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    Full Stats for Infernal War Machine from Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus

    We've now got the full stats for the Infernal War Machine thanks to Twitter user @JohnCarney.

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    These massive Mad Max inspired war machines feature in the new adventure, Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. And now we have our first look at their stats!

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    The "mini"ature pictured above will be available from WizKids for $69.99 and will also be included in the Beadle & Grimm Platinum Box Set for the adventure.
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    The Basic Maneuver states "two turns up to 90 degrees"... is that each, or in total?
    I'm pointing out it as an editing concern, not a gameplay/rules concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper Steve View Post
    The Basic Maneuver states "two turns up to 90 degrees"... is that each, or in total?
    I'm pointing out it as an editing concern, not a gameplay/rules concern.
    Probably each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper Steve View Post
    The Basic Maneuver states "two turns up to 90 degrees"... is that each, or in total?
    I'm pointing out it as an editing concern, not a gameplay/rules concern.
    My reading is it can make two 90 degree turns during it's move. Turns of less than 90 degrees would be annoying if playing on a square grid.

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    I guess Hasbro's hand is behind this, and I don't blame it.

    Arcanopunk or magic technology is possible in D&D but they are too expensive to be used usually in the battlefield.

    Sometimes I imagine D&D arcane spellcasters creating the equivalent of flywheel energy storage (this is technology from real life, not sci-fi speculation). Theses machines could be the end of the chavalry....if enemy spellcasters don't summon gremlins to sabotage this magic technology.

    It is curious, because the template for petitioner in 3.0 was broken but I miss it because they could be a good hook of new stories.

    In the setting the souls can't be used as fuel for infernal machines, but more like "motor". Better to be used as muscle than as food. Other option spent "soul coins" aren't destroyed really but those come spirits come back to their plane.

    * Let's imagine you are an ordinary soldier in the battlefield from a D&D world. The enemy has created a war machine moved by "soul coins". These are the spirits of sinners in penance, the supernatural version of galley slave. When the penance ends the soul is forgiven and can go to the celestian planes, or an reincarnation in a superior/stronger race. How would you feel? It would be like looking a dress by human skin.

    * There was a movie "blood car" about a motor whose fuel was blood, but It guess it would easier to create biofuel from vegetables or farming vermins.

    * The lifeshape technology is canon in Dark Sun. D20 should to be ready for the biopunk, technology by living tissues, like the weapons by the tyranids from Warhammer 40.000 or the yuuzhan-vong from Star Wars legends (now they aren't canon). Don't you remember the gun in Jude Law's hand in the cover of "ExistEnZ" movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuisCarlos17f View Post
    I guess Hasbro's hand is behind this, and I don't blame it.

    Arcanopunk or magic technology is possible in D&D but they are too expensive to be used usually in the battlefield.

    Sometimes I imagine D&D arcane spellcasters creating the equivalent of flywheel energy storage (this is technology from real life, not sci-fi speculation). Theses machines could be the end of the chavalry....if enemy spellcasters don't summon gremlins to sabotage this magic technology.

    It is curious, because the template for petitioner in 3.0 was broken but I miss it because they could be a good hook of new stories.

    In the setting the souls can't be used as fuel for infernal machines, but more like "motor". Better to be used as muscle than as food. Other option spent "soul coins" aren't destroyed really but those come spirits come back to their plane.

    * Let's imagine you are an ordinary soldier in the battlefield from a D&D world. The enemy has created a war machine moved by "soul coins". These are the spirits of sinners in penance, the supernatural version of galley slave. When the penance ends the soul is forgiven and can go to the celestian planes, or an reincarnation in a superior/stronger race. How would you feel? It would be like looking a dress by human skin.

    * There was a movie "blood car" about a motor whose fuel was blood, but It guess it would easier to create biofuel from vegetables or farming vermins.

    * The lifeshape technology is canon in Dark Sun. D20 should to be ready for the biopunk, technology by living tissues, like the weapons by the tyranids from Warhammer 40.000 or the yuuzhan-vong from Star Wars legends (now they aren't canon). Don't you remember the gun in Jude Law's hand in the cover of "ExistEnZ" movie?
    Time to stat up a Penitent Engine!
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    So if it's fuelled by souls, does it have an infernal combustion engine?
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    It's very 40K.

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    The term is, or it should be, "Grimdark".

    Would you travel by a ship whose galley slaves are ghosts? I don't mean a ship whose crew are ghosts from a Monster High cartoon. Would you ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle what really is a undead spirit transformed in a machine by necromantic arts?

    * How would be the D&D version of T-bob, the robot(/motorscooter) from M.A.S.K. franchise?

    * If I drive a autobot, or a vehicle from Kaladesh (Magic: the Gathering) and I hit over horde of zombies...how should be the XPs reward?

    * Vehicles can be used to carry heavy warfare like catapults and giant crossbows. This means killing giants, dinosaurs or huge kaiju monsters may be easier.

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    Hope they clean up the rules before publishing.

    How many creatures and of what size(s) can fit into the cargo hold?
    Do the weight of creatures riding on the outside count against cargo capacity?
    Is the Attack Maneuver in addition to the Basic Maneuver? BM of vehicle speed + up to two 90 degree turns + the AM of vehicle speed + Ram? Kinda how it currently reads.
    On a Ram target save - if there ISN'T an unoccupied space within 5 ft, what happens?
    Any size requirement/limitations for Stations? Can a Pixie operate one as well as a Human as well as a Giant?

    Just on a quick perusal.
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