|Diaz Ex Machina|
Hello everybody and thank you for your time.
I'm currently in the process of organizing an introductory one-shot on Roll20 using the adventure in the Game Master's Guide, "Black Fang's Dungeon". I have created all the monster successfully using Roll20's compendium and adjusting them accordingly to the stats presented in the book, but I can't find detailed statblocks for two of them, King Fatmouth and Black Fang itself. Is there any source, official or unofficial, that has enough informations to create their character sheets?
Thank you in advance for your answers.
You can look up a black dragon in the bestiary on page 92 and make a deduction based on the stats in the BB. Some of the stats are lower than that of a CR7 "Young Black Dragon", so you could probably safely say he is a CR5 very young black dragon, allow him to have the attacks/stats as written in the BB, since they really don't line up.
As for Fatmouth, he's basically just a goblin with better hp, will/reflex save, worse fort save and 2 spells.
I don't know how Roll20 works and if it'll let you plug in the stats, even if they don't calculate correctly. Hope thath elps.
Yeah, rereading looks like that's the better interpretation.
But, what's the point of using BB rules if you're teaching people how to use Roll20? Seems like it would be more confusing to tell them a long list of things to ignore. Why not just use regular characters and baddies.
not sure, maybe roll20 demands the spaces be filled in (I've never used it, so honestly not sure). Just from experience with a new group (and as a new GM), I'd almost recommend running full rules with the BB. It's a bit more to keep track of, but gives a more realistic idea of how the actual game works.
I've done a couple games on Roll20 and as far as I know you don't have to use any rules; or you can set up the tokens to automatically calculate some (or all) of the rules. I don't know of anything there that requires certain information to be filled in.
Since it's monsters, perhaps it's an experienced Roll20 GM who just doesn't like to have anything that isn't automated.
I like how easy BB is for new players. It removes some complexities like AoO and combat maneuvers, while teaching the basics. And it's an awesome setup for a new GM to help them learn how to run PF games.