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(Dinosaur) Pisanosaurus


The relatively small dinosaur in front of you, looks similar to the larger, carnivorous species.

By Jamie Baty

Orginally posted on the Vaults of Pandius

This small dinosaur measures about 4’long. Like its larger carnivore cousins, pisanosaurus runs about on its hind legs. A single pisanosaur is no match for a trained adventurer, but a whole pack of them can be pretty dangerous. They hunt and feed on the smaller creatures of the forests and will avoid anything larger than it, unless the pisanosaurus is part of a pack large enough to overwhelm the potential victim.

Dinosaur; Pisanosaurus

Medium Animal

Hit Dice: 1d8+1 (5 hp)

Initiative: +4 (+4 Dexterity)

Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares)

Armour Class: 17 (+4 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 13

Base Attack/Grapple: 0/+2 Attack: Bite +4 melee (1d4 +2)

Full Attack: Bite +4 melee (1d4 +2)

Space/Reach: 5 ft. /5 ft.

Special Attacks: –

Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent

Saves: Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +1

Abilities: Strength 15, Dexterity 19, Constitution 13, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 12

Skills: Hide +12, Jump +11, Listen +10, Move Silently +5, Spot +10

Feats: Track (B), Weapon Finesse

Environment: Warm forests, marshes

Organisation: Solitary, Pair, Brood (2-5), or Mob (20-40)

Challenge Rating: 1

Treasure: None

Alignment: Always neutral

Advancement: 2-3 HD (Medium)

Level Adjustment: –


A relatively weak fighter on its own, the pisanosaurus often relies on numbers rather than sheer power to bring down foes.

Scent (Ex): This special quality allows a pisanosaurus to detect approaching enemies, sniff out hidden foes, and track by sense of smell.

Skills: A pisanosaurus has a +8 racial bonus on Hide, Jump, Listen, and Spot checks.

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