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Hzurr
2007-02-15, 06:38 PM
So, one of the players in my game is about to hit her 4th level of ranger, and for her animal companion, she wants a squirrel.

Should I just sit down and make up stats, or are there any existing stat blocks for a squirrel (or similar creature) out there already?

silentknight
2007-02-15, 07:16 PM
While not official, I believe Gamebird came up with stats for animals not already in the MM, including the squirrel.

Edit: Found it! It is in Homebrew forum.

SQUIRREL

Tiny Animal
Hit Dice:
1/4 d8 (1 hp)
Initiative:
+2
Speed:
15 ft. (3 squares), climb 30 ft.
Armor Class:
14 (+2 size, +2 Dex), touch 14, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple:
+0/12
Attack:
Bite +4 melee (1d34)
Full Attack:
Bite +4 melee (1d34)
Space/Reach:
2-1/2 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks:

Special Qualities:
Low-light vision, scent
Saves:
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +1
Abilities:
Str 2, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 2
Skills:
Balance +10, Climb +12, Hide +14
Feats:
Weapon Finesse
Environment:
Any
Organization:
Nest (220)
Challenge Rating:
1/8

These rodents thrive almost anywhere there are trees.
Combat
Squirrels usually run away. They bite only as a last resort.
Skills: Squirrels have a +4 racial bonus on Hide checks and a +8 racial bonus on Balance and Climb checks. A squirrel can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed or threatened. A squirrel uses its Dexterity modifier instead of its Strength modifier for Climb checks.

Stephen_E
2007-02-15, 07:25 PM
So, one of the players in my game is about to hit her 4th level of ranger, and for her animal companion, she wants a squirrel.

Should I just sit down and make up stats, or are there any existing stat blocks for a squirrel (or similar creature) out there already?

Try a Rat, or in the case of an animal companion, a Dire Rat.
I think they're both rodents, and they're similiar size (I assume you're not talking of a flying Squirrel).

Stephen

Hzurr
2007-02-15, 07:28 PM
Wow. score. Thank ya kindly!

silentknight
2007-02-15, 07:35 PM
Note that climb speed is faster than regular move speed. ZOOOOOOM......

Behold_the_Void
2007-02-15, 07:44 PM
I just modified the Dire Rat a bit, climb instead of swim as memory serves.