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Player's Guide to Faerun
Monster Update



Tired of struggling to update the Forgotten Realms monsters for D&D v.3.5? Designers Rich Baker and James Wyatt have done the work for you -- not just for the campaign setting monsters, but also for the Forgotten Realms Monster Compendium, City of the Spider Queen, Silver Marches, Magic of Faerûn, and Faiths and Pantheons. Get this web enhancement and update your campaign.



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The following monsters are from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting.

Lizard, Pack: Animal; +6/+17; 10 ft./5 ft.; Climb +18, Hide +3*, Listen +6, Move Silently +5, Spot +6; Alertness, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite); LA --; Weapon Focus changes bite attack to +13 melee.

Lizard, Riding: Animal; +3/+11; 10 ft./5 ft.; Climb +14, Hide +0, Jump +11, Listen +3, Spot +3; Alertness, Endurance; LA --.

Lizard, Spitting Crawler: Animal; +0/-12; 2-1/2 ft./0 ft.; Balance +6, Climb +10, Escape Artist +4, Hide +12; Agile, Weapon FinesseB; LA --; uses Dexterity for Climb checks.

Snake, Two-Headed Adder: Animal; +0/-6; 5 ft./5 ft.; Balance +14, Climb +11, Escape Artist +5, Hide +12, Listen +6, Spot +6, Swim +6; Agile, Weapon FinesseB; LA --.

Skills: A two-headed adder has a +4 racial bonus on Hide, Listen, and Spot checks and a +8 racial bonus on Balance and Climb checks. It can always choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened. A two-headed adder uses either its Strength modifier or its Dexterity modifier for Climb checks, whichever is higher.

A two-headed adder has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

Snake, Winged Viper: Animal; +2/+6; 10 ft.; Balance +12, Climb +6, Hide +5, Listen +7, Spot +7; Alertness, Weapon Finesse; LA --.

Skills: A winged viper has a +4 racial bonus on Hide, Listen, and Spot checks and a +8 racial bonus on Balance checks. A winged viper uses either its Strength modifier or its Dexterity modifier for Climb checks, whichever is higher.

Beholder, Death Tyrant: Undead; +5/+9; 10 ft./5 ft.; Search +4, Spot +6; Feats --; LA --. No Iron Will reduces Will save to +9.

Replace the spell-like ability feather fall with the extraordinary ability flight, as described in the Beholder entry in the Monster Manual. Replace the special quality partial actions only with single actions only, as described in the Zombie entry in the Monster Manual.

Dracolich: See Draconomicon.

Gargoyle, Kir-Lanan: Monstrous humanoid; +4/+6; 5 ft./5 ft.; Escape Artist +3, Hide +7, Listen +2, Move Silently +4, Spot +2, Use Magic Device +2; Flyby Attack, Stealthy; LA +4.

Rothé, Deep: Magical beast; +2/+2; 5 ft./5 ft.; Listen +5, Spot +4; Alertness; LA --.

Rothé, Ghost: Magical beast; +4/+16; 10 ft./5 ft.; Listen +6, Spot +5; Alertness, Power Attack; LA --.

Rothé, Surface: Magical beast; +3/+11; 10 ft./5 ft.; Listen +6, Spot +4; Alertness, Power Attack; LA --.

Shade: Outsider; +9/+12; 5 ft./5 ft.; LA +5.

About the Author

Rich Baker began his career as a game designer with TSR back in 1991, then became a senior designer six years later. After working on the 3rd edition D&D game, he took over creative direction for Alternity. In late 1999, he became creative director for D&D Worlds and oversaw the creation of 3rd edition Forgotten Realms. He's now returned to his love of design as a senior designer again, while still providing a guiding spirit to the Forgotten Realms line. He's written a number of novels on the side including his sixth and latest novel: Condemnation, Book 3 of the War of the Spider Queen series.

James Wyatt is an RPG designer at Wizards of the Coast, Inc. His design credits include The Speaker in Dreams, Defenders of the Faith, Oriental Adventures, Deities and Demigods, Fiend Folio, Draconomicon, and the Book of Exalted Deeds. He wrote the Origins award-winning adventure City of the Spider Queen and is one of the designers of the new Eberron campaign setting, which is due out in June. He lives in Kent, Washington with his wife Amy and son Carter.

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