Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New monster for Holmes basic: Terran

If I'm going to create my own starship megadungeon, I need some new monsters to populate it.  I'd like to use the Starfleet Wars setting, so I will stat up each of the Five Powers for use with D&D.  And because I've done something similar before, I'll format these for use with my favorite version of the rules, the Holmes blue book.  Here's a quick sample:

Move: 120 feet/turn
Hit Dice: 1
Armor Class: 3
Treasure Type: none
Alignment: any
Attacks: 1
Damage: 1-6 or 3-30

Terrans are technological humans from another world.  These people usually do not possess treasure as adventurers know it, but often have technological items of significance to other Terrans.  Individuals will typically carry a laser pistol (range: 500 yards, damage: 3-30 points) along with traditional melee weapons such as mace, dagger, and sword.  Their combat fatigues and battle helmet provide protection equal to plate, but without slowing down the wearer.  A Terran patrol will include a sergeant with 4 hit dice.


Anonymous said...

I like the starship megadungeon idea. What'd be cool is if you could write up the four non-human powers as playable character classes as well as monsters. I look forward to reading more on this.

-Ed Green

HoldFast said...

Yes, playable character classes for all the non-humans would be awesome! This is a great idea. Sign me up to playtest or help design. I think this would be great as a GURPS game but that's my preference.