Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 60 STR 50 21- Lift 102.4 tons; 12d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 10 12- 35 CON 25 16- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 11-/15- 5 EGO -5 10- 35 PRE 25 16- PRE Attack: 7d6 5 OCV 10 5 DCV 10 2 OMCV -3 2 DMCV -3 4 SPD 20 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 28 PD 18 Total: 28 PD (8 rPD) 23 ED 13 Total: 23 ED (8 rED) 20 REC 16 70 END 10 40 BODY 30 100 STUN 40 Total Characteristic Cost: 264 Movement: Running: 0m Leaping: 0m Swimming: 24m/48m Cost Powers & Skills 50 Bite: HKA 2 ½d6 (5 ½d6 w/STR), Area Of Effect (4m Line; +¼), END 5 24 Tough Hide: Resistant Protection (8 PD/8 ED) 22 Heavy: Knockback Resistance -22m 10 Hold Breath: Life Support (Self-Contained Breathing), 1 Recoverable Continuing Charge lasting 1 Hour (+0), [1 rc] -2 Only Swims: Leaping -4m -12 Only Swims: Running -12m" 10 Aquatic: Swimming +20m (24m total), END 1 5 Acute Sense of Smell: Discriminatory with Normal Smell 8 Acute Sense of Smell: +4 PER with Smell/Taste Group 10 Acute Sense of Smell: Tracking with Smell/Taste Group Skills 8 +4 OCV with Bite 5 Concealment 13-; Self Only (-1/2) 5 Stealth 13- 7 Tracking 13- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 150 Total Cost: 414 175+ Complications (50) 20 Physical Complication: Animal Intelligence (Frequently; Greatly Impairing) 15 Physical Complication: Gigantic (up to 25m long and weighing around 150 tons; +8 OCV for others to hit, +8 to PER Rolls for others to perceive) (Frequently; Slightly Impairing) 20 Physical Complication: Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently; Greatly Impairing) 10 Psychological Complication: Aggressive And Territorial (Common; Moderate) Total Complication Points: 50 Experience Points: 239
Ecology: Liopleurodon lives in the shallow epicontinental seas of the Jurassic. It is a solitary ambush predator, laying in wait near the sea bottom, and using its immense flippers to propel itself forward and upward in a surprising burst of speed in order to take its prey. Due to its immense size, Liopleurodon is capable of devouring anything in the ocean, including ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and sharks. Liopleurodon's life span is unknown, but may be upwards of 100 years.
Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations. Liopleurodon's are fiercely territorial, and will go so far as to attack an intruding Liopleurodon.
Powers/Tactics: An ambush predator, Liopleurodon remains in the gloom of the lower ocean depths, taking unwary prey swimming in the upper layers of water. It is capable of great bursts of speed, and can strike suddenly and without warning.
Appearance: Liopleurodon is an immense short-necked plesiosaur. Fully grown it measures close to 80 feet in length, weighing upwards of 150 tons. It has a long, narrow skull, a short neck, a long torso, and a short tail. Four large flippers provide propulsion and steering.
Everything about Liopleurodon is large. Its head is 16 feet in length, with 10 foot jaws. Each flipper is 10 feet long. The rosette of teeth at the front tip of the jaws are twice as long as those of Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Designer's Notes: Based on current fossil record findings, Liopleurodon is the largest predator the world has ever seen. The information here was derived from the BBC television program and companion book Walking With Dinosaurs. Since the events depicted in the show were based on supposition and theory, this means that the description of Liopleurodon's habits in this write-up are not based on any solid facts (But don't let that stop you!).
In a sure-fire case of Science Marches On, the immense Liopleurodon from Walking With Dinosaurs seems to be either a total fabrication or was based off of inaccurate data. There is a 3 meter jaw fragment at Oxford University and that might be where the idea of an 80 foot Liopleurodon came from. However, as of this writing, the longest Liopleurodon would be L. ferox, at 21-23 feet (which is still a very large and very dangerous animal.) There is fossil from Mexico which looks to be 45 feet long, but by all accounts, it’s not a Liopleurodon. Still, if you’re running a fantasy, lost worlds, or pulp-era game, a 25 meter-long monster dinosaur is just fine.
Recommended Reading: Haines, Tim. Walking With Dinosaurs
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