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Wednesday, 30th May, 2018

  • 07:27 PM - PrintableHeroes mentioned MonsterEnvy in post Reopening Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
    MonsterEnvy I don't suppose you happen to know why those weren't included? Quality-wise it's on par compared to some of the other illustrations, but I could see the direction being too similar to Ghouls - that would be my issue with them.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

  • 10:50 PM - dave2008 mentioned MonsterEnvy in post Disintegrate vs Forcecage
    I should have specified that I'm using @dave2008's beefed 5e monsters. His version of Yeenoghu has Disintegrate instead of Teleport. But you're right that some limited teleport would be a good addition for Demon Lords. @robus, I just wanted to point out that my Demon Lords have some standard spells that they all have access too. If you look at the demon lord traits, all demon lords have the following spells: At will: comprehend languages, darkness, detect magic, detect thoughts, polymorph, see invisibility, telekinesis 3/day each: arcane gate, dispel magic, fear, teleport 1/day each: forbiddance, symbol So my version of Yeenoghu does still have access to teleport. However, as @MonsterEnvy noted, I plan to add limited range at-will teleport abilities in future updates.

Friday, 16th March, 2018

  • 04:56 PM - Hawk Diesel mentioned MonsterEnvy in post Curse of Strahd - Finale Help - Spoilers
    MonsterEnvy I don't think you need to be so harsh. We know nothing of the campaign before this fight. Additionally each table is different. While you may disapprove of the stylistic differences, this may be quite appropriate to the OP's table. Personally, I think it would be a much more productive conversation of instead of bashing the OP, we trust that he knows what is fun for his table and either raise question to his choices (encouraging reflection on why he is running this way) or providing suggestions within the framework he has posed. As to the OP, Strahd is smart, has had centuries to master his craft, and has the blessing of the Dark Powers of Barovia. I would recommend sprinkling in traps and illusions. Strahd likely knows that his bones pose a weakness. Either he would have multiple sets of bones in the room, guardians protecting them, illusions to confuse and disorient the players, or most reasonably a combination of all these things. Another cool trick might be to have the bones...

Saturday, 2nd December, 2017

  • 03:15 PM - Jacob Lewis mentioned MonsterEnvy in post Valindra Shadowmantle
    MonsterEnvy Oh, her survivability isn't in question. Liches, right? I just meant to illustrate how her awesomeness in-game, both online and in the original Neverwinter campaign setting for 4th Edition, has gotten her an appearance as little more than an Easter egg. But work is work. Hope she was compensated adequately for her cameo! Or at the least, open more job opportunities!

Friday, 24th March, 2017

  • 08:38 PM - Quickleaf mentioned MonsterEnvy in post WOTC teasing
    Hoping it's something related to the Planescape we know and not a complete reboot using the MTG Planeshift stuff they have been putting out (Which is my hunch). I don't supposed anyone has actually confirmed that it's a WoTC owned address have they? Most I have gotten so far is that it's registered with Godaddy. Well, MonsterEnvy confirmed here that it was posted on WOTC's Twitter account.

Monday, 31st October, 2016

Friday, 11th March, 2016

  • 11:37 PM - feartheminotaur mentioned MonsterEnvy in post "The" Lich?
    I thought this was a Monty Python thread before I realized it said "Lich" not "Larch" But, Tam would be the one to me. MonsterEnvy lays out a good delineation point: The others are more than just a lich.

Friday, 5th February, 2016

  • 12:10 AM - pukunui mentioned MonsterEnvy in post Enter Into The Frozen Castle With Kobold Publishing
    jayoungr: As MonsterEnvy suggests, you could make it so the cult attacked the castle, causing it to crash, sometime after the PCs left. Then, at an appropriate point during The Rise of Tiamat (that is, when the PCs are 10th or 11th level), a representative from Blagothkus could approach the council and ask that the PCs come and help get the castle flying again. That's what I will most likely do if the castle doesn't crash at the end of HotDQ in my campaign.

Saturday, 19th September, 2015

  • 06:38 PM - Rhenny mentioned MonsterEnvy in post Help Me Plan My Next Move (Princes of the Apocalypse Spoilers)
    MonsterEnvy, Rabbitbait, and Marcelus14 - We may play tonight so I think I'll use a little bit from all of you. I'll have the feast scene all seem well and good. Perhaps the PCs will notice some of the knights looking at them strangely (but only if they tell me they are looking for it). Thurl will talk up the evil of the Earth Cult and encourage the group to investigate, but he'll also invite them to stay the night to rest and begin their adventure in the morning. That night, I'll have the Three Knights along with Barister (the cleric who is an Air Cultist), sneak into their room to capture them and bring them to the Pinnacle. Up there, Thurl Merosska and some other Knights and Initiates will hold a sort of trial. If someone in the party speaks well (and persuades) Thurl, he will commend the Half-Orc and tell the others in his society that it is that type of "ferociousness" that he and the others should develop in order to wipe out the Earth, Fire and Water cults. (This will be the ...

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Tuesday, 16th October, 2018

  • 10:34 PM - pming quoted MonsterEnvy in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    Hiya. You have no proof of this. And WotC is not trying. This is a third party event. Nope. I don't. What's your point? Pretty sure these forums are here for folks to talk and exchange ideas, thoughts and opinions on things related primarily to gaming. Or is this one of those ingenious little ploys where thinking if someone says "You have no proof", that somehow completely invalidates another persons opinion? As for it being a third-party event; if WotC is officially giving it their stamp of approval or otherwise providing's pretty much the same thing. Besides all this, look at the latest WotC job board: I find the majority of those openings being "digitally related" to be...suspicious...when combined with this eSport D&D release info. And I REALLY shouldn't have to say this, but I will just this once: This is all conjecture and my opinion. ^_^ Paul L. Ming
  • 08:16 AM - ad_hoc quoted MonsterEnvy in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    It's not a terrible idea. It all depends on how it is done. I am not super interested in it myself. But this is an entirely different thing then normal. No you.
  • 08:08 AM - DQDesign quoted MonsterEnvy in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    No I am fairly certain you are the one who does not get how this works. WotC is the one getting paid for giving out the licence not the other way around. Along with the fact, that they already gave the licence to the group making this project over a year ago. Who are free to do whatever projects they want with it, within their contract. also an active license requires management work from the company getting the money (suirvellance of the respecting of the terms, regular meetings and so on, not talking about income reporting for fiscal purposes). you do not simply give a license and get the money, especially when you are hasbro.
  • 07:38 AM - DQDesign quoted MonsterEnvy in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    Licencing means they gave out the licence for someone else to use. You know like they did for Video Games and D&D Beyond. D&D Beyond are the ones making this. I don't think you get how this works. Licensing means a lot of work hours (= spent money) from legal team to define the license, from the commercial team to manage the royalties/fees/penalties, from the technical team to define the actual details. this means a lot of money subtracted from other things/projects (unfortunately, also hasbro money has limits). I don't think you get how this works.
  • 06:40 AM - DQDesign quoted MonsterEnvy in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    They licenced it. But they are not the ones running it. Their twitter or site have not even mentioned it yet. Licensing means managing. I would like them not to spend a single man-hour of company work in this, especially when we do not have new not-mtg-recycled official dnd settings since 2003 (2008, if you consider nentir vale a full-fledged setting. I do not). And considering this thing was directly cited by Hasbro CEO , I think a lot of workhours have been spent by wotc employers in it.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018

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Friday, 24th August, 2018

  • 01:08 PM - Oofta quoted MonsterEnvy in post Man in a Construct
    I had an idea similar to this. One of the villains of the campaign was a Gnome Wizard and when he finally fought the party he was inside an Iron Golem (It had a hollowed out chest that he could sit inside with a iron lid.) The fight was more or less more with the Iron Golem then the Wizard as he could not be harmed inside the Golem. (Though he would open the lid once in a while to fire out a spell before closing it.) He ended up just surrendering when the Golem was destroyed as he was largely helpless without it. I've done something similar, except for me it was based on a Steam Golem from Kobold press Tome of Beasts. So basically a gnome in a steam-punk robot with the gnome opening a slot in the armor to cast spells and then closing it again quickly. All went well until the barbarian climbed the thing and starting ripping the door off. I decided that since she was on the golem he could use it's steam blast on her every round and almost killed her (no small feat with a raging barbaria...

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018

  • 08:16 PM - MechaTarrasque quoted MonsterEnvy in post Orcus Vs Strahd plot help
    I don't think Vampires are LE. I think they are Any Evil. Strahd is just Lawful Evil cause he was Lawful. Orcus is not the Dark Powers of Ravenloft, I doubt he had anything to do with setting Strahd up with the Demiplane. But Orcus is all about turning things into undead. Strahd is likely not special in that regard, and Orcus cares nothing about his little patch of land. The Dark Powers that may have created the Demiplanes of Dread could in fact be the Raven Queen. (As the ways she operates makes her seem similar.) As Well being trapped in a land that is pretty much his personal Hell was never part of Strahd's deal. Being able to leave his Land was always his desire. The generic vampire in the MM is LE, but they may have been thinking of Strahd when they made the entry.

Sunday, 24th June, 2018

  • 10:47 AM - Mirtek quoted MonsterEnvy in post Orcus vs. Demogorgon
    The Sidebar explains it simply Deities can have different Divine Ranks on different worlds. Tiamat is a Greater God in Kyrnn, but a lesser god most elsewhere. As a result she is stronger there. Which unforutnately does not explain anything. Since there is only one Tiamat, she can have only one true rank if you go to visit her in her true form. So either she's tuly a greater deity but her divien connections to Oerth and Toril are still not well etablished and she can't send much power through. Or she's truly a lesser deity (which all points to), and there's a special reason power she sends to Krynn is multiplied. However this still means if some party from Krynn prepared to battle a greater power planeshifts to her lair, they're in for a pleasant surprice finding her much weaker than expected. However, has Takhisis rank in 5e being stated? If 5e simply says she's a lesser deity too, we don't have to find any explanations anyway.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018

  • 07:41 PM - Mirtek quoted MonsterEnvy in post Orcus vs. Demogorgon
    Note quite it says that while their is only a single entity, their power level is not equal. The DMG says "Some gods are worshiped on multiple worlds and have a different rank on each world, depending on their influence there." For example Tiamat as Takhisis is a lesser god in most worlds, but a greater god in Dragonlance.Has she officially be retconned to be one and the same? In previous editions they were two seperate entities, not just two aliases of the dame deity. Even so Tiamat is not in Krynn (or Oerth or Faerun), she is influencing matters in Krynn and Oerth and Toril all from sitting in her lair on Avernus. She does not suddenly gain more AC or hp just because the party that managed to attack her in her lair plane shifted from Krynn instead of going to Oerth first.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018

  • 05:22 AM - Sword of Spirit quoted MonsterEnvy in post Deity Ranks: Quasideities, Lesser Deities, Greater Deities
    It's also best to remember there are only two types of True God now. Lesser Gods. Who can be interacted with and dwell in the Planes. Greater Gods. Who are a level above that and can only be interacted with via their avatars. The DMG lies. (Or else every supplement since then does.) Volo's Guide to Monsters page 199 contradicts it when it talks about a Demigod as an actual god. And this isn't the only place it does that either. There are other 5e sources that refer to Demigods with actual divine power, not just a divine parent (usually with no indication they were "half-god", but instead treating them just like 2e-3e demigods). If I had all 5e content in a searchable database I could look up "demigod" and find at least 2 or 3 sources other than Volo's Guide that contradict the DMG and seem to present the view I'm attributing to the non-DMG source. If I didn't have other things to do, I'd page through all of the books to locate them. I paid great attention to them when I was first reading the mat...

Monday, 18th June, 2018

  • 09:36 PM - dave2008 quoted MonsterEnvy in post Deity Ranks: Quasideities, Lesser Deities, Greater Deities
    There are Two types of gods. Intermediate can't exist under the current description. And back in 1e there were only the two types. I perfectly understand the "official" 5e stance, I just don't agree with it. Adding intermediate gods is one of the few ways I deviate from 1e and accept the 2e (?) / 3e approach to deities. Of course, intermediate could exist, as you note below. These are fluid things, that can change on a designers whim. Also you are doing it backwards. There are only two types of Gods according to the DMG, which means there are only two types of gods, unless another official supplement comes out that says something else. Until then there are two types of gods end of story for official d&d. I was unclear and being a bit cheeky (thus the winking smiley face). I understand what is the "official" WotC 5e stance. However, I put "official" in parenthesis because it doesn't mean anything. The fact that the 5e DMG list 2 types of gods has no effect on my game or any other ga...
  • 09:22 PM - Mirtek quoted MonsterEnvy in post Orcus vs. Demogorgon
    Lolth has never been a greater god except in 4e. And I prefer her as a lesser god so that she is actually reachable. Wasn't she recognized as a greater deity at the end of the War of the Spider Queen series? That ended in 2005, thus some time before 4th edition.
  • 09:07 PM - dave2008 quoted MonsterEnvy in post Deity Ranks: Quasideities, Lesser Deities, Greater Deities
    It's also best to remember there are only two types of True God now. Lesser Gods. Who can be interacted with and dwell in the Planes. Greater Gods. Who are a level above that and can only be interacted with via their avatars. Not quite, there are two types of gods described in the WotC DMG. That doesn't mean there are only 2 types of gods ;)

Sunday, 10th June, 2018

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