"Floating Orb Monster with One Big Eye and Lots of Small Eyes"

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"Floating Orb Monster with One Big Eye and Lots of Small Eyes"

Post Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:47 am

Hi all,

I didn't see any forum rules that this might violate, if it does, please delete the post.

Even though the familiar monster I speak of is not in the SRD (and able to be put out in any official capacity), I wanted to ask - Has anyone here converted the Beholder over to BFRPG for their own personal use in a homebrew campaign?

If so, would you mind posting your own personal take on it?

Thank you.
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Re: Beholder

Post Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:11 am

If you're an author who has a book under your name on the Downloads page, I'd prefer you abstain from answering this one directly. The Beholder is Product Identity and we can't touch it.

Those of you who have never written an OGL book are free to say whatever makes you happy.

It seems there should be a way to phrase the question that does not run the risk of an OGL violation but I'm not sure what it is.
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Re: "Floating Orb Monster with One Big Eye and Lots of Small Eyes"

Post Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:29 am

Thanks Solomoriah.

I changed the title to remove the specific reference. Maybe that will help. :lol:
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Re: "Floating Orb Monster with One Big Eye and Lots of Small Eyes"

Post Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:49 pm

These monsters are in other OSR games, under various names. The Black Hack 2nd edition, for example, calls this monster a "Floating Occulus".
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Re: "Floating Orb Monster with One Big Eye and Lots of Small Eyes"

Post Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:54 pm

We have a Sphere of Eyes in the Field Guide. Something like that anyway.
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Re: "Floating Orb Monster with One Big Eye and Lots of Small Eyes"

Post Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 am

In general I have converted monsters almost straight over from many sources. All you really need to do is change a few numbers like AC to make it work. If you want to get fiddly you can recalculate XP and other attributes as needed but I have rarely seen the need to.

This also works for the post 2000 game but there is a bit more math and recalculation as well as some needed trimming. My rule is to try the original source first then move to more modern systems or SRDs if needed.

Hope it helps.
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Re: "Floating Orb Monster with One Big Eye and Lots of Small Eyes"

Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:33 am

I run a few of my boxes sets from the late 80s and 90s using BFRPG and convert all the monsters over. Pretty simple. Even had a game with an Eye Tyrant in it that got converted.
Oypeen- 30/30 Hp AC 24
Rykken- 24/24 Hp AC 20
Hermia- 39/39 Hp AC 18/20
Giovanni-40/40 Hp AC 22
Ravoneth-35/35 Hp AC 18
Maephina-30/30 Hp AC 16/18
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