Sunday, January 25, 2015

Felltower Hobgoblins in GURPS/D&D 5

Amongst the original inhabitants of Felltower (and the Caves of Chaos) were hobgoblins.

GURPS stats

In GURPS, a generic, base-level hobgoblin warrior looks like this:

Hobgoblin Soldier
A basic male adult hobgoblin. Females are –2 ST and HP (11/11) and have –2 weapons skills or are non-combatants. Young are –4 ST and HP (9/9).

ST: 13 (1/2-1) HP: 13 Speed: 5.5
DX: 11 Will: 10 Move: 4
IQ: 10 Per: 10
HT: 11 FP: 11 SM: +0

Dodge: 7 (9 w/shield) Parry/Block: 9 (11 w/shield) DR 2

Crossbow (14): ST 13, 1d+4 imp or 1d+4(2) pi, Acc 4, Range 260/325.
Thrown Spear (13): 1d+3 imp, Acc 2, Range 13/20
Punch (12): 1d cr, Reach C.
Weapon (13): Axe (2d+1 cut, Reach 1), Mace (2d+2 crushing, Reach 1), Spear (1h: 1d+2 imp, Reach 1*; 2h: 1d+3 imp, Reach 1,2*), Broadsword (2d cut, 1d+2 imp, Reach 1), or Dueling Halberd (2d+3 cut, Reach 1,2*; 2d+2 imp, Reach 1,2*; 1d+3 imp, Reach 1,2*)

Traits: Appearance (Ugly); Bully (12); Callous; Infravision; Magic Resistance (Thaumaturgic only) 5; Rapid Healing; Resistant to Metabolic Hazards +3; Social Stigma (Savage); Teeth (Sharp Teeth) [1].
Skills: Axe/Mace-13, Broadsword-13, Polearm-13, or Spear-13; Crossbow-14 or Thrown Weapon (Spear)-13; Brawling-12; Stealth-11.
Class: Mundane.
Notes: Notable equipment includes:

• Axe, $50, 4 lbs.; Broadsword, Cheap, $240, 3 lbs., Mace, $50, 5 lbs., or Spear, $40, 4 lbs. or Dueling Halberd, $120, 10 lbs.
• Medium Shield, DB 2, $60, 15 lbs. (except polearm dudes)
• Leather Armor (DR 2 covering all locations except the face), $340, 19.5 lbs.
• Crossbow, $150, 6 lbs.
• Hip Quiver w/20 quarrels, $55, 2.2 lb. (quiver $15, 1 lb.)

D&D 5 stats:

Hobgoblin - As Monster Manual (D&D Core Rulebook), p. 186, except:

- add Magic Resistance. Hobgoblins have advantage on Saving Throws against wizard spells.
- replace Longbow with Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d8) piercing damage.


In appearance, I use some GW Mordor Orcs as hobgoblin minis:

I haven't painted mine up yet. I had them queued to paint, but then the PCs slaughtered almost the entire tribe, enlisted the remainder, and then got them killed. The few stragglers were killed off by other dungeon inhabitants. But hobgoblins still exist, so I keep the unpainted, black-primed minis handy. They'll make a good line-painting project when I have time and the inclination to do one.


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    1. Thanks. I figure I can put up some of my monster stats the same way you do - and I'll dual-stat them when I can.


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