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Special Conversion Thread: Finishing off the oozes


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Cleon

Adventurer
9d8 works. It makes sense that it'll increase Str that extra point, I agree.
Updating Silver Slime Megalium Working Draft.

That looks like it apart from its Challenge Rating, Max Advancement and the fluff.

CR wise, it's a good deal nastier than the CR 5 Silver Slime Slug.

The question is, is it nastier than the CR 7 Black Pudding we based the stats on?

I'd say yes. It does have 10 attacks, after all, each with a damage roughly the same as a Black Pudding. It doesn't have a Black Pudding's special defences of Split or weapon-destroying Acid but its half-damage from slashing & piercing partly compensates.

So maybe CR 8 or 9?
 

Cleon

Adventurer
The question is, is it nastier than the CR 7 Black Pudding we based the stats on?

I'd say yes. It does have 10 attacks, after all, each with a damage roughly the same as a Black Pudding. It doesn't have a Black Pudding's special defences of Split or weapon-destroying Acid but its half-damage from slashing & piercing partly compensates.

So maybe CR 8 or 9?
Okay, after mulling it over I'm leaning towards Challenge Rating 8.

I remembered that the CR 7 Black Pudding is IMMUNE to slashing and piercing damage which only trigger a Split, so the Silver Slime Megalium's half-damage from those attacks is not so hot.

That said, I still think its abundance of attacks is worth more than the Black Pudding's stronger defences, just not +2 CR more.

Hence, CR 8 is my current guesstimate.

That looks like it apart from its Challenge Rating, Max Advancement and the fluff.
As for the Max Advancement, I'm fancying 31-49 HD (Colossal) since it's the square of seven and the individual "slugs" it is composed of have 7 HD.Although I'm open to alternatives like 31-45 HD or 31-60 HD.
 

freyar

Extradimensional Explorer
CR 8 will work, and I'm fine with 49 HD at max. Are you just adding this to the end of the main silver slime entry? If so, it'd be good to put a news item up mentioning that we're still here :p. You could mention the corrected sentinel eidolon, too.
 

Cleon

Adventurer
CR 8 will work, and I'm fine with 49 HD at max. Are you just adding this to the end of the main silver slime entry? If so, it'd be good to put a news item up mentioning that we're still here :p. You could mention the corrected sentinel eidolon, too.
Yes, I think it makes sense to append it to the existing Silver Slime rather than create a new entry, especially as they both originally appeared in Wildspace.

Updating Silver Slime Megalium Working Draft.

If so, it'd be good to put a news item up mentioning that we're still here :p. You could mention the corrected sentinel eidolon, too.
Good idea.

I should also mention the "tidying up" changes we made to the Prehistoric Beasts too.
 

Cleon

Adventurer
Okay, that just leaves flavour text. What do you think of this.

A small lake of steel-grey slime that flows with disturbing purpose. A host of liquid tentacles ooze out of its surface, their tips solidify into a strange assortment of tools and nozzles.

The silver slimes of some military complexes have an additional stage to their life cycle, the megalium, a combat form that allows them to attack invaders must like antibodies fighting an infection. If intruders damage a complex maintained by these militarized silver slimes, the individual silver slime swarms and slugs flow together and form megaliums to repel or dissolve the invaders. If silver slimes are numerous enough, they can form megalium so immense they can envelop the ships the invaders landed in too. The commander of a slime-equipped military complex usually possesses the ability to trigger or cancel a megalium transformation from the facility's control center.

The transformation into a megalium takes only a round once sufficient silver slimes have congregated together. The megalium will break apart into many Tiny silver slimes if it takes sufficient damage to destroy it. These tiny oozes are exhausted from the effort of becoming a megalium, so need to feed and rest for at least a few days before they have the energy to gather into silver slime swarms.

A typical silver slime megalium is an aggregate of around ten or a dozen silver slime swarms or silver slime slugs. It is roughly 15 feet across and 1 feet thick and weighs from 5,000 to 10,000 pounds. The largest megalium can measure 100 feet across, about 10 feet thick, and weigh up to 1000 tons.

Combat
Unlike normal silver slimes, megalium aggressively pursue intruders and attack them with its weaponized pseudopods. Its pseudopods can do both normal and energy damage. A megalium randomly selects what type(s) of damage each of its pseudopod weapons does (so different pseudopods can do different damage) and if an opponent proves resistant to that form of damage it instinctively switches to another randomly generated damage type.

Megalium keep on attacking until they are destroyed or all their opponents have left the facility they are guarding.
 

freyar

Extradimensional Explorer
Don't we just have a common description and background section for all the silver slime life stages? I was going to check the CC for that, but it seems to be down. Is Morrus working on it?
 

Cleon

Adventurer
Don't we just have a common description and background section for all the silver slime life stages? I was going to check the CC for that, but it seems to be down. Is Morrus working on it?
Yes, I noticed a couple of days ago that the CC was down but I don't know what's going on with it. Morrus did mention to me they might rebuild the site to fix some links, but didn't say this would actually happen.

If it's still down in a few days we'd better send him a PM and ask what's going on.

As for the Silver Slime, here's the original Silver Slime Working Draft. It's pretty much the same as the current CC entry we can't get a look at.

I was just going to tag the Megalium onto the end of it, since it's a separate optional "life stage".
 





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