J-Mart Fantasy: Darkmantles, Skeletons, Ghouls, Wraith

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Re: J-Mart Fantasy: Owlbears, Bulette, Girallon

Post by Thorpocalypse » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:03 am

Woodclaw wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:30 am
Gamebook wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:12 am
Girallons are really just the 'White Apes' from the Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars novels. If you want to see them on a really bloody rampage check out the Dynamite comic 'Dejah Thoris and the White Apes of Mars' mini-series.
I only found out about that very recently (I really don't like the John Carter novels), but one of the interesting bits is that, according to the original source material, every now and then, a 'Black furred ape' is born, which is way more ferocious than its kin.
That's good to know. I actually liked the John Carter movie, but like Woodclaw, I never got into the novels. I'll have to hit some Wikis and see what else I can build homages to in my setting.

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80 - Mind Flayer

Post by Thorpocalypse » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:57 am

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Licenses to Illithid.

MIND FLAYER
PL8


OPL: 8; DPL: 8; HP: 1

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 2, STAMINA 3, AGILITY 2, DEXTERITY 2, FIGHTING 6, INTELLECT 4, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 4

SKILLS: Athletics (+2), Close Combat [Tentacles] 3 (+9), Deception 6 (+10) [Daze], Expertise [Underdark] 6 (+10), Insight 5 (+9), Intimidation 6 (+10), Perception 8 (+12), Persuasion 5 (+9), Stealth 5 (+7)

ADVANTAGES: Daze (1) (Deception), Equipment (1), Fast Grab, Improved Defense, Improved Hold, Languages (1) (Common, Draconic, Base: Deep Speech), Speed of Thought*

POWERS:
Natural Body Armor: Protection 4; 4 pts
Underground Dweller: Senses 2 (Darkvision); 2 pts
Tentacles: Extra Limbs 4 (4 Tentacles), Enhanced Advantages 2 (Fast Grab, Improved Hold); 6 pts
Ageless: Immunity 1 (Disease), Feature 1 (Longevity); 2 pts
Brain Extraction: Damage 5 (Extra: Concentration, Linked, Penetrating 5, Flaw: Grab-based), Weaken Intellect 3 (Extra: Concentration, Linked, Flaw: Grab-based); 13 pts
Brain Ingestion: Reaction Healing 5 (Extra: Reaction [when target takes damage from Brain Extraction], Flaw: Limited to Self Only); 20 pts
Psionic Array: 33 pt Array; 35 pts
Mental Blast: Psychic Perception Ranged Damage 8 (Extra: Alternate Resistance [Will], Subtle); 33 pts
Mind Control: Perception Ranged Cumulative Affliction 8 (Resisted/Overcome by Will; 1st: Dazed, 2nd: Compelled, 3rd: Controlled, Extra: Subtle); 1 pt
Telepathy: Mind Reading 8, Communication 1 (Mental, 100 ft), Comprehend 2 (Speak, Understand all languages); 1 pt


EQUIPMENT:
(5 pts)
Quarterstaff: Bludgeoning Strength-Based Damage 2; 2 pts

OFFENSE:
Initiative +4
Close Attack +6 [Unarmed +2; Staff +4]
Tentacles +9 [Brain Extraction +5]
Special Attack [Mind Blast +8, Perception; Mind Control Affliction +8, Perception]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +9 [DC19] Parry +8 [DC18]
Toughness +7, Fortitude +6, Will +9

COMPLICATIONS:
Arrogance: Mind Flayers consider themselves superior to all other creatures
Motivation: Illithids live to dominate others and are constantly planning ways, or searching for objects or pawns to help them do so
Reputation: Their reputation precedes them anywhere they go across Gloriant

Abilities 54 + Skills 22 (44 ranks) + Advantages 5 + Powers 82 + Defenses 17 = 180 / 180

Comments: As much as I never though D&D handled psionic powers that well (I thought they were unbalancing) I always loved Mind Flayers. Many are the times I’ve had my character, or a party member turned against the party thanks to these bastards. Despite that, I love the concept and they were one of the first things I knew I had to do a version of for my setting.

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81 - Hydra

Post by Thorpocalypse » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:14 am

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Hail, HYDRA! Cut off one head, two more will take it's place!

HYDRA
PL9


OPL: 9; DPL: 9; HP: 1

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 7, STAMINA 8, AGILITY 0, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 7, INTELLECT -4, AWARENESS 1, PRESENCE -3

SKILLS: Athletics 3 (+10), Deception (-3), Insight (+1), Intimidation (-3/+1), Perception 7 (+8), Persuasion (-3), Stealth (+0/-8)

ADVANTAGES: Close Attack (4), Diehard, Fearless, Improved Grab, Improved Initiative (1), Takedown (1), Trance

POWERS:
Hydra Size: Growth 8 (+8 Str, +8 Sta, -4 Dodge/Parry, -8 Stealth, +4 Intimidation, Speed +1 [4 mph/60 fpr], +8 Mass, Reach 2 [10 ft]; Extra: Innate, Permanent); 17 pts
Hydra Senses: Senses 4 (Darkvision, Low-light Vision, Scent [Acute]); 4 pts
Aquatic: Immunity 1 (Suffocation [Drowning]), Swimming 2 (2 mph/15 fpr); 3 pts
Hydra Hide: Protection 4, Impervious Toughness 8; 12 pts
Many Heads: Summon 5 (75 pt Minions; Extra: Continuous, Heroic, Horde, Innate, Multiple Minions 2 [4 Heads], Sacrifice, Flaw: Limited to Hydra Heads); 51 pts
Cut Off One Head, Two More Grow in it's Place: Summon 5 (75 pt Minions; Extra: Continuous, Heroic, Horde, Innate, Multiple Minions 5 [32 Heads], Sacrifice, Triggered [when a head is severed without applying fire to the wound], Flaw: Limited [Horde limited to two Hydra Heads per round], Limited to Hydra Heads, Limited to no more than 9 Hydra Heads at a time, Uncontrolled); 62 pts)
Hydra Bite: Piercing Strength-based Damage 0 (Extra: Dangerous); 1 pt

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +4
Close Attack +11 [Unarmed +7; Hydra Bite +7, Critical 19-20]
Ranged Attack +0

DEFENSES:
Dodge +2 [DC12] Parry +6 [DC16]
Toughness +12 (+4 Impervious), Fortitude +10, Will +6

COMPLICATIONS:
Disability: Hydras cannot speak humanoid languages, nor they use their claws to easily manipulate objects.

Abilities 0 + Skills 5 (10 ranks) + Advantages 10 + Powers 150 + Defenses 16 = 181 / 181
HYDRA HEADS
PL9


OPL: 9; DPL: 9; HP: 0

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 7, STAMINA 4, AGILITY 0, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 7, INTELLECT -4, AWARENESS 1, PRESENCE -3

SKILLS: Athletics (+7), Deception (-3), Insight (+1), Intimidation (-3), Perception 7 (+8), Persuasion (-3), Stealth (+0/-4)

ADVANTAGES: Close Attack (4), Fearless, Improved Initiative (1), Takedown (1), Trance

POWERS:
Hydra Head and Neck Size: Growth 4 (+4 Str, +4 Sta, -2 Dodge/Parry, -4 Stealth, +2 Intimidation, Speed +0, +4 Mass, Reach [5 ft]; Extra: Innate, Permanent); 9 pts
Hydra Senses: Senses 4 (Darkvision, Low-light Vision, Scent [Acute]); 4 pts
Aquatic: Immunity 1 (Suffocation [Drowning]); 1 pt
Hydra Hide: Protection 4, Impervious 4; 12 pts
Hydra Bite: Piercing Strength-based Damage 0 (Extra: Dangerous); 1 pt

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +4
Close Attack +11 [Unarmed +7; Hydra Bite +7, Critical 19-20]
Ranged Attack +0

DEFENSES:
Dodge +7 [DC17] Parry +8 [DC18]
Toughness +8 (+4 Impervious), Fortitude +10, Will +6

COMPLICATIONS:
Disability: Hydra heads cannot speak humanoid languages, nor they use their mouth to easily manipulate objects.
Vulnerable: Hydra Heads are obviously the multiple heads of the Hydra and cannot function without the body.

Abilities 8 + Skills 4 (7 ranks) + Advantages 8 + Powers 27 + Defenses 23 = 70 / 70
Comments: My take on the Hydra for my setting. I struggled with this one for a while because I was torn about using a Minion Summoning mechanic for the heads or just going with some modified Regen and a Multiattack Strike for the multiple heads, but I went with the summon, at least for now.

I could easily see me building a much higher level version for when my PCs get to epic levels or just for fun, because I love Hydras, especially since I started playing Magic. They seem to have some in every set and they are always fun to play, even if they rarely make it top tier decks.

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82 - Trolls

Post by Thorpocalypse » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:44 am

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I am completely offended by internet arseholes being named after us!

TROLL
PL7


OPL: 7; DPL: 7; HP: 1

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 6, STAMINA 7, AGILITY 0, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 6, INTELLECT -2, AWARENESS -1, PRESENCE -2

SKILLS: Athletics (+6), Deception (-2), Insight (-1), Intimidation 9 (+7), Perception 8 (+7), Persuasion (-2), Ranged Combat [Throwing] 3 (+3), Stealth (+0/-3)

ADVANTAGES: All-Out Attack, Chokehold, Fast Grab, Fearless, Languages (1) (Most speak Common, Base: Troll)

POWERS:
Troll Size: Growth 3 (+3 Str, +3 Sta, -1 Dodge/Parry, -3 Stealth, +1 Intimidation, Speed +0, +3 Mass; Extra: Innate, Permanent); 7 pts
Troll Senses: Senses 7 (Darkvision, Scent [Acute, Ranged, Extended, Tracking]); 7 pts
Troll Hide: Impervious Protection 2, Impervious Toughness 3; 7 pts
Iron Stomach: Feature 1 (Iron Stomach); 1 pt
Regeneration: Regeneration 10 (1/every round, Extra: Persistent); 20 pts
Hard to Kill: Immortality 11 (1 hour); 22 pts

EQUIPMENT:
(5 pts)
Club: Bludgeoning Strength-Based Damage 2; 2 pts

OFFENSE:
Initiative +0
Close Attack +6 [Unarmed +6; Club +8]
Ranged Attack +0
Throwing +3

DEFENSES:
Dodge +3 [DC13] Parry +5 [DC15]
Toughness +9 (+3 Impervious), Fortitude +10, Will +4

COMPLICATIONS:
Power Loss: Trolls cannot regenerate damage inflicted by fire or acid damage, nor use their Immortality if their body is burned
Reputation: Big, dumb, cannibalistic savages

Abilities 16 + Skills 10 (20 ranks) + Advantages 5 + Powers 64 + Defenses 14 = 109 / 109

Build Comments: Ah, Trolls. Gotta love ‘em. Big, dumb, and nigh unkillable. A low level parties' nightmare. I always like to make the players roll a high DC check if their characters are low level to see if they know about the fire stuff, since pretty much all the regular players know the deal, but their characters should not.
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83 - Vine Horror

Post by Thorpocalypse » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:52 am

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And I am offended my people are associated with those stupid short videos!

VINE HORROR
PL6


OPL: 6; DPL: 6; HP: 1

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 4, STAMINA 5, AGILITY 3, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 5, INTELLECT -2, AWARENESS 1, PRESENCE -3

SKILLS: Athletics (+4), Deception (-3), Insight (+1), Intimidation (-3), Perception 7 (+8), Persuasion (-3), Stealth 3 (+6/+16)

ADVANTAGES: Chokehold, Close Attack (2), Diehard, Languages (1) (Common, Sylvan, Base: Native Tongue)

POWERS:
Plant Creature Hide: Protection 2, Impervious 5 (Flaw: Limited to bludgeoning damage), Enhanced Skills 5 (Stealth 10 ranks, Flaw: Limited to swampy or forested areas); 10 pts
Vine Horror Senses: Senses 5 (Darkvision, Tactile [Acute, Extended, Ranged]); 5 pts
Plant Creature Physiology: Immunity 31 (Electrical Effects, Mental Effects, Paralysis Effects, Poison, Sleep, Stunning Effects, Transform Effects); 31 pts
Slip through Cracks: Insubstantial 1 (Fluid); 4 pts
Swamp Walk: Movement 2 (Trackless, Flaw: Limited to plant covered areas); 1 pt
Claws: Slashing Strength-based Damage 1; 1 pt
Vicious Vines: Burst Area Cumulative Affliction 6 (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Strength/Damage; 1st: Hindered and Vulnerable, 2nd: Defenseless and Immobilized; Extra: Extra Condition, Selective, Flaw: Limited to two Degrees); 24 pts
Constricting Vines: Burst Area Constriction Damage 6 (Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius], Duration [Concentration], Selective, Flaw: Limited to targets with 2nd degree failure against Vicious Vines); 18 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +7
Close Attack +7 [Unarmed +4; Claws +5]
Ranged Attack +0
Special Attack [Vicious Vines Affliction +6, Burst Area; Constricting Vines +6, Burst Area]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +5 [DC15] Parry +5 [DC15]
Toughness +7, Fortitude +7, Will +5

COMPLICATIONS:
Vulnerable: Vine Horrors are vulnerable to fire effects, taking an extra degree of failure against them.

Abilities 26 + Skills 5 (10 ranks) + Advantages 6 + Powers 94 + Defenses 8 = 139 / 139

Comments: I like creatures that can throw out a nice area effect to give a party trouble and the Vine Horror has a good one. In D&D, it’s a +10 to hit burst, but I didn’t want to make it that powerful so 6 ranks of the Affliction felt about right. I may amp it up depending on if I test it against my (currently) PL6 PCs.

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84 - Shambling Mound

Post by Thorpocalypse » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:11 am

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Every day I'm shamblin'...

SHAMBLING MOUND
PL8


OPL: 8; DPL: 8; HP: 0

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 6, STAMINA 8, AGILITY -1, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 7, INTELLECT -4, AWARENESS 0, PRESENCE -3

SKILLS: Athletics (+6), Deception (-3), Insight (+0), Intimidation (-3/+1), Perception 6 (+6), Persuasion (-3), Stealth (-1/-5/+11)

ADVANTAGES: Chokehold, Close Attack (2), Diehard, Fast Grab, Fearless, Improved Grab, Trance

POWERS:
Shambling Mound Size: Growth 4 (+4 Str, +4 Sta, -2 Dodge/Parry, -4 Stealth, +2 Intimidation, Speed +0, +4 Mass, Reach [5 ft]; Extra: Innate, Permanent); 9 pts
Plant Hide: Protection 3, Impervious Toughness 9 (Flaw: Limited to bludgeoning damage), Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 16 ranks, Flaw: Limited to swampy or forested areas); 11 pts
Plant Senses: Senses 4 (Tactile [Acute, Extended 2, Ranged]), Immunity 31 (Blinding Effects, Deafening Effects, Mental Effects, Paralysis Effects, Poison, Sleep, Stunning Effects, Transform Effects); 35 pts
Lightning Absorption: Immunity 10 (Electrical Effects), Healing 8 (Extra: Triggered [when hit with electrical effect], Flaw: Limited to Self Only); 19 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative -1
Close Attack +9 [Unarmed +6]
Ranged Attack +0

DEFENSES:
Dodge +2 [DC12] Parry +5 [DC15]
Toughness +11 (+5 Impervious against bludgeoning), Fortitude +11, Will +5

COMPLICATIONS:
Disability: Shambling Mounds cannot speak humanoid languages nor use their tendrils to easily manipulate objects.
Slow: Shambling Mounds are slow, moving at Speed Rank -1 (1 mpr/15 fpr).

Abilities 10 + Skills 3 (6 ranks) + Advantages 8 + Powers 74 + Defenses 13 = 108 / 108

Comments: Good old Shambling Mounds. Yet another great ambush hunter. Slow, but effective and damn hard to hurt.

And the killer of my first two characters in my D&D game with my current FTF group. I was playing twins, a rogue and a cleric and the rogue failed his perception check and got sucked into the hidden Mound's maw and his brother tried to save him and also got eaten. Since then, I've played all my new characters with an unreasonable fear of Shambling Mounds. ;)

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85 - Treant

Post by Thorpocalypse » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:34 am

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There is unrest in the forest, there is trouble with The Trees...

TREANT
PL9


OPL: 9; DPL: 9; HP: 1

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 8, STAMINA 8, AGILITY -1, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 6, INTELLECT 2, AWARENESS 3, PRESENCE 2

SKILLS: Athletics (+8), Close Combat [Unarmed] 3 (+9), Deception (+2), Expertise [Nature] 5 (+7), Insight 2 (+5), Intimidation (+2), Perception 6 (+9), Persuasion (+2), Stealth (-1/-9/+7)

ADVANTAGES: Improved Smash, Languages (1) (Common, Sylvan, Base: Treant), Trance

POWERS:
Treant Size: Growth 8 (+8 Str, +8 Sta, -4 Dodge/Parry, -8 Stealth, +4 Intimidation, Speed +1 [4 mph/60 fpr], +8 Mass, Reach 2 [10 ft]; Extra: Innate, Permanent); 17 pts
Barkskin: Protection 5, Impervious Toughness 9 (Flaw: Limited to bludgeoning/piercing damage); 10 pts
Treant Physiology: Feature 1 (Longevity), Senses 1 (Low-light Vision), Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 16 ranks, Flaw: Limited to forest environments), Immunity 16 (Mind Control, Paralysis Effects, Transform Effects, Sleep); 22 pts
Talk to Plants: Comprehend 2 (Understand, Understood by Plants); 4 pts
Bring the Forest to Life: Summon 5 (75 pt Minions, Extra: Controlled, Heroic, Multiple Minions 2 [4 trees/shrubs], Variable Type [Trees/Shrubs]); 45 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative -1
Close Attack +6
Unarmed +9 [Unarmed +8]
Ranged Attack +0

DEFENSES:
Dodge +3 [DC13] Parry +5 [DC15]
Toughness +13 (+5 Impervious against bludgeoning/piercing), Fortitude +10, Will +8

COMPLICATIONS:
Vulnerable: Treants are vulnerable to fire effects, taking an extra degree of failure against them.

Abilities 24 + Skills 8 (16 ranks) + Advantages 3 + Powers 98 + Defenses 18 = 151 / 151

Comments: Treants are cool fantasy creations. Based on the Ents from LOTR, they’ve been a fantasy staple for ages.

Here's a summoned tree. I'll eventually get around to the shrubs.
AWAKENED TREE
PL7


OPL: 7; DPL: 7; HP: 0

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 8, STAMINA 8, AGILITY -1, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 6, INTELLECT -5, AWARENESS 0, PRESENCE -5

SKILLS: Athletics (+8), Deception (-5), Insight (+0), Intimidation (-5/-1), Perception (+0), Persuasion (-5), Stealth (-1/-9)

ADVANTAGES: Improved Smash, Languages (1) (Can understand Treant but cannot speak it, 1, Trance

POWERS:
Tree Size: Growth 8 (+8 Str, +8 Sta, -4 Dodge/Parry, -8 Stealth, +4 Intimidation, Speed +1 [4 mph/60 fpr], +8 Mass, Reach 2 [10 ft]; Extra: Innate, Permanent); 17 pts
Barkskin: Protection 4, Impervious Toughness 9 (Flaw: Limited to bludgeoning/piercing damage); 9 pts
Plant Physiology: Feature 1 (Longevity), Senses 1 (Low-light Vision), Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 16 ranks, Flaw: Limited to forest environments), Immunity 16 (Mind Control, Paralysis Effects, Transform Effects, Sleep); 22 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative -1
Close Attack +6 [Unarmed +8]
Ranged Attack +0

DEFENSES:
Dodge +0 [DC10] Parry +2 [DC12]
Toughness +12 (+5 Impervious against bludgeoning/piercing), Fortitude +10, Will Immune

COMPLICATIONS:
Disability: Awakened Trees cannot speak humanoid languages.
Vulnerable: Awakened Trees are vulnerable to fire effects, taking an extra degree of failure against them.

Abilities -10 + Skills 0 (0 ranks) + Advantages 3 + Powers 48 + Defenses 7 = 48 / 48

Comments: When a Treant or Druid-type wakes up a tree, this is what you get.

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Re: J-Mart Fantasy: Hydra, Trolls, Vine Horror, Shambling Mound, Treant

Post by Jabroniville » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:00 am

Sweet plants, Thorp! I'd left those out entirely of my Fantasy thread for some reason, but you did a good job of making them all seem unique and separate from each other! The Vine Horrors are more of a "living plant" with lots of Plant Control abilities; the Shambling Mound is a powerhouse with one of those uniquely D&D "Random Power Won't Work On Them" Immunities; and the Treants are super-heavyweights with Intelligence and Druidic powers.

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Re: J-Mart Fantasy: Hydra, Trolls, Vine Horror, Shambling Mound, Treant

Post by Woodclaw » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:23 am

Plants are one of those bits of D&D bestiary that might work or might not. Sometimes they're just glorified traps (killer vines) others they're very much redundant, but I agree with Jab these are some really nice builds.
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Re: J-Mart Fantasy: Hydra, Trolls, Vine Horror, Shambling Mound, Treant

Post by Thorpocalypse » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:11 pm

Jabroniville wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:00 am
Sweet plants, Thorp! I'd left those out entirely of my Fantasy thread for some reason, but you did a good job of making them all seem unique and separate from each other! The Vine Horrors are more of a "living plant" with lots of Plant Control abilities; the Shambling Mound is a powerhouse with one of those uniquely D&D "Random Power Won't Work On Them" Immunities; and the Treants are super-heavyweights with Intelligence and Druidic powers.
Thanks. I have a couple more plant things coming since I'm missing the most important sub-type of any creature: the mooks!

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86, 87, 88 - Blights (Twig, Needle, Vine)

Post by Thorpocalypse » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:48 pm

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Blight makes right.

TWIG BLIGHTS
PL2


OPL: 2; DPL: 2; HP: 0

ABILITIES: STRENGTH -1, STAMINA -1, AGILITY 1, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 1, INTELLECT -4, AWARENESS 0, PRESENCE -3

SKILLS: Athletics (-1), Deception (-3), Insight (+0), Intimidation (-3/-5), Perception 3 (+3), Persuasion (-3), Stealth 1 (+2/+6/+12)

ADVANTAGES: Close Attack (2), Languages (1) (Understands but cannot speak Common, 1 other, Base: Blight), Trance

POWERS:
Twig Blight Size: Shrinking 4 (-1 Str, +2 Dodge/Parry, +4 Stealth, -2 Intimidation, Speed -1 [1 mph/15 fpr], -1 Mass; Extra: Innate, Permanent); 9 pts
Tremorsense: Senses 2 (Tactile [Acute, Ranged]); 2 pts
Blight Physiology: Immunity 10 (Auditory Affliction Effects, Paralysis Effects, Sleep, Visual Affliction Effects); 10 pts
Putting Roots Down: Immunity 1 (Starvation/Thirst. Flaw: Limited), Enhanced Skills 3 (Stealth 6 ranks, Flaw: Limited to forest/wooded environments); 3 pts
Claws: Slashing Strength-based Damage 1 (Extra: Split); 2 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +1
Close Attack +3 [Unarmed -1; Claws +0]
Ranged Attack +0

DEFENSES:
Dodge +3 [DC13] Parry +3 [DC13]
Toughness -1, Fortitude +0, Will +1

COMPLICATIONS:
Disability: Twig Blights cannot speak humanoid languages.
Vulnerable: All Blights are vulnerable to fire effects, taking an extra degree of failure against them.

Abilities -12 + Skills 2 (4 ranks) + Advantages 4 + Powers 26 + Defenses 2 = 22 / 22

Comments: Twig Blights origined in one of the first 3E Modules, The Sunless Citadel. A twisted plant-like spawn of the Gulthias Tree, which sprouted from a stake that was used to slay an ancient vampire. Since then, they’ve become a staple of fodder for lower level parties.

They have since been joined by their cousins, the Needle Blights and the Vine Blights in later editions.

And here's some Mass Combat for them:
TWIG BLIGHT MASS COMBAT

CORPS (20,000-50,000): ATTACK 17, DAMAGE 15, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 13, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
DIVISION (9,000-15,000): ATTACK 16, DAMAGE 14, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 12, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
BRIGADE (6,000-8,000): ATTACK 15, DAMAGE 13, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 11, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
REGIMENT 1 (3,000-4,000): ATTACK 14, DAMAGE 12, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 10, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
REGIMENT 2 (1,250-2,750): ATTACK 13, DAMAGE 11, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 9, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
BATALLION 1 (500-1,000): ATTACK 12, DAMAGE 10, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 8, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
BATALLION 2 (150-450): ATTACK 11, DAMAGE 9, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 7, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
COMPANY 1 (140): ATTACK 10, DAMAGE 8, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 6, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
COMPANY 2 (55-125): ATTACK 9, DAMAGE 7, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 5, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
PLATOON 1 (30-50): ATTACK 8, DAMAGE 6, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 4, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
PLATOON 2 (15-40): ATTACK 7, DAMAGE 5, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 3, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
SQUAD (8-10): ATTACK 6, DAMAGE 4, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 2, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
SQUAD (4-6): ATTACK 5, DAMAGE 3, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS 1, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2
BASE (2-3): ATTACK 3, DAMAGE 1, DEFENSE 2, TOUGHNESS -1, INITIATIVE 1, MORALE -2

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NEEDLE BLIGHTS
PL3


OPL: 3; DPL: 3; HP: 0

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 1, STAMINA 1, AGILITY 0, DEXTERITY 1, FIGHTING 3, INTELLECT -3, AWARENESS 1, PRESENCE -3

SKILLS: Athletics (+1), Deception (-3), Insight (+1), Intimidation (-3), Perception 4 (+5), Persuasion (-3), Ranged Combat [Needles] 3 (+4), Stealth 3 (+3)

ADVANTAGES: Close Attack (1), Languages (1), Trance

POWERS:
Thick Skinned: Protection 1; 1 pts
Tremorsense: Senses 2 (Tactile [Acute, Ranged]); 2 pts
Blight Physiology: Immunity 10 (Auditory Affiction Effects, Paralysis Effects, Sleep, Visual Affliction Effects); 10 pts
Needle Claws: Piercing Strength-based Damage 1 (Extra: Split); 2 pts
Needle Array: 6 pt Array; 7 pts
Thrown Needles: Ranged Multiattack Piercing Damage 2; 6 pts
Needle Burst: Burst Area Piercing Damage 1 (Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius], Flaw: Unreliable [5 uses]); 1 pt


EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +0
Close Attack +4 [Unarmed +1; Claws +2]
Ranged Attack +1
Needles +4 [Needles +2, Multiattack]
Special Attack [Needle Burst +1, Burst Area]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +4 [DC14] Parry +4 [DC14]
Toughness +2, Fortitude +2, Will +1

COMPLICATIONS:
Disability: Needle Blights cannot speak humanoid languages.
Vulnerable: All Blights are vulnerable to fire effects, taking an extra degree of failure against them.

Abilities 2 + Skills 5 (10 ranks) + Advantages 3 + Powers 22 + Defenses 6 = 38 / 38

Comments: Needle Blights are bigger spawn of the Gulthias Tree that have needles all over them and can fling that enemies. I almost gave them a damaging aura, but since they are not that big, I decided against it for now.

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VINE BLIGHTS
PL4


OPL: 4; DPL: 4; HP: 0

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 2, STAMINA 3, AGILITY 0, DEXTERITY 1, FIGHTING 4, INTELLECT -3, AWARENESS 1, PRESENCE -3

SKILLS: Athletics 1 (+3), Deception (-3), Insight (+1), Intimidation (-3), Perception 4 (+5), Persuasion (-3), Stealth 5 (+5/+11)

ADVANTAGES: Close Attack (1), Fast Grab, Languages (1) (Common, 1 other, Base; Blight), Trance

POWERS:
Thick Skinned: Protection 1; 1 pt
Tremorsense: Senses 2 (Tactile [Acute, Ranged]); 2 pts
Blight Physiology: Immunity 10 (Auditory Affiction Effects, Paralysis Effects, Sleep, Visual Affliction Effects); 10 pts
Putting Roots Down: Immunity 1 (Starvation/Thirst. Flaw: Limited), Enhanced Skills 3 (Stealth 6 ranks, Flaw: Limited to forest/wooded environments); 3 pts
Tangling Vines: Enhanced Strength 1 (Flaw: Limited to grab checks); 1 pt
Vine Burst: Burst Area Cumulative Affliction 4 (Plant Vines; Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Strength/Damage; 1st: Hindered and Vulnerable, 2nd: Defenseless and Immobilized; Extra: Burst Area 30 [15] ft radius], Extra Condition, Flaw: Diminished Range [15 ft radius], Limited to two Degrees); 11 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +0
Close Attack +5 [Unarmed +2; Grabbing Unarmed +3]
Ranged Attack +1
Special Attack [Vine Snare Affliction +4, Burst Area]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +3 [DC13] Parry +4 [DC14]
Toughness +4, Fortitude +4, Will +2

COMPLICATIONS:
Vulnerable: All Blights are vulnerable to fire effects, taking an extra degree of failure against them.

Abilities 10 + Skills 5 (10 ranks) + Advantages 4 + Powers 28 + Defenses 5 = 52 / 52

Comments: Vines Blights are nice addition to the Blight family and far more dangerous than the others. Which isn’t saying much, but could still be a good challenge for some lower level parties in pairs.
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89 - Roper

Post by Thorpocalypse » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:06 am

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ROPER
PL8


OPL: 8; DPL: 8; HP: 0

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 5, STAMINA 7, AGILITY -1, DEXTERITY 1, FIGHTING 8, INTELLECT -2, AWARENESS 2, PRESENCE -2

SKILLS: Athletics (+5), Deception (-2), Insight (+2), Intimidation 9 (+7/+9), Perception 7 (+9), Persuasion (-2), Stealth (-1/-5)

ADVANTAGES: Close Attack (1), Improved Initiative (2), Languages (1) (Undercommon, 1 other, Base: Terran)

POWERS:
Roper Size: Growth 4 (+4 Str, +4 Sta, -2 Dodge/Parry, -4 Stealth, +2 Intimidation, Speed +0, +4 Mass, Reach [5 ft]; Extra: Innate, Permanent); 9 pts
Rocky Hide: Protection 3, Impervious Toughness 3, Concealment 4 (All Visual; Flaw: Limited to rocky/cavernous/icy environments, Limited to when not moving); 9 pts
Aberrant Physiology: Immunity 30 (Cold Effects, Electrical Effects, Magic Effects, Flaw: Limited to half effect); 15 pts
Roper Senses: Senses 3 (Low-Light Vision, Darkvision); 3 pts
Roper Movement: Movement 1 (Wall-Crawling 1 [Speed rank -1]); 2 pts
Bite: Piercing Strength-based Damage 2 (Extra: Dangerous, Penetrating 5); 8 pts
6 Tendrils: Extra Limbs 4 (4 Tendrils), Summon 3 (45 pt Minions, Roper Tendrils, Extra: Controlled, Horde, Mental Link, Multiple Minions 3 [8 Tendrils]); 35 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +7
Close Attack +9 [Unarmed +5; Bite +7, Critical 19-20]
Ranged Attack +1

DEFENSES:
Dodge +1 [DC11] Parry +6 [DC16]
Toughness +10 (+2 Impervious), Fortitude +9, Will +5

COMPLICATIONS:
Disability: Ropers are slow moving. They move at Speed rank -1 (1 mpr/15 fpr).
Disability: Ropers cannot use their tendrils to easily manipulate objects.

Abilities 20 + Skills 12 (24 ranks) + Advantages 4 + Powers 81 + Defenses 9 = 126 / 126

Comments: Ropers are pretty fun monsters. Like their cousin Darkmantles, they blend into caverns and icy type locations until it’s too late and they’ve got their tendrils around you. I decided to try and Summon Minion type setup to start to see how that goes.
ROPER (TENDRILS)
PL7


OPL: 7; DPL: 6; HP: 0

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 4, STAMINA 4, AGILITY 0, DEXTERITY 2, FIGHTING 7, INTELLECT --, AWARENESS 0, PRESENCE --

SKILLS: Athletics (+4), Deception (-5), Insight (+0), Intimidation (-5), Perception (+0), Persuasion (-5), Stealth (+0)

ADVANTAGES: Close Attack (1), Fast Grab, Improved Grab

POWERS:
Stretchy: Elongation 2 (30 ft); 2 pts
Strength Drain: Weaken Strength 6 (Resisted by Fortitude; Flaw: Grab-based); 3 pts
Aberrant Physiology: Immunity 30 (Cold Effects, Electrical Effects, Magic Effects, Flaw: Limited to half effect); 15 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +0
Close Attack +8 [Unarmed +4; Strength Drain Weaken +6]
Ranged Attack +2

DEFENSES:
Dodge +9 [DC19] Parry +8 [DC18]
Toughness +3, Fortitude +4, Will Immune

COMPLICATIONS:
NONE:

Abilities 12 + Skills 0 (0 ranks) + Advantages 3 + Powers 20 + Defenses 10 = 45 / 45

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Re: J-Mart Fantasy: Vine Horror, Shambling Mound, Treant, Blights (Twig, Needle, Vine)

Post by Ken » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:03 am

Helen was always trying to find Mr. Roper's one-eyed monster.
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Re: 89 - Roper

Post by Woodclaw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:36 am

Thorpocalypse wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:06 am
Comments: Ropers are pretty fun monsters. Like their cousin Darkmantles, they blend into caverns and icy type locations until it’s too late and they’ve got their tendrils around you. I decided to try and Summon Minion type setup to start to see how that goes.
Do not forget the Piercers ;)
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Re: J-Mart Fantasy: Vine Horror, Shambling Mound, Treant, Blights (Twig, Needle, Vine)

Post by Goldar » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:45 pm

Ken wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:03 am
Helen was always trying to find Mr. Roper's one-eyed monster.
I thought I was going to see the Ropers profiled here, both Stanley and Helen! Imagine my surprise. :oops:

@Ken: Yeah, Stanley didn't seem to enjoy getting undressed nor fooling about! Poor Helen had to beg just to see it on her Birthday! :P

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