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    Now, for Tiny but Tough, can the creature change to a size category larger than Small or does it have to remain static and below the Medium threshold?
    I'd say it has to stay below the small threshold (not Medium) as otherwise they wouldn't be 'tiny but tough'.

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    Okay, one more question: Can the creature control other creatures larger than itself? (Such as inside of another monster directing it's actions). The creature would still have to find a way inside of a host, but could it inhabit a larger creature?
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    That should be fine.

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    I know I stated that my last question would be my last, and therefore I accept the risk that my head will be vorpalized if you so please. If a creature is distantly related to another (Like the relation between a Badger or a Weasel, excpt a lot more), but mechanically is very different (Difference between a Grandfather clock and an Atomic Clock), would it still be viable for this contest?

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    As long as its a completely new creature there shouldn't be a problem. I mean, like, feel free to make a new kind of inevitable, its just gotta be different than the others.
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    The nightleech brings up a limitation of the RAW that I have had in the back of my head. This has probably been discussed to death in some other part of the forums but...
    It needs to specify that it can "Grapple" creatures no matter how large (there is a size class difference) but that the creature "grappled" is not restrained in its actions like a normal grapple, (still threatens, etc etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DracoDei View Post
    The nightleech brings up a limitation of the RAW that I have had in the back of my head. This has probably been discussed to death in some other part of the forums but...
    It needs to specify that it can "Grapple" creatures no matter how large (there is a size class difference) but that the creature "grappled" is not restrained in its actions like a normal grapple, (still threatens, etc etc).
    Check out the Stirge and the Puppeteer. they both are examples of creatures that do just that sort of thing.

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    Oof. Had to write that up in a (relative) hurry once I saw the due date. ;-)

    I hope adaptations are allowed. :-/
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    Why do you have to hurry? You still had two weeks left at the time of your post.

    Anyways, I'm also going to give out a 'Tribble's Choice Award' each month for what it's worth.

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    Any commentary or constructive criticism on the Oneiroi is appreciated. I want to have it all spiffy before I post it on the entry thread.
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    I'll be going over them soon, AKA_Bait

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    In the competition rules it is stated that one entry per user is allowed. What about different variants of the same entry? Like overland, aquatic and avian variant. Or something like hags (green hag, sea hag, annis hag). Would such entry be disqualified?

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    In the competition rules it is stated that one entry per user is allowed. What about different variants of the same entry? Like overland, aquatic and avian variant. Or something like hags (green hag, sea hag, annis hag). Would such entry be disqualified?
    Unless the creature has a dual nature of some sort, there is no need to go into variations generally. Just one creature if at all possible.

    Even though those above are all hags, each is a totally separate entity from the others.

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    Four days to go, be sure to get those entries in.

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    >>>Well, I haven't gotten the chance to get back here since the last monster competition I entered. I finally swung by yesterday (Tuesday) morning, saw the competition, and decided to enter (I speak very technically when I say "yesterday;" it was a little after 12 AM ). So, I worked on this creature with most of the time I was able to scrape together across the past two days and was able to make the deadline!

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    >>>I'll admit that I skimped on the name a bit, I couldn't think up anything I liked while I was working on it and just went with this (hey, at least it's better than blinkdog or dragon turtle ). I'll also admit that the writing may not be as great as I would like because of the time I wrote it in. The worst part was having to go back through and italics/bold everything because it doesn't transfer from Word right into BB code (or whatever we use here... vB code?) XD.

    So, anyway, all comments/criticisms are welcome as always

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    I've decided to extend the contest until the midnight of the 20th instead of noon. Hopefully can get a few more entries in and send in critiques that I've been too busy to send yet

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    Voting is up folks!

    Not much participation this month I noticed. Was it just the subject of the contest?

    Either way, I think next month's will attract a few more folks

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    Regarding the new contest, is it okay if the base concept is derived from say, a prestige class? It'll be a fairly new concept, but drawn from some other stuff which already exists.
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    I'd have to see it, but don't think there would be a problem...

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    I've decided to join this contest, and I'm about halfway through the crunch right now. So, I'm looking at the rules and I realized my entry is quite similar to your example entry. As in, it is an ooze. Mine is a ooze made of blood, however.

    Just wanted to make sure this wouldn't be a problem before I went too much farther with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaynor View Post
    I've decided to join this contest, and I'm about halfway through the crunch right now. So, I'm looking at the rules and I realized my entry is quite similar to your example entry. As in, it is an ooze. Mine is a ooze made of blood, however.

    Just wanted to make sure this wouldn't be a problem before I went too much farther with it.
    Nope, not at all, though there is an undead with ooze traits called a 'bloodrot' in Heroes of Horror that is basically an ooze made of the blood and other liquids of many decomposing bodies and can do some really unpleasant stuff.

    (I made the Gratuitous Gore first though, cursed Wizard pirates!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Vorpal Tribble View Post
    Nope, not at all, though there is an undead with ooze traits called a 'bloodrot' in Heroes of Horror that is basically an ooze made of the blood and other liquids of many decomposing bodies and can do some really unpleasant stuff.

    (I made the Gratuitous Gore first though, cursed Wizard pirates!)
    Oh. Well I don't have that book and from your description mine is slightly different.
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    Holy crap, that was tiring to type up. Took the better part of 2 days, and I still don't think it's quite done, but the entire block of information is practically a wall of text.
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    I've entered the Skin Spiders. I hope none of my characters ever meet them in a campaign. Ever.

    The CR was really hard to assign for these beasties, as the attack is so strange. I originally took a wag at 11, but after one of my players outlined some ways to defeat them, I dialed it back to 10. Not quite sure that's right.
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    Flight form of the tumor should almost certainly have Good manuverablity rather than Perfect.

    In other news I am going to enter something myself if I can get the energy to type it up. The catch is that it is a series of nearly identical creatures which basically vary only in size (like the basic elementals) I wanted to double check what the proceedure is for this. If I had to pick one particular size to be the entry I could do that, but I would want to list all of them for the sake of people reading the thread later to actually USE the creatures from it. And also the fact that I would REALIZE they can be various sizes should be worth 'points' to me in considering the creativity of the creature.
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    Just saying I entered, and contributing something to the topic....as I said on the creature entry, is my first ever creature, so please don't brutalise me into tasty, tasty n00b porridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garatolla View Post
    Just saying I entered, and contributing something to the topic....as I said on the creature entry, is my first ever creature, so please don't brutalise me into tasty, tasty n00b porridge
    Just a few things I noticed about your entry. For dice rolls, don't capitalize the "d". For example, it should be "2d6" instead of "2D6" as in your entry. Purely cosmetic, but just something I noticed. Also, on that note, make sure to type the amount of rolls needed, I noticed where there is only one roll to be made you just wrote "D4", instead, write "1d4" so people know the exact roll to make.

    Initiative should be listed as "+1".

    Your monster does not seem to have a listed armor class.

    It should have a +4 attack bonus for its slam attack, as the strength bonus is used for this type of natural attack.

    The full-attack slam listing as is doubles the damage for each attack. Write the normal attack, as long as you mention it can be used twice (as you did), it's fine. Your full-attack should read: "2 slams +4/-1 melee (1d6+1)." (I think...)

    There is no need to say "see below" after a special attack, all special attacks are clarified similarly.

    Also, as a final note, the CR seems a little high, maybe make it a 3 or so. Whatever you want though.
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    well, that wasn't really informative about the closeness to the theme, but is mechanically pretty helpful, I must have forgot to save some of the things I already edited that you mentioned, so I'll go do that now, thanks ~s~

    Edit: Edited stuff, it has an AC of 11 which is stated, as from what I recall (probably incorrectly) the default is 10, and he only has 1 point of dex bonus, and no other bonuses cause it's medium sized, on top of that its falling to bits, giving it an ac bonus didn't seem thematically logical ~s~
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    well, that wasn't really informative about the closeness to the theme, but is mechanically pretty helpful, I must have forgot to save some of the things I already edited that you mentioned, so I'll go do that now, thanks ~s~

    Edit: Edited stuff, it has an AC of 11 which is stated, as from what I recall (probably incorrectly) the default is 10, and he only has 1 point of dex bonus, and no other bonuses cause it's medium sized, on top of that its falling to bits, giving it an ac bonus didn't seem thematically logical ~s~
    You only listed the touch and flat-footed armor class. Even though for your monster it is the same thing, you need to write the regular AC out. Also, touch is without the armor bonuses, so you shouldn't have taken anything off for that, and the flat-footed should be the one with the 10. You may want to up the stats a bit, this is a very underpowered monster.

    You wrote: "Armor Class: touch 10, flat-footed 11"

    You should have written: "Armor Class: 11 (+1 Dex) touch 11, flat-footed 10".

    EDIT: Oh, and no problem.
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    Any recommendations on the stat improvements? I gave him the basic stat array and threw in a good few bonuses, but I've never even played dnd, just got the books (no one near me plays -_-) So I don;t have gaming experience to sit back and think "hmm, that looks a bit low compared to -insert creature here-" so I'm just jumping in the deep end and hoping folks help me fix it ~s~

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