

17-19

17-18

3

9

9

9

9

Actions

3

Head

20

19-20

3

10

10

10

10

Move

10

Defense 10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SR

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HP

24

 

 

 

 

24

24

24

24

 

Traits: Night Sight

 

Skills: Athletics 75%, Evade 40%, Perception 60%, Persistence 43%, Resilience 67%, Stealth 60%, Survival 60%, Track 60%

 

Weapons

Type                 Attack   Reach                Damage             Special

Claw/Claw         65         1                      1D6+1D8           Grip

Stab                  60         1                      1d10+1d12         Impale

 

Combat Notes

Daggerfangs often hunt cooperatively. One will give chase into the waiting claws of others, who will pounce, clawing and stabbing with their fangs. The stab will always target the head if the hit grants a combat maneuver. If the sabre fang hits with both claws in the same round, or establishes a grip, It gains a +20% bonus to hit with its Stab attack.

(Author's Note: In trying to rewrite this post - the original Runequest Thursday, BEFORE there even was a RQT -  I realized that I had to repost it in the proper format).

That's right folks! I have decided to run a regular article on Runequest, ideally content you can use in your own games. I started running a Runequest campaign a couple of months back, so I thought I would post some of the stuff I am doing for that anyway.

 

So here is the inaugural post - A Monster! Chris Van Deelen, who also has a blog here on d-Infinity, posts regular monster conversions for the Mutant Future  Post-Apocalyptic RPG. Since I have been writing up lots of critters for my RQ campaign, why not take a page from Chris' book and share a monster - in this case, the Daggerfang.

 

Before this goes any further, I would like to state that the content you find here is compatible with my personal Runequest campaign and is not intended in any was as a challenge to Glorantha, the River of Cradles, or the Runequest game or brand. In fact, my intent is to direct readers toward the official versions in order that they experience them for themselves, readily found for sale in their various incarnations via the internet.

 

OK - Daggerfangs:

Daggerfangs are the local River of Cradles name for a type of sciimitar cat. The Gloranthan one is not exactly like any terrestrial scimitar cat, but is similar to the largest of them, the sabretooth tiger. Daggerfangs live in prides similar to African lions with one or two adult males, a number of breeding females, and their young. Unlike lions, both males and females are active hunters, targeting prey ranging from giant rodents to bush pigs, even aurochs and lowland mammoth. Of course, such powerful predators have, and will hunt humans and other sentient races when the opportunity permits, but a pride will learn to be wary if they are sent away hurt and hungry. Humans living near daggerfangs are far more likely to run afoul of them through loss of livestock. Daggerfangs feel entitled to any animal they can catch. And at 350 to 500 pounds and 3-4 feet at the shoulder, there is not much that a pride of daggerfangs can't catch.