Friday, November 27, 2009

Here's something to celebrate Black Friday!

Black Squirrel (aka Death Squirrels)

No. Enc. : 1d12
Alignment : Neutral (Chaotic tendencies)
Movement : 120'(40')
Armor Class : 6
Hit Dice : 1
Attacks : 1
Damage : bite (1d4 -1, minimum of 1)
Save : L1
Morale : 7
Hoard Class : Incidental
Mutations: Vampiric Field, Increased Balance (natural ability)

     Death Squirrels are malicious mutant squirrels that have been known to attack weak or helpless creatures passing through their territory. They will kill or drive out any other squirrel species in the area. Although they tend to leave Dire Reds alone.  They will even steal from careless passerby if given the opportunity, taking small, shiny objects (coins, jewelry, etc.) to secrete in their nests. Treasure will be incidental only. If they feel especially threatened they will use their Vampiric Field ability…unfortunately if they are too close together to one another the weaker members will be killed by the stronger members having only one hit dice, they can't take much. Legends say some particularly nasty Black Squirrels have the Killing Sphere mutation, although this has never been verified. Black Squirrels tend to leave Grens alone and vice versa although there are reports that Grens have lured Pigmen slave raiding parties into Death Squirrel territory. The Pigmen's Negative Empathy defect ensuring that every Death Squirrel in range will launch a full attack on them.

Converted from AD&D Monster Manual II. Copyright by Wizard's of the Coast, no copyright infringement is intended.


  1. We've got gray squirrels down here in the south and I distinctly remember the first time I visited NYC and walking around I saw these jet black squirrels running around the park. It kinda freaked me out at first...

  2. Hey Mik,
    What part of the South are you in? I'm a Southerner also!

  3. We don't have those freaky long-eared squirrels up here in WA. We have grey squirrels mainly.


  4. Today on my way home from Thanksgiving vacation, I saw three of these lil' black-furred death dealers sitting by the side of the road.

  5. I bet you they watched you drive by and noted your plate number so they could track you down.

  6. Too funny...on my way out to the mailbox today I kept a wary eye on the squirrels in my yard...was it just me or were they...watching me?!

  7. One afternoon at the zoo we had a half dozen grey squirrels come out of the bush behind us and surround our park bench until we through them food. The Squirrel Mafia is big and they don't take "no" for an answer.