The Tiamat in GURPS Fantasy is the Babylon version and can be considered another aspect of the Dragon Goddess in D&D based on information from AD&D1 Deities and Demigods.

Babylon Tiamat[edit | edit source]

Tiamat (Babylon).jpg

1200 points

This form of Tiamat has a horizontal body with four clawed legs and two wings; her head has four widely spaced eyes and a fanged mouth with a forked tongue is 200’ long and weighs 6,000,000 lbs Her main attack is the ability to summon flood waters that fill a 60-yard radius centered upon Tiamat’s physical body.

This is modeled as Affliction 6 (HT-5; Area Effect: 60 yards radius, +300%; Incapacitation: Choking, +100%; Emanation, -20%) 288 points.

A possible analog may exist in the SCP multiverse as SCP-169.

AD&D1 & 2 Tiamat[edit | edit source]

Tiamat (D&D).jpg

Cost: 2230 (0+1975-15+250) points (not counting skills and spells)

While this form of Tiamat is much smaller she makes up with it via her spells and deity powers. At 60' (20 hexes) long this version of Tiamat is a Monstrous Western Dragon in GURPS meaning she is at least 3,000 lbs.

According AD&D first and second edition Deities and Demigods she is the Babylonian Tiamat with her battles with Marduk being legendary. She also goes by the name Takhisis in Grayhawk.

Later versions have Alternate Form (Human) [15]

Attributes and Secondary Characteristics[edit | edit source]

(Size, -60%) Section total: [0]

Attributes Secondary
Characteristics
ST 30 [0] HP 32 [0]
DX 14 [0] Will 16 [0]
IQ 16 [0] Per 16 [0]
HT 15 [0] FP 15 [0]
Total [0]
Speed Move
Basic 7.25 7
Modifier 0 (-1)
Final 7.25 6 Total
Cost [0] [0] [0]
SM 6
DR 0
Dodge 9
Parry N/A
Block N/A
Striking ST
Bonus
0
Striking ST 30
Thrust
Damage
3d
Swing
Damage
5d+2
Cost [0]
Air Move Basic Speed x 2 (dropping all fractions) 12
Water Move Basic Move/5, rounded down NA
Lifting ST
Bonus
Lifting
ST
Basic
Lift
Cost
0 30 180 [0]
Up to Encumbrance
Level
Move Dodge
180 lbs None 6 9
360 lbs Light 4 8
540 lbs Medium 3 7
1080 lbs Heavy 2 6
1800 lbs Extra-Heavy 1 5


Advantages and Perks[edit | edit source]

Description Cost
Language (placeholder, native) [0]
Monstrous Western Dragon [460]: DR 7 (Cannot Wear Armor); Enhanced Move 1/2 (Air); Teeth (Fangs); Claws (Talons); Flight (Winged, -25%); High Pain Threshold; Immunity to Disease; Nictitating Membrane 2; Night Vision 9; Temperature Tolerance 6 (+2 HT at bottom of range, +4 HT at top); Unaging; Burning Attack 3d (Cone, 1 yard; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP; Reduced Range, 1/5) [20]; Increased Consumption 2 [-20] [460]
Four Extra Heads [60]
Head attacks (all built along Innate Attacks) (default 1/2D 10, Max 100, Acc 3, RoF 1, Shots N/A, Recoil 1) NA
Red - Burning Attack 3d (see above) NA
Green - Toxic Attack 3d (Respiratory Agent 1, +50%; Area Effect (2 yards), +50%) [24]+Corrosion Attack 2d (Respiratory Agent 1, +50%; Area Effect (2 yards), +50%) [40] [64]
Blue - Lightning Attack 3d; (burn 3) [15]
Black - Acid Attack 3d; (Cor 3; Area Effect (2 yards), +50%;) [45]
White - Frost Breath (+240%): Crushing Attack 3d (Cone, 2 yards, +70%; No Blunt Trauma, -20%; No Knockback, -10%; Side Effect, Paralysis, +200%) [51]
Power Investiture 3 [30]
Object of Power (Major): Sanctity Enhancer 4 (560%: Cosmic - not effected by local Sanctity (Mana) with a lingering Sanctity effect +400%; Ranged +40%; Increased Range x5 +20%) (see note) [1120]
Unkillable 3 [150]
Total [975]

Disadvantage and Quirks[edit | edit source]

Description Cost
Enemies (Bahamut, Deity King of Metaliic Dragons, Marduk; 6 for either) [-5]
Reputation (Deity Queen of Chromatic Dragons) +4 to Chromatic Dragons (1/2) [+10]; -4 to everybody else [-20] [-10]
Total [-15]

Skills[edit | edit source]

Name Attr/Diff RSL Level Cost
Placeholder / Attribute-x 0 [1]
Placeholder / Attribute-x 0 [1]
Total [0]

Divine Abilities[edit | edit source]

Cost: 250

  • Command ("no saving throw vs. this divine ability"): Mind Control [50]
  • Comprehend languages: Gift of Tongues and Gift of Letters combined (special spell)
  • Detect alignment: Aura (spell)
  • Gate: Planar Summons (spell) - limited to mythos
  • Geas: Great Geas (spell)
  • Quest (no saving throw): Lesser Geas (spell)-30
  • Teleport: Jumper [100] and Warp [100]
  • True seeing: Aura (spell)

Note[edit | edit source]

As a goddess Tiamat is effectively a living Object of Power effectively crippling any divine based magic used in her presence.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • GURPS Fantasy p. 56
  • Deities and Demigods 1st edition 1st printing (1980) p. 8
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