An ageless crab has awoken from its long slumber, and now seems hell-bent on dismantling every ship and vessel in sight. Can it be stopped, or will your party also end up in pieces?

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This cranky crustacean was born out of some homebrew playtesting I ran with my friends a few weeks ago โ€“ an encounter made difficult by an impervious shell and a very strong, very large claw. That encounter slowly developed into a draft, line art, then the full range of crabs you see below.

The homebrew playtest also went well, and I hope to share it with you all in the future! Truth be told, I’ve been refining it for years now, as my personal campaign features many such behemoths. Would you like to see more?

I hope that our Colossal Crab will serve you valiantly as an ocean terror, or a seaside guardian. A wise sage, or an enraged beast. an unstoppable natural disaster, or perhaps just dinner. It’s completely up to you! 

Of course, I’d love to hear of the adventures and fights that might take place, so please share your tales in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

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You can find these crab variants in the expanded Colossal Crab Pack below.

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Ross McConnell

Artist and DM, I draw the maps, record the videos, and write the articles here at 2-Minute Table Top. It's my ideal creative outlet, and it's all thanks to you!

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  1. Colossal creatures are great! but I feel these are kinda small. A battle map on a larger crab would be awesome! Perhaps even a lower level inside the crab, battling through the various organs (sounds similar to Zelda: Ocarina of time)? The colossal turtle kinda reminds me of some Native American mythologies where North America is a continent resting on top of an old colossal Tortoise.

    1. I ran this as a modified Stone Giant for my players! Great-club became the big claw, for bludgeoning damage. Smaller claw was piercing damage, but same math. Advantage on hiding in rocky terrain. It was pretty simple to just use the same general idea, although you might want to adjust the mental stats.

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