Giant Spider
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By Lord RasputinLord Rasputin

A giant spider for the third act.

ST: 16 HP: 16 Speed: 6.00
DX: 14 Will: 10 Move: 6
IQ: 2 Per: 10 Weight: 500 lbs.
HT: 10 FP: 10 SM: +1
Dodge: 9 Parry: n/a DR: 0

Web (16): ST 10 bind. Acc 3, RoF 1, Range -/50. This has DR 3 and is Flammable (p. B433).
Bite (16): 1d+1 cutting. Reach C.

Traits: Ambidexterity; Clinging; Extra Legs (Eight Legs; Cannot Kick); Injury Tolerance (No Neck); Night Vision 9; No Fine Manipulators; No Physical Attack (Arms); Peripheral Vision; Semi-Upright; Super Climbing 3; Super Jump 1; Vibration Sense; Wild Animal.
Skills: Brawling-16; Innate Attack (Projectile)-16.
Class: Giant Animal.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 32 (OR 23 and PR 9).
Notes: Originally published in GURPS Bestiary. For bigger or smaller spiders, scale ST and HP with the percentage change in linear dimension in SM. For smaller spiders, also do the square root of this for Move. Refigure bite damage after calculating the new ST.


Many variants exist. Among them are:

  • the mind spider, whose magical web suffocates and is invisible until touched, as well as the spider
  • the hunting spider, whose bite delivers a poison (1d toxic (Resist HT-4), moderate pain after 1/3 HP lost, secondary heart attack)
  • the web-spinner, whose web has ST 12, DR 4, suffocates and lasts an hour.

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