SQWAK? massive birds

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any other huger or larger birds out there besides rocs? need them big enough to carry players
any other huger or larger birds out there besides rocs? need them big enough to carry players



If they're meant to carry players around, then just say that the birds are there, done.  No stats needed.

If they're meant to be brought into a fight or something, that's when you bring in the stats.  The DMG has suggestions on how to stat them appropriately, and leave it up to the imagination to determine what are the most appropriate attacks or what not ;)

The game is versatile enough that you can get Demigorgon, bring him down to whatever level the PCs are, reskin him to be a flying bird, and that's it! It may have some of his stats, but stats aren't what make the birds -- or any other creatures -- what they are.  It's how you, the DM, brings them to life ;)
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If they're meant to carry players around, then just say that the birds are there, done.  No stats needed.

Exactly. And if you need stats, take the roc and call it whatever you want it to be.

Here are the PHB essentia, in my opinion:
  • Three Basic Rules (p 11)
  • Power Types and Usage (p 54)
  • Skills (p178-179)
  • Feats (p 192)
  • Rest and Recovery (p 263)
  • All of Chapter 9 [Combat] (p 264-295)
A player needs to read the sections for building his or her character -- race, class, powers, feats, equipment, etc. But those are PC-specific. The above list is for everyone, regardless of the race or class or build or concept they are playing.