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    Thunder Rat
    Size/Type: Tiny Magical Beast
    Hit Dice: 3d10 (16)
    Initiative: +2
    Speed: 6, climb 15 ft., swim 15 ft.
    Armor Class: 14 (+2 Size, +2 Dex), touch 14, flat-footed 12
    Base Attack / Grapple: +0 / -12
    Attack: Shock Bite +4 melee (1d3-4 + 1d6 electricity)
    Full Attack: Shock Bite +4 melee (1d3-4 + 1d6 electricity)
    Space/Reach: 2.5 ft. / 0 ft.
    Special Attacks: Chain Lightning 1/day as CL 1, Lightning Bolt 2/day as CL 1, Shocking Grasp 5/day as CL 1
    Special Qualities: Low-light Vision, Scent, Resistance to electricity 5
    Saves: Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +1
    Abilities: Str 2, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
    Skills: Balance +10, Climb +12, Hide +16, Move Silently +10, Swim +10
    Feats: Stealthy, Weapon Finesse
    Challenge Rating: 3
    Treasure: None
    Alignment: No Alignment

    Basically, I took the Rat from the SRD and added a few electricity attacks and raised its HD.

    I'm mainly concerned about the Challenge Rating of the thing, since this is pretty much my first attempt at Homebrewing something. Any ideas?
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    Between 2 and 3 on the CR scale.
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    great! its awsome

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    I'd actually say drops it's CR to 2, since it's only got one d8 hit die.

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    I would up it's speed to at least 30 feet.
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    Yeah, lower it to CR 2 because of the HD...one hit and this thing is done for.

    Now, the question is, does it evolve?
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    If I kick the hit dice up to 2d8, do you think that would be enough to make it CR 3? I was worried that the thing might not even get a chance to use its abilities in most fights.
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    Yeah, give it a 30 ft. speed, 3d10 HD (magical beast), and then it should be good as a CR 3. The shocker lizard has 2 HD, immunity to electricity, and a couple other things, and is only CR 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angafirith View Post
    If I kick the hit dice up to 2d8, do you think that would be enough to make it CR 3? I was worried that the thing might not even get a chance to use its abilities in most fights.
    Yeah, I'd say 2 or maybe 3 HD. Also, as a suggestion, this might make more sence as a magical beast, which would change it's hit die to a d10

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    Done and Done.
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    It doesn't happen to look like this, does it?

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    Yeah, that's pretty much what I was going for.
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    Now you need to make a half-illithid thunder rat so you can have a Pikathulu.


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    All Hail the Pikathulu!
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    Nah, make it psuedonatural.
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    You can cthullu-ize almost anything.
    Pikathulu...
    what next! Sun Tzuthulu?
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    woo! Pikathulu!

    How bout Xykonthulu! evilrific!

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    Why only two intelligence? On the show Pikachu seemed to be at least as intelligent as a person.

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    Nah, make it psuedonatural.
    There's no reason it can't be both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennus View Post
    Why only two intelligence? On the show Pikachu seemed to be at least as intelligent as a person.
    True, I say up the Int to 10.

    Let's throw half dragon on it while we're at it.
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    I knew I forgot something. The rat that I used as a base for it was non-magical, so it had low Int. Forgot to fix it. I also gave it a bit of Charisma at the same time. It is, after all, cuter than your average rat.
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    You could give it an aura of cuteness. LOL

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    I disagree with Int 10. I'd say Pikachu is probably more around a 7 or 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Iames Osari View Post
    I disagree with Int 10. I'd say Pikachu is probably more around a 7 or 8.
    True, we were basing it off the main pikachu, which was supposedly above the average of others....so yeah, 7 or 8
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    I used Pikachu as inspiration, but I do want it to be its own creatures. Right now, I picture it as more of a light-furred mouse than a rat. While I'm willing to make some changes to make it similar in concept to Pikachu, I don't want to go too far in that direction.

    Perhaps, in part, that's because I don't want to picture a party of adventurers lopping the head off a pikachu.
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