Halloween Monster – the Spring Spider

I’m currently working on a short Halloween booklet for Swords and Wizardry/OSR Compatible games.  It’ll have some Halloween themed monsters, magic items, and a short adventure to tie them together.  I wanted to take a moment to share a first draft of one of the monsters.  The illustration is by Sarah, and is also a draft.  As you can see below, this is going to be a very, very, deeply serious book… 😉



Hit Dice: 3
Armor Class: 6 [13]
Attacks: 1 slam (1d6) or 1 bite (1d6)
Special: Bounces, knocks down, immune to sleep, charm, and hold
Move: 9
Saving Throw: 14
Alignment: Neutrality
Challenge Level/XP: 3/60

These constructed creatures look like man-sized spiders with a large spring sticking out below the body. Since their legs aren’t movable, they use the spring as a method of movement, bouncing from place to place. When attacking, the spring spider bounces at its target. On a hit, the target must make a saving throw or be knocked over by the force of the spider landing on it. If the target fails its saving throw, the spider may make an additional bite attack.

Spring Spider: HD 3; AC 6 [13]; Atk 1 slam (1d6) or 1 bite (1d6); Move 9; Save 14; AL N; CL/XP 3/60; Special: Bounces, knocks down, immune to sleep, charm, and hold



Hello, my name is Steve Gilman. By day, I am a Systems Administrator/Release Engineer. In my spare time, I enjoy writing role-playing game adventures and supplements. I have been playing role-playing games since the early 90's. I'm a big fan of old-school games, particularly Swords and Wizardry with house rules cherry-picked from a variety of other compatible systems. For my crunchier games, I also enjoy Pathfinder.