This creature looks like a giant lobster with a sharp snout and eyes on movable and flickering stalks. Two large claws protrude from its thorax in front of four other pairs of spindly walking legs. Its exoskeleton is dark brown in color.
MONSTROUS CRAYFISH CR 3
Str 16, Dex 10, Con 14, Int –, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +3; CMB +7 (+11 to grapple); CMD 17 (29 vs. trip)
Feats Improved CriticalB (claw)
Skills Perception +4, Stealth +4, Swim +19; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception , +4 Stealth, +8 Swim
Environment Temperate or warm aquatic
Organization Solitary or colony (2–5)
Giant crayfish make their homes under rocks or in underwater tunnels burrowed out by the crayfish. Most underwater tunnels extend over long distances and include a “chimney” found along the edge of the water or even as far as 100 feet away from the water which allows the giant crayfish to enter and exit its passageways onto dry ground.
Giant crayfish are often hunted as food by dragon turtles, humans, storm giants, and giant turtles.
Monstrous Crayfish from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.