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dave2008

Legend
Finally an update! I have uploaded Sealtiel, Bachiel, Erathaol, and a revised Raziel of the Hebdomad to the "Demigods & Celestials" category. These were generously designed and submitted by Mechatarrasque with some very minor editing by me. Thank you some much for your time and hard work Mechatarrasque!

Hopefully after this week I can get back to some more frequent posting. Also, I am working on a new more graphically pleasing template for the stat blocks and hope to introduce that in the near future as well.
 
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dave2008

Legend
Awesome!

One question. What's the Hebdomad? For the summoning ability.
The Hebdomad are the seven rulers of the seven layers (heavens) of Celestia. The are:

Bachiel (1st heaven)
Domiel (2nd heaven)
Erathaol (3rd heaven)
Pistis Sophia (4th heaven)
Raziel (5th heaven)
Sealtiel (6th heaven)
Zaphkiel (7th heaven) & Ruler of the Hebdomad

I've uploaded stats for Bachiel, Erathaol, Raziel, & Sealtiel so far.
 



MechaTarrasque

Adventurer
Dave is correct, but I wanted to go into the idea of why Hebdomad members could summon each other. Our thought was that big evil types, for the most part, can't summon each other, because they fear treachery. Big good guys don't have that fear. Being LG Super Saiyan paladin-like celestials, it isn't likely that they will abuse it, and it adds a little bit of a ticking clock to encounters if the murderhobos need (as opposed to it would be nice) to take someone out before they use their summoning. As a DM, I don't think I would start off with it, keeping as a last action if the big guy/lady looks like he/she is going to lose.
 

dave2008

Legend
Dave is correct, but I wanted to go into the idea of why Hebdomad members could summon each other. Our thought was that big evil types, for the most part, can't summon each other, because they fear treachery. Big good guys don't have that fear. Being LG Super Saiyan paladin-like celestials, it isn't likely that they will abuse it, and it adds a little bit of a ticking clock to encounters if the murderhobos need (as opposed to it would be nice) to take someone out before they use their summoning. As a DM, I don't think I would start off with it, keeping as a last action if the big guy/lady looks like he/she is going to lose.
Thanks for adding the clarification!
 


dave2008

Legend
Hey Dave,

I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a write up for Waukeen the deity of commerce in the forgotten realms. I am playing a son of Graz'zt in a FR campaign and she has it out for me something bad because of that old "For Duty and Deity" adventure. Thoughts?
UnkownDyson, I finally got around to finishing your request. I posted Waukeen to the Lesser Gods Section. Take a look and let me know if have any suggestions for modifications or adjustments.
 


dave2008

Legend
I give you Vaprak the destroyer! The demigod lord of Ogres and Trolls has been uploaded.

I think I will do Blibdoolpoolp and Laogzed next to finish off the Demigods Category and then move on to other epic threats and allies.

I am also working on my first submission to the DMs Guild, so I may slow down on the submissions here a little. I still hope to post at least one a week and any additional creations from other contributors.
 

Faenor

Explorer
There's an epic levels book project up on Kickstarter with a limited play test preview. Levels 20-30. New monsters. Spells and feats. Uses phased fights for the epic monsters. They have a high funding goal, being a paper book, and may be struggling a bit, but its still early.
 

Matrix Sorcica

Adventurer
Saw that kickstarter. $35,000 seems really high. Also looks like it will be bloated being 250 pages. Makes me worry it will be complicated.
But haven't checked the preview. I might be converted.
 


Faenor

Explorer
Saw that kickstarter. $35,000 seems really high. Also looks like it will be bloated being 250 pages. Makes me worry it will be complicated.
But haven't checked the preview. I might be converted.
Yes. I like your take on advancing monsters, and the epic options guy on dmsguild for player options. The dmsguild guy with the non- dmsguild art is awesome for the unique art and the well thought out class progression. The other guy has some interesting stuff, but lycanthropy and undead for characters is not my thing. Now if only you and class options dmsguild guy would get together and publish a print book. /sigh
 

dave2008

Legend
There's an epic levels book project up on Kickstarter with a limited play test preview. Levels 20-30. New monsters. Spells and feats. Uses phased fights for the epic monsters. They have a high funding goal, being a paper book, and may be struggling a bit, but its still early.
Thanks for letting me know! I checked out the kickstarter, but I'm not sold yet. I noticed that the are giving epic ranks (1-6) for their epic monsters, which seems unnecessary. That and the page count make me think it might be a bit complex.
 



dave2008

Legend
Yes. I like your take on advancing monsters, and the epic options guy on dmsguild for player options. The dmsguild guy with the non- dmsguild art is awesome for the unique art and the well thought out class progression. The other guy has some interesting stuff, but lycanthropy and undead for characters is not my thing. Now if only you and class options dmsguild guy would get together and publish a print book. /sigh
Well, if I can get enough traction on DMsGuild if/when I submit these epic allies and adversaries I would definitely look into making a print option.
 

dave2008

Legend
Saw that kickstarter. $35,000 seems really high.
I think they would have been wise to have a lower funding goal, with some stretch goal options getting into that realm. That being said art is expensive. I am working on a submission for the DMsGuild and I commissioned art for it: 7 character/creature portraits for about $500 and I got one bid from another artist for $2500 (his work was better though)!

To publish all of the monsters (142+) in these epic updates (I I really want at some point), I am looking at something like $20,000-$30,000 for the art. I might be able to get a large commission deal, but that is the amount I'm planning on.
 

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