Tuesday, July 26, 2022

BX 5: Troll

I love the OSR but I also think DnD 5E is a good game with some great ideas and when I've tried to introduce it to my group there are house rules I bring in to make it closer to what they like. 

This has led me to work on a variation B/X DnD or Labyrinth Lord or Old School Essentials with 5E's bounded accuracy and Proficiency system for Attacks, Skill Checks, and Saving Throws. Maybe this is an exercise in futility but I think it's something that might make OSR games more palatable for our table and at the moment I'm calling it BX 5.

Here are some guidelines I'm using:

I'm using B/X's Ability bonuses, Ascending AC, and 5E's Proficiency system, other than that though I'm choosing to hew closer to B/X than 5E. I'm even questioning using ability scores adding to damage. Shadow of the Demon Lord dispensed with those and I really like it.


Troll for BX 5

No. Enc.: 1d8 (1d8)
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 120' (40')
Armor Class: 15
Hit Dice: 6+3 (45)
Attacks: 3 (2 claws, bite)
Attack Bonus: +5
Damage: Claws 1d6+2, Bite 1d10+2
Saves: Str +2, Dex +0, Con +6, 
            Int -1, Wis+0, Cha -3 
Skills: Perception +3
Morale: 10
Hoard Class: XIX
XP: 600

Trolls have the ability to regenerate damage they receive. After 3 rounds have passed since they received damage, they will regenerate 3 hit points each round. Fire and acid damage cannot be regenerated by a troll. If a troll loses a limb or body part, these parts will attempt to crawl or squirm back toward the main portion of the body to reattach. A troll can reattach a severed member instantly by holding it to the stump. Due to this powerful ability to regenerate, trolls cannot be permanently destroyed except by fire or acid. If a troll is damaged enough to be killed (reaches 0 hit points) the troll will continue to regenerate and stand again to fight after 2d6 rounds.

1 comment:

James Brian said...

What the hell is this? This looks scary in the form of anime which is not acceptable at all! I'm dissertation writers by profession and anime is my hobby but doesnt like this one

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