Athanas-1923 Autonomous Bulldozer (3.5e Monster)

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Athanas-1923 Autonomous Bulldozer Heemeyer-355A Killdozer
Size/Type: Huge Construct (Bot, Vehicle) Huge Construct (Bot, Vehicle)
Hit Dice: 6d10+40 (73 hp) 12d10+112 (178 hp)
Initiative: -1 -1
Speed: 20 ft 20 ft
Armor Class: 17 (-1 dex, +10 natural, -2 size), touch 7, flat-footed 17 27 (-1 dex, +20 natural, -2 size), touch 7, flat-footed 27
Base Attack/Grapple: +4/+22 +9/+17
Attack: Slam +11 melee (3d6+15, 20/x2) Slam +17 melee (3d6+15, 20/x2) or Machine Gun +13 ranged touch (5d6, 20/x2)
Full Attack: Slam +11 melee (3d6+15, 20/x2) Slam +17 melee (3d6+15, 20/x2) and Four Machine Guns +13 ranged touch (5d6, 20/x2)
Space/Reach: 15 ft/10 ft 15 ft/10 ft
Special Attacks: Push, Trample Dragonbreath Shotgun, Push, Trample
Special Qualities: Bot Traits, Construct Traits, Crew, Darkvision 60 ft, DR 5/adamantine, Low-Light Vision, Programming, Resist Cold/Fire 5, Stability +8, Treads Bot Traits, Construct Traits, Crew, Darkvision 60 ft, DR 10/adamantine, Low-Light Vision, Programming, Resist Cold/Fire 10, Stability +8, Treads
Saves: Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +6 Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +10
Abilities: Str 30, Dex 8, Con -, Int -, Wis 19, Cha 1 Str 30, Dex 8, Con -, Int -, Wis 23, Cha 1
Skills: Profession (construction) +10 Profession (construction) +10
Feats: Improved Bull RushB Improved Bull RushB
Environment: Any Any
Organization: Solitary Solitary
Challenge Rating: 5 11
Treasure: None None
Alignment: Always True Neutral Always True Neutral
Advancement: 7-12 HD (Huge), 13-18 HD (Gargantuan) 13-24 HD (Huge), 25-36 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment:


This massive caterpillar tracked tractor has a large plow in front of it. It's such a simple design, yet nothing seems to stop its unstoppable forward movement.

When the Luna-Tesla Corporation robotized the field of construction, it did cause some social unrest when the construction workers were put out of jobs, their machines running without their input. Even so, the public benefited from the advanced construction and demolition speeds and soon building projects erupted the world over. One of these machines was the ever-present bulldozer, a tractor designed for pushing. Given a mechanical mind, the autonomous bulldozer can understand spoken commands (but not reply in anything other than beeps and blasts of its horn), moving massive amounts of material with the roar of an engine. From construction, demotion, trash management, and even rescue, the autonomous backhoes could be found anywhere.

Athanas-1923 Autonomous Bulldozers typically come in warning yellow, and are powerful machines. They would be dangerous if misused. In fact, it turns out the Athanas-1923 autonomous bulldozer is a pretty good tank if equipped with armor, resulting in the Heemeyer-355A Killdozer.

Combat[edit]

Autonomous bulldozers do not engage in combat, but if they did they are simple, and effective, brutes. Beyond high strength, they can bury, push, and pin opponents with ease. The killdozer on the other hand is completely designed for combat, and has an actual weapons armament to back up its physical prowess.

Crew (Ex): The autonomous bulldozer and killdozer both have room for a crew of one medium creature, if piloted manually. Starting and running it requires a DC 10 Knowledge Xeno or Pilot check.

Dragonbreath Shotgun (Ex): Killdozers have an array of powerful guns and one large shotgun-like cannon. It fires slugs made of magnesium in a thin coating, which upon the shock of firing breaks off and becomes an expanding cloud of fire. It deals 16d6 magic bludgeoning and fire damage in a 30 ft cone, with a DC 19 Reflex save for half. On a failed reflex save any creature who take damage from this effect starts burning, a creature can put itself out as a move action or if it come into contact with anything that quench fire (like a pool of water). It also leaves an area of difficult terrain and embers: creatures take 1d6 points of fire damage moving through the area. The area remains difficult terrain for 10 minutes. With its hardness and treads, the killdozer has no danger from its own dragonbreath shotgun's aftereffects.

The dragonbreath shotgun can be fired once every 1d4 rounds.

Push (Ex): The autonomous bulldozer and killdozer can start a bull rush as a free action as part of an attack. In addition it has two other options it can use.

Bury: If moving at least 10 ft over soil, sand, gravel, or other soft material before making a bull rush (regardless if it is part of an attack), it can choose to bury the creature in the moved material. The creature is entangled, as if hit by a tanglefoot bag. They can make a Reflex save again the tanglefoot effect, DC 23 (DC 26 for the killdozer). The save is Strength based.

Pin: If an autonomous bulldozer or killdozer bull rushes a creature into a wall, it can make a grapple attempt as a free action and immediately pin the creature against the wall. However it is unable to prevent speaking. If the autonomous bulldozer or killdozer moves, the creature is automatically freed.

Hardness: The autonomous bulldozer and killdozer are high grade steel, with hardness 10. It takes half damage from physical attacks, electricity, and fire damage, full damage from acid and sonic attacks, and one-quarter damage from cold attacks.

Programming: The autonomous bulldozer possesses the following programs: Calculate, Collect, Identify Object, Job Function (construction), Reposition, Search, Sort.

The killdozer on the other hand possesses the following programs: Attack, Calculate, Collect, Identify Creature, Identify Object, Job Function (construction), Reposition, Search, Sort.

Stability (Ex): Autonomous bulldozers and killdozers have stability as a dwarf, but gain a +8 bonus from weight and a wide base instead of a +4 bonus.

Trample (Ex): The autonomous bulldozer and killdozer have a trample attack. 3d6+15, Reflex half DC 23 (DC 26 for killdozer). The save DC is Strength-based.

Treads (Ex): The autonomous bulldozer's and killdozer's treads allow it to ignore difficult terrain.

Construction[edit]

Athanas-1923 Autonomous Bulldozers are build out of a composite of many different metals, plastics, and alloys which must be processed in a factory. In addition its computer core requires special components and programming. The cost of the base material components are worth 1200 gp.

Assembling the body requires a DC 20 Craft (technology) check, a DC 20 Knowledge Engineering, or a DC 20 Knowledge Xeno check.

CL 7th; Craft Construct, battering ramSpC, lesser geas; Price 12,000 gp; Cost 5,400 gp + 432 XP.

The Heemeyer-355A Killdozer is more expensive, but has similar requirements and base components worth 2200 gp. Assembling the body requires a DC 26 Craft (technology) check, a DC 26 Knowledge Engineering, or a DC 26 Knowledge Xeno check.

CL 13th; Craft Construct, battering ramSpC, lesser geas, fireball; Price 22,000 gp; Cost 9,900 gp + 792 XP.


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