|#1zombiegleemaxApr 20, 2004 17:42:06||Spelling it from memory, so probably wrong!|
Where is this lizard like monster listed in the planescape material?
It is a lizard you fight in planescape torment in the Drowned Nations.
Currently running my players thru the Trash Warrens. As the DM I just started working on the Drowned Nations and just wanted to see the stats for this lizard.
|#2ripvanwormerApr 21, 2004 17:49:32||Trocopotacas were new to Torment. The designers of Torment invented a lot of things that weren't in Planescape pen-and-paper.|
They're just big albino crocodiles that live in the sewers. They probably are descended from pets who were tossed into privies and storm drains when children tired of them, as per the urban legend.
Use the stats for giant crocodiles.
|#3ripvanwormerApr 21, 2004 18:03:48||Although I can see the possibilities in anarchic trocopotacas, fiendish trocopotacas, axiomatic trocopotacas, thesseltrocopotacas, cryrotrocopotacas, two-headed Lernaean trocopotacas, undead runecarved trocopotacas...|
|#4OrnumApr 21, 2004 18:08:39||According to a site that I found, the game stats for those creatures (as far as the computer game was concerned) were 9's in all abilities, neutral alignment, sexless, AC 5, THAC0 14, 50 hps, with resistances to missle weapons and piercing weapons. Keep in mind that these were 2nd edition stats.|
Here's the link. Look at the second monster stat line.
Now, since these things were sexless, does that mean that they are totally unable to reproduce and are just the result of magical experimentation, or that they reproduce assexually?
|#5solomaniApr 21, 2004 19:10:39||Thanks all.|
|#6ripvanwormerApr 21, 2004 20:15:41|
Originally posted by Ornum
It also claims that wererats are sexless, so I'd take the "gender" line with a healthy dose of skepticism.
However, I wouldn't be surprised if the sewers beneath Sigil - especially beneath the Hive Ward - were foul enough to make a creature sterile.
|#7primemover003Apr 21, 2004 21:25:59||Actually this albino magical experiment croc/alligator sounds like a creature written in Dragon many moons ago (2e)... it was a sewer monster article including a cat that was part snake (had fangs and venom)...|
|#8solomaniApr 22, 2004 6:07:29||oohhh any idea what dragon? I have the first 250 on PDF.|
|#9ripvanwormerApr 22, 2004 18:17:09||They're from the Dragon Annual #2. It's not on the archive, unfortunately.|
|#10solomaniApr 22, 2004 19:15:26||NoOoOOOOoooOOoOoOOOo!|
I actually own this annual, but of course I have shipped it home. Doh! (I live in Japan, not enuf room here to keep my entire d&d collection).
|#11xanxost_the_slaadi_dupApr 25, 2004 2:24:29||Trocopotaca?|
Sounds tasty, whatever it is!
|#12ripvanwormerApr 25, 2004 13:07:35|
Originally posted by ripvanwormer
My mistake: it's actually in the Annual #3.
|#13remnantApr 27, 2004 14:14:31||Regards to game stats:|
I highly reccomend disregarding any stats derived directly from video games, save for perhaps the spirit of the stats. They are notoriously rife with bugs, and misinformation that is not otherwise relevant to the game.
Example: Irenicus, the BBEG from BG2, has the stats of the Elminster put into the game- including alignment.
I think the best advice in this case is the first advice given: Use giant crocodile stats.