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Ghastly Gourmands


Monstrous Pages for Shadow of the Demon Lord

Many perils await the travelers who venture beyond the villages and towns speckling the countryside. Among the greatest and most dangerous of these are ogres. Great, lumbering brutes driven by a need to gorge themselves on living flesh and warm blood, they constantly roam, seeking to stuff their gigantic maws with any creature too slow to escape their huge grasping hands or the deadly swing of their giant spiked clubs. Gobbling down their prey, they pay little heed to whatever fur, fleece, filth, clothing, armor, or weapons their struggling victims may have. They ceaselessly want—need—only to eat. And when they have swallowed the last of their meal, they let loose a thunderous belch and move on to find another victim to devour.

In this installment of Monstrous Pages, Ghastly Gourmands examines ogres and all their awful kin. From their horrid origins to an overview of their usual haunts, you will find everything you need in these pages to make ogres a truly terrifying threat in your games. In addition, this entry also expands on ogres by providing customization options and new breeds of these gluttonous people. Read on to learn everything you never wanted to know about ogres!

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May 01, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
But it's really, really not balanced for use in that way.
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Matt K April 21, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Does this provide character creation options, for PCs to be able to play as ogres?
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Vitaliy F April 29, 2017 4:39 am UTC
Yes, it does. And Foulest Reptiles provides such options for lizardmen too.
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June 10, 2017 4:37 am UTC
Lizardman, Ogres, and likely most other future monster entries, are not intended for use as Player Characters, and says such in those applicable Entries. They're meant to be used to NPC-up the monsters for DM's use, but the wording isn't fully committal enough, giving the mention that "you could" use them for PC's, but somewhat like the Beastmen entires, you shouldn't.

NOTE: The Ogre "racial entry' has the full Ogre's Stats, minus 1 boon on attacks. So when making an NPC Robert J Schwalb has said: "Build the creature as normal. Then calculate Difficulty. If Difficulty is equal to or less than the base Difficulty, increase by one step, such that 50 becomes 100. "

This way it's Difficulty isn't being calculated LOWER given how making NPC's w/levels work (so they're not a 3rd Expert PC, w/two Paths, and leagues lower in Difficulty vs Ogre's base Diff).

That said, they're both pretty good for what they're intended to be, Monster supplements to change...See more
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