Another monster from my friend and collaborator Tommie Johnson:
This creature is theorized by most non-eaten scientists to be from a timeline where birds took over as the dominant species when the dinosaurs died out. They were probably apex predators in their original timeline, and certainly are apex predators now, as they are some of the biggest, meanest, nastiest things to “grace” Gamma Terra with their presence.
They look like regular, ordinary ducks scaled up to a massive size, albeit with enormous teeth added to the mix, and come in the colors (listed in ascending order of aggressiveness) yellow, green and red. They are often captured by the Red Death to train as shock troops, most of them horribly abused in the process, as well as by the Gammarauders who find them excellent test subjects. The grens also like to train them as “Defenders of Nature”. Those who get eaten by said Drakeons are said to have not loved nature enough.
Download the Drakeon now!
Did you know that giant killer ducks aren’t just fictional? Scientists have discovered fossil evidence!
My friend Tommie Johnson is a big fan of the more obscure monsters from Dungeons & Dragon history. Some of those such as the vegepygmy, garbug, and froghemoth have been brought back from obscurity and reintroduced in D&D Gamma World with new 4th-edition compatible stats.
Plucked from the pages of the original Fiend Folio, I now present Tommie’s version of the kamadan, a strange spotted cat with snake tentacles on its shoulders. There’s even a bonus version that’s an elite monster instead of a normal one, which can be used as a boss or miniboss in a campaign.
Originating from the many, many Aztec-dominated timelines, the Kamadan is a jaguar with around four to seven snakes surrounding its face. It was intended to be a tribute to reconciliation between the warring religions of Quetzalcouatl and Texacatlipoca, showing a balance between the Jaguar and the Plumed Serpent. The “breathing sleep gas” part was just added because it looked cool.
Of course, things went awry, and now they’re stuck in Gamma Terra. They have an intense magnetism that can serve them well in trying to rebuild the lost empire that they so yearn for, taking ruins from their dominant worldline and rebuilding them into grand temples, or else just repurposing existing structures for their own purposes (Rumor has it the head of the Mafia at the Luxor is one). Their favored Cryptic Alliance is the Restorationists.
Download the Kamadan stats now!
Expect more monsters from Tommie soon!
So you need a monster to challenge your uber tier Gamma World characters? Look no further! Adapted straight from 1st Edition Gamma World, here’s the death machine!
“20 meters long, 9 meters wide, 4 meters high, with many knobby projections all over,” the death machine is the ultimate enemy for your adventurers.
Download the Death Machine’s stats here!
Here’s a merchant / caravan master NPC if you need one:
Formerly known as Larry the Lounge Lizard, Lawrence Lampropholis is a skinny Sleeth merchant whose luck turned around when he stumbled onto a piece of functioning Omega Technology – a slick spandex suit studded with laser emitters.
The powerful suit makes it so that Larry can hold his own in a fight, especially coupled with his natural mutant ability of psionic invisibility.
The only problem is that the laser suit fires in a burst radius around him, which means that Larry’s lost a few caravan shipments by blowing them up himself while successfully vaporizing bandits.
For this reason, Larry’s now willing to work with adventuring types as convoy guards for his long trips between Two Suns and Los Wages. He has a sizable cache of Ancient junk which he’ll use as payment, offering some in advance and the rest upon successful arrival at the caravan’s destination.
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Thankfully, nature has seen fit to provide its own warning markings on this mutated black widow: three green triangles that meet at a point.
These radioactive spiders hunt throughout the ruins of Ancient cities. Their webs glow with sickly green radiation, and they use smaller strands to draw their prey to their doom. Their venom is both poisonous and radioactive.
Gamma World stats: Change the monster’s type from “natural beast” to “terrestrial beast” and ignore the Alignment/Languages line.
It turns out that in the real world there are these radioactive wild boars in Germany; a tweet from @Alphastream on twitter made the Gamma World connection.
So here you have stats for chernoboars: giant mutant wild boars full of radiation and anger, to trample your favorite Gamma Terra settlement. (Based on the wild boar stats from D&D.)