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<p>A BaSIC Bestiary</p> <p>A BaSIC BestiaryVersion 2009-08-23</p> <p>NoticeThis bestiary presents generic creatures for the Chaosium BASIC system (AKA the Basic Role Playing System). The creatures are thus compatible with other related systems including Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, Stormbringer, Elric!, Hawkmoon, and the French language BaSIC, le jeu de rle de base. It was inspired in particular by Runemasters and the Rainbow Mountains [Monts Arc-en-ciel] (two supplements for RuneQuest), even if some license was taken with the data provided there. Note that this bestiary does not reproduce any of the characteristics of beings specific to the settings of Lovecraft, Stafford, or Moorcock, found respectively in the games Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, and Elric!/Stormbringer/Hawkmoon.</p> <p>CopyrightL'Appel de Cthulhu and Cthulhu 90 are copyright [dits par] Jeux Descartes: http://www.jeux-descartes.fr RuneQuest, Le Maitre des Runes, Les Monts Arc-en-ciel also Elric and Hawkmoon all copyright [dits par] Oriflam: http://www.editions-oriflam.com BaSIC, le jeu de rle de base is published by Casus Belli under licence from Multisim: http://www.casusbelli.com http://www.multisim.com The Basic Role Playing System is the property of Chaosium: http://www.chaosium.com; also see http://www.basicrps.com You are authorized and even encouraged to steal the information contained in this document. Glory to the BaSIC system! The BaSIC system is great! And Chulhu is its prophet! No copyright infringement is intended by this effort. This Bestiary is the work of Antonus http://www.chez.com/antoneus Translated from the French by Stephen Posey stephenlposey@earthlink.net</p> <p>1</p> <p>A BaSIC Bestiary</p> <p>ContentsNotice..........................................................................................................................................................................................................1 Copyright...................................................................................................................................................................................................1 Contents......................................................................................................................................................................................................2 1: General Information.............................................................................................................................................................................5 Format of the Creature Descriptions..................................................................................................................................................5 Cross Species Comparisons of Characteristics.................................................................................................................................5 Comparative Scale of STR................................................................................................................................................................5 Comparative Scale of CON..............................................................................................................................................................5 Comparative Scale of SIZ.................................................................................................................................................................6 Comparative Scale of INT................................................................................................................................................................6 Comparative Scale of POW.............................................................................................................................................................6 Comparative Scale of DEX...............................................................................................................................................................6 Comparative Scale of APP...............................................................................................................................................................7 Comparative Scale of MOV.............................................................................................................................................................7 Calculating the Armor of a Creature..............................................................................................................................................7 Creature Attack Modes........................................................................................................................................................................7 2: Animals...................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Baboon....................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Bear, Brown............................................................................................................................................................................................9 Bison........................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Buffalo, Bull...........................................................................................................................................................................................9 Camel (Dromedary)..............................................................................................................................................................................9 Cat.........................................................................................................................................................................................................10 Chimpanzee ........................................................................................................................................................................................10 Crocodile..............................................................................................................................................................................................10 Deer (Stag)............................................................................................................................................................................................10 Dog........................................................................................................................................................................................................11 Dolphin.................................................................................................................................................................................................11 Elephant................................................................................................................................................................................................11 Goat Ibex..............................................................................................................................................................................................11 Gorilla...................................................................................................................................................................................................12 Horse.....................................................................................................................................................................................................12 Lion.......................................................................................................................................................................................................12 Llama....................................................................................................................................................................................................12 Lynx......................................................................................................................................................................................................13 Monitor Lizard, Large (Komodo Dragon).......................................................................................................................................13 Mule......................................................................................................................................................................................................13 Octopus, Giant ....................................................................................................................................................................................13 Ostrich...................................................................................................................................................................................................14 Panther, Leopard, Puma....................................................................................................................................................................14 Pig, Wild (Wild Boar).........................................................................................................................................................................14 Pony......................................................................................................................................................................................................14 Python, Anaconda...............................................................................................................................................................................15 Raptor (Bird of Prey): Falcon, Owl, etc............................................................................................................................................15 Rhinoceros............................................................................................................................................................................................15 Shark.....................................................................................................................................................................................................15 Small Animal: Bat, Raven, Toad, Rat, etc........................................................................................................................................16 Swarm [Insects]...................................................................................................................................................................................16 Swarm [Rats]........................................................................................................................................................................................16 Tiger......................................................................................................................................................................................................16 Tortoise, Land......................................................................................................................................................................................17 Whale, Killer (Orca)............................................................................................................................................................................17 2</p> <p>A BaSIC Bestiary Whale, Sperm ......................................................................................................................................................................................17 Wolf.......................................................................................................................................................................................................17 3: Fantastic Creatures ............................................................................................................................................................................18 Allosaurus............................................................................................................................................................................................18 Ankylosaurus......................................................................................................................................................................................18 Basilisk, Cockatrice.............................................................................................................................................................................18 Beetle, Giant.........................................................................................................................................................................................19 Blob........................................................................................................................................................................................................19 Brontosaurus........................................................................................................................................................................................19 Crab, Giant...........................................................................................................................................................................................20 Cyclops.................................................................................................................................................................................................20 Diatryma...............................................................................................................................................................................................20 Doppelgnger, Shape-Shifter............................................................................................................................................................21 Dragon..................................................................................................................................................................................................21 Dryad....................................................................................................................................................................................................21 Eagle, Giant.........................................................</p>