This creature looks a lot like a Stegosaurus, except that its plates become thinner towards the top of its back. Three spikes grow out of the shoulders of both front legs.
Originally Posted by LOTRfan of the Giant in the Playground Forums forums.
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Tuojiangosaurus is a lesser stegosaur, but very closely related to its larger brethren. It lives in both swamps and grasslands, especially by rivers. Tuojiangosaurs are not as strong as Stegosaurs, and, as a result, are often preyed upon by foes who would never think of attacking a fully grown stegosaurus. Averaging 23 ft. long and weighing 4 tons, Tuojiangosaurus is still a threat, however.
|Armor Class||16 (+10 natural, -2 size, -2 Dexterity), touch 6, flatfooted 16|
|Attack||Tail swipe +16 melee (1d12+7 damage)|
|Full Attack||Tail swipe +16/+7 melee (1d12+7 damage)|
|Space/Reach||15 ft./10 ft.|
|Special Qualities||Scent, lowlight vision, extended tail|
|Saves||Fort +12, Ref +6, Will +4|
|Abilities||Strength 24, Dexterity 7, Constitution 19, Intelligence 1, Wisdom 10, Charisma 8|
|Skills||Spot +8, Listen +8|
|Feats||Improved Toughness, Power Attack, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (Tail)|
|Organization||Solitary, pair, or herd (3-10)|
|Advancement||14-23 HD (Huge); 24-33 HD (Gargantuan)|
Few wish to engage the Tuojiangosaurus in close combat. Its spiked shoulders prevent most from attempting to grab it, while its long tail gives it excellent range compared to most quadrupeds.
Extended Tail (Ex): Unlike most huge quadrupeds, the Tuojiangosaurus is treated as having a reach of 15 ft. when using its tail swipe attack.
Spiked Armor (Ex): Whenever a creature grapples a Tuojiangosaurus the creature suffers 4d6 points of piercing damage.