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RomualdDeFiz
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Question on monsters damage

Post Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:18 pm

Hi all:

First of all, I just discovered this game a week ago and love it. I've been playing with my family and ordered all the books available on Amazon (cheaper than printing, to be honest.) Thanks for all the efforts!


This is probably a newbie question, but certain monsters have multiple sets of dice for damage, like this for example: 1d3/1d3/1d3

What does this mean? What should I do when the monster hits succesfully?

Thank you, I've searched the book but can't find any explanation for it. Also searched the forum. Thanks!
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Re: Question on monsters damage

Post Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:39 am

Alright I have figured out it is related with the number of weapons or claws/bites a creature may have. As in #At 2 claws, 1 bite 1d4/1d4/1d6... Got it! Now can these attack multiple players in the same time? If a creature may attack multiple players at once would they make damage for a die for each of them? Not sure if this is possible and if I'm overthinking it!
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Re: Question on monsters damage

Post Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:15 am

Most monsters with natural attacks like the claw and bite will focus on one character. If it might attack multiple characters it would probably be mentioned in the monster's description.

It is usually left to the GM's decision about how and who the monster attacks but just be consistent in that decision. Don't have a black bear paw swipe two different opponents and bite a third in the same round. It would probably maul or attempt to maul one opponent then move to attack another the next round. Now you could toss that out the window with intelligent creatures such as a Dragon. They are intelligent enough to formulate a strategy or an attack plan when dealing with opponents.
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Re: Question on monsters damage

Post Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:19 pm

Yeah. I would use the Dragon as the exception that proves the rule on that one. They're the titular monster of the rules BFRPG pay homage to, after all. They're fearsome and intelligent foes. The archetypal blend of cunning and bestial. A Dragon will crush your Halfling Thief (not as good a burglar as he would have hoped) with its tail while biting your Dwarf Cleric.
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Re: Question on monsters damage

Post Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:10 pm

The point I was trying to make is that intelligent monsters will more than likely be careful in how they attack and who they attack. Animal or unintelligent monsters will tend to focus all their attacks on their current opponent or the current one in front of them. This is not always the case but the usual one.
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Re: Question on monsters damage

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:44 am

Also remember to check for Morale as needed.
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