Hey, everyone! This week, I’ve decided to take a break from the various Zerg write-ups and dabble into another beloved sci-fi franchise. As a kid, I would catch the two Terminator movies on TV all of the time. I still consider Terminator 2 to be one of the best action movies of all time and I was quite surprised to recently realize that I hadn’t touched the Terminator franchise on Monstrous Physique so far. To make up for that, I want to do a double feature. I’ll be covering both the T-800 and the T-1000 on Monstrous Physique, so let’s start with the classic series of Terminator!
T-800 Terminator CR 8
N Medium construct (technological)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +16
EAC 20; KAC 22
Fort +8, Ref +8, Will +5
Defensive Abilities hard to kill; Immunities construct immunities
Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam+20 (3d4+14 B)
Ranged battle rifle +20 (2d8+8 E and F)
Str +6, Dex +5, Con —, Int +2, Wis +3, Cha +3
Skills Athletics +21, Computers +16, Intimidate +21, Life Science +16
Other Abilities ocular implant
Battle Rifle (Ex) The Terminator’s plasma weapon can fire a deadly energy beam with a range increment of 120 feet.
Hard to Kill The Terminator is not automatically destroyed when reduced to 0 or fewer Hit Points. Every turn the Terminator is at 0 Hit Points or fewer Hit Points, it must attempt a DC 10 Fortitude save or be destroyed. The DC increases by 1 for every round that the Terminator is at 0 or fewer Hit Points.
Ocular Impact A Terminator is designed with a targeting matrix and a tactical database that allows it to assess the battlefield in an instant. The Terminator can attempt to identify any creature as a swift action with a +15 bonus. The Terminator can spend a swift action to target a creature within 30 feet. The Terminator gains a +1 bonus to attack the targeted creature until the start of its turn.
The T-800 series of Terminator is a specialized robot designed to terminate other life forms. Thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence, the computer network known as Skynet was able to achieve a state of self-awareness. This self-awareness led Skynet to create various robots and defenses to defend itself from threats, with the T-800 among them. The T-800 is the first series of Terminator capable of supporting living tissue, allowing it to be sent through time to deal with any threats to Skynet. The T-800 Terminator is made of a hyperalloy endoskeleton, making it particularly resilient. It is equipped with advanced scanning and tracking systems, allowing it to track and dispatch a target with unmatched skill. This, in combination with the living tissue surrounding its endoskeleton, allows the T-800 to infiltrate human settlements to find its target. Once set against a target, stopping the T-800 is nigh impossible.
That’s it for this week! If you end up introducing the Terminator into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at KnowDirection@hotmail.com.