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Happy Dire Turkey Day! from the Fat Goblin Hoarde

Happy Dire Turkey Day! from the Fat Goblin Hoarde

Earlier this year, our site died -- which meant we lost access to a year-and-a-half's blogs I had done. Two of them were "Thanksgiving themed" as I have been blogging on Thursdays for Fat Goblin Games for a while now.

What this really means is I can repost content from those original blogs and call it "new" so here it is -- my Dire Turkey for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Click here to go to the original artist and a 5th edition version

Dire Turkey   CR 1

XP 400

N Large animal

Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +5


AC 13, touch 9, flat-footed 13 (-1 size, +3 natural armor)

hp 15 (2d8+6)

Fort +6, Ref +2, Will +0


Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (clumsy)

Melee bite +1 (1d6), 2 kicks -1 (1d4)


Str 11, Dex 11, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 10, Cha 8

Base Atk +0; CMB x; CMD x

Feats Weapon Finesse

Skills Acrobatics +5 (+15 when jumping), Perception +5 Racial Modifier +10 Acrobatics when jumping


Glide (Ex)

A dire turkey cannot use its fly speed to hover. When flying, a dire turkey must end its movement at least 10 feet lower in elevation than where it started.


Environment temperate forest

Organization solitary, pair, or rafter (3–6)

Treasure none

Standing at almost 10 feet tall (with a 16 foot wingspan) to their hind plumage, an over foot long fleshy, red wattle hangs from their snood (beak). The dire turkey is a larger and more vicious version of the wild turkeys typically found in temperate forests. The carnucles of their heads help defend it’s otherwise exposed head from many predators that would choose them as a delicious snack (the typical dire turkey weighs 1,500 pounds and yields over 1,000 pounds of meat once prepared). They have a limited flight ability, due to their massive size, that allows them to either jump into tree tops to evade predators or to glide down from them safely.
Dire turkeys exhibit strong signs of sexual dimorphism, with male “toms” having colorful plumage that stands tall and is used in a courting ritual to attract female hens, which have muted colors for camouflage (+4 Stealth racial modifier) and are typically a third smaller than males.

Dinner of Dark Secrets

 Also, if you're more in the mood to reenact that awkward dinner today, why not check out our charity product from last year: Masters & Minions: Dinner of Dark Secrets!


Welcome to Masters and Minions, a product designed to provide you with a band of close-knit NPCs that act in concert to provide a new organization complete with leaders, chief henchmen, and minions oozing with character to your Pathfinder games. These have been designed to provide antagonists or rivals for your heroes though some may act as allies or support for particularly unorthodox groups.

Unlike a simple thieves’ guild or tribe of orcs, these groups drew much more heavily on influences from comic books and action movies, featuring over-the-top characters and outrageous environments. Each book will contain everything you need to add a colorful rogues gallery of villains to your game.

This special Thanksgiving volume describes a mob family of monstrous criminals famed for their use of a grotesque dinner party to induct new members. Inside you'll find the vampiric godfather, a cousin who uses his mastery of illusion to conceal his insidious truth, and other fantastic villains. Alongside these monstrous villains, you’ll find details about their lair, the sprawling Margreme Manor.
Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund

We all love tabletop RPGs, and we respect the people who create them. But most people who create tabletopRPGs are freelancers and other folks who often work for much lower income than they could earn in other industries— they create games because they love them, not because they expect to get rich. That means if tragedy strikes, a tabletop RPG creator may not have insurance or enough savings to cope properly.

That’s where the Roleplaying Game Creators ReliefFund comes in. We love tabletop RPGs and would like the hobby to remain vibrant. We believe that helping talented creators continue to work in the RPG field does just that.So we’d like to offer some assistance to tabletop RPGcreators who experience medical emergencies, injuries, and other catastrophic circumstances they’re not able to handle financially.

Not everyone is high enough level to cast a Cure spell, but maybe we can all chip in to buy a Healing Potion or two.

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