Monstrous Physique — R2-D2

Hello, once again! This week, I decided to head back to the galaxy far, far away. The beloved Star Wars universe is home to many great sci-fi creatures and concepts. I feel that one of the most well-known and beloved figures from the universe is one cute, little astromech. Let’s take a look at R2-D2!

R2-D2                          CR 3
XP 800
N Small construct (technological)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +8
hp 35
EAC 14; KAC 15
Fort +0, Ref +0, Will +4
Immunities construct immunities
Speed 20 ft.
Melee electro-shock prod +10 (1d4+3 E)
Special Attacks oil spray
Str +0, Dex +2, Con —, Int +4, Wis +1, Cha +2
Skills Computers +13, Engineering +13, Physical Science +13
Other Abilities holoprojector, rocket booster
Environment any
Organization solitary
Holoprojector (Ex) R2-D2 can record up to 5 minutes of audio and video, beginning the process as a standard action. He can play back a recording as a standard action, ending the transmission any time as a free action.
Oil Spray (Ex) R2-D2 can spray oil as a standard action. This functions as grease, except that it only affects one square, but can also cover a creature in oil. A creature covered in oil has no penalty or impediment, but if R2-D2 uses his rocket booster while adjacent to a creature covered in oil, the creature catches on fire and begins burning.
Rocket Booster (Ex)R2-D2 can activate his rocket boosters as a free action. While active, R2-D2 has a 40-foot fly speed. R2-D2 can keep his rocket booster active for 2 rounds. He cannot use the boosters again for 1d4 rounds.

R2-D2 is one of several droids from the R2 astromech line. Astromechs are designed to repair starships, working as automated mechanics. R2-D2 is a a particular droid with a lot of personality. He has a unique and adventurous attitude and is more than willing to brave dangers. As an astromech, R2 (as he’s commonly know) has a variety of tools at his disposal to aid him with his work. These include a utility arm to manipulate small objects, a data probe to interact interface with computers, and an electrical prod to both restart circuitry and harm anyone attempting to hurt him. R2-D2 is particularly clever and makes use of his tools and intellect to help him overcome challenges and help his allies.

That’s it for this week! If you end up introducing R2D2 into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at

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.