Wednesday, April 17, 2013

S&W Bonus #4: Vespertilians (Bat-Men of the Moon)

I had talked back in February about the Great Moon Hoax of 1835. Well, there was an adaptation of the bat-men of the moon that I've got written up, which will be published when I finally actually put out the adventure - I have some notes but other projects and frequent blogging have gotten in the way. In the mean time, for S&W Appreciation Day: the Vespertilians.


Hit Dice: 1d6 or by class
Armor Class: 8 [11]
Attacks: 1d2 or by weapon
Saving Throw: 18
Special: None
Move: 9/6 (flying)
Alignment: Law
Challenge Level/XP: B/10

Vespertilians are a species of humanoids that dwell on the lunar surface. They are covered in fur save for their faces, and have bat-like wings that extend under their arms and down their torsos to their legs. Vespertilians vary in height from 4’ to 6’ and in coloration from dark brown to a light blonde. They are uncivilized but fairly intelligent and live in relative harmony; a vespertilian eats primarily fruits and is rarely armed. They do not form mated pairs and will frequently intermingle between different small tribal groups. 10% of any encountered will be shamans who operate as a 3rd level cleric. Vespertilians are unable to fly, and become uncommonly weak (Strength 4) if taken to a world with Earth-like gravity.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! There really should be more monsters based on historical hoaxes and urban legends.

    Also, I have an overwhelming urge to have one of these guys stranded in a campaign city and take up vigilante work as a hobby. ;-)


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