Friday, 19 January 2018

Lens/Monster: Celestial Creature/Celestial Lion

Lens/Monster: Celestial Creature/Celestial Lion

D&D 3.5 has templates that can be applied to creatures to create variations. Lenses in GURPS serve the same purpose, and here we have the first template/lens from Monster Manual - celestial creature. It can be used to create celestial creatures based on existing creatures. The base creature for the lens (lion) was taken from Animalia in GURPS - a great resource that is unfortunately not updated anymore - and tweaked a bit, so you won't have to look up some new advantages from that website.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Monster: Carrion Crawler

Monster: Carrion Crawler

Carrion crawler is a dungeon-dwelling scavenger that sometimes hunts living creatures, paralyzing them with its tentacles and devouring them. I don't remember if I have ever used these creatures in D&D, but they look very fitting for a generic dungeon monster. Very weak to ranged attacks and high HT characters.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Monster: Bulette

Monster: Bulette

Bulette is a fun and memorable monster from D&D Monster Manual. The bulette, or landshark, tunnels underground and then ambushes its prey, pouncing on it and grabbing it with its powerful jaws. Uneven DR makes the head and top hard to penetrate, but leaves limbs and belly more vulnerable.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Monster: Bodak

Monster: Bodak

Bodaks are the undead remnants of humanoids who have been destroyed by the touch of absolute evil. I have never seen them as very appealing monsters, but I think a Dragon Magazine article makes them more interesting.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Monster: Blink Dog

Monster: Blink Dog

Blink dogs are intelligent canines with a limited teleportation abilities. Blink dog is an iconic D&D monster that I have used occasionally, but never in GURPS. At least yet.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Sorcery: Plant Spells XX

Sorcery: Plant Spells XX

And some more plant spells converted from D&D/Pathfinder. Transmute Metal to Wood lets druids create wooden armor from loot. Transport via Plants is a plant-to-plant teleport. Tree Stride is a slightly limited form of Transport via Plants. Wall of Thorns conjures a plant barrier. Awaken Plant imbues a plant with sentience.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Sorcery: Plant Spells XIX

Sorcery: Plant Spells XIX

Here we have some plant spells from D&D/Pathfinder. Changestaff transforms a staff into a small treant. Control Plants lets the caster dominate a plant creature mentally. Plant Shape lets the caster assume a form of any plant creature. Repel Wood creates a zone that repels wood.