False Spider, Pedipalp

This creature looks like a cross between a spider and a scorpion. It has six legs and two thin antennae that constantly writhe and wriggle. Two large scorpion-like pincers protrude from just in front of its foremost legs, and a whip-like tail extends from the end of its abdomen.

False Spider, Pedipalp CR 2

XP 600
N Medium vermin
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +4


AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 11 (2d8+2)
Fort +4; Ref +2; Will +0


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 pincers +2 (1d6+1 plus grab), bite +2 (1d6+1)
Special Attacks constrict (1d6+1)


False spiders are highly territorial and are likely to attack any living creature that enters their area.


Str 12, Dex 14, Con 13, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +1; CMB +2 (+6 grab); CMD 14 (26 vs. trip)
Skills Perception +4; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception


Environment warm land
Organization solitary or colony (2–5)
Treasure none

Pedipalps are also called whip scorpions. The average pedipalp is 5 feet long but can grow to a length of 10 feet.

False spiders are spider-like creatures that are very aggressive and highly predatory in nature, often hunting at night when the element of surprise is theirs to be had. False spiders dwell in shallow burrows which the dig with their massive pincers. There are two kinds of false spiders: pedipalps and solifugids.


Poisonous Pedipalp (CR 3)

A rare variety of the common pedipalp exists. Rarely encountered, the poisonous pedipalp is a solitary creature. No more than one has ever been encountered at a given time. They do not associate with others of their kind or with normal pedipalps. The poisonous pedipalp uses the same statistics as the normal pedipalp with the additions below. The poisonous pedipalp is CR 3.

Poison Cloud (Ex)

When threatened, a poisonous pedipalp releases a cloud of noxious fumes in a 20-foot radius around its body. Living creatures within the cloud must succeed on a DC 12 Fortitude save or be nauseated for 1d6 rounds. The poisonous pedipalp can use this cloud three times per day. The save DC is Constitution-based. A delay poison or neutralize poison spell removes the effect from the nauseated creature. Creatures with immunity to poison are unaffected, and creatures resistant to poison receive their normal bonus on their saving throws.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

False Spider, Pedipalp 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.

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