Thursday, August 16, 2012

DCC Donnerstag: Fiends from the Folio

A few weeks ago, Jeff Rients posted three monsters from the Fiend Folio converted into DCC RPG stats on his blog which he converted using the conversion guidelines that Aplus over at People Them With Monsters came up with. First off, I'd like to say kudos all around. Jeff did a great job with some quick, off-the-cuff conversions of classic monsters from my favorite old school monster book. Further, Aplus did the DCC community a huge service in working out these very simple and easy-to-use guidelines. Props to both of you.

But, as stuff like this does, it got me thinking. I love the Fiend Folio. I love Aplus's super-simple conversion guide. So, here's my go-around at converting some of my favorites from that fantastic tome. Okay, maybe the word "favorites" is a bad choice. For this attempt, I'm just going to shoot for what's easiest.

Osquip

Init +2; Atk buck-toothed bite +2 melee (2d6); AC 12; HD 3d8; MV 30' (Burrow 15'); Act 1d20; SV Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +1; AL N; Giant, dog-sized rats with huge teeth and too many legs (at least 6). Not terribly intelligent on their own, osquips lair in town sewers or in dungeons and might make an excellent mount for a smaller humanoid, perhaps for something like the:

Xvart

Init +1; Atk teeny tiny swords +0 melee (1d4+1); AC 12; HD 1d6; MV 20'; Act 1d20; SV Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +2; AL C; Small, savage humanoids with blue skin and orange eyes, xvarts lair in underground caverns and delight in taking and torturing prisoners.

Ogrillon

Init +1; Atk bony fists +4 melee (1d6+1); AC 13; HD 2d8; MV 30'; Act 2d20; SV Fort +3, Ref +0, Will +0; AL C; Somehow, someone somewhere convinced orcs and ogres it was a good idea to make a baby together. The result was the ogrillion. Bigger than an orc, smaller than an ogre, just as dumb as either, the ogrillon pummels its foes into a pulp using its big and bashy bony fists.

Well folks, that's it for me for now. I hope you've enjoyed this inaugural edition of DCC Donnerstag and I hope to continue to bring more DCC-related awesomeness in the future.