Beasts

Description (more info)

Refer to page 200 of the Stars Without Number Revised (Free) Edition pdf for further information about Beasts.

Citation

Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford

Result

Basic Features

Roll on "Basic Animal Features"

Additional Features

Behavioral Trait

Resolve: {**Predator:** Roll on "Beahvioral Traits" (columns: 1)|**Prey:** Predator: Roll on "Beahvioral Traits" (columns: 2)|**Predator:** Roll on "Beahvioral Traits" (columns: 3)}

Harmful Discharges

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Poison (optional)

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Subcharts

Basic Animal Features (d10)

d10 Result

1

Amphibian, froggish or newtlike

2

Bird, winged and feathered

3

Fish, scaled and torpedo-bodied

4

Insect, beetle-like or fly-winged

5

Mammal, hairy and fanged

6

Reptile, lizardlike and long-bodied

7

Spider, many-legged and fat

8

Exotic, made of wholly alien elements

9-10

Re-roll 2 times (unique results only)

Additional Features (d6)

d6 Body Plan Limb Novelty Skin Novelty Main Weapon Size

1

Humanoid

Wings

Hard shell

Teeth or mandibles

Cat-sized

2

Quadruped

Many joints

Exoskeleton

Claws

Wolf-sized

3

Many-legged

Tentacles

Odd texture

Poison

Calf-sized

4

Bulbous

Opposable thumbs

Molts regularly

Harmful discharge

Bull-sized

5

Amorphous

Retractable

Harmful to touch

Pincers

Hippo-sized

6

Roll on "Additional Features" (columns: 1) 2 times (unique results only)

Varying sizes

Wet or slimy

Horns

Elephant-sized

Beahvioral Traits (d8)

d8 Predator Prey Scavenger

1

Hunts in kin-group packs

Moves in vigilant herds

Never attacks unwounded prey

2

Favors ambush attacks

Exists in small family groups

Uses other beasts as harriers

3

Cripples prey and waits for death

They all team up on a single foe

Always flees if significantly hurt

4

Pack supports alpha-beast attack

They go berserk when near death

Poisons prey, waits for it to die

5

Lures or drives prey into danger

They’re violent in certain seasons

Disguises itself as its prey

6

Hunts as a lone, powerful hunter

They’re vicious if threatened

Remarkably stealthy

7

Only is predator at certain times

Symbiotic creature protects them

Summons predators to weak prey

8

Mindlessly attacks humans

Breeds at tremendous rates

Steals prey from weaker predator

Harmful Discharges (d8)

d8 Result

1

Acidic spew doing its damage on a hit

2

Toxic spittle or cloud, use adjacent chart

3

Super-heated or super-chilled spew

4

Sonic drill or other disabling noise

5

Natural laser or plasma discharge

6

Nauseating stench or disabling chemical

7

Equipment-melting corrosive

8

Explosive pellets or chemical catalysts

Poison Effects (d6)

d6 Poison Onset Duration

1

Death

Instant

Roll 1d6 rounds

2

Paralysis

1 round

1 minute

3

1d4 dmg per onset interval

Roll 1d6 rounds

10 minutes

4

Convulsions

1 minute

1 hour

5

Blindness

Roll 1d6 minutes

Roll 1d6 hours

6

Hallucinations

1 hour

Roll 1d6 days