Giant ticks appear as 3-foot long ticks. They are otherwise similar to normal ticks.
Giant Tick CR 1
Speed 10 ft.
Melee bite +2 (1d4 plus attach and disease)
Special Attacks blood drain
A giant tick drains blood, dealing 1d4 points of Constitution damage in any round when it begins its turn attached to a victim. Once it has dealt 8 points of Constitution damage, it detaches crawls off to digest the meal. If its victim dies before the giant tick’s appetite has been sated, the giant tick detaches and seeks a new target.
Fifty percent of all giant ticks carry and deliver red ache with a bite attack. Roll individually for each giant tick in the cluster or nest.
Environment Temperate Forests
Organization Cluster (3-6) or nest (7-12)
Giant Tick 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.