Thursday, April 16, 2015
Funnies #4 - pt. 1
But what to make of Easy's bait-and-switch stratagem? Is this simply role-playing, bereft of game mechanics? Compliance determined by an encounter reaction roll? Or does resisting the trick require a save vs. plot? Luckily, all three are valid solutions for a Hideouts & Hoodlums campaign.
A note about concealed doors vs. secret doors. A concealed door is an ordinary door, concealed behind something else. A secret door can be a door concealed to look like something else, like a stone.
The Alley Oop featured creates are cave bears, moas, mastodons, and "Devonian fish", like holoptychius. Cave bears are mentioned in Book II: Mobsters & Trophies as having more Hit Dice than regular bears. Actually, 7 HD for a brown bear might have been a bit high (5 HD would make more sense) and 7 HD should be reserved for the cave bears. Moas would have been 10' tall 3 HD flightless birds. Mastodons have not been statted for H&H, but woolly mammoths were and mastodons are basically less hairy and smaller mammoths -- still 10 HD, but of the d10 instead of d12 variety. Holoptychius, a 3' long prehistoric fish, would barely have qualified for a hit point.
(Scans courtesy of Digital Comic Museum)