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Templates: Fire, Frost, and Fang (Part 3 of 3)

Whether through magic, heritage, blessing, or curse, a rare event occurs when a creature is born with a touch of a dragon’s power. They vary in appearance with or without tinged skin, scaled hide, talons, or a tail. The only consistent feature that is always present is a pair of leathery reptilian wings. Dracontii “Dracontii” …

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Boarticulture: Brutes of the Swine (Part 3 of 3)

Most adventurers know the sound of a wild boar rustling through the underbrush. But when the boar turn out to be the underbrush, very few are prepared for the surprise. [previously] __ These huge porcine creatures are often thought to be only a rumor. They have never been sighted outside of the fey realms, where …

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Templates: Fire, Frost, and Fang (Part 2 of 3)

Rituals of forbidden magic can bind an elemental spirit of ice into the body of another creature. The resulting creature exists in a half-frozen state, emitting waves of numbing cold. A tundral creature has eyes that range from jet-black to dark blue, and it leaves a layer of frost on any surface it touches. Tundral …

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Templates: Fire, Frost, and Fang (Part 1 of 3)

(Illustration by Chris McFann) Templates give you an easy way to update a creature from a normal version to an elite version. Each template is assigned one or more roles, and—although it isn’t necessary—a creature is best served by using a template that matches its original role. See the 4E Dungeon Master’s Guide for more …

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Boarticulture: Brutes of the Swine (Part 2 of 3)

(Illustration by Chris McFann) Most adventurers know the sound of a wild boar rustling through the underbrush. But when the boar turn out to be the underbrush, very few are prepared for the surprise. [previously] __ The typical “adult” form of these creatures, the porky pine bears a resemblance to a small coniferous tree. Wide needle-like …

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Boarticulture: Brutes of the Swine (Part 1 of 3)

Most adventurers know the sound of a wild boar rustling through the underbrush. But when the boar turn out to be the underbrush, very few are prepared for the surprise. Swine Tree A swine tree, also known as susero to the fey, attacks anything it perceives as a threat and usually attacks without mercy. Most …

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Mythic Templates (Part 3 of 3)

Templates give you an easy way to update a creature from a normal version to an elite version. Each template is assigned one or more roles, and—although it isn’t necessary—a creature is best served by using a template that matches its original role. See the 4E Dungeon Master’s Guide for more on templates. [previously] __ …

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Mythic Templates (Part 2 of 3)

Templates give you an easy way to update a creature from a normal version to an elite version. Each template is assigned one or more roles, and—although it isn’t necessary—a creature is best served by using a template that matches its original role. See the 4E Dungeon Master’s Guide for more on templates. [previously] __ …

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Mythic Templates (Part 1 of 3)

Templates give you an easy way to update a creature from a normal version to an elite version. Each template is assigned one or more roles, and—although it isn’t necessary—a creature is best served by using a template that matches its original role. See the 4E Dungeon Master’s Guide for more on templates. Achillean (Elite …

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