Kaiju (怪獣 kaijū?) is a Japanese word that literally translates to "strange creature". However, the word kaiju has come to refer to a type of enormous monster spawned from the terrible energies of the Apocalypse. Atomic fallout, chemical and biological poisons, cybernetics, genetic engineering and cosmic radiation all have their role in the creation of these monsters. They are diverse in form and abilities, and although the ones presented here are mainly Kaiju breeds, many unique kaiju (called Daikaiju) exist as well. Daikaiju (大怪獣 daikaijū?, giant kaiju) are the largest of their kind and are always unique and very powerful.
All Kaiju are at least fifty feet in length and possess a minimum of 15 Hit Dice. Kaiju vary in their abilities and weakness, but have some abilities or immunities in common. All kaiju have the following common mutations:
Gigantism (Titanic): Fifty feet or more and very heavy and strong.
Natural Armor (Super-Heavy): Kaiju have a minimum AC of 0.
Reflective Epidermis (choose energy type)
Fairly common mutations of Daikaiju (in addition to the above) are:
Complete Wing Development
Dermal Poison Slime
Articles to Come!
In the weeks to come I will be detailing some additional aspects of my Atomic Dawn campaign setting. Notably additional aspects of the Alamo Empire, Monsters, Factions and especially Kaiju!
So stay tuned!
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