Badger (Forge)

Badgers have wide bodies with short legs for digging. They have elongated, weasel-like heads with small ears. These animals have faces covered with black fur and distinctive white markings. Their bodies have gray fur with a light-colored stripe from head to tail. The fur on their legs is dark with light-colored underbellies.

These animals have poor eyesight. They cannot see in great detail but can sense shapes and movement up to a range of 30 feet. They have sharp claws and are very capable diggers.

Badgers are omnivores that eat earthworms, grubs, insects, and the eggs of ground-nesting birds. Giant badgers also eat rodents and snakes, even giant ones. Badgers live in temperate climates. They prefer dry, open terrain with little vegetation, mainly prairies, plains, and dry grasslands.

They are often (80%) solitary animals, but sometimes (20%) live in small clans of 3 to 12. Males and females have the same characteristics, and both are fiercely protective of their young.


Hit Points 2 +1d3
DV1 / DV2 0 / 0
Attack Value 1
# Attacks 1
Weapon Type Bite
Damage 1d2
Saving Throws 16+
Speed Walk (1) / Run (3) / Spring (20) / Tunnel (1)

Badgers reach a length of 2 feet and weigh about 20 pounds. They avoid confrontation with humanoids and larger predators.

When cornered or forced to fight, badgers attack with their strong bite. The bite attack inflicts 1d2 damage. They have a musk they can discharge, similar to a skunk, but it is not strong enough to harm adversaries. Young badgers do not fight.

Furriers often hunt badgers for their pelts. The pelt of a full-grown badger is worth 5 gold coins.

Badger, Giant

Hit Points 10 +2d4
DV1 / DV2 2 / 2
Attack Value 3
# Attacks 3
Weapon Type Claw / Claw / Bite
Damage 1d2 / 1d2 / 2d4
Saving Throws 14+
Speed Walk (2) / Run (10) / Sprint (20) / Tunnel (2)

Giant badgers are five feet long, stand two feet high, and weigh over 75 pounds. They are aggressive hunters but do not typically attack humanoids.

If attacked, their lair threatened, or if their young are in danger, giant badgers attack with their claws, each attack inflicting 1d2 damage. They also have a strong bite that causes 2d4 damage. When their young are in danger, male and female giant badgers gain a +2 AV modifier.

Young giant badgers have the same characteristics as normal badgers. Furriers often kill giant badgers for their fur. The pelt of a full-grown giant badger is worth 20 gold coins.