This is the compilation of ALL THE "A" MONSTERS that I think are cool.
Alright, this file is a DRAFT. I didn't print that all over the file; you might want to use it. I reserve the right to edit it prior to the final release. In fact, if you find something that needs changing -- please let me know. I'll fix it or if it's a constructive criticism, I'll consider it.
To all my contributors -- THANK YOU! If I have not recognized your contribution in an appropriate manner, you have my apologies. Please let me know how to remedy the situation and I will fix it!
So, here... we... go!
A big addition (at least I like it) are the ICONS:
They kinda give you a "snapshot" of the capabilities of each monster.
Then I added a bit about the monster's "environment."
And I added the "Badly Damaged (BD)" and "Mostly Dead (MD)" lines to the stat block:
This is a big change and it might not be your cup of tea. It's optional.
I included Morale and Horde Class:
I also included my "OPTIONAL MECHANICS" on "Hits" and "Plot Points"
As an aside, here's how I track "Hits" and "BD" and "MD" for my monsters:
I copy down the number of HD as a bunch of circles. Then, I guesstimate where half is (in this case it is 8 "hits" in) and I draw a line. I write down the range for the monster's BD event. If I don't roll it, I don't even have to look it up (of course I glance at it when I write down 1-4...) Then I mark a line for "MD". I'll do 1 or 2 hits based on how tough the monster is (I note the 5).
That's all there is to it. Just thought you might be interested.
I've collaborated with Risus Monkey to use his geomorphs as the basis of some maps in the book. It never hurts to have some maps ready to go. I've tried to find some evocative public domain art to help identify where the maps are. Just think it helps.
Finally, there are the monster write ups. I've scoured the source material and I've used my best judgement to make these as complete as possible. I hope you can use these monsters in your games. I've included a bunch of monsters from Bat at Ancient Vaults. Other contributors will be coming on line soon as I add the letters to the book...
So, here's the bottom line. This IS A LOT OF WORK!! SERIOUSLY! I've probably put in 12 hours this week on the letter A!
Please give me some feedback. Do you like it? Is it crap? Shall I press on and finish the other 25/26th of the book or should I just hang it up and call it a failed experiment?
Seriously, please, please, please let me know. It's a fun project, but I'm looking at (conservatively) TEN DAYS PLUS of my life here. That's not chump change.
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