View Full Version : Nightmare! More versions?

2008-05-29, 12:17 PM
Hello. I now have a BBEG based almost entirely off the spell "Nightmare".

But I'm not sure yet how to implement him. I have another 3 sessions or so before he even shows up, but I need as many different versions of Nightmare as possible. Even related things that keep people from sleeping. Thanks.

2008-05-29, 12:29 PM
You could have him ride a nightmare, (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/nightmare.htm) for an example.

Also, give him the spelltouched feat (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/variant/buildingCharacters/spelltouchedFeats.htm) Live My Nightmare, just in case he gets scryed upon. This, of course, depends on what level the party is.

Live My Nightmare [Spelltouched]

Those who magically pry into your mind become privy to your most frightening dreams.


Exposure to phantasmal killer spell.

Whenever someone successfully targets you with a divination spell or effect, you can send that caster a nightmarish vision. This vision functions as a phantasmal killer spell, except that the form comes from your dreams, not the other creature's dreams. The other creature must succeed on a Will save (DC 14 + your Cha modifier) to disbelieve the nightmare and a Fortitude save (DC 14 + your Cha modifier) to avoid dying from fear.

Illiterate Scribe
2008-05-29, 12:41 PM
Have him accompanied by tons and tons of Quori - basically, they are nightmarish outsiders from Eberron's plane of Dreams.

2008-05-29, 04:26 PM
A miniboss squad (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/QuirkyMinibossSquad) of Night Hags? IIRC they used to attack in dreams in previous editions.

2008-05-30, 01:11 AM
Nah, I meant more versions of the spell, literally. The bad guy is an advanced cranium rat swarm replaced with bugs. Rawr.