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8/04/2015 12:32 pm  #1


Kobold Replacement?

I'm converting an adventure module to the Hyperborean setting, replacing various humanoids with Vhuurmis, Ape-Men, and the like.

I'm a bit stumped about with Kobolds, though. What do you think would fill the "low HD, tricksy" niche? (I've already got several human factions, so am looking for a non-human race.)

 

8/04/2015 1:33 pm  #2


Re: Kobold Replacement?

What's the environment?  Underground maybe troglodytes (chameleons are pretty sneaky) or dwarves.  You might need to cut the numbers since both those races have more HD than kobolds.  Aboveground maybe hyaena-men (i.e., gnolls) or orcs, both of whom I could see setting sadistic traps.  Ape-men or vhuurmis could also work in either environment.  Another possibility might be bird-men, since they have bad attitudes and are a race not normally found in D&D.


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
 

8/04/2015 7:18 pm  #3


Re: Kobold Replacement?

How about oon?

 

8/04/2015 11:24 pm  #4


Re: Kobold Replacement?

It's an underground dungeon, but closely connected to the surface (particularly the kobold lair). There's a variety of humanoids present, and I've already swapped in hyena-men, vhuurmis, ape-men, and others. Hyperborea seems to be lacking in weak humanoid opponents. (Other than humans, that is.)

Thanks for the suggestions; I'm leaning towards bird-men. (Hadn't thought about oon, though.)

Last edited by kslacker (8/04/2015 11:28 pm)

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8/05/2015 5:48 am  #5


Re: Kobold Replacement?

Humans would be another good choice - maybe inbred degenerates, or cultists, or bandits using a booby-trapped cave as a hideout.

Dave's suggestion of oon also sounds good.  They seem like they'd be sneaky and cowardly.


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
 

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