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    A steam-powered vermin.

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    Geyserbelly

    Small Vermin
    Hit Dice: 2d8+9 (18 hp)
    Initiative: +1
    Speed: 10 ft. (2 squares), fly 30 ft. (poor), swim 30 ft.
    Armor Class: 16 (+1 dex, +4 natural, +1 size), touch 12, flat-footed 15
    Base Attack/Grapple: +1/-6
    Attack: Fang +3 melee (1d4-2 plus bellyboil)
    Full Attack: Fang +3 melee (1d4-2 plus bellyboil)
    Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
    Special Attacks: Bellyboil, streaming steaming, steam cloud
    Special Qualities: Blindsight 60 ft., hold breath, scent, vermin traits
    Saves: Fort +6, Ref +1, Will +0
    Abilities: Str 6, Dex 12, Con 16, Int -, Wis 11, Cha 3
    Skills: -
    Feats: Weapon Finesse(B)
    Environment: Warm swamps and aquatic
    Organization: Solitary
    Challenge Rating: 3
    Treasure: None
    Alignment: Always neutral
    Advancement: 3-5 HD (small)
    Level Adjustment: -

    A geyserbelly appears alike to a large moth, though instead of thin, papery wings its aerial appendages are thick and made of hundreds of overlapping leathery flaps the color of rotting leaves. Eight long legs hang from below, from which dangle fan-like skin that spreads out to help in its floating and swiming through the fetid waters of the swamps it lives. The head is bulbous and eyeless, with two pairs of flexible antennae like rubbery branches that extend both below and above. Along side its head and partially down its spiraled body are wrinkled sacks that can expand greatly.

    Though a scum-grazer, geyserbellies have a single long fang that they can protude from their small mouth. This fang is its sole defense, through which it may suck in great quantites of water to fill its sacks. Within these sacks are two sets of glands that produces an acidic chemical that produces intense heat when exposed to water. When alarmed a geyserbelly fills its sacks and allows them to heat. It may then release the steam through its proboscis to discourage opponents.

    During the day gesyerbellies are often in motion, skimming the tops of scummy waters with their mouths fill with stiff bristles, or diving within the waters to scrape against rocks and feed on the decaying plant material. At rest they simply float at ease upon the waters, appearing much as the debris that sustains them. Their prefered meals consist of the heat-loving growths of steaming lakes heated by subteranean vents.

    A gesyerbelly weighs some fifteen pounds, though can weigh almost twice that ammount while burdened with water.

    Combat
    A geyserbelly is easily alarmed and if any creature approaches it it lets out a loud hiss of released steam as its glands prepare for a potential fight. If attacked it tries to drive opponents off with squirts of painful steam and deadly jabs of its fang. If overpowered it will then release all its steam at one time to confuse its enemies while it flees.

    Bellyboil (Ex): A geyserbelly can inject special chemicals with its bite that react painfully with the water in its victim's body. Its victim must succeed on a DC 14 Fortitude check or take 1d8 points of fire damage as the fluids of the organs and skin itself begin to boil. On a critical hit the victim must make a second save or die as a vital organ destroys itself. The save DC is Constitution-based.

    Hold Breath (Ex): A geyserbelly can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to 8 x its Constitution score before it risks drowning.

    Streaming Steaming (Ex): As a standard action a geyserbelly can release a line of superheated steam and water from its fang that deals 1d4 points of fire damage as well as 1d4 points of acid damage from the chemicals used to heat it. A geyserbelly may use this ability a number of times equal to its Constitution modifier + 1 before having to replinish its water sacks. If within reach of a water source it may replinish its sacks as a standard action. It takes two rounds after replinishing to use any of its steaming abilities.

    Steam Cloud (Ex): As a full-round action that provokes an attack of opportunity, a geyserbelly can release all its steam in one go, forming a cloud about itself alike to the Obscuring Mist spell that lasts for one minute.

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    Default Re: [Creature] HISSSSSSSSSSsssssss.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fax_Celestis
    Nice.

    Now, add the Swarm template...
    "Swarm Subtype: A swarm is a collection of Fine, Diminutive, or Tiny creatures that acts as a single creature."

    Geyserbelly

    Small Vermin


    Sorry ;)

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    Default Re: [Creature] HISSSSSSSSSSsssssss.....

    Quote Originally Posted by The Vorpal Tribble
    "Swarm Subtype: A swarm is a collection of Fine, Diminutive, or Tiny creatures that acts as a single creature."

    Geyserbelly

    Small Vermin


    Sorry ;)
    The Mob template, then. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fax_Celestis
    The Mob template, then. :)
    Don't have the DMG II :-/

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    Default Re: [Creature] HISSSSSSSSSSsssssss.....

    When it uses the Steam Cloyd ability, does it l.ose anything else? It is releasing all of it's steam in one go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psionic Devotee
    When it uses the Steam Cloyd ability, does it l.ose anything else? It is releasing all of it's steam in one go.
    Why would it lose anything else?

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    Default Re: [Creature] HISSSSSSSSSSsssssss.....

    Sort of a - can't squirt steam at people until it refills with water, which takes a full-round action - line. Because, you know, there's no more steam.

    Also, you might want to include a bit about how creatures immune to fire are immune to the effects of the geyserbelly's bellyboil attack.

    Other 'n that, it looks great!
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    Default Re: [Creature] HISSSSSSSSSSsssssss.....

    Sort of a - can't squirt steam at people until it refills with water, which takes a full-round action - line. Because, you know, there's no more steam.
    Isn't that covered by:
    "It takes two rounds after replinishing to use any of its steaming abilities. "


    Also, you might want to include a bit about how creatures immune to fire are immune to the effects of the geyserbelly's bellyboil attack.
    But... I say it deals fire damage. If they are immune to fire damage they are immune to an ability that deals fire damage.

    I'm not going to coddle anyone whoes too dumb to walk and breathe at the same time ;)


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    Default Re: [Creature] HISSSSSSSSSSsssssss.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fax_Celestis
    Care for another challenge, VT?
    Sure, go for it.

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    *Drumroll of Doom*

    And the challenge is...
    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus View Post
    However, the general consensus about the best way to stop a monster from attacking is to kill it. In the case of undead, we recommend killing it again.
    2 useful principles for keeping roleplaying games fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winged One
    *Drumroll of Doom*

    And the challenge is...
    I'd get a mechanical drum roller at this point. Have your wrists fallen off yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winged One
    *Drumroll of Doom*

    And the challenge is...
    Amphibious dopplegangers. (Am I googlewhacking or challenging?)

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    Default Re: [Creature] HISSSSSSSSSSsssssss.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Winged One
    *Drumroll of Doom*

    And the challenge is...
    Aquatic worms. Like a century worm, but it's underwater...

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    Default Re: [Creature] HISSSSSSSSSSsssssss.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fax_Celestis
    Amphibious dopplegangers. (Am I googlewhacking or challenging?)
    Here you go ;)

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    Where can I find the Swarm template?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlaadLord
    Where can I find the Swarm template?
    Theres not one to my knowledge. I'm pretty sure he meant subtype ;)

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    Oh. ;D

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