That post now links here. Do you have a link to the original monster text (to save me going into my loft to look for it).
If this was a set of regular monsters, I'd expect different stats for each one, so I'd say variant templates would be a good idea.Looking over them to see what we still need...
Challenge Rating: x (might vary by specific type)
Level Adjustment: Same as the base creature +x. (again, might vary by specific type)
I don't think they all should have this. I think it is more fun if each type continues to have their own attack. (To avoid confusion, it might be worth doing one pseudo-undead at a time.)Poison (Ex): (Contact, Injury), Fortitude negates, initial damage 1 Con, secondary damage 1d2 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based. (I'm thinking injury).
I think this would be very interesting to Ravenloft players. Again, I think you might need a different section for each pseudo-undead. (It might even be better to make each one a separate template.)Need to complete "Pseudo-undead as Characters" section.
I think that if you swap out animal for undead, you get a template that could potentially be used for a stack of other undead types.SRD said:"Lycanthrope" is a template that can be added to any humanoid or giant (referred to hereafter as the base creature). The lycanthrope template can be inherited (for natural lycanthropes) or acquired (for afflicted lycanthropes). Becoming a lycanthrope is very much like multiclassing as an animal and gaining the appropriate Hit Dice.
Fair point. Even though you can tell that each undead has been hobbled as a pseudo-undead, you can't tell how much hobbling is required on a case by case basis (so we would need to review and build additional pseudo-undead ourselves).I think the problem with "lycanthropizing" these is that some of the abilities the pseudo-undead get are a bit different than the abilities the actual undead have and are in particular less dangerous. I'm not sure how to write guidelines to cover all undead, especially high-CR ones (or templates with big CR boosts).
It makes no difference to me. Ease of use is the main goal.I guess these are finally about done.
I'm not sure if breaking them apart would make it easier or not. I guess it depends if we want one entry in the CC or a bunch.
Don't forget Dragon Magazine #307 and Dragon Compendium Volume One!You know, it strikes me as odd that we've made pseudo-undead templates for things like ghouls that aren't templates themselves. Good thing we have the AB for that.
I think it's ok to leave them in one entry.It makes no difference to me. Ease of use is the main goal.
Hmm, maybe I should pick those up. Trying to figure out what to ask for before all the D20 stuff goes away...Don't forget Dragon Magazine #307 and Dragon Compendium Volume One!
Fair enough. I just want to see things that are easy to use, so if the lycanthrope template has problems it wouldn't be the thing to copy. (I would ask what the problem with the lycanthrope is, but don't want to hijack the thread. I'm assuming it is the X + Y nature, that makes it hard to balance things.)
Someone actually read my blog?Maybe lycanthropizing these is a project for your blog, Big Mac.