The Monster Project

the Jester

Legend
Hey all,

I am working on a project of converting "missing monsters" that are cool enough to be worth converting to 4e. This will be the master thread with all the eventual links. I'll put out a "monster search" thread in General about a level ahead of myself, and then post the conversions here.

1st level is done for now.
2nd level has begun.
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Monsters in Alphabetical Order


EDIT: I've added two documents that collect a bunch of these conversions, and occasionally another thing or two that I've used in my games. PLAYERS IN MY CAMPAIGN, THERE IS SOME STUFF IN THERE YOU SHOULDN'T SEE! For anyone else running 4e (or who likes to read 4e monsters), I hope you have fun with these! I've tried to tweak everything to post-MM3 standards and to clean up a lot of the crap in some of my earlier efforts. Cheers!

View attachment Monsters for Ruben v 2 copy.pdf
View attachment Monsters for Ruben.pdf
 
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the Jester

Legend
Norhg said:
Pretty cool.
Will you ever add in some sort of descriptions or do you think that's going too far?

On the more obscure ones, yes. On the rest... maybe, after I'm done with the basic project- but that will take some time...
 

Flynn

First Post
Jester:

You might be able to use the following Master Monster Index to help with your quest:
http://www.sulerin.com/creatures/creatures.asp

Simply do a search for "1E 2E" having Any of these words in Source and sort by CR. That should give you some good ideas, I hope, of creatures that have been left out that you might want to include, and a rough level estimate. (Of course, you cold just multiply the CR by 1.5 and estimate from there, but it puts stuff in perspective to one another.)

Just A Thought,
Flynn
 

Rechan

Adventurer
The Monster Project Index of Monsters


[sblock=A]Aarakockra - Level 1

Adherer - Level 5

Algoid - Level 5

Allip - Level 3

Al-mi'raj - Level 1

Ankheg - Level 3

Ant, Giant - Level 1

Ant Lion, Giant - (8th Level, but posted in Parent THread)

Ape - Level 2

Aranea - Level 7

Archon, Lantern (not 4e Archon) - Level 2

Ascallion - Level 17

Assassin Vine - Level 3

Aurumvorax - Level 12

Avolakia - Level 10

Axe Beak - Level 4[/sblock]


[sblock=B]Badger - Level 1

Bats - Level 2

Bear - Level 2

Beetle, Slicer - Level 7

Behir - Level 13

Beholderkin, Eye of the Deep - Level 16

Belker - Level 6

Black Pudding - Level 15

Bladeling - Level 2

Bleeder (Death Kiss) - Level 7

Blindheim - Level 2

Blink Dog - Level 2

Bloodbloater Swarm - Level 5

Bloodfiend Locust Swarm - Level 17

Blood Hawk - Level 1

Bonesnapper - Level 3

Brain Coral (homebrew) - Level 5

Brain Collector - Level 14

Bullywug - Level 1

Bunyip - Level 3 [/sblock]


[sblock=C]Cadaver Collector - Level 12

Carrion Moth - Level 8

Caterwaul - Level 6

Cave Fisher - Level 3

Chaos Beast - Level 15

Chagmat - Level 2

Centipede, Giant - Level 1

Charnel Hound - Level 13

Chwidenca - Level 14

Cloaker - Level 4

Clockwork Horrors - Level 4

Cockatrice - Level 8

Coffer Corpse - Level 9

Corollax - Level 1

Crab, Giant - Level 4

Crawling Apocalypse - Level 10 [/sblock]


[sblock=D]
Darkmantle - Level 1

Darkmantle (more) - Level 1

Deadborn Vulture - Level 9

Death Dog - Level 1

Deathjack - Level 15

Decapus - Level 2

Demon, Alkilith - Level 14

Demon, Chasme - Level 16

Demon, Deathdrinker - Level 17

Demon, Whisper - Level 9

Deodanth - Level 16

Derro - Level 4

Dharculus - Level 17

Drowned - Level 14

Dust Devil - Level 1[/sblock]


[sblock=E]
Elemental, Crystal - Level 6

Elemental, Cinder Swarm - Level 13

Elemental, Invisible Stalker - Level 10

Elemental, Phantom Stalker - Level 12

Energon, Xag-Ya & Xeg-Yi - Level 9

Entombed - Level 14

Enveloper - Level 16

Excruciator - Level 15

Ethergaunt - Level 14

Eye Killer - Level 5[/sblock]


[sblock=F]
Fihyr - Level 13

Firenewt - Level 3

Fish, Pike and Gar, Giant - Level 9

Flail Snail - Level 5

Flailing Dreadnaught - Level 15

Frog, Giant - Level 2[/sblock]


[sblock=G]
Gear Hound (homebrew) - Level 4

Giant Strider - Level 3

Goatfolk (ibixians) - Level 2

Golem, Gloom - Level 16

Golem, Hangman - Level 12

Gravorg - Level 12

Green Visage (Homebrew Monster) - Level 3

Greenvise - Level 10

Grey Ooze - Level 9

Grisgol - Level 16

Gulgar - Level 16
[/sblock]


[sblock=H]
Howling Abomination - Level 11

Hullathoin - Level 17[/sblock]


I
Immoth - Level 17

Inevitable, Zelekhaut - Level 12

Intellect Devourer - Level 13

Ixitxachitl - Level 2


J
Jackalwere - Level 9

Jellyfish, Giant - Level 6


K
Kaorti - Level 1

Kaorti (more) - Level 1

Kenku - Level 4

Kercpa - Level 1

Kopru - Level 8

Korred - Level 15

Krenshar - Level 1


L
Leucrotta - Level 5

Lizard, Giant - Level 1

Living Wall - Level 16

Lodestone Beast - Level 16

Locust - Level 17

Loxo - Level 8

Lurker Above - Level 15


[sblock=M]
Marrash - Level 7

Meazle - Level 4

Meenlock - Level 7

Mephit - Level 2

Mimic - Level 7

Morkoth - Level 10

Mudman - Level 1

Mudmaw - Level 8

Mustard Jelly - Level 11

Myconid - Level 1[/sblock]


N
Needlefolk - Level 6

Neogi - Level 12

Night Twist - Level 13

Nimblewright - Level 13

Norker - Level 2


O
Octopus, Giant - Level 9

Olive Slime - Level 17

Ooze, Stunjelly - Level 8


P
Penanggalan - Level 14

Peryton - Level 5

Phantasmal Slayer - Level 14

Phantom Fungus - Level 6

Phrant - Level 6

Plague Brush - Level 17

Pistol Wraith - Level 16

Praying Mantis, Giant - Level 3


Q
Quaggoth - Level 4

Quaraphon - Level 14


[sblock=R]
Ratling - Level 1

Ravid - Level 13

Redcap - Level 8

Remorhaz - Level 12

Revenant - Level 11

Rhinoceros - Level 8

Rust Monster - Level 5[/sblock]


[sblock=S]Scorpion, Giant - Level 1

Scorpionfolk - Level 12

Screaming Devilkin - Level 4

Shadow - Level 3

Shark - Level 2

Shimmerling Swarm - Level 9

Shocker Lizard - Level 3

Slug, Giant - Level 8

Snake, Amphisbaena - Level 15

Squirrel, Dire - Level 1

Spawn of Juiblex - Level 10

Spawn of Kyus - Level 6

Spider, Acid - Level 16

Spider, Phase - Level 10

Spider, Small - Level 1

Spider, Tarantella - Level 6

Steel Predator - Level 16

Stench Kow - Level 8

Stone Guardian - Level 7

Stone Spike - Level 1

Su-Monster - Level 6

Sundew, Giant - Level 10 [/sblock]


[sblock=T]
Tabaxi - Level 5

Thought Eater - Level 14

Thoqqua - Level 7

Thorny (Vegepygmy companion animal) - Level 6

Thoul - Level 2

Tick, Giant - Level 7

Tiger - Level 7

Turtle, Giant Snapping - Level 11[/sblock]


U
Ulgurstasta - Level 11


V
Vampiric Mist - Level 11

Vargouille - Level 2

Vegepygmy - Level 1

Vermin Lord - Level 17

Violet Fungus - Level 3

Volt - Level 5


W
Wasp, Giant - Level 3

Water Weird - Level 2

Weasel, Dire - Level 1

Whale, Cydran - Level 14

Wheep - Level 11

Will-o-Wisp - Level 12


Y
Yellow Musk Creeper & Zombie - Level 7

Yeti - Level 9


X
Xill - Level 13

Xorn - Level 10

Xvart - Level 1


Z
Zorbo - Level 17
 
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the Jester

Legend
Rechan said:
One thing I notice is a lack of various monsters, like "Aquatic" "Desert" "Jungle" or "Arctic".

Among other things, several people have complained about a lack of Animals. Tigers, elephants, etc. Though I realize The_Jester is looking for more traditional critters.

Oh, I'm definitely down with some animals- the tiger, f'rinstance, would be a cool one to do up. The trick is assigning appropriate levels to 'em.

For the levels I'm currently working on- 4th through 6th- I think there's an ape or bear or two already listed at lower levels; tiger sounds good to me at maybe 9th or 10th? I can't think of anything ottomh (off the top of my head) that would make a good base 5th level animal that would be different enough to be worth doin' up, though... let me know if you come up with something!

I also plan to do a rhino and possibly a hippo, as well as whatever other interesting and cool animals people suggest/I come up with.
 

amnuxoll

First Post
What's "missing"?

I love what you're doing here but I'm at a loss to discern what constitutes a "missing monster" worth converting? How can you possibly be "done" with level 1 monsters when you've only done a couple dozen?

Are you targeting a particular adventure? A particular rules edition? A particular monster manual?

If I'm just being dense, ignore me.

:AMN:
 

Entropi

First Post
Awesome job so far man! Some of these bring back some great memories.

Are you going to make these available in PDF when they are finished?
 


MeMeMeMe

First Post
the Jester said:
I think there's an ape or bear or two already listed at lower levels; tiger sounds good to me at maybe 9th or 10th?

One of the things I find interesting about the new monster manual is the lack of mundane, non-magical animals. My impression is that it's not heroic for PCs to be mauled to death by badgers, so mindane animals aren't listed because they shouldn't be very powerful.
1st level characters in 4e are already heroes, so a mundane tiger shouldn't be anywhere near 9th level IMO (that's higher than a standard ogre which should stomp it flat easily).
I would recommend doing what they've done in the MM: make magical versions of tigers at those higher levels and if needed, stick mundane tigers somewhere in the 1st-5th level range.
 

Rechan

Adventurer
MeMeMeMe said:
My impression is that it's not heroic for PCs to be mauled to death by badgers, so mindane animals aren't listed because they shouldn't be very powerful.
Except for like, the horse.

C'mon, a warhorse is level 3.
 

MeMeMeMe

First Post
I don't see that as contradicting my point at all. A warhorse is a powerful beast.
The gray wolf is level 2, so some natural animals are in there.
The tiger I could easily see being level 4-6, but not level 9, which is what I was responding to.

Edit: actually, now that I think of it, I'd do fearsome natural beasts like tigers as low level, but make them elite or (occasionally) solos.
That way you can get dangerous fights between heroes and tigers or rhinos or elephants, without having to make them high level. That helps to keep them firmly in the low heroic tier.
 
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Rechan

Adventurer
MeMeMeMe said:
actually, now that I think of it, I'd do fearsome natural beasts like tigers as low level, but make them elite or (occasionally) solos.
That is a really good point.

I mean, a hero isn't going to be fighting five tigers, or whatever. He's going to be fighting one.
 

Andrew D. Gable

First Post
I dig the work so far. I was going to convert some older monsters for my own use (still may post the ones that're above the levels you're doing), but now I might wait until you're done with this. Are you converting all older monsters, or just select ones?

May I say how annoyed I am that the MM has an elemental entry but no air/earth/fire/water elementals, all weird composite things? I'm also similarly disappointed by the lack of classic DnD magic items (no Deck of Many Things!), but that can be rectified.
 

the Jester

Legend
amnuxoll said:
I love what you're doing here but I'm at a loss to discern what constitutes a "missing monster" worth converting? How can you possibly be "done" with level 1 monsters when you've only done a couple dozen?

Are you targeting a particular adventure? A particular rules edition? A particular monster manual?

Hmm, I guess I haven't been totally clear on that.

What I am doing is converting monsters that I think would have been super cool in the first 4e MM. Now, that's clearly a judgment call, and obviously everything I am converting wouldn't even fit in a single MM! But there are tons of monsters that I really dig that I want to have ready-made when I want them that aren't in the MM1- the mimic, the peryton, the leucrotta, etc. Some are really old school, like the three I just mentioned; some are much newer, like the dharculus and the howling abomination. It's really a pretty arbitrary list. :)

I say I'm "done" with 1st level because, unless someone suggests something irresistible to me, I've moved on. :) However, an irresistible suggestion would make me backpedal a bit.

However, with ENW2 on the horizon, it looks like I'll have a bit of a wait before I post more... that's good, I need to do a couple of story hour updates anyway! :D
 

the Jester

Legend
Catsclaw27- How am I doing minions? I'm winging it. :)

Really, 4e is loose- very loose. I am really liking the monster creation rules, that's for sure.

While ENWorld is down, I'll prolly convert some more random monsters, and since my 'by level' lists will be unavailable, I'll prolly just do some random favorites, or maybe just do some of my campaign-specific monsters. Regardless, I'll post 'em!
 

Rechan

Adventurer
Hey Jester! I've noticed something: You haven't done any elites or solos.

Care to give one a try? ;) No, I don't have a suggestion as to what.
 

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