Fractional Challenge Ratings and Templates.


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My question us simple. When adding a temple that increases a creature's CR, what us it's new CR?

For example, does a house centipede with the Giant and Advanced templates become CR 1/4 or CR 2?

Liberty's Edge

I believe it moves up by a step, so 1/4 would move up to 1/2. EDIT: if it was 1/8 then I think it becomes 1/4.


Huh, I've always done it to the whole, so this is a good question.

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I haven't actually done the template application, and I acknowledge that my response would be more complete if I had, but regardless:

Apply both templates, then compare the final stats to the "Monster Creation" table in the Bestiary. Whatever it's closest to is the CR it ought to be.

The strict math of templates creates wonky situations (e.g., young spectres) and a reasonable check against the Monster Creation chart allows for a more accurate assessment of final CR.


Ron Lundeen wrote:

I haven't actually done the template application, and I acknowledge that my response would be more complete if I had, but regardless:

Apply both templates, then compare the final stats to the "Monster Creation" table in the Bestiary. Whatever it's closest to is the CR it ought to be.

The strict math of templates creates wonky situations (e.g., young spectres) and a reasonable check against the Monster Creation chart allows for a more accurate assessment of final CR.

This.

An fey touched hedgehog should probably only be CR 1/4.

A vampire hedgehog should probably be at least CR 2--if not higher.


Hehe, vampire hedgehog.. gotta use that sometime.


"An fey"? Shame on you, iPhone. Shame on you.

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