Basic Fantasy Field Guide 1

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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:25 am

I'm against "tinkertoy" monsters in general. Those are the ones built out of stats and powers rather than story. Yes, there are some in the Core Rules that are that way, but at least they have the weight of tradition behind them.
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:41 pm

Just a suggestion: maybe add one of those convenient tables that shows the list of monsters by hit die (or something to the equivalent of a "CL" in D&D terms)? This comes in really handy.
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:36 pm

mithrandir138 wrote:Just a suggestion: maybe add one of those convenient tables that shows the list of monsters by hit die (or something to the equivalent of a "CL" in D&D terms)? This comes in really handy.
Yes, I have long-term plans for adding some appendix material (indexes, encounter tables, etc.) but that stuff must wait until we get down to a final set of creatures... and that might be off for a while as I want to expand the listings greatly still (perhaps for a release 4).

Right now, release 3 is intended as a major cleanup effort.
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:12 pm

Bumped Thread to put it back up front for me to remember to get back to this soon.

But, if anyone has any new things to share, please add them.

Link to some critters made by MedievalMan
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:06 am

Smoot what sort of monsters are you looking for? Just generic dungeon trash? Or monsters that have a bit more character?

By that I mean monsters that can be used for more than just combat encounters.
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:39 am

MedievalMan wrote:Smoot what sort of monsters are you looking for? Just generic dungeon trash? Or monsters that have a bit more character?

By that I mean monsters that can be used for more than just combat encounters.
There is no specific criteria or direction that needs to be taken. I only suggest that one tries to refrain from too much detail or specifics on monsters... leave that to the GM to decide upon instead of spoon-feeding all the behaviors, complete cultural and social norms, or otherwise trying to force it.

I strip out much of the details of appearance (leaving only very roughly described), as well as only the roughest ecology information... it saves space, and I think it enhances the game when you allow the creativity to have open boundaries, rather than trying to define too much.
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:27 am

I've got another Nazgorean in the works, BTW. Will try to get it in here soon.
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:48 am

Solomoriah wrote:I've got another Nazgorean in the works, BTW. Will try to get it in here soon.
Nice

Nazgorians are a great original monster 'type'... once I dealt with them, I felt that they would be a great way to really give BFRPG a unique flair/flavor. Something that really sets the game apart from its inspirational material or other 'retro-games'.

I would like additional focus put on them, so if you have other ideas for them please share (even if unfinished thoughts). Perhaps one of our more artful members might light to illustrate them?!?!
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:05 pm

Any other new monsters?

Seems there is a fair amount of stuff gather up still. JDN's newest modules have some critters to bring over too.
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Re: BFRPG Field Guide (monsters)

Post Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:24 pm

Need any of my monsters? I think I posted them all.
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