Wednesday, April 17, 2013

S&W Bonus #3: The Taggbjörn

In making Dungeon Crawl #2's monsters, I had a backup creature in case I didn't get all the art I wanted. It's a little bit in the style of the monsters from Geoff McKinney's Isle of the Unknown. I did get it. And since S&W Appreciation Day is rocking on toast so far, here's your third bonus: the Taggbjörn converted to S&W stats.


Hit Dice: 6
Armor Class: 4 [15]
Attacks: 2 thorn whips (1d6 each), 1 bite (2d6)
Saving Throw: 11
Special: Entangle, Thorns
Move: 12
Alignment: Chaos
Challenge Level/XP: 7/600

The fearsome taggbjörn is a large creature like a large brown bear, save that long, plant-like thorns sprout from its skin and are visible through its fur. These are sharp to the touch, and do 1-4 damage to anything coming in contact with the bear. The fur varies in color, and is usually brown but with patches of green. It is bipedal, and from under the wrist of each of its forearms grows a thick vine-like whip, covered in thorns. Any creature successfully hit by these whips must save or be caught and drawn towards the taggbjörn, which then uses its powerful bite to kill. The whips prevent it from using its claws as weapons. Each of the two whips can withstand individually 2d8 points of damage if a character attempts to cut through them. This damage is not done to the taggbjörn directly.


  1. Very cool! And as we all know, umlauts make everything more awesome!

    1. Ha! It's actually Swedish for "thorn bear." The umlaut is just a bonus.


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