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Converting World of Greyhawk monsters

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Krishnath

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I suggest using telepathy, with the special note that it can only speak via telepathy to one creature at a time. (or some such).
 

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BOZ

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is there anything like that in the books, or shall i invent it? :)

posting in homebrews.
 


BOZ

Creature Cataloguer
Simple enough actually, and the psuedodragon makes a good example.

Telepathy (Su): An ingundi can communicate telepathically with a single creature within a range of 100? feet that has a language.

needs something to say that the creature cannot normally detect that the communication is telepathic - maybe the illusion moves its mouth while the telepathy is going on.
 
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diaglo

Adventurer
the vapor rat appears in the ToEE CRPG
inside the first dungeon level of the temple second corridor room 109 iirc
 


diaglo

Adventurer
a lesser telepathy sounds reasonable. that way the non telepath can block thoughts, just like others wanting to not hear a conversation plug their ears.
 

Shade

Monster Junkie
Cool idea. How about this...

Lesser Telepathy (Su): An ingundi can communicate telepathically with a single creature within a range of 100? feet that has a language. The creature believes that the ingundi is speaking in a language that it knows, and will reply verbally to the ingundi. The victim may attempt a DC X Will save to reveal that the communication is telepathic. Other creatures hear only a one-sided conversation from the ingundi's victim. The save DC is Charisma-based.
 


BOZ

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The Charm Monster power needs to get written. Should be just a spell-like ability description with a few alterations as listed. Would be DC 16 I think.

CR: 1 or 2?

LA (if any)?

Skills (ranks): Bluff +1, Disguise +1, Listen +2, Spot +2 ?

Feats: still need one more

Detect Thoughts caster level?

Saving throw for Lesser Telepathy: DC 14?
 

Shade

Monster Junkie
BOZ said:
The Charm Monster power needs to get written. Should be just a spell-like ability description with a few alterations as listed. Would be DC 16 I think.

DC 16 sounds right.

BOZ said:
CR: 1 or 2?

I'd say 2. It's comparable to a bugbear in power.

BOZ said:
LA (if any)?

I'd say +3. A doppelganger is +4, and the ingundi has the same abilities but lacks unbalanced ability scores.

BOZ said:
Skills (ranks): Bluff +1, Disguise +1, Listen +2, Spot +2 ?

Sounds good.

BOZ said:
Feats: still need one more

I like Multiattack, so that its claws aren't at a negative attack modifier.

BOZ said:
Detect Thoughts caster level?

3rd? It doesn't matter much, since it has it continuous.

BOZ said:
Saving throw for Lesser Telepathy: DC 14?

Yep.
 

BOZ

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Something like:
Charm Monster (Sp): An ingundi can charm monster (at will? X/day?). caster level X, Will save DC 16. The ingundi cannot charm any creature on which it has not used detect thoughts. The save DC is Charisma-based.

CR 2 then and LA +3?

OK, got Ability Focus (charm) and Multiattack – need one more feat. :)
 
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Shade

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BOZ said:
Charm Monster (Sp): An ingundi can charm monster (at will? X/day?). caster level X, Will save DC 16. The ingundi cannot charm any creature on which it has not used detect thoughts. The save DC is Charisma-based.

I like the writeup. At will? Do we want to account for this...

"During the first round, it attacks with a +4 bonus to its attack roll and automatic surprise."

BOZ said:
CR 2 then and LA +3?

That's what I'm recommending.

BOZ said:
OK, got Ability Focus (charm) and Multiattack – need one more feat. :)

Why? Is one of those a bonus feat? (It gets one feat at 1 HD and another at 3 HD, for a total of 2, right?)
 

BOZ

Creature Cataloguer
Shade said:
I like the writeup. At will? Do we want to account for this...

"During the first round, it attacks with a +4 bonus to its attack roll and automatic surprise."

that is a sort of surprise bonus due to the opponent being charmed and totally unsuspecting an attack from its new "friend". if we did use that, how could we put it?

Why? Is one of those a bonus feat? (It gets one feat at 1 HD and another at 3 HD, for a total of 2, right?)

d'oh! i confused myself with my own notes. ;) guess we only need those two after all.
 

Shade

Monster Junkie
BOZ said:
that is a sort of surprise bonus due to the opponent being charmed and totally unsuspecting an attack from its new "friend". if we did use that, how could we put it?

Perhaps add to the charm ability...

A charmed opponent is considered flat-footed against the ingundi's first attack upon him.

Whaddya think?
 

BOZ

Creature Cataloguer
sounds good - i put it in the flavor text instead. :) how about 6th-level caster for charm monster?
 


BOZ

Creature Cataloguer
Should we have an “Ingundi as characters” section? Medusas, hags, and harpies do not have one at all, and sahuagin, derro, and kuo-toa only have a paragraph or two instead.
 

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