Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:18 am

That's a nice first post! 8-) Thanks for the contribution (it will be added to the next release) and welcome to the forums!
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:26 pm

This one could be fun.

Hoop Snake

ARMOR CLASS: 14
HIT DICE: 1*
No. of Attacks: 1 bite OR 1 tail sting
Damage: 1d4 / 1d4 + poison
Movement: 30’(60’ see below)
No. Appearing: 1d4, Wild 1d4, Lair 1d4
Save As: Fighter: 1
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: None
XP: 37

The hoop snake is similar to a regular pit viper except for its unique method of attack. When feeling aggressive, the hoop snake goes after its prey by grabbing its tail with its mouth, and rolling towards the victim like a wheel.

This form of locomotion allows the hoop snake to move at twice it’s normal speed and still attack. This attack is done by suddenly flinging its spiked, venomous tail at the target. Which must save vs. poison or die in 1d4 rounds. After a “hoop attack” the hoop snake will resort to regular bite attacks. The regular bite of the hoop snake is non-poisonous.

If the hoop snake decides to flee, it does so using normal snake locomotion.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:14 pm

Why wouldn't it just roll away?
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:49 pm

Small fit of creativity.

Treant, Apple
Armor Class: 19
Hit Dice: 8*
No. of Attacks: 2 fists, or 1 projectile fruit
Damage: 2d6 fist, 1d6
Movement: 20'
No. Appearing: Wild 1d8, Lair 1d8
Save As: Fighter: 8
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: C
XP: 945

An Apple Treant is a large, roughly humanoid tree-man of the fruit-bearing variety. While generically calling these “apple treants,” there are actually sub-species that host other fruits such as oranges, pears, or other varieties. Like other treants, its legs fit together when closed to look like the trunk of a tree, and a motionless one is nearly indistinguishable from a normal tree. An apple treant is about 30 feet tall, with a “trunk” about 2 feet in diameter. It weighs about 4,500 pounds.

During the warmer months, these treants bear fruit which are used as projectiles. This fruit can be hurled with tremendous velocities causing 1d6 damage upon scoring a hit (range of 120 feet), destroying the fruit in the process. The apple treant may fire off the fruit even while moving at normal rates to close distance with foes upon which it attacks like any other treant.

Apple Treants speak the language of traditional treants, plus Common and Elvish. Most also can manage a smattering of just about all other humanoid tongues, at least enough to say “Get away from my trees!” Treants prefer to watch potential foes carefully before attacking. They often charge suddenly from cover to trample the despoilers of forests, or simply attack with surprise from the side of golden-brick roads.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:06 pm

Solomoriah wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Why wouldn't it just roll away?
Because that doesn't fit the lore. I am not sure either, but all the legends of the hoop snake agree that it attacks as a hoop, and runs away like a snake. Many of the tales say that the only way to evade the attack is to get behind a tree, causing the hoop snake to bury the stinger in the wood, allowing you to get away while it works itself loose. Oh, and the tree dies instantly.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 am

SmootRK wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Small fit of creativity.

Treant, Apple
Armor Class: 19
Hit Dice: 8*
No. of Attacks: 2 fists, or 1 projectile fruit
Damage: 2d6 fist, 1d6
Movement: 20'
No. Appearing: Wild 1d8, Lair 1d8
Save As: Fighter: 8
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: C
XP: 945

An Apple Treant is a large, roughly humanoid tree-man of the fruit-bearing variety. While generically calling these “apple treants” there are actually sub-species that host other fruits such as oranges, pears, or other varieties. Like other treants, its legs fit together when closed to look like the trunk of a tree, and a motionless one is nearly indistinguishable from a normal tree. An apple treant is about 30 feet tall, with a “trunk” about 2 feet in diameter. It weighs about 4,500 pounds.

During the warmer months, these treants bear fruit which are used as projectiles. This fruit can be hurled with tremendous velocities causing 1d6 damage upon scoring a hit (range of 120 feet), destroying the fruit in the process. The apple treant may fire off the fruit even while moving at normal rates to close distance with foes upon which it attacks like any other treant.

Apple Treants speak the language of traditional treants, plus Common and Elvish. Most also can manage a smattering of just about all other humanoid tongues, at least enough to say “Get away from my trees!” Treants prefer to watch potential foes carefully before attacking. They often charge suddenly from cover to trample the despoilers of forests, or simply attack with surprise from the side of golden-brick roads.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:16 pm

ybn1197 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 am
Someone else who has a family tradition of watching "Wizard of Oz" at Thanksgiving. :lol:
When I was a kid these trees were very scary... flying monkeys too, but they are already in Field Guide.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:54 pm

SmootRK wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Small fit of creativity.

Treant, Apple
Armor Class: 19
Hit Dice: 8*
No. of Attacks: 2 fists, or 1 projectile fruit
Damage: 2d6 fist, 1d6
Movement: 20'
No. Appearing: Wild 1d8, Lair 1d8
Save As: Fighter: 8
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: C
XP: 945

An Apple Treant is a large, roughly humanoid tree-man of the fruit-bearing variety. While generically calling these “apple treants,” there are actually sub-species that host other fruits such as oranges, pears, or other varieties. Like other treants, its legs fit together when closed to look like the trunk of a tree, and a motionless one is nearly indistinguishable from a normal tree. An apple treant is about 30 feet tall, with a “trunk” about 2 feet in diameter. It weighs about 4,500 pounds.

During the warmer months, these treants bear fruit which are used as projectiles. This fruit can be hurled with tremendous velocities causing 1d6 damage upon scoring a hit (range of 120 feet), destroying the fruit in the process. The apple treant may fire off the fruit even while moving at normal rates to close distance with foes upon which it attacks like any other treant.

Apple Treants speak the language of traditional treants, plus Common and Elvish. Most also can manage a smattering of just about all other humanoid tongues, at least enough to say “Get away from my trees!” Treants prefer to watch potential foes carefully before attacking. They often charge suddenly from cover to trample the despoilers of forests, or simply attack with surprise from the side of golden-brick roads.
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:35 pm

Nice entries all 8-) A new release incorporating these recent submissions will be up before too long!
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Re: Basic Fantasy Field Guide 3

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:21 pm

r6 uploaded to first post. Post-r5 entries added, along with maaaaany of Jeff's illustrations (they'll still need stats and text).
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