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Dark Sun Monster Summoning Tables

Wizards monster summoning tables for 2nd Edition Dark Sun.


By Richard Black

Terrors of the Desert Courtesy of WotC

A few notes on how I put this together. I based the tables on the tables in the Monstrous Compendium hard cover. I took an average of hit dice and experience value from the monsters in each table and assembled a similar list based on DS monsters from the main sources.

(1) DS Monstrous Compendium Appendix I
(2) DS Monstrous Compendium Appendix II
(3) Monstrous Manual hard cover
(4) The Wanderer's Chronicle (Dark Sun 2nd Edition Boxed Set)
(5) The Wanderer's Journal (Dark Sun 1st Edition Boxed Set)

The only serious modification I made was to include a bounce from one table to the next. This adds to the danger of Athas, and it makes room for a slightly more random effect to the spell. Am I the only one to notice that there is no Monster Summoning VIII spell? At least now I've justified the 8th table.

Included in the tables are "natural" monsters. There are no undead, "created" monsters such as golems, or carnivorous plants in the tables. Lastly, keeping to the spirit of the original monster summoning tables there are no highly intelligent monsters or player character races to be summoned.

Monster Summoning I (1d12)

Monster Summoning II (1d12)

Monster Summoning III (1d20)

1) Animal, Domestic , Aprig (2)

1) Centipede, Giant (3)

1) Ankheg (3 HD) (3)

2) Animal, Domestic ,Sygra (2)

2) Gorak (2)

2) Antloid, Desert Worker (1)

3) Animal, Herd, Kip (1)

3) Erdlu (4)

3) Bat, Giant Mobat (3)

4) Animal, Herd, Jankx (1)

4) Hej-kin (1)

4) Beetle, Agony (1)

5) Baazrag (2)

5) Jhakar (2)

5) Beetle, Boring (3)

6) Bat , Large (3)

6) Silt Runner (1)

6) Cat, Great, Mountain Lion (3)

7) Bat, Common (triple #) (3)

7) Snake, Normal Poison (3)

7) Erdland (1)

8) Beetle, Fire (3)

8) Spider, Large (3)

8) Floater (1)

9) Kank (4)

9) Spider, Silt (2)

9) Gith (5)

10) Kes'trekel (2)

10) Tari (2)

10) Hej-kin, Mage (1)

11) Rat (double #) (3)

11) Zhackal (1)

11) Lirr (2)

12) Roll on Monster Summoning II

12) Roll on Monster Summoning III

12) Lizard, giant (3)

   

13) Rasclinn (1)

   

14) Sand Howler (2)

   

15) Sandling (Elemental Earth Kin) (3)

   

16) Scorpion, Gold (2)

   

17) Snake, Constrictor (3)

   

18) Xerichou (2)

   

19) Roll again or DM's choice

   

20) Roll on Monster Summoning IV

 

Monster Summoning IV (1d12)

Monster Summoning V (1d10)

Monster Summoning VI (1d12)

1) Antloid, Desert Soldier

1) Baazrag, Boneclaw (2)

1) Ankheg (8 HD) (3)

2) Bog Wader

2) B'rohg (1)

2) Ant Lion, Giant (3)

3) Cat, Psionic, Tagster

3) Cat, Psionic, Tigone (1)

3) Basilisk, Lesser (3)

4) Cilops (2)

4) Dagorran (2)

4) Crodlu, heavy (2)

5) Crodlu (2)

5) Fordorran (2)

5) Dracolisk (3)

6) Dune Freak (Anakore) (5)

6) Inix (4)

6) Elemental, Lesser Air (6 HD) (1)

7) Pterrax (1)

7) Kirre (1)

7) Feylaar (2)

8) Razorwing (1)

8) Spider, Mountain (2)

8) Pulp Bee (1)

9) Slig (2)

9) Tembo (5)

9) Scrab (Leader) (1)

10) Spider, Giant (3)

10) Roll on Monster Summoning VI

10) Spider, Crystal (1)

11) Tulk (2)

 

11) Spider, Phase (3)

12) Roll on Monster Summoning V

 

12) Roll on Monster Summoning VII

 

Monster Summoning VII (1d20)

Monster Summoning VIII (1d12)

1) Basilisk, Greater (3)

1) Drake, Magma (2)

2) Behir (3)

2) Drake, Silt (2)

3) Braxat (5)

3) Drik High (2)

4) Bulette (3)

4) Dune Reaper Warrior (2)

5) Cha'thrang (1)

5) Elemental, Earth (12 HD) (3)

6) Dune Reaper Drone (2)

6) Elemental, Fire (12 HD) (3)

7) Flailer (1)

7) Klar (2)

8) Giant, Desert (4)

8) Mastyrial, Desert (2)

9) Lizard, Fire (3)

9) Remorhaz (11 HD) (3)

10) Mastyrial, Black (2)

10) So-ut (Rampager)

11) Megapede (1)

11) Trin

12) Paraelemental Beast Fire (2)

12) Roll again or DM's Choice

13) Ruktoi (2)

 

14) Scorpion, Barbed (2)

 

15) Sloth, Athasian (1)

 

16) Spider, Dark-Mage (2)

 

17) Spinewyrm (2)

 

18) Wyvern (3)

 

19) Roll again or DM's choice

 

20) Roll on Monster Summoning VIII