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(Dinosaur) Beipiaosaurus

By PaleoNeolitic - Own work, CC BY 4.0,, Beipiaosaurus
By PaleoNeolitic – Own work, CC BY 4.0,

Your party stumbles on an odd goose-shaped creature digging into a rotten log. The creature gives a startled hoot and waddles away.

Originally Posted by Warforged51092 of the Wizards Community forums.

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Beipiaosaurs are one of the smallest of the odd therizinasaurs. This medium sized creature eats all manner of things: plants, carrion, insects, eggs, etc. Beipiaosaurs are generally peaceful.

Medium animal  
Hit Dice2d8+8 (17 hp)
Initiative+2 (+2 Dexterity)
Speed:40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class18 (+2 Dexterity +6 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple+1/+3
AttackClaw +3 melee (2d4 +2)
Full AttackClaw +3 melee (2d4 +2) and bite -2 melee (1d4 +1)
Space/Reach5 ft./5 ft.
Special AttacksVomit, Augmented Critical
Special QualitiesLow-Light Vision
  SavesFort +9, Ref +5, Will +0
  AbilitiesStrength 15, Dexterity 14, Constitution 19, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 10, Charisma 10
  SkillsHide +3, Listen +4, Spot +4
  FeatsGreat Fortitude
  EnvironmentWarm forests, marshes
OrganizationSolitary, Pair, or Family (2-5)
Challenge Rating2
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement3-4 HD (Medium); 5-6 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment


Beipiaosaurs would much rather run than fight. But if cornered, it will lash out with its savage claws and a foul mixture of half-digested gunk.

Augmented Critical (sp): A beipiaosaurus’s claw attack threatens a critical on 19 or 20

Vomit (sp): as a standard action, a beipiaosaurus can vomit up its stomach contents. All in a 10 ft. cone must make a ref. save or take 1d6 acid damage. A separate fort. save must be taken by all within 10 ft. of the creature or be nauseated for 1d4 rounds. Both saves are Constitution based.

  • Beipiaosaurs have a +2 racial bonus on fortitude saves vs. ingested poison and disease.
  • Beipiaosaurs have a +2 racial bonus on Listen and Spot checks.
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