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Creature Weekly Volume 4

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Octavirate Games presents Creature Weekly, a pack of new monsters available for download each Wednesday. Need new challenges, adversaries and allies? We have you covered. Each entry is illustrated and features variant rules support and genre adjustment information so you can easily fit the creatures into your campaign, whether it is set in the wilds of a medieval empire, the streets of a modern metropolis or the depths of far-flung space.

Volume Four features seven creatures and (thanks to the Bosch fiend) hundreds of possible variants. Included are:

  • The idos a proud race of humanoid desert-dwelling lungfish. Includes information for the use of idos as player characters and the write-up for their deity.
  • The Bosch fiend, a menu-based monster construction system inspired by the paintings of the 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, particularly his triptychs the Temptation of Saint Anthony and Paradise and Hell. This menu-system allows game masters to construct hundreds of fiends of various configurations based on nine statistics blocks and a framework of fiendish abilities.
  • The Cacophony Beetle, a deadly predator that focuses raw sonic energy to strike its prey. Includes information for cacophony beetles as steeds.
  • The Archdaemon Guulloth, Lord of Vice and his minions, the guuldaemons. Guulloth is the master of excess and his servants help him spread it across the planes when he is not entertaining fiends of all sorts in his vast palace in Hades.
  • The Higgus, a race of small, intelligent cactus-men with a penchant for philosophy. Unlike their treant cousins the higgus are fast and nimble. As cactus-beings, they are covered in vicious needles, though their intelligence is what makes them truly dangerous.
  • The Sobekor, a ravenous reptilian hunter of the living and the dead alike. It takes basking in the sun for warmth to a new level, as the sobekor can release its stored energy in the form of a brilliant beam of sunlight. This makes them the bane of the undead while their rending jaws and six clawtipped arms make them the bane of the living.


This 22 page PDF provides you not only with an average creature entry length of two pages and multiple template examples. It gives you all the variant rules support you need to take the creatures out of the usual fantasy settings and place them in any d20 game you want. Each entry includes variant rules information for easy genre adaptation: Wounds/Vitality, sanity loss, massive damage threshold, defense bonus variant, armor as damage reduction, 3.0/Modern damage reduction, honor taint and allegiances are all supported alongside the standard 3.5 rules set.

Creature Weekly gives you more menace for your monster and the weekly release schedule ensures you will always have something new to challenge your players.

Now in print-friendly portrait layout.

Don't forget to check out the demo to check out the higgus.

 
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October 27th, 2004
A rating out of five based upon how useful I think the monsters are: Idos: A race of lungfish humanoids, seems strange to me at first, but from the artistry of their armour I'm thinking that I would introduce them as a race of reclusive artificiers [...]
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October 14th, 2004
Okay I admit it. I have a weakness for the evil planar creatures. So this volume's coverage of fiends and other creatures from below are a welcome addition to my stable of monsters. My players will hate me soon enough. Thank you. LIKED: F [...]
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