Friday, July 13, 2012

Monster creation made easy

Little trick to create an original monster. Roll some dice, look around, let your imagination run wild. This is easy and simple trick but it needs a little work for your imagination to do.

This is good for weird games (LotFP) where monsters are more like unique than stock. Can be used also with weird and fantasy science fiction to create unique monsters and mutants.

Step 1
Roll 2d4.

Step 2
Look around and take as many random things and items that catch your eye as d6 result was. Write down.

Step 3
Let your imagination run wild and write the monster description based on step 2.

Step 4
Stat it.

Let's test it right now! I want to create something for Mutant Future. I got roll result 5. My random things are:
- Window
- Energy drink bottle
- Lighter
- Pen
- Ruler

Now I start writing. I just let my fingers do the job and won't spend too much time to think.

The long and thin body (pen) of the monster is transparent like a glass (window) showing its entrails. It is half alive half synthetic powered by lightning storms (energy drink) what it stores to power itself. It's movement is fast leaping (ruler). It shoots fire (lighter) from its mouth.

No. Enc.: 2d4 (4)
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 160 (40)
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 5
Attacks: 2 (fists, fire breath)
Damage: 1d4/2d8
Save: L9
Morale: 10
Hoard Class: I

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