Normal Rat (Swarm)

Armor Class: 9
Hit Dice: 1 hp each
Move: 60’ (20’)
Swim: 30’ (10’)
Fighting Capability: +0
Saving Throw: 5
Damage: 1d6 + disease
Dungeon Encounter: 1d10 × 5
Wilderness Encounter: 1d10 × 2
Morale: 5
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 1¼ each

Giant Rat

Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: ½ (1d4 hp)
Move: 120’ (40’)
Swim: 60’ (20’)
Fighting Capability: +0
Saving Throw: 5
Damage: 1d3 + disease
Dungeon Encounter: 3d6
Wilderness Encounter: 3d10
Morale: 8
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 5

Ah, rats of normal size and rats of unusual size: the classic low-level RPG adversary. Any given rat as a 5% chance of carrying a disease, which it can pass on with its bite.

Normal rats fight as swarms of 5 to 10 individuals, the whole pack making one attack. Giant rats fight singly, like ordinary monsters.

At one point, the party also encountered a huge giant rat with 4 HD.


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