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Monster of the Day: Deadborn Vulture

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    He's also stealing my schtick. It used to be me who'd come into the MotD thread and call LJ a geek and a fag.

  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    i would not play d&d but that's basically all the dudes i know want to play

    do a VtM game fag

    i have recently decided that i positively hate trying to play pen and paper games over the internet

    come over here for a week

    What about with the new online systems, where pretty much everything is done for you, then have everyone pile into Vent or something.

    ewwwwwww sounds gay

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    i would not play d&d but that's basically all the dudes i know want to play

    do a VtM game fag

    i have recently decided that i positively hate trying to play pen and paper games over the internet

    come over here for a week

    What about with the new online systems, where pretty much everything is done for you, then have everyone pile into Vent or something.

    ewwwwwww sounds gay

    should be right up your alley then, huh, knob end italics

  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I was hoping this was going to be like a crypto-zoology thread with monster legends from around the globe. But it's not. It's Dungeons and Dragons or something.

    :(

    STFU Noob

    "You enter a dark crypt. The stench of mildew hangs from the walls. The floor pulls at your boots with an unknown sticky substance. As you wade through the darkness, your torch barely able to hold light in the stale air and tight quarters, a voice echos from the darkness."

    "Honey, your microwave chicken pot pies are ready! Did you look for a job today?"

    "Maaaawwwwmm I'm hanging out with my friends! Quit embarrassing me!" You shout down the cellar stairs into the sucking blackness of the lower levels...


    Man

    I've never played these kind of things either and I still like this.


    hush

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    i would not play d&d but that's basically all the dudes i know want to play

    do a VtM game fag

    i have recently decided that i positively hate trying to play pen and paper games over the internet

    come over here for a week

    What about with the new online systems, where pretty much everything is done for you, then have everyone pile into Vent or something.

    ewwwwwww sounds gay

    should be right up your alley then, huh, knob end italics

    ventrilo is like the highway rest stop of the internet

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    4th Ed. is supposed to be very online-friendly.

    DM client, map program, voice chat, etc.

    You just gotta wait another 8 months till it comes out.

    I'm really hoping they do a good job with it.

    Fuckers didn't have any info at PAX.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I keep logging onto vent, then I get scared and run away.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    i would not play d&d but that's basically all the dudes i know want to play

    do a VtM game fag

    i have recently decided that i positively hate trying to play pen and paper games over the internet

    come over here for a week

    What about with the new online systems, where pretty much everything is done for you, then have everyone pile into Vent or something.

    ewwwwwww sounds gay

    should be right up your alley then, huh, knob end italics

    ventrilo is like the highway rest stop of the internet

    Really? Because with the cost of gas these days, I've been looking for something new.

  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    4th Ed. is supposed to be very online-friendly.

    DM client, map program, voice chat, etc.

    You just gotta wait another 8 months till it comes out.

    I'm really hoping they do a good job with it.

    Fuckers didn't have any info at PAX.

    is it still rooted in the d20 system

    is it still the worst game system in the universe

  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    i take that back

    d20 modern is the worst game system

    (owing mostly to being rooted in the d20 system with subtle changes that make it uncomprehensibly worse)

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    4th Ed. is supposed to be very online-friendly.

    DM client, map program, voice chat, etc.

    You just gotta wait another 8 months till it comes out.

    I'm really hoping they do a good job with it.

    Fuckers didn't have any info at PAX.

    is it still rooted in the d20 system

    is it still the worst game system in the universe

    Mmmmmaybe.

    They're cutting out a lot of the bullshit that would slowdown gameplay, like special grapple rules and stuff, as well as making the classes more 'fun' and capable of doing some neat things. For example, a wizard that runs out of his daily spells will still have some kind of cool 'arcane blast' thing he can use X times a day so he's not just 'guy with shitty HP and a staff' when he runs out of spells.

    As well as steamlining combat considerably.

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Holy fuck this monster is kickin' rad.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    i take that back

    d20 modern is the worst game system

    (owing mostly to being rooted in the d20 system with subtle changes that make it uncomprehensibly worse)

    tell me what is wrong with it and I will file a bug report.

  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I don't really play D&D anymore on account of not liking the system (it's a good system for combat, but shit for anything else), but god, I want to use this shit somehow.

  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    4th Ed. is supposed to be very online-friendly.

    DM client, map program, voice chat, etc.

    You just gotta wait another 8 months till it comes out.

    I'm really hoping they do a good job with it.

    Fuckers didn't have any info at PAX.

    is it still rooted in the d20 system

    is it still the worst game system in the universe

    Mmmmmaybe.

    They're cutting out a lot of the bullshit that would slowdown gameplay, like special grapple rules and stuff, as well as making the classes more 'fun' and capable of doing some neat things. For example, a wizard that runs out of his daily spells will still have some kind of cool 'arcane blast' thing he can use X times a day so he's not just 'guy with shitty HP and a staff' when he runs out of spells.

    As well as steamlining combat considerably.

    oh they're making it even faster and more accessible to casual players?

    because that's part of why 3rd edition is so crap


    there needs to be a balance between simplicity and attention to detail

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    4th Ed. is supposed to be very online-friendly.

    DM client, map program, voice chat, etc.

    You just gotta wait another 8 months till it comes out.

    I'm really hoping they do a good job with it.

    Fuckers didn't have any info at PAX.

    is it still rooted in the d20 system

    is it still the worst game system in the universe

    Mmmmmaybe.

    They're cutting out a lot of the bullshit that would slowdown gameplay, like special grapple rules and stuff, as well as making the classes more 'fun' and capable of doing some neat things. For example, a wizard that runs out of his daily spells will still have some kind of cool 'arcane blast' thing he can use X times a day so he's not just 'guy with shitty HP and a staff' when he runs out of spells.

    As well as steamlining combat considerably.

    oh they're making it even faster and more accessible to casual players?

    because that's part of why 3rd edition is so crap


    there needs to be a balance between simplicity and attention to detail

    You just miss THAC0, don't you?

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they totally tone down the Tarrasque for 3rd edition?

    it is still absolutely and utterly terrifying and is crazy undercon

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  • Milquetoast ThugMilquetoast Thug Registered User
    edited October 2007
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    4th Ed. is supposed to be very online-friendly.

    DM client, map program, voice chat, etc.

    You just gotta wait another 8 months till it comes out.

    I'm really hoping they do a good job with it.

    Fuckers didn't have any info at PAX.

    is it still rooted in the d20 system

    is it still the worst game system in the universe

    Mmmmmaybe.

    They're cutting out a lot of the bullshit that would slowdown gameplay, like special grapple rules and stuff, as well as making the classes more 'fun' and capable of doing some neat things. For example, a wizard that runs out of his daily spells will still have some kind of cool 'arcane blast' thing he can use X times a day so he's not just 'guy with shitty HP and a staff' when he runs out of spells.

    As well as steamlining combat considerably.

    oh they're making it even faster and more accessible to casual players?

    because that's part of why 3rd edition is so crap


    there needs to be a balance between simplicity and attention to detail

    You just miss THAC0, don't you?

    Yeah, because I sure do love having to sit down and do the equivalents of filing my tax returns just to be able to stat a goddamned dragon.

    Seriously, I can't wait for 4th edition. Simplicity is a good thing.

    Weaver wrote: »
    When I was in boot to become an infantryman, on our one two-day off-base pass me and another guy went to see Private Ryan in theaters as it had just come out and during the opening scene we're all HOLY FUCK WHAT DID WE GET OURSELVES IN TO
  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited October 2007
    hell 3e was still too complicated. there were like two hundred AC modifiers.

  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Has anyone posted the highly relevant picture for this thread yet?

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Simplicity is good for certain things.

    When an encouter takes forty-five minutes because your fighter wants to grapple the orc instead of just stabbing him things suck.

    The new combat rules are supposed to let players be more dynamic and free to do what they want within combat, while still making it manageable for a DM.

    Skills are also getting retooled, I believe, as well.

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Here, I'll get it




























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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    I don't get it.


    What am i looking at here?


    Is it a stillborn fetus?

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    hell 3e was still too complicated. there were like two hundred AC modifiers.

    One of the things they're supposed to have done is to lessen that sort of thing.

    Hell, I was just talking about that the other night with the folks I'm going to be running a game for.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh MB

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Man, these are always awesome, why cant this become a weekly thing? Come on Litejedi! We love you!

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited October 2007
    that is one meme that never gets old for me

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    more like daily

    I think daily would run out of bitchin monsters to post way too fast.

  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I like the biography stuff better than all the statistics.

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Lardalish wrote: »
    more like daily

    I think daily would run out of bitchin monsters to post way too fast.

    There are, like, four Monster Manuals now, not including creatures from other supplements.

    Not gonna run out anytime soon.

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Lardalish wrote: »
    more like daily

    I think daily would run out of bitchin monsters to post way too fast.

    There are, like, four Monster Manuals now, not including creatures from other supplements.

    Not gonna run out anytime soon.

    Notice the qualifier "bitchin".


    He wont run out of monsters soon, but do you really think we need an entry on every new specialization of a creature? Hell, wasn't book 4 basically "Monsters with Classes"?

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Lardalish wrote: »
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Lardalish wrote: »
    more like daily

    I think daily would run out of bitchin monsters to post way too fast.

    There are, like, four Monster Manuals now, not including creatures from other supplements.

    Not gonna run out anytime soon.

    Notice the qualifier "bitchin".


    He wont run out of monsters soon, but do you really think we need an entry on every new specialization of a creature? Hell, wasn't book 4 basically "Monsters with Classes"?

    No clue, I didn't buy it.

    I haven't bought a DnD book in ages, except maybe some of the Forgotten Realms fluff sourcebooks. I more often need a bit of inspiration for an adventure rather than things to throw at the PCs.

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This is a pretty good thread.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    This thread warms the cockles of my heart.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Tarrasque click to see monster
    Size/Type: 	Colossal Magical Beast
    Hit Dice: 	48d10+594 (858 hp)
    Initiative: 	+7
    Speed: 	20 ft. (4 squares)
    Armor Class: 	35 (-8 size, +3 Dex, +30 natural), touch 5, flat-footed 32
    Base Attack/Grapple: 	+48/+81
    Attack: 	Bite +57 melee (4d8+17/18-20/×3)
    Full Attack: 	Bite +57 melee (4d8+17/18-20/×3) and 2 horns +52 melee (1d10+8) and 2 claws +52 melee (1d12+8) and tail slap +52 melee (3d8+8)
    Space/Reach: 	30 ft./20 ft.
    Special Attacks: 	Augmented critical, frightful presence, improved grab, rush, swallow whole
    Special Qualities: 	Carapace, damage reduction 15/epic, immunity to fire, poison, disease, energy drain, and ability damage, regeneration 40, scent, spell resistance 32
    Saves: 	Fort +38, Ref +29, Will +20
    Abilities: 	Str 45, Dex 16, Con 35, Int 3, Wis 14, Cha 14
    Skills: 	Listen +17, Search +9, Spot +17, Survival +14 (+16 following tracks)
    Feats: 	Alertness, Awesome Blow, Blind-Fight, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Great Cleave, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Toughness (6)
    Environment: 	Any
    Organization: 	Solitary
    Challenge Rating: 	20
    Treasure: 	None
    Alignment: 	Always neutral
    Advancement: 	49+ HD (Colossal)
    Level Adjustment: 	—
    
    The tarrasque is 70 feet long and 50 feet tall, and it weighs about 130 tons.
    
    The tarrasque cannot speak.
    Combat
    
    The tarrasque attacks with its claws, teeth, horns, and tail.
    
    The tarrasque’s natural weapons are treated as epic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
    Augmented Critical (Ex)
    
    The tarrasque’s bite threatens a critical hit on a natural attack roll of 18-20, dealing triple damage on a successful critical hit.
    Frightful Presence (Su)
    
    The tarrasque can inspire terror by charging or attacking. Affected creatures must succeed on a DC 36 Will save or become shaken, remaining in that condition as long as they remain with 60 feet of the tarrasque. The save DC is Charisma-based.
    Improved Grab (Ex)
    
    To use this ability, the tarrasque must hit a Huge or smaller opponent with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can try to swallow the foe the following round.
    Rush (Ex)
    
    Once per minute, the normally slow-moving tarrasque can move at a speed of 150 feet.
    Swallow Whole (Ex)
    
    The tarrasque can try to swallow a grabbed opponent of Huge or smaller size by making a successful grapple check. Once inside, the opponent takes 2d8+8 points of crushing damage plus 2d8+6 points of acid damage per round from the tarrasque’s digestive juices. A swallowed creature can cut its way out by dealing 50 points of damage to the tarrasque’s digestive tract (AC 25). Once the creature exits, muscular action closes the hole; another swallowed opponent must cut its own way out. The tarrasque’s gullet can hold 2 Huge, 8 Large, 32 Medium, 128 Small, or 512 Tiny or smaller creatures.
    Carapace (Ex)
    
    The tarrasque’s armorlike carapace is exceptionally tough and highly reflective, deflecting all rays, lines, cones, and even magic missile spells. There is a 30% chance of reflecting any such effect back at the caster; otherwise, it is merely negated. Check for reflection before rolling to overcome the creature’s spell resistance.
    Regeneration (Ex)
    
    No form of attack deals lethal damage to the tarrasque. The tarrasque regenerates even if it fails a saving throw against a disintegrate spell or a death effect. If the tarrasque fails its save against a spell or effect that would kill it instantly (such as those mentioned above), the spell or effect instead deals nonlethal damage equal to the creature’s full normal hit points +10 (or 868 hp). The tarrasque is immune to effects that produce incurable or bleeding wounds, such as mummy rot, a sword with the wounding special ability, or a clay golem’s cursed wound ability.
    
    The tarrasque can be slain only by raising its nonlethal damage total to its full normal hit points +10 (or 868 hit points) and using a wish or miracle spell to keep it dead.
    
    If the tarrasque loses a limb or body part, the lost portion regrows in 1d6 minutes (the detached piece dies and decays normally). The creature can reattach the severed member instantly by holding it to the stump.
    Skills
    
    The tarrasque has a +8 racial bonus on Listen and Spot checks.
    

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    thing will motherfucking kill you and your whole damn family

    he is the LuBu of D&D

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    CHALLENGE RATING 20


    FUCK


    it can kill gods

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    the tarrasque is so wonky

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    man this is LJ's motd thread, not the post all the D&D monsters you think are badass thread

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I only posted that because mori asked about my favorite monster next to rust monsters

    I swear I totally won't post any more

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