Electrum Pieces and Paper Pills

Three Quick Monsters

Couldn't get pics, but my son's Lego creations made me think up three quick monsters while he was working on a science exam.

The first was a scorpion that had hammers for pinchers, but still had two claws that could deliver a bite or a grab attack. The tail had a giant spear power by four magic items.

So, I thought of a low-level monster that could bite for 1d6, on a 20, it would grab and deliver 1d8 from the two hammer blows with no bonus for AC. The tail had four shots of magic missile (roll to hit for 1d6 damage), each shot causes one of the gems to disappear. AC would be as plate.

The greater version bites for 1d8, 19 and 20 is a critical hit with a grab and 2d6 damage. The tail has unlimited magic missile (roll to hit and 1d6 damage) or one magic blast attack per encounter that acts as a fireball, doing 2d6 damage. AC would be as plate + 1.

The second was a pac-man creature with a prehensile tail. More on that tomorrow.

The third was a living statue, all black with a blank face wielding a great hammer. (2-handed weapon doing 1d10 damage). According to him, there are three versions, all tied with the elemental force of earth:

One is all metal, the second is obsidian. The third is ebon wood and obsidian glass. Each one has different powers. There is apparently no way to tell which version you are fighting until it uses a special power.

My favorite is the ebon wood and obsidian glass.

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Break from Pro-Action Football

Took the weekend off from the football project. I left my thumb drives somewhere and I won't get them back until tomorrow.

Still, found a game group in town and played Scythe. What a fun setting.

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3d6 for Chart-Based Spellcasting

I long time ago, (about a year) I mentioned a system for chart based spellcasting. The idea was that you rolled some custom dice to consulted the chart to see if it was successful. No two charts are the same, etc.

The issue was that it used dice that you can't really buy anymore, dice from a game called Paydirt.

While working on my FASERIP Hack it occurred to me that I could use 3d6 instead of three custom dice. I also made the charts similar to Vedic Squares.

Looking at the Pic, 1 through 7 represents the spell level. The left column has the values 3 through 18. Roll 3d6, look at the result and match it with the spell level of the spell you want to cast. If the square is black, the spell fails.

Hope to have more soon.