couple questions, why # appearing followed by a min and max column? same info. Also why 2 identical "in lair" columns?
Note - for the Killer frogs, the # app I gave was the min and max listed in the TotF module since no # app stat was given <shrug>. Also the "fight at double values" in Arneson speak means HD doubled (raising 1/2 HD to 1 which actually makes no difference on the attack matrix in this case), HP doubled (3 becomes 6), and saving throws would get a +2. I've always wondered if it meant damage should be doubled (tripled, quadrupled etc.) also, but since damage is never mentioned in this context I suppose it remains the same. What it boils down to is that the creature is much more likely to hit opponenets and can take twice the damage or, put another way recieves only 1/2 damage and gets a +2 to hit - not sure about the math for the +2 though.
Post by waysoftheearth on Nov 3, 2011 15:40:15 GMT -6
Oops, those were some extra columns where I tried to do some extra text formatting. I've removed them and updated the download.
The phrase "fight at double value" and even "fight at triple value" appears for a few other monsters too. I would simply allow the monster two or three attacks per round instead of one. But I agree, it is open to interpretation.
I'm glad you bumped this. I forgot I had more. There's actually a lot of monsters not statted elsewhere in D&D that get some stats and info in either Supplement II ToTF or the FFC dungeon of Castle Blackmoor.
Particularly with ToTF it's surprising since the names are familiar "giant lizard, giant snake" and it's not until you start digging for the stats that you realize there weren't any until the MM was published.
I've attached a doc that has most of them. In a couple cases (Giant Snake) I included stats from both sources. I didn't include the non-standard (pre-D&D and Sniders stuff) monsters from the FFC except in the case of adding some detail to the True Troll. True troll is a CHAINMAIL monster but it shows up in Temple of the Frog (The trolls who fight as hill giants). I didn't list the other ToTF trolls (the ones who fight like ogres) because that's prolly to confusing with the standard D&D troll.
I've referenced the buggers incase WoTE (or anybody else) wants to add them to the list or check them out.
Falconer; There are no monster stats given for "Hobbits" in GH that I can see, nor for Magic Statues in M&T. I don't have Tegel Manor or the Ready Ref Sheets, but if you want to provide the stats line and the reference I'll add them (since they are mentioned in M&T).
Falconer; I don't have Lost Caverns of Tsojconth either. Can you provide details (including source) for the three critters you mentioned?
Note to self: I apparently never followed up on these.
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