Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
15	STR	5	12-	Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage [1]
23	DEX	39	14-	OCV:  8/DCV:  8
15	CON	10	12-
8	BODY	-4	11-
8	INT	-2	11-	PER Roll 11-/17-
5	EGO	-10	10-	ECV:  2
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
4	COM	-3	10-

5	PD	0		Total:  5 PD (2 rPD)
5	ED	0		Total:  5 ED (2 rED)
4	SPD	7		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
6	REC	0
30	END	0
24	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  52

Movement:  Running:    8"/16"
	   Leaping:    4"/8"
	   Swimming:   0"/0"

Cost    Powers & Skills
140	Sticky Webs:  Multipower, 112-point reserve, 32 Charges For Entire Multipower (+1/4)
3u	1) Standard Webs:  Entangle 3d6, 3 DEF, Area Of Effect (8" Radius; +1), Continuous (+1), 
	Personal Immunity (+1/4), Sticky (+1/2); Extra Time (takes about one Hour per hex to weave 
	web; -1 1/2), Only To Form Barriers (-1/2), Vulnerable (Fire; -1/2)
2u	2) Wrapping Up Prey:  Entangle 6d6, 6 DEF; Extra Time (1 Turn; -1 1/4), No Range (-1/2), 
	Vulnerable (Fire; -1/2)
4u	3) "Flying Webrope":  Entangle 5d6, 5 DEF, Sticky (+1/2); Range Based On STR (-1/4), 
	Vulnerable (Fire; -1/2)
6u	4) "Long Loops Of Sticky Gray Web-Strands":  Entangle 3d6, 3 DEF, Area Of Effect 
	(8" Line; +1), Continuous (+1), Personal Immunity (+1/4), Sticky (+1/2); No Range (-1/2), 
	Vulnerable (Fire; -1/2)

8	"Clashing Of Frothing Fangs":  HKA 1/2d6 (1d6+1 wit STR); Reduced Penetration (-1/4), END 1
121	"Drops Of Liquid Hellfire":  Drain CON 5d6, Delayed Return Rate (points return at the rate 
	of 5 points per Hour; +1), NND (defense is appropriate LS [Immunity]; +1), Personal Immunity (+1/4); 
	4 Charges (-1), Bite Must Do BODY (-1/2), Extra Time (onset time begins 1 Segment after victim is 
	bitten; -1/2), Gradual Effect (5 Segments; 1d6/1 Segment -1/4), Linked (to RKA; -1/2) plus 
	RKA 6d6, NND (defense is appropriate LS [Immunity]; +1), Does BODY (+1), Personal Immunity (+1/4); 
	No Range (-1/2), 4 Charges (-1), Bite Must Do BODY (-1/2), Extra Time (onset time begins 1 Segment 
	after victim is bitten; -1/2), Gradual Effect (6 Segments; 1d6/1 Segment -1/4)
6 	Exoskeleton:  Armor (2 PD/2 ED)
4 	"Scuttled... With Appalling Speed":  Running +2" (8" total), END 1
1 	"Launched Itself Through Space":  Leaping +1" (4" forward, 2" upward), END 1
-2	Unable To Swim:  Swimming -2" (0" total)
6 	"Four Evilly Gleaming Eyes":  +3 PER with Sight Group
6 	Spider Senses:  +3 PER with Touch Group
8 	"Ran Up The Wall To The Ceiling":  Clinging (normal STR); Cannot Resist Knockback (-1/4)
6 	Eight Legs:  Extra Limbs, Inherent (-1/4)

6 	"Flung With Devilish Accuracy":  +2 Sticky Webs Multipower

3	Climbing 14-
3	Concealment 12-; Self Only (-1/2)
3	Shadowing 11-
3	Stealth 14-
337	Total Powers & Skills Cost
389	Total Character Cost

75+	Disadvantages
0	Physical Limitation:  Human Size
10	Physical Limitation:  Near Human Intelligence (Frequently, Slightly Impairing)
15	Physical Limitation:  Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
289	Experience
389	Total Disadvantage Points

Ecology: It is unknown where exactly the Hyborean giant spider dwells, as the only known encounter with one was in a wizard's tower in Zamoria. One can only presume it is a native of Zamoria, although it may be an alchemical creation or may have been summoned from the southern jungles.

Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations. The Hyborean giant spider possesses nearly human-level cunning, and can make quite an effective guardian.

Powers/Tactics: The Hyborean giant spider is an ambush predator. It tends to hide itself, and then drop silently down on prey to deliver a highly-venomous bite (capable of killing a large man in a few seconds). If its target manages to dodge the initial attack, the spider will then try and trap its foe in its webs, either by flinging sticky lengths of webbing, or by laying long lines of webbing across the area in order to box its foe in (the spider tends to drag lengths of webbing behind it, GM's might want to make this the SFX of creating slot 4). One trapped, the unfortunate will be wrapped up, bitten, and eventually drained.

Appearance: The size of a pig, a Hyborean giant spider has eight "thick hairy legs" and a black "ogreish body." Its eyes have an evil glint, while its long fangs tend to clash together when it attacks.

Designer's Notes: The Hyborean giant spider appeared in the Conan short-story The Tower Of The Elephant. The spider killed the master thief Taurus with a single bite, and nearly did Conan in, until a hurled chest caught the spider dead center. As a side note, the spider is described as very, very fast, which is why I made its DEX and SPD equal to Conan's. The Sticky Webs Multipower is a mixture of generic giant spider abilities, and some elements taken from the story. Game Masters may want to make the first and second slot require more than one Charge to make the set up more "realistic," however, the spider showed the ability to throw around almost endless amounts of webbing.

(Hyborean Giant Spiders created by Robert E Howard, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

Hyborean Giant Spider Hero Designer File

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