So, the other day my son (4 next month) joined into my game of four against darkness. He absolutely loved it and was getting into it big time. he has played icrpg in 10minute bits before but not much longer than that. Well today as I sat at the table to sort out my GM’s box, “daddy! I want to play the man game!” and pulled himself a chair to sit on next to me… Improv time.
I grabbed 2 index cards and a sheet of paper and a dungeon crawl was inevitable. I asked him who he wanted to be and he said “rockyrockyO’s da big strong man”, so I googled a d&d goliath and showed him “yeah!!!”. I googled a murloc and told him I was fishyman. He promptly asked for the red d20 and d6. I quickly scribbled stats and away we went. He picked every encounter, sharks, goblins, flying swords, a giant and a Chimera (he said lion-dragon so I went Chimera).
We died fighting the Chimera and he took it like a champ for a kid who hates to lose at things. He has autism so enjoyed lining up his dice before he rolled, knew the math and he even spoke from his characters point of view. It was amazing.
So now I’ve waffled on, heres the Chimera I made in about 10 seconds…
Context. I’m a dex+2, wis+2, str+1, 10ac spear murloc. and he is a strength +3, con +3, weapon effort +2, 12ac goliath. I wanted to not die immediately so gave us each.
I had found a heart stone so was on 3 hearts.
The encounter was target 11.
I gave the Chimera
No bonus to hit.
Every turn roll a d6
1-2 fire breath, targets in near range take magic damage.
3-6 claws and teeth. 2 attacks, Weapon damage +2.
This thing annihilated our 50hp in a few rounds. I believe the dice wanted us dead.
Surely this was not an “OP” creature.
Kenny loving life