Saturday, July 5, 2014

Comparative Stat Blocks

In an effort to tighten up monster stat blocks and give a little more information, I'm playing with formats. Here is a before and after for the Cockatrice... I don't know if I'm sold on this, but it's a work in progress...

Cockatrice

Armor Class:
13
No. Appearing:
1d4 (2d4)
Hit Dice:
5d6
Save:
+8
Move:
30’ (60’ flying)
Morale:
+10
Attacks:
1 beak
Treasure:
Standard
Damage:
1d6 + petrify
Alignment:
Neutral

The cockatrice, a small magical monster with the head, winds and tail of a rooster but the tail of a snake, attacks with its beak. Any creature struck by the beak must save or turn to stone. Cockatrices may be found anywhere.

Cockatrice

Neutral Medium Fantastic Creature, CR 6
5d6 HD (20 hp); AC 13; Save +8; Morale +10; Move 30’ (fly 60’)
Attack: 1 beak (+5/1d6) + petrify on touch
Standard Treasure; 1d4 appearing (2d4 in lair)

The cockatrice, a small magical monster with the head, winds and tail of a rooster but the tail of a snake, attacks with its beak. Any creature struck by the beak must save or turn to stone. Cockatrices may be found anywhere.