Monstrous Physique — Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The holidays are upon us! I’m trying to bring a little bit of holiday cheer with this week’s entry. I’ve been exposed to lots of Christmas related content throughout my life, but my earliest Christmas contest memory is a particular reindeer with a red nose. Rudolph is one of those songs that’s always fun to sing along to and tends to bring a smile to my face. So, in hopes that it brings a smile to your face, I’ve statted up Rudolph as a gift to you! (Also, just because it has stats, doesn’t mean that you should have your players fight him. Be nice!)

Rudolph                           CR 7
XP 3,200
NG Large magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision, scent, snowsight; Perception +15
DEFENSE
AC 21, touch 11, flat-footed 19 (+2 Dex, +10 natural, –1 size)
hp 85 (9d10+16)
Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +7
Immune cold, sleep
OFFENSE
Speed 50 ft., fly 100 ft. (perfect)
Melee gore +12 (2d6+5), 2 hooves +7 (1d8+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks powerful charge (4d6+10)
STATISTICS
Str 20, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 10, Wis 15, Cha 5
Base Atk +9; CMB +14; CMD 27 (31 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Hover, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Run
Skills Fly +21, Perception +15
Languages Common; truespeech
SQ glowing nose
ECOLOGY
Environment any cold
Organization solitary
Treasure none
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Glowing Nose (Ex) Rudolph’s nose glows with bright light out to 100 feet. This light removes all fog, rain, smoke, snow, or obscuring effects in its area. He can suppress or resume this light as a free action.
Snowsight (Ex) Rudolph can see through fog, rain, smoke, snow, and other obscuring effects as if they did not exist.

Rudolph is a unique reindeer with a nose that glows with a red light. As a child, Rudolph found himself out of place with among other reindeer. These reindeer mocked his peculiar nose, acting particularly mean toward Rudolph. Rudolph, wanting only to join in their reindeer games, found himself disheartened. Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa Claus found himself unable to see from his sleigh to deliver his presents. He came to Rudolph, his nose so bright, and asked him to guide his sleight that night. Thanks to Rudolph’s nose and his wonderful abilities, Santa was able to deliver his presents that. Since then, Rudolph has been part of Santa’s crew every Christmas Eve and his exploits have gone down in history.

That’s it for this week! If you end up introducing Rudolph into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at KnowDirection@hotmail.com.

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder World Guide line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova the cat, and walks with heather the wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos.

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