Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Braxat Beetle, Acidic - New Athasian Monster

Braxat Bettle, Acidic
Climate/Terrain: Anywhere
Frequency: Very Rare
Organization: Solitary
Activity Cycle: Any
Diet: Omnivore
Intelligence: Non (0)
Treasure: Nil
Alignment: Neutral
No. Appearing: 1
Armor Class: 2
Movement: 6
Hit Dice: 12
Thac0: 9
No. of Attacks: 2
Damage/Attacks: 3-18/2-16
Special Attack: Acid Spit
Special Defense: Acid Resistance
Magic Resistance: Nil
Size: L (12' Long)
Morale: Champion (16)
XP Value: 5,000

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Kank Carrying the Templar. A Dark Sun Fable.

A young and beautiful templar of Nibenay was being carried to the Naggaramakam. She was mounted on a kank, which was adorned with garlands and gorgeous trappings, and a grand procession of lesser ranked templars followed it through the streets. As the kank walked along, the people openly gawked, smiled, and waved. The kank thought all of the attention was for him.
With his head full of these foolish ideas, he became so puffed up with pride and vanity that he halted and started to klack his mandibles loudly. But in the middle of his display, the man leading him guessed what he had gotten into his head. He began to beat him unmercifully with a stick. "Go along with you, you stupid insect," he cried. "The smiles and waves are not meant for you but for the templar you are carrying."

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Non-Dark Sun Creatures in Dark Sun - Elemental, Sandman

 There are many creatures from the various monstrous manuals that have been officially added to Dark Sun. I added some unofficially for my game and I'm sure a lot of other DMs do the same.
There is no inherent problem with this, although the flavor text often doesn't fit with the Dark Sun setting. My goal is to list the various monsters that "don't fit" and rewrite their flavor text to make them fit.
I often add a new Athasian variant as well.

Elemental, Sandman

Sandman, Free
Sandman, Slave

Climate/Terrain Any, non Forest Any, non Forest
Frequency Rare
Organization Family
Activity Cycle Night
Diet Minerals
Intelligence Average (8-10) Average (8-10)
Treasure Nil
Alignment Neutral Evil
Neutral Evil
No. Appearing 1d6
Armor Class 3
Movement 9 9
Hit Dice 4
THAC0 17
No. of Attacks 1
Damage/Attack Nil
Special Attacks Sleep, Spells
Special Defenses See Below
See Below
Magic Resistance 20% 20%
Size M (5-6' tall) M (5-6' tall)
Morale Elite (13-14) Elite (13-14)
XP Value 2,000

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Independence Day 2021

Happy Independence Day to the United States of America. Today we celebrate our succession from Britain in 1776. The United States of America was founded, not on national identity or geography, but an idea. That all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.