D&D Miniatures10/15/2008

Demonweb Preview 6
Surprise from the Shadows

For this Wednesday (surprise!*) preview, we feature two creatures: one attacks from the shadows and the other is a dragon not seen as a large since the Deathknell set.

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Rakshasa Assassin

The Rakshasa Assassin is one of eleven creatures in Demonweb that has sneak attack for the miniatures battle game. While his basic damage output therefore seems a bit low, with good positioning with allies, he will be able to attack two targets for 25 damage each.

The Rakshasa's level has been brought down a bit for the miniatures battle game. We wanted a good mid-range beater that could be in a warband with the Rakshasa Baron found in Dungeons of Dread. His roleplaying stats match what can be found in the Monster Manual; he's a level 17 skirmisher.

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Stormrage Blue Dragon

Our second previewed dragon is the Stormrage Blue Dragon, an adult blue dragon. As the dragon with the artillery role, the blue dragon has a powerful at-will area attack that can pepper the battle map with lightning-filled bursts of death. We copy this ability in the miniatures game, which should give most warbands a reason to pause.

That's it for this week. Enjoy! And if you haven't yet seen the fact sheet and site list for the Demonweb pre-release events, be sure to check them, too.

* Look for D&D Miniatures articles on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from now on.

About the Author

Peter Lee is the newest member of the RPG R&D Design team and the new Lead Designer for the D&D Miniatures game.

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