Mutant Future | More creatures from the Sonora Desert

Here’s a bunch more monsters from my Mutant Future campaign

Booger Bear: What was once the fearsome American black bear is now a sinister mucilaginous parody. This black mucilage with the general shape and size of a bear, roams the desert in search of organic matter, living or dead, to feed on. It secretes an acidic slime that can dissolve organic matter. Upon a successful attack, the bear will hug the victim, dealing 2d8 damage each round if the victim wears leather armor or plain clothes; or 1d4 if wearing metal armor. The bear is susceptible to extreme cold and attacks non-wooden weapons, but absorbs radiation (the damage is absorbed, and the bear gains the same value in HP, even above its maximum). [AL N, MV 90’ (30’), AC 8, HD 3, #AT bear hug, DG 2d8 + hold, SV L2, ML 12, Hoard Class: none, Mutations: toxic weapon.]

Dog: After biting a target, a dog can hold on, dealing 1d4 damage every round until killed or until the target makes a Saving Throw vs. Stun Attacks.

  • Brutal Chihuahua: Feral, cunning, venomous and hyper-violent dogs, they’re not the chihuahuas of the ancients. These brutal canids are big like wolves and they have mouths full of sharp teeth, like a chainsaw. They were created by Felon Husk Industries, mixing the DNA of chihuahuas, coyotes, medusae and sharks, and were fed with the flesh of black metal drummers. [AL C, MV 150’ (50’), AC 7, HD 2 (12hp), #AT Bite + Poison Class 3, DG 1d6 + 3d6 or save for half, SV L1, ML 12, Hoard Class: none, Mutations: gigantism, toxic weapon.]
  • Coyote: The coyote is about 2 ft/60 cm tall, very skinny and, at first glance, looks famished, but this is not the case. It is light in weight (17-35 lb/8-16 kg) and its favorite pastime is howling, which chills the blood of whoever hears it; its Nahuatl name, coyotl, means “howling dog”. [AL N, MV 150’ (50’), AC 9, HD 1 (4hp), #AT bite, DG 1d6 + hold, SV L1, ML 10, Hoard Class: none, Mutations: shivers (see below).]

Jaguar: Used to be the third largest feline in the world, it is now the first, mainly due to the extinction of the tiger and the lion when Europe, Asia and Africa were vaporized during the fifth or sixth world war (who remembers those things?) Its fur ranges from intense yellow to crimson red, with black spots. In some rare cases, the jaguar is totally black, although under certain lighting the typical spots can be distinguished, visible by having the darker than black tone known as “fuligin”. [AL N, MV 150’ (50’), AC 6, HD 3+2 (15hp), #AT claw/claw/bite, DG 1d4/1d4/1d8, SV L2, ML 8, Hoard Class: VI, Mutations: none.]

Murder Talon: A slightly humanoid reptilian creature, reaching 8 ft/2.5 m in height. Close in appearance to the Gila monster, the murder talon rides on its hind legs, has ram-like horns, velociraptor-like claws, razor-sharp teeth and a skin of armored scales. The product of either a disturbed mind or scientific genius, these creatures were designed as super-soldiers to reclaim the lands that were taken by the United States from Central America, but before testing the results, the creatures, highly intelligent and with an instinct more ferocious than that of any of the species that contributed their DNA, escaped, devouring their creators and inhabiting deserts and grasslands, where they successfully reproduced. Murder talons are extremely violent and usually fight to the death. [AL C, MV 180’ (60’), AC 5, HD 3-13 (6hp per hit die), #AT claw/claw/bite or ram or tail, DG 1d6/1d6/1d8 or 1d6 or 1d4, SV as half HD rounded up, ML 11, Hoard Class: 1d4+2, Mutations: none.]

Shivers

A sound, both low and high frequency, that is not detected by the human ear (and the like) but is detected by the nervous system (human and others, including primates and some herbivorous mammals). Any potential victim who “hears” the sound within a 50 ft/15 m radius must make a Saving Throw vs. Stun Attacks or she will shiver so intensely for one round that she will be incapable of any action more complex than hugging herself to counteract the cold.

*All other mutations can be found in the Mutant Future core book (there’s even a free edition).

Deathclaw artist: Unknown

portrait of a black jaguar with a light brown background
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