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Post Snow Spider
Another 3.5e sourcebook conversion. Who says the arctic is too cold for spiders. :twisted:


SNOW SPIDER

No. Appearing: 1, 1d4+1, 2d6 (nest)
Size: M (5’ across)
HD: 2d8+2
MV: 40’; 40’ climb
AC: 15
Attack: Bite (1d6) + poison
Special: Leap, Tremorsense 60’, Poison
Saves: P
Int: Animal
Alignment: Neutral
Type: Vermin
Treasure: 2
XP: 22+2

The snow spider is a hunting spider, eschewing webs in favor of stalking prey or attacking from ambush in boreal areas. These spiders are around 5-feet across when full grown and covered in tufts of stiff white and grey hair that helps them blend into the snowy brush and scrub they live in. Rather legs ending in points, the snow spider’s legs end in soft pads enabling it to speed across deep snow quickly and quietly. Usually the last thing its prey will see are the eight pale blue eyes and nearly foot long fangs descending upon them.

ABILITIES:
Leap – The snow spider dart out at their prey from tunnels or scrub brush, biting then leaping backwards to avoid counterattack. The spider may also use its leap as part of a charging attack using its weight to overbear the prey as it bites. When using their leap as part of their attack, the spider gains a +2 bonus to hit.

Tremorsense- The hairs on the snow spider’s feet are extremely sensitive and able to pick up the faintest vibrations of anything moving across the snow or ice pack within 60-feet of it. This includes invisible creatures as long as they are in contact with the ground.

Poison – Like most spiders, the snow spider possesses a poisonous bite. However their poison is more of a neurotoxin than found in regular monstrous spiders. A creature bit by a snow spider must make a CON save or suffer 1d4 points of damage and -2 to DEX. Failing the second saving throw renders the prey paralyzed for 2-12 hours which is plenty of time for the spider to drag the unfortunate creature off and eaten.

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Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:30 am
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Very "cool"

I had something similar years ago in 2nd Ed. Also had a trap door spider aspect added but made of a thin coat of snow/ice characters could fall thru.


Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:51 am
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Nice!

Add spring attack for the those CKs looking to kick ass!

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Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:17 am
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Nice, it would fit so well for an idea I have for a type of 'snow elves' - evil snow versions of the drow ....

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Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:15 am
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Lurker wrote:
Nice, it would fit so well for an idea I have for a type of 'snow elves' - evil snow versions of the drow ....


Oh great. THANKS LURKER! Now I have that stupid "HE'S MR. SNOW MIZER..." song going through my head...

evil snow elves...AUGH! :P

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Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:57 am
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Welllllll I'm here to please ! :twisted:

Honestly, though I've see that hundreds of times ... I never thought of that as part of the elves I was picturing. I might just add it though! ;)

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Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:20 am
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I just thought of the elves in their parkas and the image of all the yeti literally popped in...and then the song started. d'OH! ><

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Definitely adding this to my C&C monster collection. 8-)


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