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mwsasser
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small stat block

Postby mwsasser » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:38 pm

Anybody out there made a small stat block yet?
Olaus Petrus
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Re: small stat block

Postby Olaus Petrus » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:09 am

I don't quite understand what you ask, but I assume that by stat block you mean how NPC and monster stats are represented and want to make it as small as possible. Personally I just follow the way in which those are given in Monsters of Legend and Elric of Melniboné core rules, with the exception that I don't define full skill set for lesser NPCs and monsters. If I need skill which I haven't defined I can always invent the skill % during the game (based on the general characteristics of the NPC or monster in question).

The way stats are given in Legend/MRQII books is IMHO already optimal, I don't know how you could make it smaller without leaving out important character information.
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Re: small stat block

Postby Lemnoc » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:10 am

I've admired the Age of Shadow stat block, giving the high, middle and low ranges for a creature. Ideal for the quick scan.
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Re: small stat block

Postby DamonJynx » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:24 am

I actually like the old Stormbringer/Elric Stat blocks from Chaosium. If you add in things like CA and SR along with a small table for HP they're fine.
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