Friday, November 23, 2018

Monsters: Breaking Down a Stat Block (Polar Bears)

In today's post I'm going to do a blow by blow rundown of a monsters stat block.  For this exercise we are going to use a Polar Bear.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Turkey Tarrasque

In honor of Thanksgiving I present to you the Turkey Tarrasque, Turkeysque for short.  He'll be utilizing the basic framework I discussed earlier for universal modifiers on your monster.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Monster Framework (Gargoyles)

To continue with the posting spirit I'd like to spend today talking a bit about how I've been designing monsters recently.  I'm going to use these dastardly Gargoyles as an example today.  In the below photo the Ork Party is playing cautiously moving their melee characters forward as they aren't sure which Gargoyles (represented by Eldar Swooping Hawks) are statues and which ones are ready to pounce.


Following up with yesterdays Halloween post I'm going to talk about a bit about the Zombie monster design.  Zombies are meant to be dangerous cannon fodder, relatively helpless on their own but get surrounded and you'll torn to pieces.  In the below photo we have one PC wisely on the roof, two PCs on the ground ready to protect some townsfolk, and to the south our brave fighter who already succumbed to six of the brain eaters represented by the grey unpainted minis.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Halloween One-Shot 2018

This year's Halloween one-shot I decided to continuation of last year's game, where the players after successfully stopping an apocalyptic event, retired to their villa and newly betrothed Weretiger brides.  (Background at the bottom of the post). 

An ongoing rivalry with a nearby Vampire Lord has finally proven too much for the party.  The Vampire lord has been misdirecting undead hunters to the Weretigers doorsteps, unannounced.  Enough is enough!  The party ventures north, stakes in hand.  It has been two months an no sign of them.  Their apprentices now travel North in hopes to rescue them.

Scenario 1 - Zombie Outbreak