d20 Modern: Heavens and Earths
The Crawfordsville monster
IN FOLKLORE: The Crawfordsville monster is the name given to an unidentified flying creature that allegedly appeared in the skies of the small town of Crawfordsville, Indiana. in 1891. Some contemporary cryptid resources list the Crawfordsville monster as being a serpent or dragon, others label it an atmospheric beast.
IN GAME TERMS: Crawfordsville Monster
A Crawfordsville monster appears as a gigantic amoeba floating through the air. A typical specimen measures 20 feet in diameter but weighs only 500 pounds.
Acidic Enzymes (Ex): Any creature that takes damage from a Crawfordsville monster’s slam attack also takes 1d6 points of acid damage from its digestive enzymes. These enzymes continue to dissolve the victim even after the attack, dealing 1d6 points of acid damage each round until the wound is washed with at least 1 pint of water (or some other appropriate liquid).
Engulf (Ex): A Crawfordsville monster can simply bowl over opponents up to one size category smaller than itself as a attack action during a move action. This attack affects as many opponents as the monster’s body can cover. Each target can make either an attack of opportunity against the Crawfordsville monster or a Reflex save (DC 13) to avoid being engulfed. A successful saving throw indicates that the target has been pushed back or aside (target’s choice) as the monster moves forward. An engulfed creature is considered grappled and trapped within the monster’s body. A Crawfordsville monster cannot make a slam attack during a round in which it attempts to engulf, but each engulfed creature takes 2d6 points of acid damage on that round and every round thereafter that it remains trapped.
Immunities (Ex): A Crawfordsville monster is immune to damage from piercing weapons.
Natural Invisibility (Su): A Crawfordsville monster remains invisible even when attacking. Any creature that correctly discerns its location despite being unable to see it has a 50% miss chance on melee and ranged attacks. The miss chance drops to 20% after the Crawfordsville monster has successfully engulfed at least one Small or larger creature or four or more Tiny creatures, because of the pink shade its body acquires. This ability is always active.
Ooze: A Crawfordsville monster has the traits and immunities common to oozes.
Sonic/Concussion Vulnerability (Ex): A Crawfordsville monster takes double damage from attacks that deal sonic or concussion damage.
Advanced Crawfordsville Monster: CR 12; Gargantuan ooze; HD 19d10 + 135; hp 239; Mas —; Init – 2; Spd 5 ft., fly 30 ft. (average); Defense 13, touch 7, flat-footed 13 ( – 4 size, – 2 Dex, + 9 natural); BAB + 14; Grap + 39; Atk + 23 melee (2d8 + 13 plus 1d6 acid, slam); Full Atk + 23/ + 18/ + 13 melee (2d8 + 13 plus 1d6 acid, slam); FS 20 ft. by 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft.; SQ acidic enzymes, blindsight 60 ft., engulf, natural invisibility, ooze, piercing immunity, sonic/concussion vulnerability; AL none; SV Fort + 12, Ref + 4, Will + 1; AP 0; Rep + 0; Str 36, Dex 6, Con 22, Int —, Wis 1, Cha 1.
Attracted to Electricity (Will 15).
2006 – Mr. Roy Sullivan, Jr. with the help of the Dream Warriors was able to destroy the Crawfordsville monster on the Bradford’s Abandoned Airstrip.