Pseudonatural Creature

Past the timeless eons that lie between the stars pseudonatural creatures dwell beyond the planes as we know them, nestled in far realms of insanity. When summoned to the Material Plane, they often take on the form and abilities of familiar creatures, though they are more gruesome in appearance than their earthly counterparts. Alternatively, they might appear in a manner more consistent with their origins, manifesting as masses of writhing tentacles or other even more terrible-looking forms.

Creating A Pseudonatural Creature

"Pseudonatural" is an acquired template that can be added to any corporeal creature (referred to hereafter as the base creature).

A pseudonatural creature uses all the base creatures statistics and abilities except as noted here. Even though the creature's type changes, do not recalculate Hit Dice, base attack bonus, or skill points.

Size and Type: The creature's type changes to outsider. Size is unchanged.

Special Attacks: A pseudonatural creature retains all the special attacks of the base creature and also gains the following attack.

True Strike (Su): Once per day, a pseudonatural creature can gain a +20 insight bonus on a single attack roll. In addition, the creature suffers no miss chance against a target that has concealment or total concealment when making this attack.

Special Qualities: A pseudonatural creature retains all the special qualities of the base creature and also gains the following special qualities.

Resistance (Ex): A pseudonatural creature has resistance to acid and electricity based on the base creature's Hit Dice (see the table below).

Damage Reduction (Ex): A pseudonatural creature gains damage reduction based on the base creature's Hit Dice (see the table below).

Spell Resistance (Ex): A pseudonatural creature gains spell resistance equal to 10 + the base creature's HD (maximum 25).

Hit DiceAcid, Electricity ResistanceDamage Reduction
12 or more1510/magic

Alternate Form (Su): As a standard action, a pseudonatural creature can take the form of a grotesque, tentacled mass (or another appropriately gruesome form, as determined by the DM). Despite the alien appearance, its abilities remain unchanged. Other creatures receive a -1 morale penalty on their attack rolls against a pseudonatural creature when it is in this alternate form.

Abilities: Same as the base creature, but Intelligence is at least 3.

Environment: Any land and underground.

Challenge Rating: Up to 3 HD, as base creature; 4 HD to 11 HD, as base creature +1; 12 or more HD, as base creature +2.

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