[4e] Giant Space Hamster at d20Monkey

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[4e] Giant Space Hamster at d20Monkey

Post by Big Mac » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:02 am

There is a 4th Edition conversion of the Giant Space Hamster at the d20 Monkey blog.

d20 Monkey has kind of rebooted the critter as being created from energy from the Far Realm.
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Re: [4e] Giant Space Hamster at d20Monkey

Post by TBeholder » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:30 am

Wait, in 4e not everything is created from Energy and Far Realm? :D
Also, the 4e fan is vigilant against Skills&Powers. That's what killed xD&D, after all. ;)
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Re: [4e] Giant Space Hamster at d20Monkey

Post by Big Mac » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:03 pm

TBeholder wrote:Wait, in 4e not everything is created from Energy and Far Realm? :D
I didn't see a reason for that to be in there, to be honest, but I thought that the people that play 4e would want to see this conversion (even if they decide to build a different one).
TBeholder wrote:Also, the 4e fan is vigilant against Skills&Powers. That's what killed xD&D, after all. ;)
I've got no idea about that. :? :lol:

I've never played 4e and with its terms like "The Controller" I find it as confusing to read the crunchy bits as when I go to role play on a MMO and people start asking me if I am going to be a "tank". I don't dislike 4e (like some other people seem to) but meta-gaming speak when I'm trying to role play really turns me off. In the unlikely event that I ever switch to 4e D&D, terms like that will go out of the window and I would try to play 4e in a 2e style.

I've tried to follow 4e conversations by Spelljammer fans*, but the only bits I really follow are the non-crunchy bits where people talk about what is cool about monsters in plain English. But to be fair to this conversion, it was done quite a long time ago (October 2010) and the d20 Monkey is not the only SJ fan I've seen to reboot stuff. There are quite a lot of us that build our own take on things. Maybe he was trying to make the Giant Space Hamster more "sensible" or somesuch.

* = Because all Spelljammer fans are cool even if they are playing with some weird system I don't know.

However, the 4e SJ fans have been quiet for some time. So I invite them to do better than d20 Monkey, either by building a "better" (and that is subjective term) version of the Giant Space Hamster that works better for 4e - or - by building some of the other variants of Giant Space Hamster. :)
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