Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B is for Beamos

Source: Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Climate/Terrain: Desert Ruins
Frequency: Rare
Organization: Solitary or small group
Activity Cycle: Any
Diet: Nil
Intelligence: Low (5-7)
Treasure: R
Alignment: Neutral           
No. Appearing: 1, or 1d3+1
Armor Class: 0 [20]
Movement: Nil
Hit Dice: 6
Thac0 [Bonus to Hit]: 15 [+5]
No. of Attacks: 2
Damage/Attack: 2d8+3 Laser Beam
Special Attacks: None
Special Defenses: +1 or better weapons to hit. Immunities.
Magic Resistance: None
Size: Large (8’ tall)
Morale: Fearless (19-20)
XP Value: 1,400

A beamos resembles an 8' tall pillar or obelisk, topped with an ever-rotating turret with a short protrusion that ends with a single eye.

These constructs are often located in desert ruins, where powerful wizards once lived. Now they guard ancient passageways protecting the treasures these long dead mages left behind.
As constructs, they are immune to all mind-effecting spells and powers. 

A beamos’s sole attack is a beam of fiery energy with a range of 100 feet, twice per round. Only magical armor grants a target any armor bonuses against this attack. If hit, the target takes 2d8+3 damage. A large mirror can deflect this beam toward a random location. A small mirror allows the character a saving throw versus Rod, Staff, or Wand to avoid taking damage.

(In the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past itself a Beamos is actually indestructible--but where's the fun in that? One of my goals is to make these video game monster playable in AD&D. All will be 10 HD or less.)


  1. Ugghh, I hate these things in game.

    This is a very cool post. Never thought I'd see monster stats for this. I'm getting more and more excited about your posts.


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  3. These guys would be great for miniatures dungeons & puzzles. Some maybe rotating maybe 30 degrees per round, other as much as 60 degrees. make for some interesting 'dancing'

    1. If I recall, the soul gem in the Ghost Tower of Inverness did something similar. Maybe that can be converted somehow...

  4. Love Legend of Zelda!

    I'm really liking the stats on these. You are right, though, there is nothing fun about invincible/indestructible monsters!

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink


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