Saturday, 30 June 2018

Monster: Bone Devil (Osyluth)

Monster: Bone Devil (Osyluth)

The bone devil is probably one of my favorite baatezu from D&D. It looks intimidating, has nice magical abilities, and a terrifying poisonous stinger.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Monster: Lemure

Monster: Lemure

Lemures are the weakest D&D devils, usually controlled telepathically by other devils.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Sci-Fi Worldbuilding: Foronese Colonies

Sci-Fi Worldbuilding: Foronese Colonies

Once again, I let the dice roll and my eyes look at the tables in GURPS Space. This peculiar species is the result. Will be incorporated in my sci-fi setting.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Sorcery: Ice Spells II

Sorcery: Ice Spells II

Here we have three new ice spells. Ice Armor protects the wearer, but is weak against fire attacks. Ice Movement freezes ground and water beneath the subject's feet, allowing him to skate. Shatter Ice damages ice creatures or objects.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Treasure: Boots

Treasure: Boots

In this post I present you several D&D magical items worn on your feet.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Treasure: Folding Boat

Treasure: Folding Boat

Perhaps you have noticed that I'm mostly doing these things alphabetically. I'll skip the blessed book, because it would not work properly in GURPS. The next item on the list is the folding boat, and it's pretty good!

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Monster: Destrachan

Monster: Destrachan

The destrachan is one of the "literally who" D&D monsters, along with the delver, digester, devourer, and yeth hound. The destructive harmonics ability is actually pretty cool.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Monster: Derro

Monster: Derro

Derro are afflicted by a form of racial madness, which most often manifests as delusions of grandeur coupled with an overpowering urge to inflict torment on other creatures. Derro are capable of holding their murderous impulses in check for short periods of time in order to cooperate with creatures of other races, but such arrangements rarely last more than a few weeks. Of course, no derro is capable of recognizing that he is out of his mind. Derro are stealthy and bloodthirsty. They like to carefully arrange cruel traps and deadly ambushes, and strike savagely from hiding. They delight in taking captives who can be tortured to death later, and favor traps and poisons that disable without killing.

The template is cheap enough for a player character to take.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Treasure: Bead of Force

Treasure: Bead of Force

The bead of force is a one-use item that deals explosive force damage and encloses the target in an immovable force sphere. Expensive for a one-shot item.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Treasure: Bag of Tricks

Treasure: Bag of Tricks

The bag of tricks is a bag that summons mundane animals. Some bags can be used to provide aid in combat, some can be used as a way to disarm traps by characters of questionable ethics.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Monsters: Rhinoceroses

Monsters: Rhinoceroses

This post's creation gave me many headscratcher moments. What is the plural form of 'rhinoceros'? Why does Weak Bite make dire rhinoceroses deal less damage than normal rhinoceroses? Why was dire rhinoceros in Fiend Folio of all the books?

Monday, 18 June 2018

Monsters: Badgers

Monsters: Badgers

And another pair of animals - ferocious badgers and their dire cousins.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Monsters: Weasels

Monsters: Weasels

Weasels are small mammal carnivores that can be used as familiars for wizards or animal companions for druids. The vampiric dire weasel can be used as mounts by smaller races, such as gnomes or kobolds.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Monster: Succubus

Monster: Succubus

And now we have the last demon from Monster Manual - the succubus. It differs a lot from the more mythological succubus from GURPS Horror.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Monster: Vrock

Monster: Vrock

Vrocks are mid-tier winged demons with an array of interesting special abilities.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Sorcery: Polymorph Spells

Sorcery: Polymorph Spells

I found the lack of relatively cheap shapeshifting spells. Alter Body only allows the caster to assume one specific form (at least in the way I converted it), and more powerful spells have 4 levels of Reduced Time to bring the casting time down to 1 second. These two spells take 10 seconds to cast, but are much more cheap.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Monster: Retriever

Monster: Retriever

Retrievers are spider-like constructs created by demons to retrieve lost artifacts and other precious things. Despite their spider-like appearance, they walk on four legs and use four other limbs as strikers.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Monster: Nalfeshnee

Monster: Nalfeshnee

The nalfeshnee is an ugly ape-like demon that judges the cursed souls. He generally avoids combat, but can be physically overwhelming when threatened.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Monster: Marilith

Monster: Marilith

Mariliths are high-tier demons, second only to the balors. They are brilliant tacticians and melee combatants.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Monster: Hezrou

Monster: Hezrou

Hezrou is a quite basic demon that is strong in melee combat, but cannot really do much else. His spell-like abilities are quite useful though.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Monster: Glabrezu

Monster: Glabrezu

Glaberzu is one of the high-tier demons based more around deception and persuasion than combat. Nonetheless, should be very threatening in close combat.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Monster: Dretch

Monster: Dretch

Last time we had balor - the strongest demon, now we have dretch - the weakest demons. Should be slain in droves by the adventurers, but can still be annoying with their Stinking Cloud spell-like ability.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Monster: Balor

Monster: Balor

This is the strongest of demons. Tough, strong, skilled both in martial and magical arts, this monster should pose great danger to the adventurers. Should probably wear some armor for extra toughness.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Psionics: Telepathy Abilities

Psionics: Telepathy Abilities

Here's three new abilities for the Telepathy power based on psionic powers from D&D 3.5.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Monster: Delver

Monster: Delver

The delver is one of those monsters nobody knows about. Seriously, I have never seen anybody use one or even talk about one. Pathfinder has a book named Misfit Monsters Redeemed that has a section about delvers to make them more interesting, I suggest reading it.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Monster: Darkmantle

Monster: Darkmantle

I have always overlooked the darkmantle in the Monster Manual, but now I see that it's actually a quite interesting monster.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Alchemy: Forgotten Elixirs

Alchemy: Forgotten Elixirs

I have looked through the books and found a few elixirs I haven't yet converted to my Metatronic Alchemy system. Ointment of Preservation of the Dead is based on the elixir from GURPS Banestorm - AbydosPotion of Pain-Ease is based on the Pain-Ease elixir from Pyramid #3-115, and is unreasonable expensive. Potion of Partial Resurrection is based on the elixir from Pyramid #3-92. Flutter Antivenin, Potion of Pseudo-Invisibility, and Potion of Improved Stealth are based on elixirs from GURPS Creatures of the Night - Vol. 4.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Sorcery: Energy Spells II

Sorcery: Energy Spells II

And here we've got the last four new spells from Pyramid #3-115. Ball of Annihilation creates a microscopic black hole. Blackbolt fires a beam of UV light. Microwave Jet can disable electronics. Starbolt fires a beam of X-rays.