Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Bozak Draconian for D&D Next



Bozak Draconian
Medium Humanoid (Draconian)
Armor Class 16 (Leather)
Hit Points 26 (4d8+2)
Speed 25 ft., Fly 35 ft (Must land at end of move or fall prone)
Senses darkvision 60 ft.
Str 12 (+1)     Dex 16 (+3)     Con 14 (+2)
Int 18 (+4)      Wis 14 (+2)     Cha 14 (+2)
Alignment lawful evil
Languages Common, Draconic

TRAITS
Steadfast: The Bozak Draconian cannot be frightened while it can see a friendly creature within 30 feet of it that also has this trait.

Arcane Aura: Friendly creatures within 30 feet receive a +2 to saving throws against magical attacks.

Shrapnel Skeleton:  When a Bozak Draconian reaches 0 hit points, the Draconian's flesh crumbles to dust, revealing a skeleton that explodes in a shower of bone shards: The explosion deals 1d8 slashing damage to all creatures within a 10ft radius, creatures making a Hard Task [16] Dex Save take half damage from the explosion.

ACTIONS
Melee Attack—Short Sword: +3 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d6+1 slashing damage.

Melee Attack—Claws: +3 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d4+1 slashing damage.

Multiattack: The Bozak Draconian makes two attacks with its claws.


Wizard Cantrip
Magic Missile: [Range 100 ft; one creature] 1d4+1 force damage.

Ray of Frost: Range 100ft; One Creature] 1d6+3 speed -10ft until next turn.

Wizard Spells: The Bozak Draconian can cast each of these spells once a day as an action.

1st Level
Burning Hands
Ray of Enfeeblement
Shield

2nd Level
Arc Lightning
Web

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Baaz Draconian for D&D Next


So I want to run Dragonlance using D&D Next, and after Greg Bilsland suggested re-skinned Hobgoblins for Draconians I gave it a whirl. I looked at the old DL-1 Dragons of Despair and  the Dragonomicon Metallic Dragons for some other ideas.

The Stone Dead ability wording is strait from the DL1 adventure and I will probably tweek some of the other actions he has like the Leaping Attack. I wanted to incorporate that from the 4e version since the gliding aspect is mentioned in the original version of the monster. 

Increased the to-hit bonus for the melee attacks.

Baaz Draconian
Medium Humanoid (Draconian)
Armor Class 16 (Scalemail)
Hit Points 11 (2d8+2)
Speed 25 ft., Fly 35 ft (Must land at end of move or fall prone)
Senses darkvision 60 ft.
Str 12 (+1)     Dex 14 (+2)     Con 12 (+1)
Int 10 (+0)      Wis 10 (+0)     Cha 13 (+1)
Alignment lawful evil
Languages Common, Draconic

TRAITS
Steadfast: The Baaz Draconian cannot be frightened while it can see a friendly creature within 30 feet of it that also has this trait.

Stone Dead:  When a Baaz Draconian teaches 0 hit points, it turns into a stone statue. The person who struck the death blow must make a successful Dexterity Check with a -3 penalty or his weapon is stuck in the statue. The statue crumbles to dust within ld4 rounds, freeing the weapon. Its armor and weapons remain.

ACTIONS
Melee Attack—Longsword: +3 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d8+1 slashing damage.

Melee Attack—Claws: +3 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d4+1 slashing damage.

Multiattack: The Baaz Draconian makes two attacks with its claws.

Leaping Attack: —Longsword: +4 to hit (range 25 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d8+1 slashing damage.

Disciplined: The Baaz Draconian chooses a creature within its reach. The next attack roll made against that target by a friendly creature that also has this trait has advantage.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Time in exile

So since April 1st post I have been pretty busy with work, during that month Best Buy (My Employer) announced they were going to be closing down 50 stores nationwide. I was selected by my team to travel to two of these stores and help them with the closedown process. It was 50+ hour work weeks and traveling between 80-100 miles a day but it got completed at the beginning of June.

I also got hurt while on the job getting tennis elbow from carrying all that heavy metal racking into the dumpsters. June had me back in the stores doing my usual work it was time to get back to playing games.

During this whole time gaming was at a minimum and it took a toll on me, playing games is my outlet for my depression and any other pent up frustrations I might have. I tried starting up a new D&D campaign with some new people and honestly I just was not feeling it, between work and the new people I was just not in the mood of acceptance. I did not want to start a new group.

So I tried to get the original store group together and honestly I feel I phoned that campaign in. I ran a decent adventure, March of the Phantom Brigade but it just did not feel right. That goodness the D&D Next open playtest started. I think this is what was dragging me down and making me feel like not running a D&D 4e game.

So far we have run two sessions of the game fighting the Kobold's and Cultists and the group is at 5 players: Dave, Rob, Jacob, Adam (Who played in my Star Wars short-lived campaign) and Dave's friend Keith. Everyone, including myself had fun this last session. I think we are looking forward to some more stuff to test. I am working on a session report and feedback from the group and will post it here probably.

Right now I am thinking about other games I would like to run.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dusting off the Dice

After one year I have ended a campaign that I enjoyed a lot of at one time, slowly though I started to view it more as work than anything else. I enjoyed the players and their characters and the story could have been better but for me it was a learning experience.

I have never done a real good fantasy setting and this was the first campaign to last longer than four or five sessions without going kaput either by the players just not wanting to play or someone going out in a blaze of glory and taking the game with it.

I have started up a new campaign with some of the old and a little of the new and lets see how things progress.

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I am Regional Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region for D&D Adventurers League. Worked for Best Buy as a Project Team Specialist were I did store remodels, support Vendor displays and set merchandising standards for the stores in the Chicago market. He also enjoys playing games (PC, Console, Board Games, RPGs and Miniature Skirmish Games), reading, watching movies and listening to music.