Monster stats: Killer cars!

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KILLER CARS!


“Beep beep!”

No one knows what evil intelligences possessed these seemingly normal Ancient vehicles, but everyone on the roads of Gamma Terra fears the deadly hum of their malevolent engines. Stats for three killer cars here: compact cars (level 4 skirmishers), SUVs (level 5 soldiers), and Fire-Belching, Car-Devouring Monster Truck!!!s (level 6 brutes).

Download the killer cars here! SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!


Inspired by a twitter discussion with @battlejack.

Update: Here's a bonus monster, an elite killer car:

Download the Knave Automotives 9000





Caoimhe Ora Snow

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Adventures League Characters (click for list)
Adventurers League Characters: (can you tell I like making new characters?)
  • Oraibi Jhannivvar (human noble devotion paladin of Siamorphe, level 9) and Golden Dawn (celestial warhorse); NG, Lords' Alliance
  • Ninkasi the Ale-Nun (human guild artisan life cleric of Chantea, level 7); NG, Harpers
  • Bacavi Jhannivvar (human sage arcane trickster/cleric of Tymora, level 4/2) and Teddy (cat familiar); CG, Lords' Alliance, Cloaks
  • Alcyone Pleiades (air genasi sailor conjuration wizard, level 4) and Buster (crab familiar); TN, Harpers, Cloaks
  • Rhythm (tiefling entertainer bard, is a dancer, level 3); NG, Harpers
  • Onyx Crystalfist (svirfneblin Earthspur miner Underdark land druid, level 3); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Verdigris (copper dragonborn gladiator beastmaster ranger, level 3) and Heqet (giant frog); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Niran Wishcrafter (fire genasi charlatan chaos sorcerer, level 2) a.k.a. "Madame Vessa" (human fortune teller); CN, Zhentarim
  • Claráin Coppervault (mountain dwarf guild artisan abjuration wizard, level 2) and Julius (cave octopus familiar); LG, Harpers
I will be adding these to my GW Monster Manual!

(but the figures.....[sigh])
Guess we'll have to hunt through our kids' matchbox collections for these awesome add
Thanks Oraibi.  Your contribution is appreciated.  I would make the monster truck huge.
I thought about that but the problem is that huge creatures are really hard to deal with, logistically speaking. They're not as fun as you might expect, and in fact are kind of anti-fun compared to large creatures.

Feel free to make them huge if you use them, though!

Caoimhe Ora Snow

Adventurers League Local Coordinator, Los Angeles area (AL FAQ here!)

Contact: dndal.la.east@gmail.com

Looking for gamers in Lake Arrowhead, CA area!

5e D&D Stuff: Birthright Conversion

Adventures League Characters (click for list)
Adventurers League Characters: (can you tell I like making new characters?)
  • Oraibi Jhannivvar (human noble devotion paladin of Siamorphe, level 9) and Golden Dawn (celestial warhorse); NG, Lords' Alliance
  • Ninkasi the Ale-Nun (human guild artisan life cleric of Chantea, level 7); NG, Harpers
  • Bacavi Jhannivvar (human sage arcane trickster/cleric of Tymora, level 4/2) and Teddy (cat familiar); CG, Lords' Alliance, Cloaks
  • Alcyone Pleiades (air genasi sailor conjuration wizard, level 4) and Buster (crab familiar); TN, Harpers, Cloaks
  • Rhythm (tiefling entertainer bard, is a dancer, level 3); NG, Harpers
  • Onyx Crystalfist (svirfneblin Earthspur miner Underdark land druid, level 3); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Verdigris (copper dragonborn gladiator beastmaster ranger, level 3) and Heqet (giant frog); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Niran Wishcrafter (fire genasi charlatan chaos sorcerer, level 2) a.k.a. "Madame Vessa" (human fortune teller); CN, Zhentarim
  • Claráin Coppervault (mountain dwarf guild artisan abjuration wizard, level 2) and Julius (cave octopus familiar); LG, Harpers
Oraibi - I was trying to work out how to stat a sentient monster truck at work literally 4 hours ago. Thanks to you, my prescient / telepathic friend, I no longer have to do the math... just print out and play. Thanks!
Encounters DM, Season 4 & Season 5 - Amorous Armadillo Game Shoppe - Oviedo, FL
I thought about that but the problem is that huge creatures are really hard to deal with, logistically speaking. They're not as fun as you might expect, and in fact are kind of anti-fun compared to large creatures.



I disagree.  Used sparingly they are quite fun.

Feel free to make them huge if you use them, though!


Done.  Thanks for the great ideas and sharing.
Hey thanks! My group is just About done with the adventure in the book and I'm gonna run FIFG next. This will give'em something to do on the way up there besides look at all the pretty radiation scared trees.
Just updated the post to include K.A.N.T., a well-spoken psychotic elite killer car.

Caoimhe Ora Snow

Adventurers League Local Coordinator, Los Angeles area (AL FAQ here!)

Contact: dndal.la.east@gmail.com

Looking for gamers in Lake Arrowhead, CA area!

5e D&D Stuff: Birthright Conversion

Adventures League Characters (click for list)
Adventurers League Characters: (can you tell I like making new characters?)
  • Oraibi Jhannivvar (human noble devotion paladin of Siamorphe, level 9) and Golden Dawn (celestial warhorse); NG, Lords' Alliance
  • Ninkasi the Ale-Nun (human guild artisan life cleric of Chantea, level 7); NG, Harpers
  • Bacavi Jhannivvar (human sage arcane trickster/cleric of Tymora, level 4/2) and Teddy (cat familiar); CG, Lords' Alliance, Cloaks
  • Alcyone Pleiades (air genasi sailor conjuration wizard, level 4) and Buster (crab familiar); TN, Harpers, Cloaks
  • Rhythm (tiefling entertainer bard, is a dancer, level 3); NG, Harpers
  • Onyx Crystalfist (svirfneblin Earthspur miner Underdark land druid, level 3); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Verdigris (copper dragonborn gladiator beastmaster ranger, level 3) and Heqet (giant frog); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Niran Wishcrafter (fire genasi charlatan chaos sorcerer, level 2) a.k.a. "Madame Vessa" (human fortune teller); CN, Zhentarim
  • Claráin Coppervault (mountain dwarf guild artisan abjuration wizard, level 2) and Julius (cave octopus familiar); LG, Harpers
Have them transform and you'll have a whole other game again :P
So could K.a.n.t. be allied with an evil human Knight of Genetic purity named Michael?

Michael the Knight," K.A.N.T., clear those mutants off the road!"

"Yes, Michael."
Have them transform and you'll have a whole other game again :P



I rolled a Shapeshifter/Wheeled the other day ... does that count? Laughing

Also, should K.A.N.T.'s Elite Action ability really be an at-will? He gets to use two of his already crazy attacks or moves every turn? That seems pretty mean to me ... although totally within the "everything wants to kill you really badly" spirit of Gamma World.
Encounters DM, Season 4 & Season 5 - Amorous Armadillo Game Shoppe - Oviedo, FL

Also, should K.A.N.T.'s Elite Action ability really be an at-will? He gets to use two of his already crazy attacks or moves every turn? That seems pretty mean to me ... although totally within the "everything wants to kill you really badly" spirit of Gamma World.

Oh, no that's a typo, probably from the Monster Builder. I'll fix that. It should be an Encounter power.

Update: Yeah, fixed that now. I'll update the version in the compilation soon too.

Caoimhe Ora Snow

Adventurers League Local Coordinator, Los Angeles area (AL FAQ here!)

Contact: dndal.la.east@gmail.com

Looking for gamers in Lake Arrowhead, CA area!

5e D&D Stuff: Birthright Conversion

Adventures League Characters (click for list)
Adventurers League Characters: (can you tell I like making new characters?)
  • Oraibi Jhannivvar (human noble devotion paladin of Siamorphe, level 9) and Golden Dawn (celestial warhorse); NG, Lords' Alliance
  • Ninkasi the Ale-Nun (human guild artisan life cleric of Chantea, level 7); NG, Harpers
  • Bacavi Jhannivvar (human sage arcane trickster/cleric of Tymora, level 4/2) and Teddy (cat familiar); CG, Lords' Alliance, Cloaks
  • Alcyone Pleiades (air genasi sailor conjuration wizard, level 4) and Buster (crab familiar); TN, Harpers, Cloaks
  • Rhythm (tiefling entertainer bard, is a dancer, level 3); NG, Harpers
  • Onyx Crystalfist (svirfneblin Earthspur miner Underdark land druid, level 3); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Verdigris (copper dragonborn gladiator beastmaster ranger, level 3) and Heqet (giant frog); NG, Emerald Enclave
  • Niran Wishcrafter (fire genasi charlatan chaos sorcerer, level 2) a.k.a. "Madame Vessa" (human fortune teller); CN, Zhentarim
  • Claráin Coppervault (mountain dwarf guild artisan abjuration wizard, level 2) and Julius (cave octopus familiar); LG, Harpers
KANT - A detractor of absolute beauty with a penchant for Maximum Overdrive....
KANT - A detractor of absolute beauty with a penchant for Maximum Overdrive....



LOL!
rather than be self-willed entities, I like the idea of Killer Cars being the host/shells of giant trans-dimensional Gastropods (i.e. snails)... get it GAStropods.... (car shell body, with a slug interior...)
Aw, the first joke was so good, and then the second joke came along and killed it... Tongue out
Encounters DM, Season 4 & Season 5 - Amorous Armadillo Game Shoppe - Oviedo, FL
I will be yoinking the idea of the cars being giant slugs, though.  Fantastic.
I understand ChaoticGood... once you have to explain the comedy you lose the joke... but that's OK.

I felt like I had to explaing the concept in greater detail.

But these ideas are constantly mutating.
but wait... there was only one joke (pun) to begin with... what did you read as the second joke? Just curious...  (I may have inadvertantly created two jokes without realizing it....)
Yoinking: the process of acquiring an idea in order to facilitate its mutation.
First joke... (brilliant!)

KANT - A detractor of absolute beauty with a penchant for Maximum Overdrive....



Second joke... (boo!)

I like the idea of Killer Cars being the host/shells of giant trans-dimensional Gastropods (i.e. snails)... get it GAStropods



Third joke...

But these ideas are constantly mutating.



I see what you did you there... You're a sly one. Cool
Encounters DM, Season 4 & Season 5 - Amorous Armadillo Game Shoppe - Oviedo, FL
I thought about that but the problem is that huge creatures are really hard to deal with, logistically speaking. They're not as fun as you might expect, and in fact are kind of anti-fun compared to large creatures.

Feel free to make them huge if you use them, though!



Very nice, whole new meaning to Monster Truck going on in my head.

Stupid question: how do you get the monster blocks to look like the ones Wizards uses?

Did you use the Monster Builder?

I can't, alas, because it's PC only.

I can't, alas, because it's PC only.


Not for long!  

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