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  1. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    Issue 5: The Bogy White Dwarf issue 5 includes part 2 of Don Turnbull’s “Monsters Mild and Malign” article, which picks some of his favourite creatures published in the earlier magazines Dungeoneer (edited by Paul Jaquays) and Alarums and Excursions (edited by Lee Gold). Rather charmingly, Don...
  2. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    I hadn't thought of the turning resistance in that fashion, but seems good to me, I've edited the entry with the suggestions given above.
  3. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    Sure that makes sense for making them slower and clumsier, and having the Undead Fortitude trait would partly offset the lowered armour class. It's not indicated in the original description that they are especially resilient, but as the description is so brief that there's plenty of room to play...
  4. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    How odd, I could have sworn that I posted the Death Snake last week. In which case, here it is (again). As monsters go, it's pretty straightforward, just a kind of undead giant snake that causes necrotic energy drain damage instead of poison. But there aren't many options in Issue 4, and I...
  5. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    Yeah that's fine with me! The flat rider for poison damage was just a straight conversion from the original - I think there are some 5E creatures that do something similar without needing a Con save. I'm not going to die on that hill, but it just seemed like an extra level of mechanical...
  6. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    Hi, thanks both for the helpful input! The flavour text specifically says that the spinescale is good at hiding in water, which is why I gave it Advantage under a specific set of circumstances, but I've no objection to it also having proficiency in Stealth (giving it a modifier of +3). My only...
  7. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    I'm only going up to Issue 50 - the Fiend Factory after that slides first into conversions from various book series (Majipoor Chronicles, Many Coloured Land etc) and then into relative obscurity. And issue 50 is the anniversary special that gives stats to the "White Dwarf Personalities", so it's...
  8. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    Good catch on the weapon type. One thing I've noticed with the WD monsters is that they tend to be very low HD compared to 5th Ed. so that's a good thought. Keeping the d6 Hit Die as it's Small would out it up to about 5-6HD (with its +1 Con) to give a 22 hit point equivalent. The...
  9. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    Issue 2: The Spinescale Issue 1 doesn’t have any monster stats, and barely anything mechanical at all apart from the non-serious (and dubious taste by modern standards) “Pervert” character class. And so I start with Issue 2, in which the Treasure Chest column features a selection of...
  10. Dr Simon

    Fiend Factory (White Dwarf) conversions

    I've recently been going through the early issues of White Dwarf (1 - 50) and picking out one (sometimes two) creatures per issue from the Fiend Factory column, converting them into 5E for fun and ... well... fun. I'll post probably one a week, if anyone else wants to dip in with alternatives...
  11. Dr Simon

    5E conversions for player races from Monte Cooke's Arcana Evolved/Unearthed

    Mojh The mojh are a draconic race, but unlike dracha and other dragonborn they were originally humans who voluntarily underwent a ritual to make them more draconic. The relationship between mojh and true dragonborn could be said to be interesting at best. Mojh abilities focus on the magical side...
  12. Dr Simon

    5E conversions for player races from Monte Cooke's Arcana Evolved/Unearthed

    So much for "later today"! Dracha The dracha are a servitor race created by the dragons. Winged warriors for the most part, in the world of the Diamond Throne they are relative newcomers. The dracha are a dragonborn subrace. - lose Draconic Ancestry, Breath Weapon and Damage Resistance - gain...
  13. Dr Simon

    Dr. Si's Curse of the Crimson Throne - Escape From Old Korvosa

    Bump for Mowgli and Kaodi
  14. Dr Simon

    The Wayfinders - The Wreck of the Archon

    Earlier: "Ya seem fair dinkum Sergeant," says Kraken. "Reckon we can keep out of each other's way, I'd hate to have to kill ya. Your man Hendricks there's a pretty solid fella, eh? If he's typical of you Brelish I'm sure we can all play nice. Besides, your pride of Breland's got a gutful of...
  15. Dr Simon

    5E conversions for player races from Monte Cooke's Arcana Evolved/Unearthed

    Hi, thanks for the comments, some really interesting work you've put in on that site. I did indeed intend the giant size change (and the faen spryte metamorphosis) to be equivalent to a feat in terms of cost - since feats are optional (yeah, like anyone doesn't use them...) I didn't want to...
  16. Dr Simon

    5E conversions for player races from Monte Cooke's Arcana Evolved/Unearthed

    Thread necromancy on my own thread - poor etiquette I know, but I got some XP which reminded me that it even existed! I've dug out my notes for the other races and will upload them. As for Faen subraces, Eminence Grise, this is a good point. Perhaps I meant to do them that way and forgot, but...
  17. Dr Simon

    Dr. Si's Curse of the Crimson Throne - Escape From Old Korvosa

    Mhairi and Edmond continue to carve their way forwards. There are now far more chunks of tiger head and stuffing, some smouldering around the edges, on the floor than there are heads writhing out of the walls, but the attacks still keep coming. Manachan and Ignatius up next.
  18. Dr Simon

    The Wayfinders - The Wreck of the Archon

    "Maybe we could arrange a meeting between the warforged and the tentacles, eh?" says Kraken. "I'd be happy to sit back with a couple of snags and see what happens."
  19. Dr Simon

    Dr. Si's Curse of the Crimson Throne - Escape From Old Korvosa

    Ignatius' fire scorches the fur off the heads of some fo the tigers, but not being a living thing they do not react in any way, although by now there are fewer heads attacking into the corridor. The heads dart in and out, biting with long-dead teeth, and there are so many that even with good...
  20. Dr Simon

    Dr. Si's Curse of the Crimson Throne - Escape From Old Korvosa

    Edmond and Mhairi carve their way through the tiger heads, leaving a pile of stuffing and fur on the floor of the corridor, but more keep coming even as Manachan casts his spell. Kaodi, Ignatius up next before the heads get their attack(s). Some other comments - Axel, what system have been...
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