Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Turned

Some don't fall to the power of corruption. Some give themselves over to corruption willingly.

Drug to the infernal realm, hardened and forged into weapons for their demon masters.

Being from the plane of man means the power needed to summon them is less than that of their masters. Once on the other side their main goal is to find a way to bring their masters over.

Size: 1 Human/Demon
Perception: 12(+2) truesight
Defense: 15 Health: 15
Str:+4, Agi:+2, Int:+1, Will:+4
Speed:18

Immune: disease, poison, insanity, fatigue, frightening, slowed, and stunned.

Spell defense, make all spell defense rolls with 1 bane.

Natural weapon, or weapon carried. +4 (1d6).

Frenzied attack: can make attacks against two different targets, both with 1 bane. 

Void step: can use an action or triggered action to teleport to a medium range space he can see. Roll a d6, on a 1 or 2 he can't use void step again for 1 minute.

Yes, technically this is a watered down small demon, but i needed it to fill a nitch.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Making D&D basic more basic.

I really like running D&D 5th edition with just the free basic rules. I find it to be a simple elegant set of rules in and by itself.
Adding the occasional background or other options from the full rules set for flavor.

But I've been thinking, can I make basic D&D even more basic? Can I trim even more fat? I believe I can, here is how.

I propose dropping skills all together. That's right, no skills. Instead characters get their proficiency bonus to all rolls. Proficiency is the characters power level and experience. Like old school D&D weapons are restricted to your class proficiency weapons.

When characters make a roll that involves the characters background in any way, the character has advantage for the roll. If the character makes a roll appreciate to their class, they have advantage.

I haven't tried this yet. But I hope to soon.