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Ali
2006-12-29, 08:10 AM
What DnD creature would you be? Anything, from Silver Dragons to Gelatinous Cubes. What is your favorite?


I personally would be a Celestial Dire Ape, in the Wilderness of the Beastlands.

Pegasos989
2006-12-29, 08:13 AM
Kobold, certainly. I am physically weak (though my cordination is decent) but I like to think myself of cunning (which might very well not be true but well, does that really matter?). I would fit the kobold mindset very well.

As a class... I would like to be kobold sorcerer or wizard.

Were-Sandwich
2006-12-29, 08:15 AM
LeShay with ninja levels. For awesomeness.

Ali
2006-12-29, 08:17 AM
Hmm... as a celestial dire ape, I don't have a class...



I shall simply have 6d8 hit dice!

On second thought, 7d12 hit dice. Muahahaa!

Captain van der Decken
2006-12-29, 08:18 AM
Do you mean which would you like to be, or which would be most similar to you?

Ali
2006-12-29, 08:20 AM
Anything you want I suppose... what you would most like to be, let's go with that.

Captain van der Decken
2006-12-29, 08:24 AM
Ok.. Doppelganger, definately. Change my shape at will, and read thoughts? Yes please!

Pronounceable
2006-12-29, 09:27 AM
Human of course.

shaka gl
2006-12-29, 09:34 AM
What id like to be: since doppelganger is taken, id go with the Fey`ri. Also shapechanges, but with wings and elvish blood (chicks dig that)

But the most similar would probably be a NPC that gets killed in the surprise round to show how awesome the enemy is...

Callos_DeTerran
2006-12-29, 09:42 AM
This is easy. A tsochar. Anybody who really knows me and that monster would agree too.

pestilenceawaits
2006-12-29, 10:01 AM
Axiomatic Half celestial human paladin saint.

The Glyphstone
2006-12-29, 10:03 AM
Beholder. Absolutely no debate at all.

McClintock
2006-12-29, 10:07 AM
Either a mercury dragon or a cat folk with siberian tiger colors

KazilDarkeye
2006-12-29, 10:43 AM
I would SOOO love to be an ice devil (gelugon), but any baatezu would do.

I just love ice powers (no I don't like X-Men, my sister does) and lets see...
ice storm
wall of ice
cone of cold

...if only they could use ice age...

Maybe an ice devil evoker

Wraithy
2006-12-29, 10:44 AM
Wraith obviously, then i could glare hatefully at the living :smallmad:
they've had it good for waaay too long!

Jarl
2006-12-29, 10:54 AM
Like the other guy, a kobold.

-Divine Minion 1... Wizard 1... Master of Many Forms 3...

CrazedGoblin
2006-12-29, 11:09 AM
Tiefling abjurer who is also skilled in the use of the longsword, kind of like a spellsword or Eldritch Knight (NWN2)

axraelshelm
2006-12-29, 11:16 AM
Lich or a tyranorsaurous rex I would like to be.
What i'm most like is a big hobbit/ halfing or a dwarf.

Total_Viking_Power
2006-12-29, 11:24 AM
I'd be one of the Human Barbarians summoned by the Horn of Valhalla...

Or an Imp. This one:

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/FC2_Gallery/101458.jpg

Ali
2006-12-29, 11:34 AM
That is a rather diabolical-looking imp...

Then again, I suppose most imps are diabolical.

Telonius
2006-12-29, 11:35 AM
I'd like to be a Gold Dragon, possibly Bronze Dragon. Super-ancient, powerful being with shapeshifting abilities? Oh yeah.

Saph
2006-12-29, 12:44 PM
I'd be a Bronze or Silver Dragon.

Then I'd use their alternate form to take the shape of a cat, or something else that's small and non-threatening, and go exploring.

- Saph

ken-do-nim
2006-12-29, 01:08 PM
Black Pudding!

I want to be just like the Blob in the old 50's movie.

AtomicKitKat
2006-12-29, 01:10 PM
Second the Doppelganger. That covers pretty much any Large or Smaller Humanoid forms I might ever want to take. Succubus or Marilith would be nice. Yuan-ti Anathema. Mostly because then you get worshipped by nubile females with {See here. Not really NSFW, although the innuendo might be} (http://www.galactanet.com/comic/413.htm) in their birthday scales. ;)

Ali
2006-12-29, 02:00 PM
"Black Pudding!" HA! I knew there were oozes out there.

I also had no idea doppelgangers were so popular..

The_Snark
2006-12-29, 02:07 PM
I'm surprised nobody's said mind flayer yet. I'll have to say it.

Hmmm, we do have a substantial abberation minority, though.

The_Werebear
2006-12-29, 03:20 PM
Hound Archon, or else....

Duh, a Werebear.

TempusCCK
2006-12-29, 04:22 PM
Human Ranger with undead favored enemy. I hate vampires.

Ali
2006-12-29, 05:12 PM
Everyone hates vampires, even vampires.

axraelshelm
2006-12-29, 05:28 PM
hey what about all the buffy fans out there? huh?

Cybren
2006-12-29, 05:30 PM
According to very, very accurate online tests, I'm a Mind Flayer

Ali
2006-12-29, 05:34 PM
Do you still have the link to those tests?

axraelshelm
2006-12-29, 05:36 PM
According to very, very accurate online tests, I'm a Mind Flayer

please share what site you found this test on please?

Cybren
2006-12-29, 05:39 PM
Alas, for it is lost somewhere on the OKCupid website

Khantalas
2006-12-29, 05:43 PM
Paragon Half-Fiend Elan.

EddieBird
2006-12-29, 05:49 PM
A big sentient bird of some sort. Aaracokra, Kenku, Griffon or something. My best choice would be a species I made up myself rather then something from the books.

Jarl
2006-12-29, 06:13 PM
hey what about all the buffy fans out there? huh?
Not really people.

Anyways, going back and editing my pun pun response... I'd say... creature of the Far Realms.

-Tentacles and psionics. Look out, ladies!

Scorpina
2006-12-29, 06:32 PM
Succubus.

Yep.

knewsom
2006-12-29, 06:33 PM
Human vampire ranger with favored enemy: vampire.

:)

just kidding.

I'd be a planetar celestial with a bigass flaming bastard sword.

Krimm_Blackleaf
2006-12-29, 06:54 PM
Balor. :amused:

Kaerou
2006-12-29, 07:25 PM
Kobold! High likelyhood of Kobold. Probably with the shifter class (3.0) Then i could be a Kobold who could be anything at all!

Then again, theres a possibility of Red Dragon. Breathing fire is awesomes. Then again, being a Red Dragon with Shifter class? Also pure awesome >.>

silentknight
2006-12-29, 07:34 PM
Bronze Dragon. No question. Flying...flying...

geez3r
2006-12-29, 07:38 PM
I would like to be either a minotaur, or a red dragon. Minotaurs are basically my favorite monster from any sort of mythology, second only to a fire breathing dragon, but I'm too greedy to share so I'd be the LE one. Though the constant stream of heroes trying to kill me and take all my stuff would get annoying after a while.

Zincorium
2006-12-29, 07:38 PM
Three headed Chuul. I'm wierd like that.

Skyserpent
2006-12-29, 10:47 PM
Halfling Sorcerer, with a particular bent towards illusions.

JoeFredBob
2006-12-29, 10:58 PM
Mmmm, Naztharune Rakshasa. Hide in plain sight, awesome skills, sneak attack, shadow jump...count me in.

The Orange Zergling
2006-12-29, 11:03 PM
A Mind Flayer. For the sole reasons of Mind Blast and being able to eat brains. Mmm... brains... ';..;'

Dhavaer
2006-12-29, 11:12 PM
Phasm. Maybe a Phrenic Phasm.

bosssmiley
2006-12-29, 11:19 PM
Succubus.

Repeat 3 times and feel the smile slowly spread across your face. I love that word. :smallbiggrin:

I'd be an awakened egg with levels in Swashbuckler.
Oh wait, a serious monster? How about a Celestial Umber Hulk? We have axiomatic bulettes, an Umber Hulk with a halo makes just as much (little?) sense.

blackout
2006-12-30, 12:01 AM
Well, for me, there are seven possibilities. One, I could be Pun-Pun. "WORLD DOMINATION!" Two, I could be a lich. "SLOWER WORLD DOMINATION!" Three, I could be a goblin sorcerer. "SLIGHTLY SLOWER WORLD DOMINATION!" Four, I could be a half-orc multiclass fighter/ranger by the name of 'Badazz Mastakilla.' "INCREDIBLY SLOW WORLD DOMINATION!" Five, a fully grown red dragon. "FOILED ATTEMPT AT WORLD DOMINATION!" Six, a minotaur bandit. "GIMME YOUR MONEY, OR I BASH YOU GOOD!" And seven, a Kobold rogue with a few levels in fighter. "WORLD DOMINATION!"

Shazzbaa
2006-12-30, 12:13 AM
My first answer would have to be a resounding, "WEREWOLF!" because I love werewolves dearly.

If I actually stopped and thought about it though... hmm... Let me get back to you on that. I might want to be more normal and just be a shifter or something.

As for what I probably *actually* am, I'm an Aasimar.

Cult_of_the_Raven
2006-12-30, 12:31 AM
DRAGON! dragons totally rule. end of story. I'd go with silver or gold, just because they are awesome.

the_tick_rules
2006-12-30, 12:33 AM
Thor. Ever read his stats in deitied and demigods. a stength score of 92!!!!

AKA_Bait
2006-12-30, 01:25 AM
What would be fun? Incubis (male succubis). Totally. As for what I probably would be... Aasimar or Hound Archon... I'm just a bit too lawful and good.

Diggorian
2006-12-30, 01:58 AM
Only have the first MM to reference but I'd say ... a Ghaele

http://www.geocities.com/thelorddiggus/ghaele.jpg

Awesome power of good, handy spell access, but not too uptight to party with goddesses. :smallwink:

Kevka Palazzo
2006-12-30, 02:03 AM
*sigh*

My aasimar cleric of Tempus 7 / fighter 4 / warpriest 3 had a chance to become a werebear. I unintentionally failed the save to remain uninfected. Afterwards, I took the belladonna.

*sigh*

Never gonna happen again.

I already know exactly what race I would love to be.

Shifter (from Eberron)

Two words: Weretouched master.

It's not quite the same as lycanthropy, so those damn Silver Flame Paladins can't technically call me spawn of evil, and I get so many cool bonuses.

Skyserpent
2006-12-30, 02:57 AM
Oh wait... you wanted "monster"? Okay... I'm gonna go with... a Ravid. I love the idea of flying around animating random crap and laughing as someone freaks out as their chairs suddenly decide to kick ass.

Toliudar
2006-12-30, 04:28 AM
Wouldn't Buffy fans hate vampires too?

Anyway, halfling were-dire weasel for me. Inobtrusive but tenacious.

Oh, and having played with Callos, I can confirm the tsochar designation. [Shudder.]

MandibleBones
2006-12-30, 04:48 AM
Astral Deva. Awesome, good and unbound to law, chaos or even neutrality.

As for closest to me personally? Probably aasimar.

Ali
2006-12-30, 05:35 AM
Certainly some strange ones here! I'm learning things...

VoxPVoxD@gmail.com
2006-12-30, 10:25 AM
What do I think I would be? A gnome wizard.

What would I like to be? Aboleth. Superintelligent ancient and mysterious aquatic horror that would make Lovecraft shudder? Where do I sign?

danielf
2006-12-30, 10:31 AM
Beholer, definitly a beholder...

Athenodorus
2006-12-30, 10:33 AM
What would I be? I would probably start as a Wizard/Cleric, but end up dead from excessive curiosity. ;) What would I _like_ to be? A Wizard/Cleric who gets away with his excessive curiosity.

Or else a beholder. Beholders are cool.
Edit: I know he isn't typical of Beholders, but take away my ale if the Spectator from BG2 doesn't crack me up every time.

TroyXavier
2006-12-30, 11:07 AM
For me, I'd be a pixie. I love their great mix of abilities.

Scorpina
2006-12-30, 12:40 PM
know he isn't typical of Beholders, but take away my ale if the Spectator from BG2 doesn't crack me up every time.

"He did have a spear sticking through his chest at the time, but I still took it to mean this chest..."

Spectators rock.

Gorbad the Limb Rippa
2006-12-30, 05:28 PM
Most likely?
Half-orc wizard bent on immortallity.
What I would like to be?
Half orc wizard who is immortal.
:)

(But INT penalty would kinda suck)

Gorbad the Limb Rippa
2006-12-30, 05:35 PM
Btw,
would any one reading this pls explain why i'm a pixie in the playground and what the hell it means?

NEO|Phyte
2006-12-30, 05:42 PM
I'd go for Thri-Kreen. 4 arms, awesome leaping ability, naturally psionic, and other general good stuff.

Cybren
2006-12-30, 05:42 PM
You're a pixie because you have a low post count, it means you have a low post count

Gorbad the Limb Rippa
2006-12-30, 05:56 PM
You have my thanks

Spartan_Samuel
2006-12-31, 02:11 PM
I'd be a Minotaur

Skydiving_Ninja
2006-12-31, 02:13 PM
Kyton. A huge scary demon with lotsa chains. Thats just awesome-sounding.

Valairn
2006-12-31, 02:14 PM
Nypmh.... The pretty girl ALWAYS wins

Simius
2006-12-31, 04:15 PM
The absolutely most awesome creature ever is the Xorn.
Yes, I would definately be a Xorn.

Scorpina
2006-12-31, 05:39 PM
Nypmh.... The pretty girl ALWAYS wins

Yes, but nymphs are too goody-goody to really come out on top.

That's why I picked succubus...

Avicenex
2006-12-31, 05:51 PM
Ah, theres too many to pick from. Fun with kobolds, fun with liches, fun with dry liches, fun with dragons...
I'll go with two:
1. Paragon Prismatic Dragon
Breath flashy colored lights, practical immortal, AND power beyond belief? Plus, you have an excuse for hoarding lots of shinies...
or...
2. Psuedonatrual Half-Fiendish Monster of Legend Spellwarped Tarrasque
His hobbies would be picking up castles and dropping them, and being utterly unkillable.

Ali
2006-12-31, 07:29 PM
Nymphs are better then succubi.

Growl.

Maryring
2006-12-31, 07:49 PM
If I was changed into a DnD monster...

I would most likely be:
A guardinal. I am just not sure which one of them. I only know that it would not be an Equinal or Cervidal, which leaves me with Musteval, Lupinal, Ursinal, Avoral or Leonal.

I would want to be:
A Solar.

Thrawn183
2006-12-31, 07:52 PM
A phrenic hive mother. Get to use fission and then hit a single target with 12 rays per round....

Scorpina
2006-12-31, 08:52 PM
Nymphs are better then succubi.

Growl.

...I beg to differ.

Artanis
2006-12-31, 09:07 PM
Probably a Silver Dragon. Shape-shift into anything I want, and still keep the relatively high resistance to cold that I have in real life :smallcool:

God_of_Luck
2006-12-31, 09:18 PM
Justicator (or an Aasimar Sorcerer)

The Vorpal Tribble
2006-12-31, 09:32 PM
An Unbodied, definetely... :smallbiggrin:

Incorporeality, fly speed, continuous levitation abilities, can assume the form of 'anything' from Small to Large size, AND manifest powers as a telepath? Ooooh yeah.

Valairn
2006-12-31, 09:46 PM
...I beg to differ.

Succubus, "I'm evil and need to hide behind illusions spells to cover my nasty wings, for people to really like me."

Nymph, "I'm hot, live in the forest, protecting my sacred grove!"

Which one of these sounds more entertaining?

Ryuuk
2006-12-31, 10:52 PM
^ It's a matter of tastes really, you could always go with the succubus who had a change of heart and became a paladin.

As for me, Dopplegengar or Changeling seem fun, although any bipedal that can gain flight would be nice. Heck human would do as long as I can get a hold of a few Sorcerer/Wizard/Warlock/etc levels.

Indoril
2006-12-31, 11:10 PM
What D&D creature would I be....and I can pick from anything?

ASMODEUS, Lord of the Ninth.

Demand submission what? Once per round you say? Well, I think your whole party just happens to be my slaves now! Time to roll up new PC's!

blackout
2006-12-31, 11:35 PM
What D&D creature would I be....and I can pick from anything?

ASMODEUS, Lord of the Ninth.

Demand submission what? Once per round you say? Well, I think your whole party just happens to be my slaves now! Time to roll up new PC's!
Lol, they had it comin'.

Draco Ignifer
2007-01-01, 01:06 AM
Silver Dragon, I'd say. All the fun of being a dragon... flight, magic (including healing magic), innate shapeshifting for as long as you want, and of course the ability to become an unstoppable engine of destruction, should it ever be needed. They also have fun special abilities, including the innate cloudwalking, and, most importantly, the most fun personalities to actually exist with. If I'm giving up all my human instincts, it'd be nice to know that I'd still be able to have ones close enough so that I can interact with people, and keep some semblance of my human life.

Only downside is the alignment... But then again, Always Lawful Good means that in one in a million cases (AKA, PCs), you can be Chaotic Good if you want to.

Destro_Yersul
2007-01-01, 01:22 AM
Lich. Who wouldn't want the ability to use magic and be able to live for a very very long time?

Wizzardman
2007-01-01, 01:24 AM
What I'd like to be:
Celestial Half-dragon Gelatinous Cube with Wizard levels. There's always room for intelligent, evil uberjello.
...either that, or a Doppleganger or Mind Flayer. Because both of those are awesome.

What I'd probably be:
Werebear.


Lich. Who wouldn't want the ability to use magic and be able to live for a very very long time?
It'd kinda get boring after a while, wouldn't it?

Ali
2007-01-01, 08:17 AM
No question about the nymphs and succubi...

Nymphs are cool, succubi are just fools I say!

pita
2007-01-01, 09:04 AM
I'm definitely going to be a changeling when a genius insane guy finds out a way to make people into D&D monsters.

AtomicKitKat
2007-01-01, 12:10 PM
Nymphs don't get much fun, blinding people everytime they want to get down to business. Succubi aren't much better, leaving their lovers unconscious with loss of Wisdom...

Dragor
2007-01-01, 12:15 PM
What's the splogy, helpless devil thing? Think it's called a Lemure. (I don't have a Monsters Manual on me). Anyway, I just wonder what it would be like be one of them.
I have a special spot for them, first monster our party ever fought. Luckily, we had silvered weapons.

Who
2007-01-01, 01:42 PM
Definetly a kobold

Scorpina
2007-01-01, 02:16 PM
Succubus, "I'm evil and need to hide behind illusions spells to cover my nasty wings, for people to really like me."

Nymph, "I'm hot, live in the forest, protecting my sacred grove!"

Which one of these sounds more entertaining?

I see it more like this:

Nymph: I'm hot, but if you look at my hotness and fail your save you go blind. Also I probably don't have the best personal hygeine.

Succubus: Okay, so I'm a demon and may or may not devour your soul. But, in the meantime, I can be anything you want me to be...

Gralamin
2007-01-01, 02:47 PM
Dalekyr (from Eberron)

or a Half-Celestial Winter Wolf.

Athenodorus
2007-01-01, 02:49 PM
A nymph can suppress Blinding Beauty as a free action, though. ;)

Scorpina
2007-01-01, 02:55 PM
...and a succubus can not use energy drain...

The_Snark
2007-01-01, 03:15 PM
...they just have less inclination to. Still, I'd tend to agree; nymphs are a little meh.

It would not be much fun to be a lemure. Those are the ones that every other devil including imps tortures for amusement whenever they feel like it.

Ali
2007-01-01, 04:38 PM
"probably don't have the best personal hygeine"

And a Succubus is clean, is she?

"if you look at my hotness and fail your save you go blind"

It says in the monster manual that a nymph can supress or resume this ability as a free action. Who knows, though?

Scorpina
2007-01-01, 04:49 PM
And a Succubus is clean, is she?

Well, so long as we're speaking purely literally...

Ali
2007-01-01, 05:00 PM
Heh heh. The Abyss really doesn't seem like a clean place though...

Also, who whould want to hang around with a Nalfeshnee?!

Dragor
2007-01-01, 05:20 PM
My ruling: Nymph's and Succubi should cover themselves up some more! Jeez!
And also, I would imagine the Succubi would be pretty clean.... they wouldn't want to be....heh....'penetrated' with foul {insert race here] taint, would they?

Ali
2007-01-01, 05:28 PM
Well, they are tainted enough as it is, heh heh, they are demons after all.

Besides, nymphs could simply bathe in one of nature's natural springs. What would a succubus do? Bathe in the blood of virgins?

... eurgh.

Deepblue706
2007-01-01, 05:28 PM
I'd have to say Beholder. But, only like that friendly one from BG2.

Norsesmithy
2007-01-02, 02:35 AM
I would have to say half-Red Silver dragon.

I am just masquerading as a human because they have the best support for beginner paladins.

pita
2007-01-02, 07:07 AM
Now that I think about it, I would like to be a doppleganger.

Ali
2007-01-02, 07:09 AM
Doppelgangers seem to be the most popular so far, I think.

Gorbad the Limb Rippa
2007-01-02, 07:24 AM
Thats most likely due to the fact dopplegangers can be what ever they want to be
BTW,can a doppleganger morph their arm into a sword and use it in combat?

Yawielas
2007-01-02, 07:39 AM
I think anything that can fly, but probably a dragon:)

The_Werebear
2007-01-02, 09:30 AM
Thats most likely due to the fact dopplegangers can be what ever they want to be
BTW,can a doppleganger morph their arm into a sword and use it in combat?


A doppelganger can assume the shape of any Small or Medium humanoid (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/typesSubtypes.htm#humanoidType). In humanoid form, the doppelganger loses its natural attacks. A doppelganger can remain in its humanoid form until it chooses to assume a new one. A change in form cannot be dispelled, but a doppelganger reverts to its natural form when killed. A true seeing (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/trueSeeing.htm) spell or ability reveals its natural form.

No, unless you can find a small or medium humanoid with a sword for an arm (a natural sword arm too, no cheating and finding one with a missing arm and a prosthetic.

Neo
2007-01-02, 09:31 AM
Thri-kreen: Now you have a legitimate reason to eat the party's arrogant elf.

Deus Mortus
2007-01-02, 10:11 AM
A God, 'nuff said...

Chris_Chandler
2007-01-02, 10:49 AM
Well, I've been called an ogre enough that I don't think there's much of a question. It has far less to do with any lack of intelligence than it does with big smashy. Oh, and my table manners.

AtomicKitKat
2007-01-02, 11:29 AM
There's that celestial in BoED that can turn its arms into Greatswords(presumably sized for a creature smaller than themselves?)...

Balesirion
2007-01-02, 12:00 PM
Solar. Huge number of awesome spell=like abilities, including Wish once per day. And the ability to cast spells as a 20th level cleric. I mean, it's CR 23! Really powerful, really good.

AtomicKitKat, you're thinking of the Sword Archon, whose arms turn into +2 holy flaming longswords at will. That's pretty awesome as well.

Begle1
2007-01-02, 12:19 PM
I'm the tarrasque.

Just 'cuz nobody else has claimed it yet...

Avicenex
2007-01-02, 05:29 PM
Begle1--I beg to differ. The difference is I added a few templates to Big-T.

For the debate of Succubus vs. Nymph, the winner is...
Neither. Solar can change shape to be any small or medium humanoid, and they destroy (literally) the competition, hands down.
Yeah, solars are pretty awesome.

Scorpina
2007-01-02, 05:38 PM
...why would a solar destroy a nymph? That's just mean...

pita
2007-01-03, 02:46 AM
I want t o be a doppleganger for the change shape AND the read thoughts.
I roc!
Wait...
I wanted to be an avariel. Wings+ears. Always a winning combination.

The_Pope
2007-01-03, 04:37 AM
Just to piss off the people who are dissing vampires, I'd so be a vampire. A vampire bard that likes to party like its 1999. Well, not just for that reason alone. I've been a vampire nut since I was a wee tyke.

And yes, the DND vampires suck donkey balls.

Avicenex
2007-01-03, 04:58 AM
Vampires are only bad for players because of the massive level adjustment. They're great fun for DMs, especially since its incredibly easy to make them a recurring villain. Vampires get DR, fast healing, alternate forms, resistances, a whole bunch of special abilities (like dominate), a bunch of ability increases (totaling +18), a total of +56 to various skills, and five bonus feats. Sure they get a few weaknesses, but those are easily overcome. And thats all for +2 to CR! Yeah, for PCs the +8 LA is a killer, but for anything else?

Now that I've given a huge boost to a classic undead horribly abused by crappy fiction, I would like to take this time to say that vampires do suck. They suck very much indeed.


Pun intended.

Skyserpent
2007-01-03, 05:18 AM
Vampires are only bad for players because of the massive level adjustment. They're great fun for DMs, especially since its incredibly easy to make them a recurring villain. Vampires get DR, fast healing, alternate forms, resistances, a whole bunch of special abilities (like dominate), a bunch of ability increases (totaling +18), a total of +56 to various skills, and five bonus feats. Sure they get a few weaknesses, but those are easily overcome. And thats all for +2 to CR! Yeah, for PCs the +8 LA is a killer, but for anything else?

Now that I've given a huge boost to a classic undead horribly abused by crappy fiction, I would like to take this time to say that vampires do suck. They suck very much indeed.


Pun intended.
But do they swallow?

Okay that's done.

Hm, There is something to be said about Force Dragons. Godly powerful and somewhat xenophobic.

Steel Dragons and their impish good ways are fun too.

Hannes
2007-01-03, 05:27 AM
Minotaurs, yeah!
A nice melee fighter, with low LA and such. Large size, proficiency with greataxe, powerful charge...

Skyserpent
2007-01-03, 05:43 AM
Minotaurs, yeah!
A nice melee fighter, with low LA and such. Large size, proficiency with greataxe, powerful charge...

And a pretty hefty Racial Hit Dice collection.

Which is about as useful as a Level Adjustment.

Armads
2007-01-03, 06:19 AM
i'll be a half-red dragon troll.

Falrin
2007-01-03, 06:24 AM
A Hag. Probbably an Annis. Intruducing myself would always be an icebreaker.


A Solar. 22HD, Cast as a 20th LvL Cleric, Lots of nasty spell-likes, a dancing greatsword and the skill to use it and a chapechange? No questions asked, I'd do it for the miracle, wish and polymorph alone.

pita
2007-01-03, 08:27 AM
If you want low LA and no racial hit dice Half Ogre is the way to go. Natural Armor, Reach, +6 Strength... he's in Savage Species.

ghost_warlock
2007-01-03, 09:16 AM
Letsee...I'm a mature adult phrenic shadow dragon. With the enlightenment borne of my psionic awakening, my alignment is Lawful good.

SpartacusThe2nd
2007-01-03, 09:40 AM
Myself? ehm monster...err Human is in the Monster Manual.

Fatty Maroon
2007-01-03, 11:43 AM
I would have to saw great wyrm red dragon, with his horde of course. nothing in the world could possibly stop you, other than a nuke.

Wraithy
2007-01-03, 01:15 PM
Storm Giant Were-Pygmy-Marmoset

*pygmy marmoset lands on your arm*
it's sooo cute.............*it changes back*................MY SKELETON!!!!!!!!!

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30639

NEO|Phyte
2007-01-03, 01:19 PM
Storm Giant Were-Pygmy-Marmoset

*pygmy marmoset lands on your arm*
it's sooo cute.............*it changes back*................MY SKELETON!!!!!!!!!

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30639

Sadly, you can't have more than 1 size category difference between the base creature and the base animal when applying the Lycanthrope template.

averagejoe
2007-01-03, 06:16 PM
A treant. It's a FREAKIN' TALKING TREE! There's just nothing more awsome than that. Possibly a fiendish treant, not because I like the flavor/benifits of the template, but because I'd be able to make bad puns like, "My, that was a FIENDISH idea of mine, wasn't it?"

Wraithy
2007-01-04, 11:18 AM
Sadly, you can't have more than 1 size category difference between the base creature and the base animal when applying the Lycanthrope template.

that means humans can't be were-pygmy-marmosets...
...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

anywho it's still the best lycanthrope ever, max bite damage of 1.
i supose a pixie-were-pygmy-marmoset is enough.

if a lycanthrope becomes undead does it remain a lycanthrope?

Jibar
2007-01-04, 12:27 PM
Hmmm...
I would be...
Batman.
No, Batman sucks.
I would be...
A troglodyte. Stink attack...GO!
*Fert!*

Scorpina
2007-01-04, 03:45 PM
i supose a pixie-were-pygmy-marmoset is enough.

That doesn't work either. The lycanthrope template can only be applied to humanoids and giants.

Fax Celestis
2007-01-04, 03:46 PM
I'd really enjoy being a Tressym with Telepath levels.

MinusInnocence
2007-01-05, 04:48 AM
I'm pro-Aboleth but I'm also keen on ghouls. Trying to hide my embarassing dietary needs would be awesome and funny.

Captain van der Decken
2007-01-05, 05:25 AM
Most racial HD isn't horrible. Think of it as a class with the monster abilities as class features. Minotaur is probably better than 8 fighter really.

imageek
2007-01-05, 05:47 AM
Kuan to! Amphibious!! Thats really cool!! Although i would also like to be a pseudodragon!! or perhaps a half breed between the two =)

Penguinizer
2007-01-05, 06:05 AM
Adamantium Colossus (epic I think)

Since there isnt once, I would go with either flesh or iron colossus. I think it has around 93d10 hit dice.

pita
2007-01-05, 06:17 AM
And it is also the slave of a living being
It has no will.
However, an AWAKENED Iron Collossus would be cool.

Rahzeil
2007-01-05, 06:44 AM
At first thought I would like to be a mindflayer but then again Mindflayers are despicably grumpy creatures with no freinds so in truth I believe I would be a Satyr. Who would not want to frolic around and have fun all day usualy at the expense of others?

Penguinizer
2007-01-05, 06:48 AM
I think Flesh Colossuses are controlled by the spirits who were used to make it.

The Dirge
2007-01-05, 07:57 AM
Dude, Dracolich is by far the best thing ever. Slaying a dragon is hard, slaying one that comes back due to its phylactery and hunts you down is impossible. Also, they would become SUPREME masters of magic.

The Dirge
2007-01-05, 08:07 AM
On second thoughts, a Githyanki. Awsome fighting and psionic or magical abilities, and a bunch of arrogant warlike mates to back you up. How could you lose? And you get to kick Githzerai ass, damn pacifists

Khantalas
2007-01-05, 08:11 AM
Oh! I got it!

Were-bull Minatour.

I wonder what the hybrid would look like.

Wraithy
2007-01-05, 11:04 AM
That doesn't work either. The lycanthrope template can only be applied to humanoids and giants.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CAN BECOME THE COOLEST LYCANTHROPE EVER?!?

Scorpina
2007-01-05, 11:07 AM
Oh! I got it!

Were-bull Minatour.

I wonder what the hybrid would look like.

...Monstorus Humanoids can't be lycanthropes...

Colin Archibald
2007-01-05, 11:17 AM
I would be most like a brass dragon...but a young one..because i love to talk but can be a hot head if pissed off.

Powerful and vulnerable at the same time. and well i like money. so i hoard it.

Rahzeil
2007-01-05, 05:13 PM
There are still plenty of cool races that can become licanthropes. Most of them are a tad bit dumb but they still make great mele units. The only problem is that most of the races that can become lycanthropes are low level adjustment races.

Ogre, Orc, Ogre Mage, Merfoke (Realy cool but impractical), Lacothah, Goblin/Hobgoblin, Gnoll, Githzerai/Githyanki, any of the numerous elemental Giants, Bugbears, Troglodyte, Trolls make excelent lycanthropes, and The Yuan-Ti can probably be the 'funnest' lycanthropes to play though not necesarily the most affective. These are all simple examples of course but they are also the easiest to alter into player characters so whatever.

KazilDarkeye
2007-01-05, 05:29 PM
There are still plenty of cool races that can become licanthropes. Most of them are a tad bit dumb but they still make great mele units. The only problem is that most of the races that can become lycanthropes are low level adjustment races.

Ogre, Orc, Ogre Mage, Merfoke (Realy cool but impractical), Lacothah, Goblin/Hobgoblin, Gnoll, Githzerai/Githyanki, any of the numerous elemental Giants, Bugbears, Troglodyte, Trolls make excelent lycanthropes, and The Yuan-Ti can probably be the 'funnest' lycanthropes to play though not necesarily the most affective. These are all simple examples of course but they are also the easiest to alter into player characters so whatever.


A merfolk lycanthrope isn't as impractical as you'd think:
Fiendish Wereshark Merfolk

Viscount Einstrauss
2007-01-05, 05:35 PM
Spellwarped doppleganger natural werewolf turned lich turned demilich. I don't care how much the LA is, it's so confusing it's awesome. I think it's something like LA +14.

Khantalas
2007-01-05, 06:03 PM
...Monstorus Humanoids can't be lycanthropes...

Half-Troll Were-Bull Minatour, then.

You're just pushing it, though.

Scorpina
2007-01-05, 06:09 PM
You're just pushing it, though.

Pushing a Half-Troll/Half-Minotaur Werebull won't get me very far...

Viscount Einstrauss
2007-01-05, 06:10 PM
Wait, that's really a rule?

Aw, now I have to be changeling instead of a doppleganger.

Wraithy
2007-01-19, 07:23 AM
putting aside the wraith and lycanthropic pygmy marmoset (shrunken gnome might work)
The chimera is great, comedy value.
goat, dragon, and lion.

and this quote from the monster manual:
"Chimeras can speak Draconic but seldom bother to do so, except when toadying to more powerful creatures"
that's just funny, i bet it gets selective hearing aswell

Ashheart
2007-01-19, 08:06 AM
At first I was thinking Illithid...I have been a big Mind Flayer fan ever since I started the game.....
But then I say the Light!

I am THE ELDER BRAIN and all Mind Flayers here should honor me or else their brains will not get thrown into me at death.

What I'm most like: A Gnome...really. A Gnome Summoner/Fleshgrafter who has deep seeded problems....really deep.

Ashes
2007-01-19, 09:24 AM
putting aside the wraith and lycanthropic pygmy marmoset (shrunken gnome might work)
The chimera is great, comedy value.
goat, dragon, and lion.

and this quote from the monster manual:
"Chimeras can speak Draconic but seldom bother to do so, except when toadying to more powerful creatures"
that's just funny, i bet it gets selective hearing aswell


The Whisper Gnome might work.
Don't know it myself, but I think they are tiny.

Nahal
2007-01-19, 11:44 AM
Half-Force Dragon Leshay. Failing that, Paragon human with monk or druid levels (at least 20). Either unstoppable or Buddha.

Or for the non-epic option, a natural werebear. Cause werebears are beefy, and the only good-aligned lycanthrope in the mix.

Soniku
2007-01-19, 01:38 PM
When you're an epic level druid, race doesn't really matter :smallsmile:

I'd probly pick elf though... need those years to try out all my forms :smallbiggrin:

Rebonack
2007-01-19, 02:01 PM
I'm going to have to agree with Vorpal Tribble and say Unbodied. The level of awesome they have is hard to pass up by pretty much anything.

Barring that, an Elan. A little bit aloof, but immortal? Sounds like a deal to me. And the King of Smack build is too amusing to ignore.

Ali
2007-01-19, 06:15 PM
"The Whisper Gnome might work.
Don't know it myself, but I think they are tiny."

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/ex/20040807a&page=3

They are small according to this. Hmm.. I wonder if there is a tiny playable race.

Nahal
2007-01-19, 06:18 PM
I'm going to have to agree with Vorpal Tribble and say Unbodied. The level of awesome they have is hard to pass up by pretty much anything.

Barring that, an Elan. A little bit aloof, but immortal? Sounds like a deal to me. And the King of Smack build is too amusing to ignore.

Unbodied are indeed seriously cool. Forgot about them.

Catharsis
2007-01-19, 06:53 PM
I've been identified as a werewolf by a person very close to me, though the D&D ones being Evil doesn't fit. ;)

What I'd like to be? Hmmm, I don't know the monsters that well yet. I checked out the mercury dragon and find that a very aesthetic concept.

Oh, and on the nymph vs succubus debate: Nymph, hands down. Gotta love em. :D

averagejoe
2007-01-20, 02:24 AM
Squirrel half dragon. Just how that would look is awsomeness covered in chocolate.

Maltrich
2007-01-20, 03:31 AM
Note: When I play D&D, I play AD&D 2e. I have issues with 3.x's spell lists, skill sytem, increased magic item availability, and mix-and-match multiclassing.

Hmm... my gut reaction was Elf, because in my settings, they're all immortal, can trance while doing other things, are nearly untrackable, and walk on snow, like the elves in Lord of the Rings. (Forget balance, Lord of the Rings is awesome!)

Githzerai Zerth might not be a bad choice... Dak'kon kicked some serious ass in Planescape: Torment, and high-level fighter/mages are nigh unstoppable.

But you know what? Looking through the MM just now, I saw unicorns. And unicorns are flipping metal. They live for over one thousand years, have a +2 bonus to their natural attacks, and get to hang out with dryads, nymphs, and virgins. A Unicorn Fighter/Mage/Cleric would rock.

I forget, can multiclass characters take kits? I'd have to look for a suitable one...

Ashes
2007-01-20, 04:28 AM
"The Whisper Gnome might work.
Don't know it myself, but I think they are tiny."

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/ex/20040807a&page=3

They are small according to this. Hmm.. I wonder if there is a tiny playable race.


Okay, I was wrong. I'd just gotten the impression that they were tiny.

And I'd so love to be a noble in any medieval setting. "WAITER!"

Dark Dork
2007-01-20, 09:42 AM
A inevitable.

Or more specifically a Zelekut.

They're clockwork avenging angels!

TRM
2007-01-20, 10:34 AM
I'd like to be a Gold Dragon, possibly Bronze Dragon. Super-ancient, powerful being with shapeshifting abilities? Oh yeah.

Definately.
+ something like epic sorcerer levels. Can't forget those.

Malachite
2007-01-20, 10:39 AM
Silver Dragon.
Can fly, shapechange, cast, fight, and best of all, doesn't have the stupid-looking wings other metallic dragons have :smallbiggrin:



Oh, and on the nymph vs succubus debate: Nymph, hands down. Gotta love em. :D

Actually, a succubus would bitchslap a nymph in a fight, and has a higher charisma. Nymphs are still hotter though :smallwink:

Mewtarthio
2007-01-20, 04:33 PM
I'd be a Gibbering Orb.

Aeyamar
2007-01-20, 04:38 PM
I'd be a LeShay.

Immortality, immunity to sickness and poison, knowledge of every language, the ability to manifest weapons out of thin air, and a ridiculous amount of spell-like abilities.

I'd definitely be that.

jjpickar
2007-01-20, 05:06 PM
Hmmm I would either be a Derro, or a Drow. I understand them both too well.