23 foes from a Bargain Bin Bestiary

sean f. smith / he, him
2 min readDec 8, 2023
Henry Justice Ford from The Red Romance Book. (1905)

Statted for Quarrel + Fable et al. Creatures without weapons listed use the same equipment list as PCs.

  1. SMOKEFORM LOONG — SK 11 ST 04 — blistering fangs (2d6) prevent magical healing for a week
  2. SEMPLE GIBBON — SK 05 ST 06 — true dark: cannot be seen at night
  3. SHAPECHANGER — SK 09 ST 09 — shapechange daily into any form memorised
  4. ARMWHIP AUTOMATA — SK 03 ST 09 — razorlimbs (3d3)
  5. HORNED SKELLINGTON — SK 09 ST 01 — scythe (d6); if killed, returns every night as soon as you begin to dream
  6. BLOODBEAST — SK 10 SK 06 — venom maw (2d3 + poison)
  7. REPTILE REGENT — SK 04 ST 02 — trained panther (2d3) and trained sword (d6)
  8. GEMSKULL CAECILIAN — SK 07 ST 07 — claws (d3); back vines ensnare weapons instead of counterattack
  9. CHOKED ORC — SK 06 ST 06 — does not need to breathe
  10. LEERING TREE — SK 07 ST 100 — combatants lose as much life as it does when it is harmed
  11. COWLED CAVALIER — SK 08 ST 11 — riding skill means he doesn’t suffer counterattacks
  12. BUG-FACED ARBALEST — SK 06 ST 12 — always attacks with advantage
  13. SPIKED CHARIOTEER — SK 07 ST 05 — cannot be target of advantage
  14. SERPENT PEON — SK 06 ST 09 — advantage during day in warm climates
  15. DEAL BROKER — SK 05 ST 09 — three hidden supplies of three different drugs
  16. HEPTERPENT — SK 11 ST 15 — many mouths (d6*d3)
  17. AUGMENTED VILLEIN — SK 08 ST 10 — eyebeams (2d3)
  18. REPTILIAN REBEL — SK 06 ST 07 — psionblade (2d6)
  19. SKELETAL AMALGAM — SK 11 ST 04 — as many weapons as attacking enemies
  20. MASKED RONIN — SK 10 ST 01 — katana (d6) and wakazashi (d3)
  21. MASKED GLADIATOR — SK 08 ST 06 — flail (2d3) and spiked shield (1)
  22. CARNATOSAURUS — SK 08 ST 16 — giant maw (2d6)
  23. MASKED MANNEQUIN — SK 09 ST 10 — forgiving flesh takes half as much damage from edged weapons

If you can send me the exact webpage I used as inspiration for this list, I’ll give you a comp copy of any of my titles.

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