Monster of the Month: Creeper

Creeper CR 4

creeperXP 1,200
Neutral Medium plant
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, Perception +6
Defence
AC 18, touch 12, flat-footed 16 (+6 natural armor)
hp 23 (5d8-5)
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +3
Immune plant traits
Offence
Speed 25 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d4+1)
Special Attacks self destruct
Statistics
Str 12, Dex 15, Con 8, Int 9, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 16
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (stealth)
Skills Stealth +11
Ecology
Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Self Destruct (Ex) The creeper violently explodes killing itself and dealing 6d6 points of fire damage in a 10-foot radius (DC 14 Reflex save for half damage). The save DC is Constitution based.

creeper

Creepers are a dangerous self-destructive animate plant renowned for their silence.

Creepers come for spores. These spores grow across the ground during the day as unremarkable foliage but once fully grown they rise during the night, silently moving across the landscape. This grants creepers their reputation of seeming to come from nowhere.

As creepers grow they produce nitrogen in their bodies; when close to a living creature, creepers ignite this pocket of gas creating a violent explosion that kills the creeper and releases thousands of spores. Creatures that manage to survive carry the spores with them propagating the species.

 

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Legal Note: Creepers are, of course, the Copyright and likely Trademark of Mojang AB from their game Minecraft.

This monster article is a loving tribute and is in no way meant to challenge their Trademark.