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Dinosaur, Nodosaurus

The nodosaurus is a broad-backed, armor-plated herbivore with a gentle disposition. When provoked or attacked, it can turn and slap opponents with its tail, but its thick hide and the spikes protruding from its side discourage most would-be predators from anything more than a cursory look.

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 45 (6d10 + 12)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 11 (+0) 14 (+2) 2 (–4) 12 (+1) 5 (–3)

Senses passive Perception 11
Languages
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Swamp Camouflage. The nodosaurus has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide in swampy terrain.

Actions

  • Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8 + 3) bludgeoning damage.

About

Lizardfolk have long trained the dinosaurs as beasts of burden, and a single nodosaurus is capable of carrying nearly all of the material a migratory tribe could hope to bring along.

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