Short answer: If it's just one or two abilities, hand-wave it.I bought a copy of Teratologue and found it an amazing source, both of insight and ispiration, as Trailblazer was! Terrific work guys!
I have an en-passant question for you, about monster customization/building from scratch: what about spell like abilities cost in CR points? I've been searching for that entry in table D-603 but to no use... Do I have to use gaze attack or breath weapon even if it's a totally different power (eg. mirror image, wind wall, ecc)? And what about their usage (3/rest, always on, at will etc)?
Thanks, and keep up this excellent work, I hope there will be some new releases soon!
Incorporeal: I can't give you an answer as I'm at work-- I'm sure there's a value in Grim Tales. I would be surprised if it was not +1.0 CR.Thanks for the reply!
I noticed a few other things:
- there's no cost for the "incorporeal" special quality, which I think can have rather deep effects on the overall CR of a creature. How do I value it, in your opinion?
- base damage of medium sized creatures is 1d6, a bit higher than the classic 1d3 for humanoids
- maybe I didn't do it right, but it seems that the cost of immunities is a bit too high for low CR undead creatures. I don't think there are enough points to build the classic CR 1 medium skeleton.
He's an amazing artist-- although he started freelancing with Bad Axe Games (he has some great stuff in Grim Tales), he's gone on to bigger and better clients over the years. Nevertheless he still finds time to help out Bad Axe. Amazing talent and gracious, as well. It's a good mix.Scott's art is off the hook!