Choking Constrict (3.5e Creature Ability)
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If a creature has constrict and has grappled a foe for 3 consecutive rounds, it may start to suffocate the creature. A creature who is grappled in this way must start making constitution checks at increasing 2+ 1 for each round held penalties to avoid suffocating. The creature can't make the usual attempt to hold its breath, as the air is being forced out. If the creature breaks free of the constrict and grapple or is freed by other means, it is no longer is in danger of suffocation but is staggered for one minute.
For example: a Giant constrictor snake manages to grab a thug and starts crushing it. The thug can't escape for 3 rounds, the thug after 3 rounds makes each round it is constricted make a suffocation check. The checks would start at DC 12, then 15, 18, 22 each round it is constricted.