Animals And Monsters

Disclaimer: The following material consists of rulings on GURPS originally posted to electronic discussion forums, newsgroups, and mailing lists by Sean "Dr. Kromm" Punch. Some of these statements have been taken out of context, or have been altered for clarity or brevity; therefore, these are not "official" rulings, and neither Sean Punch nor Steve Jackson Games is responsible for the accuracy of the modified content.

These were collected by Travis Foster c. 2004-2005.

HP and Size

09-10-2004, 02:05 PM forums.sjgames.com Re: G4 vs. G3, good and bad.

Originally Posted by lawman

Hmmm, on a side not, is there anything that gives guidelines on HT relative to mass or size? How big should a 50-foot dragon be? How many hit points should a 10 lb. cat have? Stuff like that.

It's an advanced concept from Bestiary (Wait For It…), but you can use:

HP = 2 * Cube Root (Weight)

Remember that HT has nothing to do with weight. You can have any HT at any weight, because it no longer rates HP.

ST, Converting from 3E

09-03-2004, 04:51 PM forums.sjgames.com Re: What's RIGHT with the fourth edition.

Originally Posted by sir_pudding

It's probably not going to keep the same ST. For massive creatures ST should be:
ST = 2 * (cube root of weight in pounds).

Yeah, that's very important. Keeping raw ST will result in overpowered critters.