Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bonus new monster for Holmes D&D

And because it gets mentioned in the Holmes rulebook, I would be remiss if I didn't stat up the samurai along with the other AD&D character classes as monsters for this version of D&D.


Move: 120 feet/turn
Hit Dice: 4
Armor Class: 3
Treasure Type: B
Alignment: any
Attacks: 2
Damage: 1-6 points each

Samurai have a strict code of honor, and will not hesitate to attack any characters who do not show them the proper deference.  Samurai consider surrender dishonorable, and they will die rather than lay down their arms to a superior foe.  In battle, they wield a sword in each hand, and can therefore attack or parry with either or both weapons in the same melee round.  In large battles, a group of samurai will be led by a shogun with 9 hit dice and 2-8 samurai bodyguards with maximum hit points.

1 comment:

Sean Robson said...

I'm really enjoying this series of Holmes D&D monsters and random encounter table. Great stuff!