Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Two Links for 4/11/2018

Two posts really entertained me today, and I think they might do the same for you.

Mike Bridges has a fun post reviewing a poll about Which Monster Should Attack Town?. I don't love the tarrasque - it just seems overdone, Gojira to deal with up-gunning PCs too much, but I do like the review of monsters. I've used a fire-breathing dragon and purple worms, maybe it's time for rocs and titans?

Doug discusses murder in town, mostly in a Viking context. But his conclusions are universal - make engaging in legal issues fun and interesting, not punishing, and the players are more likely to do it.


  1. What about the good old Beholder? Should be pretty easy to stat in GURPS terms. (I have 3rd edition but I imagine it hasn't change that much.)

    1. Easier, even, to do in 4e actually. They're fun, but I don't think they scratch that "giant monster" itch like the other options do.

    2. What, are you telling me you can't make a gigantic Beholder? ;p

    3. You could, but I just don't see the value in it. It's upgunning something that doesn't need upgunning. "It's like a nuke, but on steroids!" I think it actually undercuts the intimidation factor.

    4. Fair enough. Btw this post might be of interest to you. (Not mine.)


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