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Monster Monday: Snap Dragon

Monster Monday: Snap Dragon

Winged dragons (fourteenth century)One of the entries received for the King of the Monsters 3 contest included a write-up for a snap dragon. Today we provide the statistics and description from Jason Leonard. Enjoy more of this monster beyond the jump!

Snap Dragon

CR 3
XP 800

CN Tiny dragon (varies)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision, darkvision, Perception +6

DEFENSE
AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +2 size, +2 natural armor)
HP 21 (3d12+6)
Saves Fort +6, Ref +3, Will +6

OFFENSE
Speed 40 ft; swim 40 ft; fly 20 (poor)
Attacks bite +6 (1d4+1)
Special Attacks breath weapon [varies] (2d6)
Space 2-1/2; Reach 5 ft.
Spells (CL 1st)
As 1st-level sorcerer

STATISTICS
Str 13, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 14
Base Atk +4; CMB +5; CMD +13
Feats Alertness, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Attack, Toughness
Skillls Climb +9, Fly +10, Perception +6, Swim +9
Languages Draconic

ECOLOGY
Environment varies, mostly forest
Organization wing (6-20)
Treasure standard

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Breath Weapon Snap dragons come in many different types. As such, their breath weapons can take on the many different forms of energy depending on the specific environment they live within. A wing (group) of snap dragons all have the same breath weapon. A snap dragon can use its breath weapon only once per day.

Snap dragons are vicious little creatures that live in groups called wings. They are a type of dragon and are as varied in type and temperament as their larger, more well-known cousins. They are primarily found in forested areas that are rich in game, but they are not uncommon in mountains and can be found in most other environments. For those few who actually wish to encounter these creatures, they can most readily be found in groves of dragonleaf trees because they find the presence of such trees to be of comfort. Pack hunters, they attack in groups and will not relent until their prey has fallen. Not particularly intelligent, they are scavengers and thus easily trapped since their attraction to anything valuable is well known. Snap dragons are often thought to be baby dragons when first seen, they will allow an unsuspecting victim approach before disabusing them of this notion.

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